The new EQS under the magnifying glass: the Burmester® surround sound system

OverviewThe 15 biggest innovations”The EQS is a milestone on the way to CO2-neutrality”Interesting facts & figures”Linking intelligence and emotion”Interesting facts & figuresThe transformers: thinking of tomorrow todayInnovative aesthetics in unmistakable purpose designEmbarking on the new era of purpose designThe EQS: Experience for all the sensesHere comes the new world record holderGentleperson of the new schoolNo cable reaches this farThe whispering class for the earsPowerful cell chemistry meets intelligent softwareFurther reducing the carbon footprint with green powerAlways connectedBecause the shortest route is not always the fastestActivating new functions after buying a new carConsistent digitisation and borrowings from interior design”The MBUX Hyperscreen is both the brain and nervous system of the car”Zero-layer design: the most important thing is now only one click awayWelcome to the big in-car showBetween comfortable tranquillity and an interactive, sensuous sound experienceQuick learner thanks to AIHEPA filter against airborne pollutantsAcoustic oases with summer rain, seagull sounds and rustling leavesHe who calls for silenceEfficient use of waste heat from the powertrainVirtual surround sound and extensive sound personalisationEmotive animations, colour feedback and additional visual warningsGreat suspension and ride comfort paired with high driving dynamicsThe rear wheels also steer as standardHigh-resolution light projection with innovative assistance functionsIntelligent support while drivingEasy entry into confined parking spaces and narrow entrancesUse your time in the car more effectively and conveniently have it park and unparkAccident protection is not a question of the powertrain concept

The optional Burmester® surround sound system is a prerequisite for experiencing the specially designed Sound Experience with the two soundscapes Silver Waves and Vivid Flux (see separate chapter). The high-end audio system with 15 loudspeakers, 15 separate amplifier channels and a system output of 710 watts offers many more refinements. These include the three-dimensional surround sound, a personal sound setup, settings focused on individual areas of the interior, as well as the classy design of the speakers with grilles made of metal and Burmester® lettering. MBUX Entertainment is included and enables seamless operation of streaming services via the central display, the steering wheel or the "Hey Mercedes" voice assistant.

In total, the Burmester® surround sound system comprises 15 powerful speakers. Mercedes uses the front bass technology developed in-house: The two subwoofers are integrated into the body shell in the bulkhead on the driver and front passenger side.

Two sound presets allow for different listening enjoyment. If you prefer music that is unadulterated, choose the "Pure" style, which does without effects. A special feature of the "3D sound" mode, on the other hand, is the virtual surround sound. With the help of two 3D speakers in the overhead control panel and a corresponding algorithm, used by the digital sound processor in the amplifier, real surround sound in multi-channel format is generated there.

Further individualisation options are offered by the "Sound Focus" and "Equalizer" functions. With the former, the sound is optimised for the front seats, the rear seats or all seats. The equalizer function can be used to adjust bass, mid and treble. Even more convenient: With sound personalisation, a setup wizard allows you to enter your music preferences and configure the Burmester® sound system accordingly. The wizard saves the result in a personal profile.

Anyone opting for the Burmester® surround sound system automatically has the MBUX Entertainment function on board. It enables seamless operation of streaming services such as Spotify, Amazon Music, TuneIn or TIDAL via the central display, the steering wheel or the "Hey Mercedes" voice assistant.

The Burmester® surround sound system also features Vehicle Noise Compensation (VNC). As a result, the sound impression is maintained in the face of changing driving noises - on the motorway as well as in city traffic. An intelligent algorithm continuously decides whether a desired music signal or interfering noise is present and precisely adjusts the sound.

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