VIANO VISION PEARL
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Viano for the concept car Viano VISION PEARL
Bang & Olufsen has partnered with Mercedes-Benz once again to develop the BeoSound Viano sound system for the all-new Mercedes-Benz Viano Vision Pearl concept. The new system is the world’s first high-end sound system made for a vehicle within the van segment, and mirrors the Vision Pearl concept – for those who appreciate not only mobility and comfort, but also stylish and exceptional quality.
Bang & Olufsen’s team of expert sound engineers spent many hours fine-tuning the new BeoSound Viano sound system to match the Viano Vision Pearl concept. Featuring a large interior and flexible seating configuration, the challenge was to recreate the same highly detailed sound performance for every passenger within the cabin.
Setting the Big Stage
The new BeoSound Viano sound system features 18-speakers powered by 1,320 watts of ICEpower and Class-D amplification. The new BeoSound Viano sound system also features Bang & Olufsen’s patented Acoustic Lens Technology (ALT) – two ALT lenses up front on the instrument panel and two on the rear C-pillar. The unique ALT technology disperses sound in a 180-degree horizontal plane to create a vivid sound stage, regardless of seating position.
Design and Craftsmanship
Step inside the Viano Vision Pearl concept, and it’s clear that the Viano sound system has been designed to complement the style, quality and exclusivity of the Viano Vision Pearl concept.
Take the ALT lenses, for example, which subtly illuminate the cabin with white LED light when the system is activated.
Looking around, you’ll also appreciate the handcrafted workmanship of the 2mm-thick, solid aluminium grilles covering most of the loudspeakers. These exclusive grilles feature a new hole pattern developed exclusively for the Viano Vision Pearl concept and two distinct designs that reflect the concept’s differentiated interior: curves and organic elements at the front and squares and straight elements in the rear. Bang & Olufsen’s expertise with aluminium continues throughout the cabin.
Expanding the Reach of High-End In-Car Audio
With the birth of the BeoSound Viano sound system, Bang & Olufsen and Mercedes-Benz are bringing the breathtaking sound of Bang & Olufsen to an entirely new audience. They are also proving once again that high-end home audio is equally suited to an in-car environment…or should that be ‘in-van’ environment.