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Aston Martin and Bang & Olufsen announce a new system for the DB9

Beginning at the latter part of 2007, Aston Martin and Bang & Olufsen have been collaborating to create some of the most outstanding and technologically advanced car audio systems the world has ever experienced.

At present, the two firms have combined forces once more to develop a new system for the DB9 of Aston Martin. The new system, which is dubbed the BeoSound DB9, brings the art of high-performance audio to a whole new level.

The new system focuses on aesthetics as much as it does on performance, elements around which Aston martin and Bang & Olufsen have built a strong reputation through constant innovation.

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Continental Ac2ated Sound system uses absolutely zero speakers but offers a 3D experience

We often think that more speakers mean better sound. A lot of luxury vehicles are even equipped with 15 or more speakers. But as technology improves, manufacturers are introducing great quality audio with zero speakers. Yup, you won’t see any of them, but the music will sound very impressive. Continental just announced that they have a system called Ac2ated Sound, that will turn the car’s interior surroundings into a speaker. Now, that is proper surround sound.

Johann Hiebl, Continental’s head of business unit infotainment and connectivity, said that car manufacturers have been looking into surround sound systems that weigh less for the overall car to be lighter in weight, while providing more space for passengers and new technologies. Furthermore, he said they can use compact actuators and use surfaces to generate a natural, 3D sound - using the car itself and its walls as an instrument.

Certain parts of the car, from the A-pillars to the door panels are naturally suited for varying frequencies. For instance, the A-pillars can handle higher frequencies, which can be the audio system’s tweeters. On the other hand, mid-range frequencies can be perfectly handled by door panels, and the roof an rear shelf can act like subwoofers. Normally, a car would have speakers in some of these areas, but according to Continental, the actuators that will replace the actual coil and magnet can deliver vibrations in these areas and as a reaction, the car itself can produce the sound. Sounds technical, huh? The company even provided an illustration of a violin comparing it to a car’s door panel to further explain how this works.

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Meet Russia’s Cardi 442 Concept - a reworked Aston Martin DB9

The British car manufacturer first unveiled their grand tourer, the Aston Martin DB9, during the 2003 Frankfurt Auto Show. The vehicle was actually made available both as a coupe and as Aston Martin DB9 Volante (which was a convertible). DB9 was the successor of the Aston Martin DB7 and was the very first model that was built in the British manufacturer’s Gaydon facility.

Aston Martin DB9 was designed by Henrik Fisker and is mainly made of aluminium except for the front bumpers and bonnet (which were composite). It was based on the DB7 with a more contemporary approach to the classic DB design elements and characteristics. The DB9 has a traditional Aston Martin grille and side strakes for simple and refined lines. The front portion of the car has no visible bumpers and does not have a separate nose cone. It is powered by a 6.0L V12 engine that can produce a maximum power of 444 horsepower. It has a top speed of 186 mph and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in a matter of 4.7 seconds.

Aston Martin’s DB9 has been around for more than 12 years and has gone through a lot of model year revisions to be able to cater to consumer needs. Now, the time has come for the DB9 to retire. But it does not have to end up in an old rusty junk yard. Cliché as it may sound, great things start from small beginnings, and so Russian coachbuilder Cardi is at the works of creating something great from the DB9.

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Aston Martin unveils highly potent DB9 GT

The Aston Martin DB9 Grand Tourer has been redesigned and we were anxious to see the results. We were not disappointed. The most impressive ‘DB’ to date, this Aston Martin model encapsulates muscle, beauty and design in one magnificent sports car.

With a powerful 6.0-litre V12 engine, the DB9 GT commanded centre stage as it was unveiled at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015. It is only fitting for a car of this power and prowess to be presented at this acclaimed festival. Since the 1950s, the DB4, DB5, DB6, DB7 have been renowned as elegant performance sports cars.

The DB9 is no exception; in fact, Aston Martin may have outdone itself. The vehicle is as beautiful as it is commanding. A machine of muscle, it has been designed with performance and regal bearing in mind. Performance is tracked from the uprated 6.0-litre V12 petrol engine, which is capable of producing an impressive 547 PS at 6750 rpm, and 620 Nm of torque at 5500 rpm.

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Design sketches of Kahn Design’s Vengeance have finally come out. This retro-styled two-seat coupé is derived from the existing Aston Martin DB9. Limited production for this wide-bodied sports car will start later this year in Coventry. Powertrain details haven’t been released yet but it’s likely to still have the current DB9’s 5.9-litre naturally aspirated V12 engine, which has an output of 510bhp that can cause the DB9 to accelerate to 62mph in just 4.6 seconds.

