All-new LR2 Stateside, world’s first vehicle to use Dolby Pro Logic II
Land Rover will soon hit the road with a new level of audio presentations. Freelander, dubbed as LR2 Stateside, is Land Rover’s latest addition. Said vehicle will be the very first vehicle to utilize Dolby® Pro Logic II® 7.1 surround sound. This time Rover deviates from the traditional surround sound with speakers to pave way for a home-theatre like audio experience.
Dolby® Pro Logic II® 7.1 comes with 14 speakers including the center channel, rear surrounds and a subwoofer. The system, which was developed by Alpine, comes with fiber optic connectors, iPod jack and a 440-watts amplifier to satisfy everyone’s audio fantasies. Freelander, is built with better off-road performance and new transverse straight¬-six. Nonetheless, what makes it more appealing is the fact that it has a killer sound system to sweep off other vehicle’s audio presentations. The innovative 7.1 sound system by Alpine, delivers a superior audio experience for everyone to enjoy.
Alpine is renowned for its high-quality music reproduction. In Freelander it has specifically created a special 14 speaker system for Rover Freelander parts. Dave Sheen, Alpine's OEM director says "Alpine believes no matter where you are sat in the car the sound experience should excite. 7.1 channel systems provide just that and with rear fill speakers, passengers are equally enthralled by the surround sound experience, not just those in the front. This is highly important for a family-orientated car like the Freelander 2."
Dolby’s technology works to create a surround sound playback experience that suits the unique environment of Land Rover vehicles. Regardless of the position of the vehicle or the condition of the road, Freelander can still give you the opportunity to enjoy amazing audio.
"We are delighted that such a prestigious and important car debuts the Dolby Pro Logic II 7.1 technology. The technology is in harmony with the Land Rover interior and provides stunning sound wherever you are within the car, and wherever the car takes you," Robin Dyer, VP Europe Consumer Division at Dolby noted.
Freelander’s attractive package will be available in the market this Spring with an striking starting price of approximately ,000.
About the Author: Carol Mitchel is an executive assistant in one of the leading automotive magazine in Los Angeles, California. She is a certified car lover and loves extreme sports.