New Alpine Multimedia System Debuts In Jaguar Super Eight Concept Car | Part Two


DDLinear speakers

DDL represents the latest thinking in powerful, but lightweight, audiophile speakers. DDL combines a dual gap and short voice coils, eliminating the modulation of motor power normally associated with excursion while the linear excursion characteristics remain in proportion to the input voltage. Using a shorter voice coil removes weight and reduces inductance.

Alpine also achieved further weight savings by using Neodymium magnets which, despite being lighter, produce more bass. More responsive and, conceived with today’s digital sources in mind, these provide lower distortion and a more dynamic bass sound. Bass performance is enhanced with 2 x 8 inch drivers in the rear of the car.

Movies on the move

The Super Eight follows hard on the heels of last year’s Jaguar R-D6 show car which featured Alpine’s ground-breaking Shutter Screen technology. "We’ve been working with Jaguar on various projects for more than ten years now." explains Alpine’s Business Development Manager Nick Bailey. "Collaborating on the Jaguar Super Eight has allowed us to push back the boundaries and the results are spectacular - the 8.2 system is like driving around in your own home cinema!"

"We’re thrilled that Alpine and Jaguar are embracing surround sound as an integral part of the Super Eight show car" added Mike Ward, Dolby's European Automotive Marketing Manager. "The inclusion of both Dolby Digital and Dolby Pro Logic II as part of Alpine's cutting edge multimedia system will deliver an unparalleled listening experience from both DVD and stereo music sources, in keeping with the spirit and innovation of the car."

About Alpine

Since 1978, Alpine has been at the forefront of in-car entertainment development, producing some of the world’s most advanced audio systems, on-board navigation and multimedia applications. As a result of focusing exclusively on high-fidelity in-car systems, Alpine has been nominated No.1 for customer satisfaction in the US for four consecutive years and is specified as original equipment in some of the world’s most prestigious marques.

In 2003 Alpine celebrated its 25th brand anniversary.


Published : 10/04/04 Author : Melanie Carter

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