The Vengeance’s styling evokes “the silhouette of a sabretooth on the prowl,” according to Kahn. The Vengeance is also said to take inspiration from Aston Martin designs of the 1980s and 1990s. From these design sketches, we see that the Vengeance features a wide rear-end stance and its front grille has been reimagined.

At the front, the model sits on a set of 20-inch alloys while at the rear, it has 21-inch alloys. Founder Afzal Kahn said in a statement that by launching the Vengeance, his childhood dream of designing and producing his own car is realized. He also said that after working in the industry, he wants to “leave a legacy” that he can be proud of.

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Cadillac will offer its new flagship sedan – the CT6 rear-wheel-drive sedan – with the Bose Panaray system. Cadillac designed this new sound system exclusively for its new model, marking the debut of the latest line of Bose Automotive’s Advanced Technology Series sound systems. This system utilizes the technologies and design elements that are seen in Bose’s home entertainment and professional audio products.

The CT6 cabin will have 34 speakers, with nearly all of them having diameters of less than four inches. Last month in Detroit, General Motors CEO Mary Barra pointed out that this Bose system is a product of the joint development of innovations by the company and its supplier. Barra said that Cadillac has worked with Bose so that the technology can be integrated into the floor.

This system doesn’t need several stand-alone high-fi elements so it’s able to provide “great acoustics and greater efficiency.” In addition, the Bose system features articulated arrays, which are several small speakers positioned in alternating directions. Listeners will appreciate that its setup offers sound at a wider angle, resulting to a sound stage that’s more consistent and broader.

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We do know that Aston Martin is preparing some new models as it already announced that it will use engines provided by Mercedes-AMG. Today, we also found out that the British carmaker trademarked several monikers such as DB10, DB11, DB12, DB13 and DB14. We expect one of these to appear on the Aston Martin DB9 successor, which will arrive in 2016.

Company’s design director Marek Reichman already confirmed the fact that their next vehicle will indeed be a DB, but didn’t give any details regarding what number will follow.

Some rumors suggest that the vehicle will get the DB10 moniker but some company executives want the new car to keep its DB9 name. Moreover, we know that the new car will get the twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine that will be used by the 2015 Mercedes-AMG GT.

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The 2015 smart fortwo and forfour cars will feature HARMAN’s JBL sound. This marks that HARMAN, a premium global audio and infotainment group, has provided in-vehicle audio for smart, deepening its relations with the Daimler Group in the field of in-car infotainment. The JBL-equipped smart fortwo and forfour cars made their global debut on July 16 in Berlin and will hit the roads later this year.

The JBL sound system is expected to allow drivers and passengers of the fortwo and the forfour to obtain an ultimate listening experience while on the go. Designers and engineers at both JBL and smart worked together to develop a customized audio system that would surely pave way for an optimal sound in the compact interior of the cars.

For example, JBL and smart rendered the subwoofer removable to make the trunk more spacious when drivers need to carry extra baggage. Likewise, the well-defined JBL sound supports the illusion of driving in a spacious car.

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Aston Martin has unveiled the 2015 Aston Martin DB9 Carbon Edition at the New York Auto Show. The DB9 Carbon Edition is primary available in Carbon Black and Carbon White specifications, but customers could opt to bestow their units with one of the available colors in Aston Martin. The Carbon Black specification features a strong dark theme underpinned by a distinct mix of lightweight carbon fiber attributes.

On the other hand, the Carbon White special edition features dark elements that perfectly contrast against the Stratus White paint and accented caliper color. Both the Carbon Black and Carbon White editions don carbon fiber side strakes, rear lamp in-fills and black meshes and window surrounds.

A customer could further accentuate the carbon theme with optional carbon fiber front splitter, rear diffuser and mirror cap/arm features. Aston Martin DB9 Carbon Edition boasts of standard exterior equipment like 10-spoke diamond-turned alloy wheels (silver or satin black finishes) and brake calipers (red, yellow, grey or black).

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Aston Martin announced that at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show it will unveil the DB9 Carbon Black and Carbon White special editions. Emphasizing the timeless GT sporting nature, the new Carbon Black and Carbon White editions feature carbon fibre side strakes and black window surrounds that reinforce the powerful visual themes.

If the Carbon White special edition creates a dramatic visual effect with the carbon fibre and dark elements that contrast against the Stratus White paint and accented caliper colour, the Carbon Black accentuates the strong dark theme through unique combinations of lightweight carbon fiber features.

