Waves Audio and HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated, announced today that they have teamed with Dell to offer world-class audio in the new XPS laptops by combining the latest Waves MaxxAudio 3 algorithms with certified JBL® speakers. The new Dell models also include a dedicated Waves button on the computer keyboard, giving users instant access to MaxxAudio features and presets.
Waves Audio is the world's leading developer of professional audio digital signal processing technologies, heard on hit records, major motion pictures and popular video games the world over. Waves professional audio tools are endorsed by many of the biggest names in show business, including 12-time GRAMMY® award-winner Kanye West, Comedy Central’s South Park and 50+ million-selling rockers Linkin Park, to name but a few.
For well over half a century, audio engineers and aficionados alike have turned to the JBL brand for state-of-the-art speaker systems. Now part of the HARMAN family of audio products, it continues to pioneer new and innovative methods of improving the art and science of sound reproduction.
“Waves is pleased that Dell is bringing our state-of-the-art recording studio technologies to their new laptops,” says Tomer Elbaz, general manager of Waves Semiconductor and Licensing Division. “Our pro audio experience, expertise, and innovation are helping revolutionize the world of laptop sound.”
“HARMAN is pleased to announce one of the best-sounding laptop sound systems ever built,” said Brendon Stead, category general manager for HARMAN Branded Audio. “The combination of JBL Odyssey™ transducers and an innovative three-channel, high-voltage amplification scheme provides a dynamic musical experience that will exceed expectations for laptop sound performance.”
“XPS laptops are designed to be the loudest, clearest, and cleanest-sounding laptops on the planet,” said Sam Burd, vice president of Dell Consumer, Small and Medium Business Product Group. “Combining the heritage and expertise of JBL engineering and the studio quality of Waves MaxxAudio plus Dell engineering has resulted in an audio solution that will fill a room with an immersive sound experience.”