October 17, 2017

SOUNDS ELECTRIC

INFOGRAPHIC: The Bose Energy Efficient Series Sound System for NThe all-electric Nissan LEAF may be known for being quiet on the outside, but now it’s boomin’ on the inside with the first custom-designed Bose® Energy Efficient Series sound system available on the 2013 model that goes on sale this month in America.

The Bose system in the LEAF delivers powerful, high-quality audio, but with a significantly smaller and lighter footprint than conventional systems and at about half the electrical current.

To meet the energy efficient design goals for the LEAF, Nissan engineers focused on using every available watt of power effectively throughout the vehicle, including the sound system.

For mid-high-frequency performance, the Bose Energy Efficient Series sound system includes six lightweight speakers strategically placed and acoustically tuned to reproduce music accurately, with more of the detail found in a live performance. There are two one-inch neodymium tweeters, one in each A-pillar; two 6.5-inch wide-range neodymium speakers, one in each front door; and two 5.25-inch wide-range neodymium speakers, one in each rear door.

For low frequencies, Bose implemented a 4.5-inch Nd® Richbass® woofer in a 6.2-liter custom-engineered Acoustic Waveguide bassbox. The bassbox uses patented technology applied from Bose® Wave® home entertainment products to deliver rich, low-frequency performance from a small enclosure.

And at the heart of the sound system, a Bose energy-efficient amplifier operates on much less power and runs cooler than conventional offerings. The amplifier is also smaller and lighter because it doesn’t require as many large metal cooling fins to dissipate heat.

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