The sound developed by our research centre in Weissach is amplified by a sound from Berlin. We’re talking about Burmester®, a bespoke manufacturer based in Berlin and one of the most respected premium audio manufacturers worldwide. The Burmester® High-End Surround Sound System is available as an option for all Panamera models, except the Panamera S Hybrid, with either CDR audio system or PCM.
The technologies behind the system are from the finest of Burmester’s® premium home audio systems. State-of-the-art and featured like this in a Porsche for the first time. The extravagance is uncompromising, the craftsmanship excellent, the sound phenomenal. The system owes its eminence to countless details, and one goal: perfection in sound.
As early as the Panamera concept phase, Porsche and Burmester® had already embarked on a close collaboration in order to determine the optimum installation locations for the special loudspeakers. Never before has such a large and acoustically powerful total diaphragm surface area been used in a production vehicle and integrated to such perfection.
The system has 16 amplifier channels with a total output of more than 1,000 watts, 16 loudspeakers including an active subwoofer with 300-watt class D amplifier, a total diaphragm surface area of more than 2,400 cm², and a frequency response of 30 Hz to 20 kHz.
Conceptually, we have broken entirely new ground. Crossover technology has been carried over more or less unmodified from the home audio sector. Analogue and digital filters have been optimally defined for their new installation location and finely tuned after extensive in-car audio testing.
The tweeters are ribbon-based air motion transformers (AMT) that have been designed specifically for the Panamera. For unmistakably fine, clear and undistorted high-frequency sound reproduction with excellent level stability.
All loudspeaker housings are perfectly matched and deliver superior bass foundation, definition and impulse accuracy. As yet unequalled, the result is a natural and richly textured spatial sound. All of which is achieved, despite the system’s remarkably low overall weight, thanks to intelligent Burmester® lightweight technology.
The elegantly pure design with galvanised surrounds and Burmester® logos on selected loudspeakers make it clear that the appeal of the Burmester® High-End Surround Sound System is as much about the visual as it is the audio.