The 2016 Cadillac CT6 luxury sedan will have a sound system befitting its high-class aspirations. Developed specifically for the CT6, the Bose Panaray sound system is said to be the highest-performing system Bose has ever created.
The new system features a whopping 34 speakers placed strategically throughout the cabin, each of which is less than 4 inches in diameter. These small speakers are set up in two types of arrangements: either “articulated arrays” meant to project sound multi-directionally, or “line arrays” meant to target sound to a particular area of the cabin. There are a few showy elements of the system as well, such as the three small speakers that rise out of the dashboard when needed.
As shown in the illustration above, the various speakers, tweeters, and woofers are everywhere from the door panels to the instrument panel to even the front headrests. In combination with the Bose Centerpoint surround sound technology, the Panaray system is meant to replicate a full, 360-degree auditory experience for each passenger. A high-performance woofer is said to provide powerful bass without any distortion, while a pair of low-frequency enclosures under the front seats ensure that the bass is heard and felt without any shaking or buzzing.
The Bose Panaray system will be optional on high-trim versions of the 2016 Cadillac CT6, with two other Bose sound systems included with lower-trim models. An 8-speaker Bose system will be standard, with a 10-speaker Bose Centerpoint surround sound system being the mid-grade sound option.
The 2016 Cadillac CT6 will sit above the CTS sedan in the Cadillac lineup when it makes its official debut in New York next week. We already know plenty of information about the car, including details about its aluminum-intensive structure and its powertrain options.