“3-D sound offers an unrivaled listening experience: the ultimate in immersive, natural, and emotive sound reproduction.” Mathias Renz is responsible for audio and acoustics in the
The coloratura of a virtuoso tenor or the smooth tones of a female jazz singer? Music is a question of taste. Playback quality, however, is not. The
1 Powerful playback
The amplifier output is an impressive 1,455 watts—almost 50 percent more than its predecessor. The subwoofer musters 400 watts—a third higher than before.
2 Aided by algorithms
Using a mathematical procedure based on measurements by the world-renowned Galaxy Studios of Belgium, 3-D sound is distributed to twenty-one speakers.
3 Always plenty in the tank
During hundreds of hours of fine-tuning, acoustics engineers from
4 Smartphones never sounded better
5 In the third dimension
The upper full-range speakers in the A-pillar carry the 3-D sound into the car. They were specially developed for the
6 More watts per kilogram
By Johannes Winterhagen
Illustration ROCKET & WINK