Sound that drives you
Pure sound for pure driving pleasure: We are only satisfied when our car audio systems are as perfect as the vehicles they refine. A selection of our automotive cooperations.
Powerful prototype in the Porsche Cayenne: A a glimpse of the future
Meet the future of car sound: Signature, the prototype of a new car sound system developed in a Porsche Cayenne.
1.5 years of development time, 21 loudspeakers and a range of 121 decibels: the key data already shows the standard of the prototype. It is intended to present how we envision maximum sound quality in the car, while also exploring what’s possible. The Porsche Cayenne provides the perfect platform for this quest because it offers enormous potential, from a quality point of view as well as regarding the possibilities available.
For the system, we arranged 21 speakers in the vehicle. Two 260 mm front woofers, two 240 mm rear woofers, one 310 mm subwoofer, five 110 mm midrange drivers, seven 80 mm midrange drivers and four 30 mm tweeters provide a total of 121 decibels, which corresponds to the volume of a police siren - inside the car.
We tend to believe there is nothing comparable on the market when it comes to the components of loudspeakers, amplifiers and mixing. Integration was key, also we renounced technical gimmicks that only artificially simulate the listening experience. The sound is extremely authentic. We think this will only become more important when it becomes quieter in e-cars in the future. Whatever is ahead: We are ready.
Explore the Passat B8
Nothing left to chance
A car manufacturer like Volkswagen leaves nothing to chance, when developing a new generation of its best selling model. So the goal for its designers and engineers was to set new benchmarks and achieve perfection. This included the sound system, and Volkswagen entrusted us its delegated sound system supplier to deliver a solution.
As there is no substitute for experience, we took everything we learned from engineering the sound systems for the luxury-model Volkswagen Phaeton, and the Bugatti Veyron — one of the world’s most exclusive supercars, to develop this sound system. The new Dynaudio Confidence Sound System was designed and engineered specifically for the latest generation Volkswagen Passat. It includes 12 Dynaudio loudspeakers, the latest generation Digital Signal Processing (DSP) and 16-channel fully active loudspeakers with an amplifier delivering 680 watts of pure sound.
Pure music experience
In the front we placed a full range centre driver, two large bass drivers, two new designed midranges and two high frequency soft dome tweeters. In total the front corresponds to two 3-way floor speakers and the centre channel in a normal home surround setup. In the back we placed two additional bass/midrange drivers, two soft dome tweeters and one subwoofer. This gives the rear channel and subwoofer channel in the home surround setup, delivering an intense experience from the living room into the car. Our sound engineers have been through every curve and every surface in the interior, tuning the drivers and DSP-unit to perfection. The result is a pure music experience. It is the sound that drives you.
No matter what kind of music you enjoy, we want to deliver the perfect sound experience. This is why we have developed four different sound settings called Authentic, Dynamic, Soft and Speech.
This reproduces the music exactly as it is found on the original recording, delivering all the detail, but also power and dynamics.
This setting is dedicated to music fans that love rock and like to feel the power from a performance, with a life like sound, even at the absolute maximum sound level.
Recommended for low-resolution recordings or broadcasts, such as compressed MP3 files, making an enjoyable and detailed sound experience possible.
Specially made for reproducing the human voice, this setting is ideal for news broadcasts, audio books or hands-free communication devices.
Perfection is never achieved by coincidence
In 1999 we introduced the award-winning Dynaudio Evidence Master that became an instant benchmark. The sound simply placed the music instruments right there in the room with you. When developing the Evidence Master, we used everything we had learned, from working with the most passionate listeners in the world — musicians!
Since the very beginning Dynaudio have supplied some of the most renowned recording studios and music lovers in the world with studio monitors. This is where we first made a name for ourselves, because musicians need purity of sound, first and foremost. When you listen to your favourite music, there is a good chance, it was originally heard for the first time on a studio monitor from Dynaudio. Our speakers can be found in the legendary Air Studios in London and the NRG Studios in Hollywood. In fact, wherever perfection is demanded — like at the BBC, CCTV in China and DR — Danish Broadcasting Corporation. Dynaudio loudspeaker drivers are used as the reference standard.
Purity of sound
It was this philosophy that made Volkswagen, Europe’s biggest car manufacturer approach Dynaudio to create sound systems for their model range.
This included the most prestigious model ever to bear the Volkswagen name. The Volkswagen Phaeton set new standards in every possible way, from the architecture of the transparent glass-factory where it is manufactured, to its revolutionary W12 biturbo engines.
The sound system in the Volkswagen Phaeton could not just be any Hi-Fi; it had to be the best, perfect just as the Evidence Master. We admit that, at first, it seemed like an impossible task. The Evidence Master had been engineered without any consideration to weight or dimensions. However, our engineers accepted the challenge, and the result was the Dynaudio Temptation Sound System, the first high-end in-car audio system.
Excite Sound System for the VW Golf
To engineer a sound system for the world’s finest luxury model, the Phaeton presents unique challenges in itself. So does creating the sound system for the iconic Volkswagen Golf.
For this we developed the Dynaudio Excite Sound System that delivers premium sound, in a way few would have thought possible in a family car, and for a very competitive price. The result earned the Dynaudio Excite Sound System a five-star award from the respected British magazine, “What Hi-Fi?”
Today, you can find the Dynaudio Excite sound system in the VW Golf, the VW Golf Sportsvan, and the VW Scirocco.
Puccini Sound System for the Bugatti
The challenges in creating the sound system for the Bugatti Veyron were immense. Space was restricted to an absolute minimum, and when engineering a supercar to achieve a top speed of over 400 km/h, the weight of any component becomes critical. This has never been more true than in the Bugatti Veyron, which defined extreme in every sense of the word, featuring a 16-cylinder engine with four turbochargers and more than 1000 horsepower.
When Bugatti created the Veyron, they pushed automotive engineering to its limits and beyond. When we developed the sound system, we had to do more with less in other words. The sound system developed for the Bugatti Veyron has just four speakers: Two 17 cm midrange and bass drivers with a revolutionary magnesium-silicate-polymer core, and a pair of 20 mm soft-dome tweeters with a 300 watts amplifier.
Everything had to be extremely light and compact, so instead of more watts, we used Car Turning, by acoustically optimising the drivers and the Digital Signal Processing to match the interior and every millimetre of space available. The result is the purest most detailed sound in any supercar today. We named it the Puccini Sound System. And as the saying goes, sometimes less is more, especially when ’less’ is high-end.
Cutting edge car audio: smart audio solutions in the DeLorean DMC-12
This cooperation is like a trip into the future: The fully electric DeLorean DMC-12 serves as a technology platform for the ideas and concepts for the car of tomorrow – it’s full of innovative technologies. Dynaudio, as a cooperation partner, is working on intelligent and smart audio solutions here for tomorrow’s electric vehicles – customised and integrated into the overall experience. The “user experience of the future” in the e-Lorean prototype from Wunderkind Invest also includes a touch-free gesture control system by Ameria AG and an HMI (human-machine interface) developed by Incari GmbH.