British professional audio manufacturer Meridian has partnered with car company Jaguar to create sound systems for the new Jaguar F-type coupe and the luxurious five-seater C-X17C.
The C-X17C, which has been unveiled at the Auto Guangzhou show in China, features a bespoke solution designed solely for the show to present the future of 3D in-car surround sound. The 28-loudspeaker system is integrated into the car’s A & B pillars and is said to deliver more authentic sound by raising the sonic image at human ear level. In addition, Meridian’s subwoofer Back to Back technology has been specifically re-designed on a vertical axis to provide consistent and accurate low frequency reproduction.
Meridian also designed two high performance audio systems for the new F-type Coupe, which made its global debut on the 19 November 2013, the eve of the Los Angeles Auto Show. The Meridian Sound System 380 watt delivers sound through 10 speakers, whilst the Meridian Surround Sound System 770 watt renders authentic, immersive musical performances through 12 speakers, optimally positioned throughout the cabin.
Both systems use the company’s Trifield technology, a DSP algorithm specifically created for musical reproduction to deliver a consistent, concert-like experience to both occupants, expanding the sense of space and music realism within the cabin, according to the company. The algorithm blends the centre channel seamlessly with front left and right channels. The rear loudspeakers are also sent the front channel signals to ensure both occupants experience the same performance. This results in enhanced reproduction in sound.