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Harman Kardon GLA-55 High Performance 2.0 Powered Speaker System
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May 08, 2012
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You are bidding on a FACTORY-REMANUFACTURED Harman Kardon GLA-55-Z High-Performance 2.0 Powered Loudspeaker System. It comes direct from our factory, complete with the original accessories and the original factory warranty.

The Harman GLA-55 high-end two-piece speaker system has been engineered to raise the bar and deliver the industry reference standard in computer audio. No desktop system before has merged art and science so beautifully and so functionally. Offering versatility in its function, the Harman Kardon GLA-55 system is a stylized multimedia focal point, boasting breathtaking beauty, functionality and impeccable sonic performance. Combining numerous proprietary technologies, the GLA-55 system delivers clear and accurate high-impact sound with a large soundstage. Arguably the best 2.0 speaker system ever engineered, it integrates beautifully with home and office décor, and is perfect for audio enthusiasts looking for an audiophile-quality sound experience.

Harman Kardon continues to leverage real engineering with the goal of delivering a world-class audio experience virtually everywhere sound matters. Over the years, Harman Kardon has led the way with the introduction of numerous industry firsts including the first high-fidelity home receiver, the first cassette deck with Dolby® B noise reduction, the first high-current amplified home receiver, the first computer-to—Home-Audio Link for direct MP3 playback through your audio system, the fist stand-alone home receiver with a fully digital signal path from input to speaker outputs just to name a few. Plus, the world’s most revered car makers – BMW®, Mercedes Benz® and Land Rover among them- partners with Harman Kardon to offer their demanding customers an entirely new category of in-vehicle technology through the seamless integration of mobile electronics called Harman Infotainment. This extensive engineering experience was applied in the GLA-55 to deliver another industry first, the world’s first audiophile level speaker system for computer use. Multimedia audio has always been the low-tech poor cousin of the computer revolution. Harman Kardon’s GLA-55 has changed that. No longer do audio enthusiasts need to settle for good-enough audio playback on their desktop or laptop computer. Another Harman Kardon first!

The GLA-55 speaker system is compatible with virtually any audio device with an analog output. A stereo mini jack connection allows you to enjoy the ultimate audio performance from a variety of devices such as desktop computers (all platforms), laptop computers (all platforms), MP3 players and CD players.

Music Controls Just a touch increases or decreases the volume. Touch both volume controls simultaneously to mute. Touch again to un-mute. An LED on the front of both speakers lets you know whether the system is on, in standby, or muted.

Advanced Technology and Engineering:
The GLA-55 features many proprietary technologies to provide the ultimate audio performance with astonishing bass and clear accurate mids and highs. Digital Power and DSP The GLA-55 system delivers with a powerfully tuned digital audio path. Its clean and compact 110 Watts (55 per channel) of digital amplification, coupled with DSP (digital sound processing) equalization, efficiently provides the GLA-55 speakers component with cool-running power. The GLA-55 also features an integrated heatsink and fully shielded amp enclosure which eliminates the potential for electrical interference. A solid chrome plated copper buss bars for low resistance and signal integrity delivers the signal from the amplifier to the speakers.

COE (Computer-Optimized Equalization) – The GLA-55 system equalization has been computer optimized to provide a rich soundstage over a wide range of listening positions.

OCT (Optimized Compression Topology) – The GLA-55 utilizes a proprietary compression technology which ensures clean, accurate sound at high output levels. Atlas™ AL Woofers – The woofer was specifically engineered for the GLA-55 and is capable of nearly 1” of peak to peak travel for tight, accurate bass reproduction. This is the equivalent of what is found in an 18” professional woofer which is about six times the size. CMMD® Lite Tweeters – This is the same edge-driven dome tweeter found in many of Harman’s high-end home loudspeakers and theaters systems. They provide a linear response clear out to 20kHz, a first for computer speaker systems. Slipstream Port Design - The Harman Kardon GLA-55 provides superior performance to competing loaded enclosures primarily due to our revolutionary Slipstream™ Port. The slipstream port provides lots of surface area outside the enclosure so that the air stays stuck together—the engineers call it an “Adverse Pressure Gradient”. That gradual change from high pressure to low pressure eliminates the distortion we hear as “whacking”. Because the area of the port in the middle is much smaller than the mouth of the port, the port can be MUCH shorter than a cylindrical port with a surface area the same as Slipstream’s mouth. Stickiness outside the box is maximized by increasing pressure and stickiness inside the port is minimized by reducing velocity. The benefit of this technology is more bass output with greatly reduced port noise and distortion. PMMA Enclosure and the Annealing process – The GLA-55’s enclosure material is the same as what is used in bulletproof glass. Harman Kardon then takes this material and puts it through an annealing process. This includes baking each enclosure at 80 degree C for 4 hours. This process provides increased dimensional stability by realigning the molecular structure of the enclosure material. To further enhance performance the GLA-55’s enclosure has a variable wall thickness which creates a stiff and resonance free enclosure. The net result of the annealing process and variable wall thickness enclosure is increased bass performance and a reduction in unwanted distortions and resonances.

  • Power Output 55 Watts RMS per channel
  • Frequency Response 35Hz – 20kHz (- 10dB)
  • Input Impedance 5k ohms
  • 5.5” x 10.5” (140mm x 270mm)
  • Weight per Speaker 2.5lb (1.2kg)

Product Condition: This is a factory-remanufactured unit carrying the original factory warranty.

What is factory remanufactured?  This term is used to describe an item that has been repaired or restored back to factory specification and proper operating condition, by us, the manufacturer. We back the quality of these products 100%. They come with the same accessories and warranty as if they were brand new, unless otherwise stated, but may have minor scratches or other imperfections in their appearance.

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