The Bang & Olufsen BeoSound DBS system has been developed exclusively for Aston Martin. The system is acoustically and physically matched to the DBS, with a design that follows the material of the Aston Martin interior. The loudspeaker grilles are finished with smoothly contoured aluminium so as to integrate seamlessly with the fluid lines and curves of the cabin. When the system is turned on, the twin acoustic lens speakers emerge silently and swiftly, adding a touch of theatre and technological panache that is the perfect complement to the Aston Martin DBS.
Bang & Olufsen's experts worked in close collaboration with Aston Martin's product development team, ensuring optimum speaker placement to take account of the unique aluminium structure of the car. The result is a system that has become an integral part of the Aston Martin.
The BeoSound DBS system incorporates Bang & Olufsen's proprietary ICEpower technology, a fusion of high power and hi-fi sound quality with ultra-compact design and sleek, functional operation. The proprietary and automatically operated ALT (Acoustic Lens Technology) motorised tweeter units mounted either side of the dashboard enable 180° horizontal dispersion of high frequencies, giving listeners an improved sense of space, staging and realism, regardless of their location in the car. In addition to the two tweeters incorporated into the ALT, the system comprises five mid-range speakers, three further tweeters and three woofers, including a 200mm subwoofer mounted beneath the rear bench. In all, thirteen speakers are positioned in ten locations around the car.
The system is acoustically tuned by Bang & Olufsen's advanced Digital Signal Processing (DSP) unit, which stage manages the musical performance to accommodate the in-car experience. Coupled with hours of research by Bang & Olufsen's technicians, all 13 speakers are tuned to work together in harmony to deliver an outstanding listening experience. The DSP also provides dynamic modelling that adapts automatically to changing acoustic conditions, allowing the occupants to concentrate on an engaging driving and listening experience.