Glossary

Bang & Olufsen Sound System*

For the ears and the eyes: the Bang & Olufsen Sound System has both visual and acoustic attractions. It is perfectly integrated into the vehicle’s sporty interior ambiance and converts any sound into an inimitable listening experience. A feast for all senses – on all journeys, at all speeds.

Exceptional sound from Bang & Olufsen: the Bang & Olufsen Sound System for selected models is precisely tailored to the individual architecture of each vehicle interior. The acoustic results are impressive: the music emanates from 14 high-performance speakers (Audi R8 and S5 Cabriolet: 12 speakers, Audi A5 Cabriolet: 10 speakers) – a magnificent surround sound. The speakers are fitted with exclusive aluminium trim covers and distributed throughout the entire vehicle interior. Their layout is especially designed in each individual vehicle for the optimum sound experience. In the Audi A4, for instance, that means the following configuration: one centre speaker and two mid-range speakers on the dash panel; one tweeter in each mirror triangle; one woofer in each of the front doors; two tweeters and two low-mid-range speakers in the side trims; two surround speakers and one subwoofer in the rear shelf. The speakers are powered by a 10-channel amplifier with total power of 505 watts (Audi R8: 465 watts).

The occupants can enjoy a remarkable listening experience from all seats in the vehicle: thanks to the variable adjustment range, the sound can be individually adjusted for each passenger. Background noise in the vehicle is measured by means of a microphone and the sound output is continuously modified to match the background level: for complete music enjoyment. The Bang & Olufsen Sound System is available in conjunction with the radio systems concert and symphony or with a navigation system.

* Optional equipment on some models. Please check with your local Audi dealer.