The base audio offer is the Performance system, with a 52W amplifier and 6 speakers. Next up comes the High Performance system with a 224W amplifier, 12 speakers and the possibility to add the fresh air subwoofer
Next comes the top-of-the-line Premium Sound system with a 12-channel HARMAN 1,400 watts Class D amplifier and 19 Bowers & Wilkins speakers, with air-ventilated subwoofers.
Volvo says that as one of the first automotive applications, the integration of the air-ventilated subwoofer into the new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA), in the body of the car, rather than being a freestanding box that is bolted to it, increases the subwoofer’s capacity to pulse more air, turning the whole interior space in the car into a giant subwoofer.
The new audio system also uses the latest sound processing software (from the Swedish audio specialist company Dirac Research), to manage the timing of the sound and co-operation between the speakers to optimize the sound for a specific or all seating positions and can also create individual acoustics from certain music venues or concert halls.