Aston Martin has a new audio partner. The iconic carmaker has teamed up with another iconic brand in the audio world, Bowers & Wilkins, to design the sound system for its all-new flagship super GT, the DB12.
The system consists of 15 loudspeakers, two amplifiers and has a combined output power of 1170 W. It is an option, with prices TBC.
As you’d expect, Bowers & Wilkins has used some of its speaker technologies to help enhance the audio of this new setup, including the double dome tweeter and Continuum midrange drivers.
The system also uses the company’s tweeter-on-top technology, where three tweeters are mounted on the dash. Separating them from the main cabinets reduces tinting and reflections from the windshield, which can affect sound quality.
You’ll also find dedicated 3D speakers in the headliner, also featuring a powerful subwoofer to help immerse the listener in the audio.
Dan Shepherd, Vice President of Licensing and Partnerships at Bowers & Wilkins, said: “The alignment of Bowers & Wilkins with Aston Martin is completely natural, with both celebrating their British heritage while also being known for innovation and creating exciting experiences. In addition to car audio integration, this exciting new partnership will also lead to increased brand collaborations in the future.”
So Bowers & Wilkins sound systems will also feature in future Aston Martin models, but could we see an Aston Martin themed Zeppelin or a pair of Px7 S2 headphones? Who knows, but what I do know is that it’s an interesting time to be a fan of car stereos…
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