As impressed listeners of the B&W Zeppelin ipod speaker system in our office, we are pleased to see that Bowers & Wilkins, the British loudspeaker company are behind the exclusive Jaguar XKR-S sound system. Fitted as standard to the limited run of 200 cars, the system follows the highly-acclaimed Bowers & Wilkins audio offerings in the Jaguar XF and Jaguar XKR Portfolio.
The advanced system, specifically designed for the XK, incorporates many technologies cherished by audiophiles and recording professionals alike. Kevlar, a hallmark of Bowers & Wilkins mid-range speakers is used for the loudspeaker cones. The composition and resins used are a highly-guarded secret, part of a recipe of unique ingredients for delivering unrivalled sound reproduction marked by exceptional clarity and detail.
“It seems fitting that a high-performance vehicle like XKR-S is fitted with the ultimate in high-performance audio to match. Tuned by the acoustic experts that are responsible for our top-of-the-line products in Abbey Road ensures that Jaguar winds up with something goes far beyond ‘premium audio,’” says Bowers & Wilkins’ head of automotive, Martin Lindsay. “Only this level of expertise can deliver such a truly compelling performance.”
The Jaguar XKR-S is a lightweight sports coupe that takes the Jaguar sports car experience to a new level. As the fastest production XK to date, it delivers a combination of high-speed performance, dynamic excellence and crafted luxury that is unique to Jaguar.Published 12 March 2008