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Jan 10, 2018


Forum Curmudgeon
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Since 2002/2003
Mar 2, 2002
I miss my ELS system in my old MDX.

Has anyone tried multichannel FLAC or other in the Harman Kardon upgrade system in 2020 Volvos?

This page claims FLAC support: Compatible media formats | Media player | Sound, media and Internet | V90 Cross Country 2020 Early | Volvo Support

This page: Harman Kardon Automotive Volvo says:

"QUANTUMLOGIC® SURROUND SOUND Provides a full 7.1-channel surround sound listening experience from any mono, stereo or multi-channel source."​
We really need a current list of new cars that can deal with discrete 5.1 playback, verified by members. With model names and equipment packages.

I think that some Audi's, some Hyundai's and maybe some MB's can do 5.1 via USB, but we need a verified list. The only car I can absolutely verify is my own Acura. I have yet to hear 5.1 in any other current production vehicle.