Göteborg, Sweden – Volvo Car Corporation has announced a cooperative venture with American audio specialists Audyssey Labs, in the development of next-generation audio systems for Volvo vehicles.

“We have opted to work together with the very best in the audio industry, companies such as Dolby, Dynaudio, Alpine and Bang & Olufsen,” said Lex Kerssemakers, senior vice president, Brand, Business and Product Strategy.

Audyssey Labs has developed a unique technology, MultEQ, to compensate for the listening room’s negative effect on sound reproduction. The technology will be incorporated into Volvo audio systems.

“In any listening environment, room size, speaker placement, furniture, materials and surfaces asborb and reflect sound, causing distortion which degrades the listening experience,” said Chris Kyriakakis, chief technology officer, Audyssey Labs. “MultEQ was developed through many years of research to remove the problems of sound distortion in a way that everyone in the listening environment will enjoy smooth tonal balance, clear and concise imaging and soundstage, and an optimal sense of envelopment. We are proud to partner with Volvo to bring our technology to their audio systems.”

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