Bang and Olufsen BeoSound System for Aston Martin V12 and V8

It looks like both the Aston Martin V12 Vantage and V8 Vantage sports cars now have two new bespoke audio systems, recently introduced by Bang & Olufsen. The two new audio systems continue the collaboration between the two companies, which started last year, with the launching of the BeoSound DBS.

The BeoSound V12 Vantage and BeoSound V8 Vantage systems find the perfect acoustic and physical match to the respective Aston Martin models.

Aston Martin and Bang & Olufsen both agree when they say that “The design of the sound systems follows the inherent quality and understated elegance of the cars’ hand-crafted interior, with smoothly contoured, aluminium loudspeaker grilles that integrate seamlessly into the fluid lines and curves of the cabin.

"Taut and aggressive, the design is rich in detail yet never over-complicated. Engineered for performance and precision, the cars encourage complete synthesis between driver and machine."

Both systems incorporate proprietary ICEpower technology, while the motorized tweeter units make use of Bang and Olufsen automatically operated ALT (Acoustic Lensechnology), with their placement enabling 180 degrees horizontal dispersion of high frequency sounds.

Like the BeoSound DBS, the BeoSound V8 Vantage fitted to the Vantage Roadster has been developed to suit the different acoustic characteristics of the convertible, whether open or closed. Each system comprises 13 active loudspeakers, which are positioned in ten locations around the car, offering a total output of more than 1000 W.

The BeoSound V12 Vantage and the BeoSound V8 Vantage sound systems are available as an option through the Aston Martin dealership network with deliveries starting in the third quarter of 2009.


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