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Re-Designed 2014 Mazda6 Features a Lightweight and Efficient Bose® Surround Sound System


29 August, 2012 – Today, Bose announces that the highly anticipated 2014 Mazda6 mid-size sports sedan is equipped with a powerful yet lightweight and efficient sound system from Bose that delivers an immersive audio experience for all passengers.


The 11-speaker Bose surround sound system for the re-designed Mazda6 includes more advanced audio features than the previous generation while weighing 20% less.  Bose engineers accomplished this by using system components that are smaller, lighter and require less energy than comparable offerings.  This approach also supports Mazda’s SKYACTIV® Technology design philosophy for building a highly efficient vehicle without compromising performance.


At the heart of the sound system’s architecture is a new
energy-efficient amplifier from Bose, used for the first time in a production vehicle.  This new offering consumes less energy and runs cooler than conventional linear amplifiers.  It features proprietary control circuitry to enable continuous low-power operation, which results in less heat generation and eliminates the need for large metal cooling fins.  As a result, it’s more compact and weighs less than a conventional amplifier without any trade-off in audio performance.

 

Next-Generation Centerpoint® Surround Technology
Custom-engineered for the unique interior of the Mazda6, the sound system features the next generation of Bose Centerpoint digital signal processing, which enables listeners to enjoy a surround-sound experience from nearly any audio source, including CDs, MP3 players, and satellite, FM and digital radio.


Implemented for the first time in a Mazda vehicle, the improved Centerpoint 2 technology converts stereo output into multiple audio channels for highly precise audio reproduction.  Simultaneously, an enhanced algorithm creates spacious sound inside the cabin, allowing listeners to hear each note and instrument with remarkable precision.

 

AudioPilot® 2 Noise Compensation
Bose AudioPilot 2 technology compensates for the effects of unwanted sound from different road surfaces, changing driving speeds, even an open window.  A microphone placed in the cabin continuously monitors ambient noise conditions, while a sophisticated Bose algorithm analyzes the music signal and adjusts it to reduce the effect of unwanted noise.  AudioPilot 2 noise compensation technology operates automatically, enabling drivers to focus more on what’s coming down the road and less on the audio controls.

 

Customized Speaker Layout for the 2014 Mazda6
Innovative speaker design and placement complete the sound system in the new Mazda6.  A pair of 9-inch (23cm) Nd® woofers -- one in each front door -- delivers deep, low-frequency output from a package much slimmer than conventional speakers.  This makes it possible to position the woofers unobtrusively into tight but acoustically advantageous spaces, without sacrificing performance.


A 3.25-inch (8cm) mid-range Twiddler® in the middle of the instrument panel helps produce a clear and centered sound image, while two additional Twiddlers on either side provide tonal balance.  High notes are delivered by 1-inch (2.5cm) tweeters located in the instrument panel, and wide-range sound is produced by 5.25-inch (13.5cm) speakers placed in each rear door.  A pair of 2.5-inch (6cm) Twiddlers positioned on the rear deck completes the system layout.


More information about Bose® automotive sound systems can be found at www.Bose.com/auto.

 

About Bose Automotive Systems
In the early 1980s, Bose engineers created the world’s first factory-installed premium sound systems for General Motors luxury automobiles.
Unlike conventional or aftermarket automotive systems, these Bose® systems were specifically designed and tuned for the particular model in which they were installed, and helped transform the automobile from a hostile listening environment into a haven for music enjoyment.


Since then, Bose has developed proprietary speaker designs, advanced amplification and signal processing technologies, exclusive analysis and design tools, and technology for managing engine and powertrain sounds inside vehicles, all based on a heritage of research and engineering.  And in 2013, Bose celebrates an important milestone as the only audio company to deliver 30 years of continuous innovation for auto manufacturers worldwide.


Today, Bose automotive sound systems are recognized globally as the industry benchmark for performance and customer satisfaction.

 

About Bose Corporation
Bose Corporation was founded in 1964 by Dr. Amar G. Bose, then a professor of electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Today, the company is driven by its founding principles, investing in long-term research with one fundamental goal: to develop new technologies with real customer benefits.  Bose® innovations have spanned decades and industries, creating and transforming categories in audio and beyond.  Bose products for the home, in the car, on the go and in public spaces have become iconic.  From the company’s home entertainment systems and Wave® music systems, to noise cancelling and audio headphones, digital music systems, Bluetooth® speakers and professional solutions, Bose has changed the way people listen to music. 


Bose Corporation is privately held.  The company’s spirit of invention, passion for excellence, and commitment to extraordinary customer experiences can be found around the world -- everywhere Bose does business.  



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