“This new collaboration builds on the integration of Dolby Atmos immersive audio in Burmester's high-end 4D and 3D sound systems offered in Mercedes-Benz vehicles with the latest MBUX generation,” Mercedes-Benz said in a statement.
From a survey it conducted, Mercedes-Benz found that more than 76% of drivers believe the realistic spatial sound in their vehicle is a fairly important feature that determines their decision when making a vehicle purchase, as more than 70% of people say that they mostly listen to music. while in their car.
Mercedes-Benz also demonstrated how the Burmester 4D sound system works in the 2022 Maybach S-Class via the @DufferRobert twitter account.
This doesn't capture its true capability, but a demo of “Boom” in Mercedes new Burmester 4D sound with Spatial Audio and Dolby Atmos suspends the listener in sound waves. It's next level. pic.twitter.com/spBR4Re64e
— Robert Duffer (@DufferRobert) October 24, 2022
The Burmester 4D sound system consists of 31 speakers, including six 3D speakers that emit sound from above, 4 near-ear speakers in the front seats, 18.5 liter subwoofer, 8 sound transducers (two per seat), 2 amplifiers and 1750 watts of power.
Kevin Yeaman, President and CEO of Dolby Laboratories commented about the new sound system, “The unique immersive music experience at Dolby Atmos, sets a new standard for how music should be heard in the car.”
The Burmester 4D sound system comes with a price tag of $6,730 and is currently only available for the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Maybach S580.