Patented WaveFront™ technology emits sound through a specially tuned aperture at the base of the windshield, helping to anchor the soundstage and deliver sparkling detail at all listening levels
Miami, FL – February 13, 2020 – JL Audio, a U.S.-based designer and manufacturer of high-end, marine audio products, in collaboration with Nautique boats, is proud to announce an updated version of its WaveFront™ speaker technology, specifically engineered for the all-new Nautique G23 and G25 Paragon boats.
Updated for 2020 with powerful JL Audio M6 coaxial drivers, WaveFront™ is an innovative hidden speaker system, engineered to elevate the music experience provided onboard Nautique boats. Full-range drivers are located under the dashboard and connected to a specially engineered waveguide which shapes the sound waves and delivers them to passengers’ ears through specially tuned apertures located at the base of the boat’s port and starboard windshields. WaveFront™ lifts the soundstage delivered by the JL Audio system from seat level to ear level, significantly enhancing the listening experience.
“Engineering an audio system to deliver extreme performance and durability in an open-air boating environment is a considerable challenge by itself. But, creating a balanced audio system capable of delivering a perfectly elevated soundstage requires a significant understanding of open-air acoustics,” said Ora Freeman, Director of OEM Sales, North America at JL Audio. “Working with Nautique has empowered our engineers to rethink the possibilities of marine audio system integration and has led to the development of some very exciting technologies, like JL Audio WaveFront™.”
To further enhance the audio performance of Nautique boats, all 2020 model year boats feature JL Audio’s all-new MVi amplifiers with integrated DSP. MVi amplifier allows JL Audio and Nautique to develop customized DSP tunings for each model of boat to account for each vessel’s hull acoustics, speaker configuration, frequency response range, and seating arrangement.