Legendary audio makers Bower & Wilkins have taken the opportunity to premier what can only be described as the holy grail of audio systems as a premium option on the all-new G11 BMW 7 Series at the Frankfurt International Motor Show. B&W claims its Diamond Surround Sound System for the new Bimmer “redefines what is possible for sound quality within a car”.
A bold claim one might add, however the brand does have substance to back such a courageous declaration. B&W has over 40 years of building studio grade audio systems that would deeply impress even the likes of legendary composer Hans Zimmer. Consider also that B&W are under the Harman Group who own brands such as Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson; just to name a few.
Designed exclusively for the all-new BMW 7 Series by the British audio gurus, the Diamond Surround Sound System is the first of its kind – an audio system featuring advanced acoustic technologies never before seen in a car, including of course the Diamond dome tweeters.
B&W manufactures these diamond dome tweeters in-house and are made synthetically in a clave that replicates the actual temperatures and pressures found in volcanoes needed to produce diamonds. But why? Diamond is the ideal tweeter material, offering the perfect combination of lightness and rigidity to deliver crystal clear, life-like treble for a truly revelatory audio experience.
Up to the job of powering the 16-speakers that litter the interior is a 10-channel 1400W Class-D amplifier. Not only that, the system is capable of projecting not one, not two, but five different presets such as Studio, Concert, On stage, Cinema and Lounge. That task is perfected via the QuantumLogic surround sound processor unit.
The result is that the carefully and finely tuned located 16-speaker system delivers breathtakingly realistic, enveloping sound no matter where in the car you are seated. The Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System is exclusively available as a premium option with the all-new G11 BMW 7 Series. It’s an option that is rumoured to cost in excess of RM24,000. That’s not too bad, right?
BMW G11 7 SERIES