Bowers & Wilkins unveils Jaguar XF Premium In-Car Sound System

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Following on from their Jaguar XXR audio system, Bowers & Wilkins has unveiled the 14-speaker audio system fitted in the luxurious Jaguar XF.

Engineers from Jaguar and B&W worked in collaboration right from the car’s conception, performing extensive analysis and prototype testing to determine the ideal layout and locations for the speakers. Goal: to develop the best ever audio experience in a car.

B&W technologies included its patented woven-Kevlar diver material, the uniquely textured square-weave cones made from bulletproof material which eliminates standing waves in its midrange and bass drivers, and their metal-dome tweeter transducer.

The speaker layout in the car features the Dolby’s latest Pro Logic II 7.1-channel surround technology. The 14 speakers comprise four metal-dome tweeters, nine Kevlar-diaphragm woofer and mid/bass units, including a solo front-center and rear-surround pair, and a single, rear-mounted high-powered subwoofer delivering true deep bass.

The system is driven by a 440W amplifier, and the whole system is designed to deliver accurate, quality sound at all speeds, road conditions, and for both driver and passengers.

The Jaguar XF debuts in Spring/Summer 2008. Expect not to be able to afford it.

Jaguar XF car audio

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