These days, for various luxury models, you’ll be able to order a variety of high end audio systems from brands like Bang & Olufsen or Bose, with an impressive number of speakers.
Audi wants to completely one-up its rivals though, and has revealed a Q7 prototype with not one, not two but 62 speakers!
The model has resulted from a partnership between Audi and Institute for Digital Media Technology. As you can see above, the Q7 now has 5 tweeters, 52 mid-range speakers, 4 woofers and 1 subwoofer, all sprinkled around the cabin of the big SUV.
The audio technology powering the system is wave field synthesis, and is able to delay the impulses sent to speakers in order to truly get the complete experience.
Sadly, media companies aren’t using this technology today, so you’ll have a lot of speakers but not all of them will be used to their full potential.