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Old 21st June 2010, 17:40   #1
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Default Audi's Sound Concept cabin defines auditory excess: 62 speaker surround-sound !

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If you've been bragging about your all-encompassing 7.2 surround-sound system to of your friends, prepare for a mighty dose of humble pie. Audi has hand-crafted what it calls the Sound Concept, an in-car sound system so excessive it should be able to cause your soft, fleshy bits to pulsate in new and exciting ways. There are five tweeters scattered across the dash and the doors, five woofers (four in the doors and a monster in the back), and then a whopping 52 mid-range speakers encircling the entire enclosure, creating a package that's not likely to show up in the options catalog anytime soon. All these have been wedged into the interior of a Q7 SUV in the interests of Wave Field Synthesis, minimizing a user's ability to hear specific speakers -- and blowing Audyssey's paltry 11-speaker DSX system right out of the water.

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Source: Audi's Sound Concept cabin defines auditory excess: 62 speaker surround-sound -- Engadget
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Old 21st June 2010, 18:01   #2
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Now this is definied as overkill.

i highly doubt anyone will be able to sit in the car, with all speakers on with volume levels at even 14 on 40 range.

And this definitely defies logic and beauty as well, as it is going to be pretty strange to see so many speakers around the insides of the car
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Would sound good at low volumes I think. Someone had to do it.
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do they realize that we have only two ears ?
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Don't you just love these moments of madness? And I mean that in the nicest way possible
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Oh man! I almost burst out of awe after reading that. Awesome. For sound enthusiasts completely.
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Just what are they trying to achieve ??!! Guess this must be some new Guinness record for the most number of speakers in a car

Are there any pics of this ? Would be interesting to see how they managed to fit in so many speakers not mention the wiring, amplifiers etc.

Just how many batteries would be needed to drive this humongous system ? 5, 10 ??
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And I won't be surprised if they double the price as compared to the current Q7 thanks to so many speakers ..
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I guess the car passengers would be blown off by the sound rather than the engine performance. Nice way to save fuel, just put on the music system and car would zoom away. BTW what would be the wattage of the music system. Time to buy a good quality pair of ear mufflers.
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Since this is an Audi, is the setup from Bang & Olufsen?
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