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Bowers & Wilkins leverer lydanlegg i særklasse til den kommende Volvo S90

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Bowers & Wilkins har levert et eksklusivt lydanlegg til den like eksklusive SUVen XC90. Nå følger B&W opp med et tilsvarende anlegg i den kommende S90.


Vi i skriver vanligvis verken om biler eller bilstereo. Det har likevel hendt at vi har blitt så til de grader forført at vi har gjort et unntak, og forrige gang var da Bowers & Wilkins eksponerte lydanlegget i den nye luksus-SUVen XC90 fra Volvo.

Nå har Bowers & Wilkins laget en pressemelding der de eksponerer lydanlegget i den helt ferske Volvo S90. Denne modellen ble avduket rett før nyttår, og vil gå i produksjon i løpet av våren.

Lydanlegget ser ut til å være mer eller mindre identisk med det som sitter i CX90 – i hvert fall er komponentlisten identisk. Det innebærer et oppsett med totalt 19 høyttalere, og en 12 kanals klasse-D forsterker.





Les pressemeldingen fra Bowers & Wilkins







Executive car – Pristine sound

Bowers & Wilkins audio system for the all-new Volvo S90


Bowers & Wilkins collaborates with Volvo on the audio system for the all-new S90, a luxurious entrant to the executive sedan arena. The Bowers & Wilkins Audio System features tweeter-on-top technology for pristine audio performance.

Following the success of 2015’s XC90 collaboration, Volvo has once again partnered with Bowers & Wilkins to provide the in-car audio for the new S90 premium sedan. This new executive car marks a big leap forward for an automotive brand best known for its luxury estates, and Volvo is keen that it delivers an in-car entertainment system to match.

The Bowers & Wilkins Audio System is uniquely tuned to the S90’s interior audio signature, and features a number of core Bowers & Wilkins technologies including the innovative tweeter-on-top design. Physically separating a tweeter from the confines of a speaker cabinet delivers clearer, purer treble, particularly vital for vocals. In the Volvo S90, the dashboard-mounted centre tweeter ensures absolute voice clarity. All the tweeters use technology derived from Bowers & Wilkins iconic Nautilus™ speakers – spiralling diffusion channels on the rear of the speakers soak up reflected sound, reducing resonance.



“With tweeter-on-top technology, more of the signal reaches the listener directly from the tweeter. So the S90 system sounds incredibly tangible and lifelike,” said Stuart Nevill, Bowers & Wilkins Head of Engineering.

Of course, sound is about far more than just the high notes. The speakers include Bowers & Wilkins signature yellow Kevlar® 100mm midrange drivers, visible but protected by a grille designed for optimum acoustic openness. The Volvo S90 features a total of 19 speakers driven by a highly efficient Class D amplifier for a total of 1,400 Watts power. Each speaker is precisely placed and tuned to match the interior acoustics of the car.

The innovative S90 also features a luxurious interior, and the Bowers & Wilkins Audio System fits in perfectly, with finely etched grilles and discreet – but acoustically advantageous - speaker placement.



The result of this innovative audio engineering: a highly luxurious car with a top-class audio system.

Bowers & Wilkins Audio System for Volvo S90 specification

19 loudspeakers:

4 x 25mm Nautilus tweeters (front & rear doors)

2 x 100mm Kevlar cone midranges (front doors)

2 x 80mm Kevlar cone midranges (rear doors)

4 x 170mm long throw woofers (front & rear doors)

1 x two-way 100mm midrange/ 25mm tweeter units (dashboard)

2 x two-way 80mm midrange/ 25mm tweeter units (rear roof panel)


12-channel Class D amplifier

Quantum Logic® DSP with signal extraction, reverb extraction and spatial filtering

7.1 playback from mono, stereo and/or multichannel input




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