October 11, 2012
Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake Now Available With Bang & Olufsen BeoSound AMG High-End Sound System
Bang & Olufsen, the renowned Danish high-end audio visual manufacturer, has introduced a new top-of-the-range sound system for the Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake.
The Bang & Olufsen BeoSound AMG High-End Sound System reflects the superior quality that believers in both of these luxury marques have come to expect.
Since its introduction, the Mercedes-Benz CLS coupe has been recognised as a true work of automotive art, and the Shooting Brake continues that tradition. The Bang & Olufsen BeoSound AMG acoustic infrastructure is the natural stylistic compliment to this iconic yet avant-garde vehicle, and maintains all of the functionality and finesse of previous BeoSound AMG sound systems. The interior of the Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake is a combination of elegance, innovative design, and attention to detail, a description that perfectly reflects the Bang & Olufsen BeoSound AMG system which integrates seamlessly into the vehicle’s exclusive interior.
Created by acclaimed Bang & Olufsen designer, David Lewis, the latest introduction draws on Bang & Olufsen’s rich Danish heritage. The delicate hole pattern and anodised aluminium finish of the system’s grills are a perfect match for the craftsmanship and technology found inside the CLS Shooting Brake. The two Acoustic Lenses boast integrated LED lighting, highlighting the connection between the standard-setting BeoLab 9 home audio loudspeakers and its in-car sound systems. It shifts seamlessly between day and night mode, and responds to changing conditions outside the vehicle.
The visual perfection of the Bang & Olufsen BeoSound AMG High-End Sound System for the Shooting Brake is more than matched by its world-class audio performance. With 14 fully active loudspeakers and 1200 watts of musical power being generated by Bang & Olufsen’s patented ICEpower amplifier technology, the system creates a listening experience that mirrors that found in the world’s finest concert halls. This pure power has been finely tuned by a team of Bang & Olufsen sound engineers, who have spent hundreds of hours tweaking the acoustic package to ensure that every person in the car enjoys perfect sound, regardless of where they are sitting.
Of course, speakers cannot always be placed in optimum positions within a car’s interior. Bang & Olufsen has answered that challenge through its proprietary Acoustic Lens Technology (ALT). Located on the inside bracket of each wing mirror, the system’s two Acoustic Lenses are able to disperse sound horizontally across 180-degrees, improving the overall sense of space and realism for every passenger, regardless of where they sit.
The designers at Bang & Olufsen have been uncompromising in assuring that listeners immersed in the music in a Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake hear every note, and every nuance.
The Bang & Olufsen BeoSound AMG High-End Sound System comes complete with Vehicle Noise Compensation (VNC) technology which employs cabin-mounted microphones that continuously gather information about interior and exterior noise levels, and subtly make adjustments. This guarantees a consistent level of performance regardless of other variables like sudden acceleration, weather, or changing road surfaces.
- 14 fully active loudspeakers:
- 2 x 19 mm tweeters – acoustic lenses with built in lighting (front)
- 1 x 80 mm centre midrange (front centre)
- 2 x 80 mm midranges (front door)
- 2 x 165 mm woofers (front door)
- 2 x 25 mm tweeters (rear door)
- 2 x 165 mm woofers (rear door)
- 2 x 80 mm surround (rear)
- 1 x 200 mm subwoofers (rear)
- 1200 watts at 1% distortion level
- 14-channel DSP (Digital Signal Processing) Amplifier:
- True-ImageTM: Proprietary Bang & Olufsen up-mix algorithm for stereo and 5.1 multichannel material
- Vehicle Noise Compensation (VNC): Volume levelling dependant on noise, speed and climate control setting
- 5-channel ICEpower® Amplifier