Aston Martin’s DB12 Sports Bowers & Wilkins Surround Sound System
Aston Martin announces Bowers & Wilkins as its new audio partner, starting with the DB12 super tourer.
Aston Martin has teamed up with British audio icon Bowers & Wilkins to create the sound system for its brand-new flagship super tourer, the DB12.
Under the hood of the DB12's meticulously honed chassis is a “class-leading” 680PS/800NM V8 Twin-Turbo powertrain. However, should you require a different soundtrack whilst carving your way through country lanes, there is also the option of a 15-speaker audio system powered by two amplifiers which boasts a combined power output of 1,170W.
As well as dedicated 3D speakers in the headlining and a powerful subwoofer, there is a raft of Bowers & Wilkins' propriety tech to help immerse you in music, including the brand's double dome tweeter and five Continuum 100mm midrange drivers.
A trio of high-frequency drivers employing the company's tweeter-on-top tech are mounted on the dashboard. We're told that separating them from the main cabinets helps reduce colouration and reflections from the windscreen, which ultimately can affect sound quality. These are joined by five Bowers & Wilkins 25mm Nautilus tweeters in the doors and B-pillars.
Dan Shepherd, Vice President of Licensing and Partnerships at Bowers & Wilkins, told StereoNET:
The alignment of Bowers & Wilkins with Aston Martin is an entirely natural one, with both celebrating their British heritage while being renowned for innovation and creating thrilling experiences. As well as car-audio integration, this exciting new partnership will also lead to elevated brand co-operations in the future.
This opens up the expectation to see more Bowers & Wilkins sound systems in future Aston Martin models but could the partnership also birth Aston Martin edition headphones as we've seen with McLaren? This could even give James Bond options should the 007 edition not complement his wardrobe. Could this also translate over to Zeppelin and Wedge Aston Martin editions? Colour us curious.
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