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Bose® Introduces Energy Efficient Series Sound System in New, All-Electric Nissan Leaf

 

February 7, 2013 -- Today, Bose announces its first custom-designed Bose® Energy Efficient Series sound system in an all-electric vehicle, the 2013 Nissan LEAF.  The Bose system in the LEAF delivers powerful, high-quality audio, but with a significantly smaller and lighter footprint than conventional systems, and at about half the electrical current.
 
“The Bose Energy Efficient Series sound system delivers on all its promise for LEAF owners.  It’s remarkably efficient -- without conceding on great musical performance,” said Brandon Westley, president of the Bose Automotive Systems Division.  “This system also demonstrates the unmatched advancements we’ve achieved in producing highly efficient audio technology in vehicles.”  
 
To meet the energy efficient design goals for the LEAF, Nissan engineers focused on using every available watt of power effectively throughout the vehicle, including the sound system.  Bose expertise in power-efficient technology led to the development of smaller and lighter speakers and amplifiers that perform at a high level without compromising the LEAF’s power, weight or interior space.  
 
Bose engineers also delivered on Nissan’s goal to incorporate a powerful bass unit compact enough to be mounted into the small space in the LEAF’s rear cargo area.  Bose implemented a 4.5-inch Nd® Richbass® woofer in a 6.2-liter, custom-engineered acoustic waveguide bassbox.  The bassbox uses patented technology applied from Bose® Wave® home entertainment products to deliver rich, low-frequency performance from a very small enclosure.  
 
For mid-/high-frequency performance, the Bose Energy Efficient Series sound system includes six lightweight speakers strategically placed and acoustically tuned to reproduce music accurately, with more of the detail found in a live performance.  There are two one-inch neodymium tweeters, one in each A-pillar; two 6.5-inch wide-range neodymium speakers, one in each front door; and two 5.25-inch wide-range neodymium speakers, one in each rear door.
 
And at the heart of the sound system, a Bose energy-efficient amplifier operates on much less power and runs cooler than conventional offerings.  The amplifier is also smaller and lighter because it doesn’t require as many large metal cooling fins to dissipate heat.  
 
Bose began collaborating with Nissan Motor Company nearly 25 years ago, and the LEAF joins an extensive lineup of Nissan vehicles currently available with Bose sound systems, including the Altima, Armada, GT-R, Maxima, Murano, Pathfinder, Quest, Rogue, Sentra and Z coupe and convertible.
 
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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