Bang & Olufsen Sound System
The Audi R8’s sound system is the result of an impressive partnership between Bang & Olufsen, Audi and Fraunhofer IIS.
Designed by our best ears
Through numerous hours of listening and the use of complex digital signal processing, Bang & Olufsen sound designers have created a unique sound tuning that matches the acoustic signature of the Audi models perfectly.
The Bang & Olufsen Sound System uses a microphone integrated in the ceiling of the cockpit to measure changing noise conditions, and automatically adapts the volume and balance accordingly. At the same time, the intelligent loudness system ensures that the perceived balance of bass, mid-range and treble remains constant at all volume levels to ensure clean, crisp and precise sound.
Precise surround sound experience, even at high speed
The car includes 13 active speakers, each driven by their own dedicated amplifier channel, including a subwoofer placed at the opposing driver’s side inner wheel liner. A special feature has been included for the Audi R8 Spyder, with a pair of head rest speakers carefully integrated into each seat. This ensures a precise surround sound experience, even at high speed. It comes into its own particularly as the close proximity inside the head rest maintains excellent surround sound even with the hood down.
The systems overall acoustical parameters benefit from 550 watts of clean undistorted power, culminating in Bang & Olufsen unique sound philosophy. Our designers & engineers have developed a well-balanced music reproduction with precise sound stage, placing the listener into the heart of the entertainment environment as originally intended by the artist in the recording studio.
Passengers have the choice of two different audio settings, one capable of enveloping the entire car and another precisely focused on the front stage.
Added functions, uncomplicated operation
The seamless integration applies to the operation of the sound system, which is fully integrated with Audi’s built-in Multi Media Interface so operating the Bang & Olufsen Sound System is as intuitive as you would expect from Bang & Olufsen. In addition, this fully integrated in-car sound system is supported by proprietary True Image technology. True Image turns 2-channel stereo signals into perfect 5.1-channel surround sound, distributing both channels to all loudspeakers in the car helping to create an illusion of a stage, both in width and depth, in front of all occupants at the same time.
Speakers 13 active loudspeakers CosCone midrange drivers – a patented loudspeaker with a different cone shape to make the speaker unit extremely flat Subwoofer is positioned in the unused cavity of the front wheel liner Two headrest speaker in each seat (R8 Spyder only)
Amplifier 13-channel Class D amplifier with DSP Total output power of 550 watts Vehicle Noise Compensation (VNC) 5.1 multichannel support Fraunhofer surround sound algorithm
Design Dynamic lines design with aluminum details Front door woofer grills LED illuminated