Audi TT gets 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system

Without any doubt one of the most appealing features of the third generation Audi TT is its impressive 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system with Symphoria available in the range-topping variant. It features a massive 680-watt power and comes with a processor capable of analyzing intrusive cabin noise detected by a microphone in order to further optimize the sound image.

When working with the MMI navigation plus the sound provided has a 5.1 surround format, with the amplifier controlling twelve speakers, including two encapsulated bass boxes in the doors and two center speakers. Audi has managed to visually enhance the sound system through a strip of anodized aluminum featuring the Bang & Olufsen logo running along the edge of the woof while a white LED light is emanated from a slim LED light guide.

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It should be mentioned that Audi developed the aforementioned Symphoria software for post-processing and rendering of audio signals in collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits in Erlangen. At first, the program part of the Bang & Olufsen sound system separates the individual sound components within the audio signal by using a semantic analysis process and after that it distributes the separated audio objects inside the Audi TT.

As a result, the sound image becomes not only deeper but also wider, providing the people inside the cabin with a rich audio experience at a very precise and top-quality level.

Adrian Padeanu

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