Dec 18, 2008

Bang & Olufsen unveils first ever sound system for open-top driving

For the very first time ever, the highly praised Bang & Olufsen Sound System has been tuned specifically for the open-top roadsters. Even with the top down, the specially tuned Sound System promises to deliver clean, crisp, natural and precise playback. Pictured above is the new A5/S5 Cabriolet that comes with a wide range of high-end options, including the acclaimed Bang & Olufsen Sound System. The Bang & Olufsen Sound System is composed of 12 custom-made loudspeakers, 10 amplifier channels and a total output power of more than 500 watts. Sound designers at B&O have fashioned an exceptional soundstage that complements the acoustic signature of the Audi A5/S5 Cabriolet perfectly. The True Image Digital Signal Processing turns 2-channel stereo signals into perfect 5.1-channel surround sound. Sound can be optimized according to the number of people in the car and their position.

The system uses a microphone integrated in the ceiling of the cockpit, and automatically adapts the volume and equalizing to changing noise conditions. The Bang & Olufsen Sound System has been designed to perfectly match the interiors of Audi A5/S5 Cabriolet. No word on pricing, but then, it’s a Bang & Olufsen creation.

Via: Bang & Olufsen