2011 Hyundai Sonata Long-Term Road Test


2011 Hyundai Sonata: Ken Who?

October 07, 2010

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I dove into our 2011 Hyundai Sonata's sound menu and found Ken C. Pohlmann's name on a screen. Who's Ken Pohlmann you ask?

No, his name isn't on this screen...

You must proceed to the Variable-EQ screen here:

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And behold,

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Like Acura's Elliot Scheiner-designed audio systems, and Lexus's Mark Levinson, Hyundai have teamed with Ken Pohlmann, a digital sound engineer to provide a digital sound processing for the Sonata's audio system. The left side of the screen doesn't respond to pressing, but the right side does.

Here's a screen describing the various output options.

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Pretty standard stuff, but a nice little Easter egg in a car where you might not expect it.

You also might recognize Ken's name as a contributor to our recent Comparison Test of Six Budget Premium Audio Systems.

Chris Walton, Chief Road Test Editor @ 7,601 miles

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