Bose Engineers Premium Audio for Chevy Volt
Written by Automotive Rhythms
The 2011 North American Car of the Year, the new Chevy Volt is on the road – and available with a Bose Energy Efficient Series (EES) sound system. Using a proprietary design and exclusive Bose technologies, the system delivers premium high-quality audio – but is 30% smaller, 40% lighter and uses 50% less energy than automotive sound systems with comparable performance.
The EES sound system represents another milestone in the long-standing relationship between Bose and GM. Together, they introduced the industry’s first premium, factory-installed automotive sound system. Now, EES marks another industry first, maintaining Bose standards for clarity, dynamic range and tonal accuracy – while contributing to the Volt’s 25-50 miles of electric-only range.
The Bose Energy Efficient Series sound system features Bose switching amplification, High Motor Force speakers and proprietary control circuitry to reproduce sound at concert hall volumes, while reducing its power consumption by half.
The Bose amplifier runs cooler than conventional linear amplifiers, and uses a smaller, lighter heat sink – significantly reducing its size and weight. Using exclusive control circuitry and switching technology, its energy consumption is dramatically reduced, yet it delivers eight channels of custom equalization to power the speakers: three High Motor Force woofers, one located in each front door and one integrated in the spare-tire well, two 1-inch tweeters integrated in the A-pillar; and two 4-inch neodymium mid/high-range speakers, placed in the rear doors.
Using select materials and custom-design, the system delivers the performance of larger, heavier speakers. Drivers and passengers will hear musical detail throughout the frequency range – without compromise – including the deep low notes required to reproduce lifelike audio.
The Bose Energy Efficient Series system comes standard on the 2011 Chevrolet Volt. For more information visit www.Bose.com/energy.