The upcoming Polestar 3 uses Dirac Opteo Professional sound optimization solution that ensures the sound experience is consistently excellent across every seat of the vehicle
If you like sharp Scandinavian design, then you definitely love Volvo. Or, in the case of fully electric-powered vehicles, their offshoot, now a standalone brand, Polestar. And for the last several years, Polestar has been doing big things. One of them is the Polestar 3, a gorgeous mid-size luxury all-electric SUV with plenty of performance and luxury amenities inside. And whilst the Swedish carmaker has been investing heavily into its powertrain, it has also worked extensively with Swedish audio specialist Dirac to give it a truly thumping sound system. In turn, owners who will choose the Polestar 3 will be able to enjoy a 1,610-watt Bowers & Wilkins surround sound system with a whopping 25 individual speakers. The system uses the Dirac Opteo Professional sound optimization solution that ensures the sound experience is consistently excellent across every seat of the vehicle. For anyone that has ever experienced what Bowers & Wilkins sounds like in a Volvo will certainly be more than thrilled about this.
For Dirac, de-conflicting the number of audio speakers in a vehicle is paramount in providing a clear and sharp sound. After all, car speakers tend to interfere with each other, which results in distortion and audio clarity. In turn, the company offers a pretty nifty & genius solution: it uses their s patented multiple-input/multiple-output mixed-phase impulse response correction technology that enables “all the speakers in a car to work intelligently together and co-correct each other’s impulse response.”
Dirac describes the interior of a car as one of the most challenging acoustic environments in the world, noting that speakers can easily interfere with each other resulting in distortion and reduced audio clarity. The company’s solution involves patented multiple-input/multiple-output mixed-phase impulse response correction technology that enables “all the speakers in a car to work intelligently together and co-correct each other’s impulse response”. As a result, this allows the Polestar 3’s system to create a richer, more balanced, and better-sounding system across the range, giving you the most immersive concert-like audio experience inside the car.
“Dirac is leading the world in automobile audio optimization, pioneering technologies that push the boundaries of automotive sound,” Dirac general manager of Automotive Audio Lars Carlsson said. “As modern vehicles become increasingly complex, automakers like Polestar continue to rely on Dirac to help achieve their signature sound. Our Dirac Opteo Professional solution digitally optimizes speaker performance and ensures the perfect listening experience in any vehicle.”
However, all of this comes with a caveat though. Volvo has revealed that issues with the software of the latest-generation platform underpinning the Polestar 3 and the Volvo EX90 have pushed back production plans by six months. As a result, production of the Polestar 3 isn’t expected to start until the first quarter of 2024, and in turn, deliveries have been pushed for most customers.
Source: Polestar VIA CarScoops