Newsletter – December 2009



With this last newsletter for 2009 we will like to express our thanks for your cooperation and support throughout the year that is close to past. In many aspects it has been a tough year for the loudspeaker business but fortunately we can also look back on a significant number of successfully product launches.


Radio in 3D

During the last months schacoustics have guided journalist Torben Brandt from DR, the national Danish Broadcasting Corporation, through the fascinating world of three dimensional sound reproduction. The bases for the series of four broadcasts are recordings in the so-called dummy head or binaural technique. The broadcasts will include description of the technique by leading Danish and international experts as well as numerous sound examples from daily day life and more specific situations. More unusual applications as e.g. mission critical communication in fighter airplanes and tanks are also described and illustrated by binaural recordings.

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If you want a view into an world that is unapproachable for most people this week’s episode will include Mr. Jens Schönemann-Paul’s technical description of the Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System for the for Aston Martin Rapide as well as binaural sound recordings from the car interior.


The series is broadcast on DR’s P1 every Monday evening in December at 8:03 PM and must be listened to using high quality headphones to give the optimum sonic experience. The programs can even be streamed directly from the website or downloaded to your own device via Podcast after the broadcast – unfortunately only in Danish (…but the sound examples are multilingual ;-)


In the media

Already in November the very first review of the BeoSound Rapide sound system for Aston Martin Rapide was published by American Road & Track under the headline: ‘First Ride: 2010 Aston Martin Rapide - Special Feature : Beauty, performance and seating for four - sounds good!’.


This great new ground-breaking four door vehicle will be released for customers in the winter/spring 2010 so the test was made on a quite early prototype. Nevertheless Shaun Bailey, Road & Track were very impressed by the sound performance and his final conclusion was:


‘And I hope it drives as well as it looks, rides and sounds!’


The sound performance from the 15 channel 1000+ W sound system in the recently finished product is even better!!


The new sound system for Aston Martin Rapide continues the rather successful track from the state of the art sound systems in Aston Martin DBS/DB9 Coupe and Volante as well as the V8/V12 Vantage Coupe and Roadster models. With the BeoSound Rapide Bang & Olufsen now covers the complete range of Aston Martin standard models.



We wish you all the best for 2010!



Med venlig hilsen / Best regards

Jens Schönemann-Paul

M.Sc.E.E. (acoustics)

technical consultant & founder


+45 69 10 32 74

+45 30 95 32 74


schacoustics aps

vester ringgade 18

DK-7600 Struer





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