Bang & Olufsen Sound System

A history retold 

The new Audi TT Roadster marries the marque’s contemporary aesthetics, with the model’s classic design language. The model has been enhanced by the inclusion of a bespoke Bang & Olufsen Sound System; matching the performance and look of Audi’s new compact soft-top. 

Beyond expectation

The Bang & Olufsen Sound System for the Audi TT Roadster is designed around an array of 12 loudspeakers; each powered by their own amplifier channel. Bang & Olufsen’s system comprises a 3-way front-end set-up, with integrated sealed-box dual-coil woofers in each door. This configuration reduces vibration and enhances sound control. Continuing with Audi’s focus on power-efficiency, Bang & Olufsen has opted for a class-D amplifier, producing 680 watts.

Bang & Olufsen wanted passengers to experience the same immersive sound in both closed-roof and open-top situations. It achieves this with incorporated VNC technology (Vehicle Noise Compensation). VNC continuously monitors both reproduced sound and internal/external noise, via on-board microphone. It simultaneously adjusts timbre and volume settings to compensate.


Seamless integration Beyond expectation

The engineers at Bang & Olufsen have been innovative in creating a sound system that feels completely at one with its surroundings. The bespoke grilles utilize Bang & Olufsen’s ‘dynamic line design’ for improved acoustic transparency. Each grille features a dramatic LED illuminated edge, reflecting its light on a protruding chamfer.


Pictures by courtesy of Audi AG



12 fully active loudspeakers

3-way front set-up, with built-in, sealed-box, dual-coil woofers in each door to reduce vibration and enhanced sound control



14-channel DSP amplifier

Total output power 680 watts

Fraunhofer surround sound algorithm



“Dynamic Lines” design to enhance the grill transparency in order to reach even higher sound quality levels

Loudspeaker grills in each of the car’s doors with an anodized aluminum trim featuring an LED-illuminated edge



5.1 Surround Sound (only available with the MMI Navigation plus)

Vehicle Noise Compensation (VNC)