The German automaker, the second largest premium auto manufacturer in the world, keeps giving us more details about its second-generation full size Q7 SUV.
So far the freshly revealed model has been highlighted for its evolutionary design that hides a sleeker and smaller overall footprint, as well as for its more intensive usage of high-strength steel and aluminum that allowed it to loose up to 325 kg. Now the German automaker wants to use its full-size SUV to also establish a new benchmark for “in-car listening pleasure,” revealing new details about the available 3D sound systems found in the upcoming 2015 Q7.
The truth is you’ll have to be a very intelligent geek to understand all of Audi’s explanations, so let’s hear them a little: the systems use a very complex algorithm to emulate the exact environment the song was recorded in, because “when an artist is singing from a stage, the floor, ceiling and walls of the concert hall reflect the sound with different time lapses. Using these different sonic reflections, the algorithm is able to calculate a mathematical model of any recording room.” It also doesn’t take into account the way it was recorded – mono, stereo or 5.1 Surround Sound – the data format and the source – be it online streaming, VHF radio or CD.
The 3D systems come from Bose and Bang & Olufsen – for example the latter’s Advanced Sound System is able to use 11 channels with a total of 23 speakers. The tweaks include four speakers placed higher – to recreate the third dimension – in the A-pillars, a subwoofer that grew from 200 to 250 mm and a new amplifier that delivers 1,920 watts.