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New Volvo XC90 gets Bowers and Wilkins music system

By Nitesh Sharma   |   06 June,2014

New Volvo XC90 which will be shown later this year will debut along with one of the most advanced music systems in the automotive world. This music system in XC90 will be developed by Bowers and Wilkins, an established British audio equipment company.

This sound system which will be one of the three audio systems to be offered in the XC90 consists 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 (5x100 mm and 2x80 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).

This subwoofer is integrated into the body of XC90  which enhances the subwoofer’s capacity to pulse more air,hence enabling it to give extremely low bass tones all the way down to 20 Hz turning  the whole interior space in the car into a giant subwoofer.

Specifically to re-create the exact acoustic qualities of Gothenburg Concert Hall, located in Volvo’s home town, the system uses a new software technology. This can be done by a simple change in the centre touch screen which immediately alter its settings to mirror this concert hall, a recording studio or a stage environment.
Apart from the Premium Sound, the audio range also includes the High Performance system with a 224W amplifier, 12 speakers and the base level Performance system which features a 52W amplifier and 6 speakers.

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