Nissan to introduce Fender Premium Audio on Titan this fall
Fender Premium Audio will be the new sound of Titan trucks starting this fall as the 2019 models arrive. Nissan and Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America have partnered to make the 2019 Nissan Titan the only truck in its class to feature the Fender Premium Audio System.
Those who follow our reviews of vehicles know that we put great stock in the quality of the audio systems in higher end vehicles – including pickup trucks – as being essential in delivery of a premium ride and drive experience. There are only a couple that meet our expectation and one of them has been Premium Audio by Fender.
This one will deliver the ‘emotion of a live performance’ with its 12 speakers and 485-watt nine channel amplifier, says Nissan. The system incorporates Panasonic’s proprietary Acoustic Motion Control technology, which helps reduce vibration in the individual speakers – it is said – to provide an immersive and detailed sound unlike any in its class.
“Every adventure requires a great soundtrack,” said Fred DePerez, vice president, Nissan North America LCV Business Unit. “With the new Fender Premium Audio System, every seat of the 2019 TITAN will feel like the front row at your favorite concert venue.”
“Panasonic’s exclusive collaboration with Fender has allowed us to develop a one-of-a-kind vehicle sound system with unsurpassed performance and authenticity,” said Tom Dunn, Director – Global Audio Solutions Business Unit, Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America. “We have combined our 100 years of experience developing innovative consumer technology products and solutions with Fender’s mission to inspire players and music enthusiasts worldwide to create a premium audio system emotionally powerful enough to match the strength behind the 2019 TITAN.”
Placement, sizing and tuning of such a system is critical in the spaces of a crew cab pickup truck. Nissan says the 12 speaker Fender Premium Audio System in the 2019 TITAN has been strategically balanced and integrated into the space to deliver rich, dynamic and immersive music quality that emulates a live performance for the driver and all passengers.
“At Fender, we’ve spent more than 70 years perfecting tone for players and music enthusiasts around the world, and we’re proud to see that same quality extend to our partnership with Panasonic and the Nissan family,” said Dan Heitkemper, Vice President, Licensing & Merchandising at Fender. “The Fender Premium Audio System delivers uncompromised quality and clarity in every row – producing the realistic ambience of a performance venue in the 2019 Nissan TITAN, a perfect blend for music and truck-lovers alike.”
2019 Nissan TITAN Fender Premium Audio System features:
- 485 watts of amplifier power
- 12 speakers (10 on King Cab models)
- Panasonic’s proprietary Acoustic Motion Control
- Front 1-inch soft dome tweeters in the A-pillars
- Front 2.5-inch SDR midrange speakers in the top of the instrument panel
- 6×9-inch SDR high power woofers in the front doors
- 3-inch center channel speaker
- 6.5-inch rear door woofer speakers
- 1-inch soft dome tweeters in the rear doors
- 8-inch SLDD subwoofer with 10-liter enclosure
We look forward to getting a firsthand drive in the new 2019 Titan with – and a listen to – the new Fender Premium Audio System set to launch on select trim levels of Titan this fall.
We are pretty particular about audio systems being integral to the drive experience. We will let you know if they got it right.
Learn more about TITAN and Titan XD trucks: https://www.nissanusa.com/vehicles/trucks/titan.html and https://www.nissanusa.com/vehicles/trucks/titan-xd.html.