Inside, we find bespoke sill plaques with the Carbon Black or Carbon White logo, while the strong black styling theme with a choice of accent colours in line with the caliper shade showcases carbon fibre details and new black hardware. Under the hood, we find the 6.0-liter V12 engine rated at 517 hp and 620 Nm of torque. Pricing is available on request at any of Aston Martin’s 147 dealers.

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Aston Martin’s DB9 was subjected to a comprehensive overhaul. In the process, the pricier Virage was removed from its lineup. Among the upgrades given to the eight-year-old DB9 for the 2013 model year are a new exterior and interior inspired by the Virage and increased power for the V12 engine. It also gets the newest adaptive damping technology.

With these modifications, the buyers can get the best features of the Virage (of which only slightly more than 1,000 were sold within 1.5 years) with the DB9 badge and for £18,000 lower. The revised DB9 coupé has a starting price of £131,995.

The 5.9-litre engine was boosted from 470bhp to 510bhp and torque has gone up from 442lb ft to 457lb ft. it is powered by the latest version of the AM11 V12 series and features updates from Aston’s new Vanquish such as a revised block and a new head, the addition of dual variable valve timing, an uprated fuel pump and a modified intake manifold.

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Jaguar introduced the new top-of-the-line XJ Ultimate at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show. This model comes with the Meridian Surround Sound System that offers unmatched music reproduction in a luxury saloon. To make this possible, Jaguar partnered with Meridian Audio, the leading specialist manufacturer of high-end audio and video entertainment systems in the UK.

The XJ Ultimate is the range-topping version of Jaguar’s XJ saloon. According to Ian Callum, Director of Design at Jaguar, the XJ Ultimate has been fitted with the best audio system available to add to its exclusive specification.

Jaguar determined that Meridian would be the ideal partner in its objective. Jaguar’s customers will be getting a great listening experience.

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We have to admit that creating a tuning package for an Aston Martin DB9 is very hard but as usual, Project Kahn managed to create something different. The Ferrari Bianco white Project Kahn DB9 Aston Martin Volante is a mix of style, elegance, majesty, tradition, comfort and practicality. And because we are talking about Project Kahn, don’t expect to see something flashy as the British tuner only added a Kahn Sports exhaust, Sports lowered suspension, red calipers and privacy glass.

The interior also received an upgrade and features black leather in cream stitching, secondary hide in cream and pearl grey interior detailing. Of course, the interior can be customized in every possible way.

The design of the car is completed by the unique 20” RSV Kahn lightweight wheels, in matt pearl grey. The engine of the car remained untouched and the Aston Martin DB9 comes with the standard 6.0-litre V12 engine mated to a six-speed ZF automatic with paddle shift and rear wheel drive.

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The new Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System Audi A6 has recently been announced. This makes the A6 as the eighth Audi model to feature a Bang & Olufsen in-car audio system.

The new Advanced Sound System Audi A6 appears to have been inspired by Audi's A7 Sportback and A8 models and features the same organic petal-and-leaf loudspeaker grille design. The A6 models are fitted with the largest front door grilles ever produced by Bang & Olufsen.

The polished and anodized aluminum grilles in the A6 model are finished in a metal-look platinum color. Upon activating the system, two acoustic lenses rise silently from the dashboard in line with the windshield.

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Aston Martin announced today three DB9 Editions: Morning Frost, Carbon Black and Quantum Silver. The new DB9 Morning Frost comes with an extra sense of sophistication revealed by the pearlescent white exterior and completed by the metallic bronze leather interior.

The other editions feature a special Carbon Black paint and Quantum Silver made famous by the DBS featured in the last James Bond movie called Quantum of Solace.

The exterior is completed by the Obsidian Black interior along with a highly polished Piano Black centre console and interior door handles. Both the DB9 Carbon Black and Quantum Silver are offered with the six-speed Touchtronic II automatic transmission, new re-mapped sports exhaust delivering a better sound as well as 19" 10 spoke forged gloss black painted diamond-turned wheels.

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Aston Martin revealed today the facelifted DB9 range which includes a complete package of styling, engineering and equipment enhancements. According to the manufacturer, the main change of this car is the new front bumper which features a re-shaped lower intake featuring hexagonal mesh to compliment the new bright finish radiator grille.

Also, the new headlamp bezels complete the design. Further enhancements include silver brake calipers, 20-spoke diamond turned alloy wheels as standard as well as new design option wheels and a bright finish grille.

The new rear light lenses are also standard. Inside, the new Double Apex alloy finish is now added to the list of options as well as the BeoSound audio system from Bang & Olufsen.

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