Audi’s redesigned A4 line for 2016 includes an optional Bang & Olufsen 3D sound system the supplier claims “offers an unparalleled level of acoustic transparency and sets the benchmark of excellence in the automotive audio systems market”.
The system includes 19 speakers, each housed within grilles integrated into the interior design.
The 16 channel Class D amplifier delivers 755 watts of 5.1 surround sound. Vehicle noise compensation (VNC) technology incorporated into the amplifier ensures audio consistency is maintained, automatically adjusting timbre and volume based on input from a number of internal and external on-board sensors and microphones. Fraunhofer’s Symphoria technology is said to provide “an acoustic spaciousness that sets new standards for automotive 3D sound reproduction”.
Speaker grilles include anodised aluminium details and logos, LED lighting and visibility from the interior and exterior of the vehicle.
Settings allows passengers to adjust volume levels in their areas.