Volvo has announced the 2015 Volvo XC90 will be offered with a Bowers & Wilkins audio system.
Audio expert at Volvo cars Michael Adenauer says “The subwoofer design is integrated into our new Scalable Product Architecture and is possibly a world first in the automotive industry. This increases the subwoofer’s capacity to pulse more air, which enables extremely low bass tones all the way down to 20 Hz. In principle, it turns the whole interior space in the car into a giant subwoofer.”
Here is the video of the audio system :
The system comprises of a 12-channel HARMAN 1,400 watts Class D amplifier serving a total of 19 Bowers & Wilkins speakers – 7 Nautilus tweeters (25 mm) with the latest treble technology, 7 midrange speakers (5×100 mm and 2×80 mm) with the characteristic yellow Bowers & Wilkins Kevlar cone clearly visible behind the cover, 4 cone woofers (200/165 mm) and the new, ground-breaking air-ventilated subwoofer (250 mm).
The XC90 will also become the first car to feature a center speaker with Bowers & Wilkins’ “tweeter-on-top technology.” It promises to produce a “more open” and “spacious sound.”
“The XC90 uses our tweeter-on-top technology, which has a number of advantages in the automotive environment. Fundamentally it increases the ratio of direct to reflected sound, as more of the signal reaches the listener directly from the tweeter, rather than reflecting off the windscreen first. All of this means that the Bowers & Wilkins audio system in the XC90 sounds incredibly tangible and lifelike,” said Stuart Nevill, Head of Engineering, Bowers & Wilkins.
The 2015 Volvo Xc90 also comes with advanced software that can recreate the acoustic qualities of the Gothenburg Concert Hall as well as other music venues and concert halls.
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