Land Rover’s new Freelander 2 will feature the first-ever in-car application of Dolby Pro Logic II 7.1 surround sound. The Alpine-made ICE system employs a 440 watt multi-channel amplifier and 14 speakers for immersive sound. “We believe that no matter where you are sat in the car the sound experience should excite,” says Alpine’s OEM director Dave Sheen. “7.1 channel systems provide just that and with rear fill speakers, passengers are equally enthralled by the surround sound experience, not just those in the front. This is highly important for a family-orientated car like the Freelander 2.”
The Freelander has a three way front speaker layout of mid, bass and tweeter together with a centre fill speaker to replicate the front sound stage right. Surround is provided by tweeters and bass drivers in the rear doors plus rear fill speakers in the pillars. An 80 watt subwoofer contributes the LFE. “We are delighted that such a prestigious and important car debuts the Dolby Pro Logic II 7.1 technology,” said Robin Dyer, VP Europe Consumer Division at Dolby. “The technology is in harmony with the Land Rover interior and provides stunning sound wherever you are within the car, and wherever the car takes you.” For more visit Alpine Sound.