Bang & Olufsen BeoSound AMG sound system for the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster features an entirely new subwoofer design
The new Bang & Olufsen BeoSound AMG sound system for the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster is the most recent evolution of the company’s highly acclaimed sound system. Based on the BeoSound AMG sound system launched in 2009 for the coupe variant of the SLS AMG, the new system has been adapted to deliver the same level of refinement and performance in a car that is inherently quite different from that of its predecessor. While the new sound system retains the 11 active-speakers from the Coupe, including twin dash-mounted illuminated tweeters featuring Bang & Olufsen’s patented Acoustic Lens Technology; it features an entirely new subwoofer design developed in close partnership between the two companies. Instead of being mounted on the parcel shelf, as with the Coupe, the two subwoofers are now mounted directly onto the crossmember located behind the passenger seats.
Inside the cabin, the new BeoSound AMG sound system continues to complement the Roadster’s purposeful, aviation-inspired design of its forerunner. The only discernable difference is the revised subwoofer grille between the passenger seats. The new solid aluminium grille continues the ‘sound wave’ hole pattern design, which emanates like water ripples from the grille’s upper corners. The new system also employs the intelligent Vehicle Noise Compensation technology, but for the Roadster, an additional sensor detects when the soft top is raised or lowered and transmits a signal to the DSP to adjust the sound profile accordingly.