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Volvo XC90 partners with Bowers and Wilkins to deliver exquisite sound system

Volvo XC90 partners with Bowers and Wilkins to deliver exquisite sound system

The Volvo XC90 continues to dazzle with news that its audio system will be powered by one of the foremost companies in sound technology, Bowers & Wilkins.

As standard, the eagerly anticipated model, which is out later this year, will come fitted with the prestigious British company's sound system.

This will provide the XC90 with the kind of audio that has never been seen in vehicles before, especially in this segment.

The collaboration between the Swedish car manufacturer and Bowers & Wilkins has resulted in a combination of high-performance and low-distortion speaker designs, which include extended range aluminium tweeters and Kevlar midrange units.

"The XC90 uses our tweeter-on-top technology, which has a number of advantages in the automotive environment," explained Stuart Nevill, head of engineering at Bowers & Wilkins.

"Fundamentally it increases the ratio of direct to reflected sound, as more of the signal reaches the listener directly from the tweeter, rather than reflecting off the windscreen first."

The system is made up of a 12-channel HARMAN 1,400 watts Class D amplifier, which powers 19 speakers including the pioneering air-ventilated subwoofer.

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