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2021 Acura TLX packs an ear-pleasing ELS audio system

Acura's new 2021 TLX has sharp new styling and an audio system that rewards high-quality files.

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The 2021 Acura TLX features styling cues borrowed from the gorgeous Type S concept vehicle.

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For a premium audio experience inside of the new TLX, Acura again turned to Panasonic for an ELS Studio setup.

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In the Advance and Type S versions of the 2021 TLX, an ELS Studio 3D system will be available featuring 16 channels, 17 speakers and 710 watts of power.

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To provide a more immersive audio experience, four slim speakers have been incorporated into the TLX's headliner in key locations, for a better listening experience for front and rear passengers.

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There are Twin Telford corner-mounted subwoofers placed at opposing angles to cut down on unwanted rattles and vibrations, and titanium dome tweeters for clearer vocals. 

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All are controlled by a multichannel amplifier with Panasonic's Acoustic Motion Control technology.   

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With Acoustic Motion Control, engineers can optimize each speaker independently for studiolike audio.

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The result is a sound system that belts out crystal-clear vocals and instrumentals.

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The 2021 Acura TLX will hit dealers later this fall.

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The more performance-oriented TLX Type S will arrive next spring.

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Keep going for more photos of the 2021 Acura TLX.

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