The new Aston Martin DB12 with Bowers & Wilkins surround system (Image Credit: Bowers & Wilkins / Aston Martin)
The new Aston Martin DB12 with Bowers & Wilkins surround system (Image Credit: Bowers & Wilkins / Aston Martin)

Surround system with 15 speakers

Bowers & Wilkins Announces Partnership with Aston Martin

The British speaker manufacturer B&W starts working with Aston Martin to equip the brand's cars with audio systems, starting with the new DB12.

A newly developed, customized surround sound system from Bowers & Wilkins, equipped with various B&W proprietary technologies, is designed to provide outstanding sound in Aston Martin's new DB12 luxury sports car.

Available as an option for the new Aston Martin DB12, the B&W surround system consists of a total of 15 speakers. It comes including a 14-channel amplifier, sound enhancement technology and subwoofer, and is said to provide an exceptional listening experience to match the car. The audio system consists of, among other things, five 25mm tweeters with aluminum double domes that are said to be inspired by the Nautilus and come with noise-absorbing diffusion channels.

The tweeters are also said to feature Tweeter-On-Top technology, which aims to decouple them from the rest of the cabinet, as well as direct the sound optimally towards the passengers, according to B&W. Near the tweeters, the DB12 carries five midrange drivers that come with 100mm "continuum" cones that are said to offer precision, low resonance and a realistic sound, among other things.

The collaboration for the audio system in the DB12 is said to be the start of a larger partnership between Aston Martin and Bowers & Wilkins – the loudspeaker manufacturer was already active in the car hi-fi sector before, working with BMW and McLaren, among others.


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