2012 SLS AMG Roadster Gets Upgraded BeoSound AMG Sound System

It was only a matter of time before the news that Mercedes’ new SLS AMG Roadster will get a bespoke BeoSound AMG system came out, since the car’s coupe gullwing brother has one of its own. In fact, this latest variant of the BeoSound AMG sound system is based on the one of the SLS AMG, only it has been adapted to suit the requirements of an open-top.

According to the Danish specialists, the new sound system retains the 11 active-speakers from the Coupe, including twin dash-mounted illuminated tweeters featuring Bang & Olufsen's patented Acoustic Lens Technology.

However, it features an entirely new subwoofer design. Instead of being mounted on the parcel shelf, as with the Coupe, the two subwoofers are now mounted directly onto the crossmember located behind the passenger seats. Foam insertion has also been used to close off holes in the loudspeaker casing.

In terms of design, the new BeoSound AMG sound system comes with a revised subwoofer grille between the passenger seats. The new solid aluminum grille continues the 'sound wave' hole pattern design, which emanates like water ripples from the grille's upper corners.

Under the skin, the Bang & Olufsen BeoSound AMG sound system for the SLS AMG Roadster adopts the same technology as the hard-top variant, including Bang & Olufsen’s proprietary True Image algorithm for upmixing stereo and 5.1 signals to astounding 7.1 channel surround sound, 15-channel DSP and patented 5-channel ICEpower amplification.

The new system also employs the intelligent Vehicle Noise Compensation technology, but for the Roadster, an additional sensor detects when the soft top is raised or lowered and transmits a signal to the DSP to adjust the sound profile accordingly.
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