Discover the Supreme Sounds of 2017 Acura Audio Systems

January 25th, 2017 by

Acura Premium Audio speakerAcura engineers have outfitted their models with the most advanced technology, safety, and comfort features of any car manufacturer. Chicagoland drivers who choose an Acura also get to enjoy upgraded audio systems and connectivity features in every model. Let’s a take look at what audio features each trim option offers.


The 2017 Acura ILX is a sporty sedan with a sleek exterior and a smooth interior that comes equipped with an array of audio and connectivity features. The standard model has a six-speaker audio system installed with Pandora compatibility, a USB interface with iPod integration, Bluetooth steaming audio, an auxiliary input jack, and speed-sensitive volume compensation. Drivers of the ILX can upgrade to a seven-speaker Premium Audio system with subwoofer, plus SiriusXM satellite radio, HD radio, and Aha compatibility. Audiophiles looking for more out of their system can choose the Technology Plus Package, which includes an ESL Studio 10-speaker audio system, all the features of the lower models, and Song by Voice, which allows you to control your audio stored on a USB-connected drive, iPod, or compatible smartphone hands-free.


Luxury sedans are nothing without premium components and features, and the 2017 Acura TLX goes above and beyond in every area. The Technology and Advance packages come with an On Demand Multi-Use Display, which is a touchscreen interface in the center console that lets you manage up to 11 different audio sources from FM or XM radio to USB drive, CD, or even smartphone apps. Plus, the multi-use display gives you quick access to favorite audio presets, climate control combinations, navigation locations, and speed-dial favorites.


The 2017 Acura RLX represents the height of luxury. The Technology Package includes an Acura/ELS Audio system with 14 speakers that be operated by the center touchscreen, through voice-recognition commands or steering wheel controls. The systems can output 5.1 multi-channel surround sound using DTS neural sound and includes six mid-range speakers, six titanium dome tweeters, a mid-range center speaker, and a subwoofer. The Note function lets you store SiriusXM song information and a 10-second sample so you can recall it later. The upper-tier Advance Package includes a 14-speaker Krell audio system that features amplifier channels with robust, bipolar power transistors—the same featured in Krell’s home systems. Six mid-bass drivers are made from Zylon, the world’s strongest super fiber, for sharper clarity of mid-range to bass sounds. The elegant metal speaker grills minimize vibration for an enjoyable entertainment experience.


The 2017 Acura RDX is a sporty luxury crossover that boasts ample efficiency and versatility. The Technology, AcuraWatch Plus, and Advance packages offer an ESL Studio Premium Audio System with 10 speakers designed by Grammy Award–winning recording engineer and producer Elliot Scheiner. The 10 speakers include one per door, two tweeters, one center mid-ranger, two rear surround, and one power 8-inch subwoofer for full, vibrant surround sound. Acura’s Active Sound Control maintains a smoother and quieter engine sound.


The luxurious 2017 Acura MDX is a crossover that represents the perfect balance of luxury, performance, comfort, and safety. The MDX also features a 10-speaker ESL Premium Audio System, with an optional 11th speaker on the Technology Package all the way up to a 12th speaker on the Advance Package. The MDX also features acoustic glass used for the windshield, and front and rear door windows to minimize outside sound interference.

Hear the Acura Difference Today

Stop by any Chicagoland Acura Dealer to experience all the audio features Acura models have to offer and schedule a test drive to get a hands-on feel for the performance and power each model is capable of.

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