For this innovative hybrid vehicle, Focal and DS Automobiles engineers worked together, with a single objective: to enhance the sound and the listening experience, making it ever more immersive. The system includes: 16-channel amplification accumulating 690 watts and 14 loudspeakers perfectly distributed throughout the passenger compartment…
An innovative audio system
After the DS 7 Crossback, DS 3 Crossback and DS 9, the Focal Electra audio system exclusively developed for DS Automobiles equips the charismatic DS 4. For this compact hybrid vehicle, Focal and DS Automobiles engineers worked together on the Focal Electra system by revisiting it, for an even better performance and more listening pleasure. More efficiency and more innovations at the service of the listening experience. As a result, a new generation of loudspeakers, a new amplifier, and new audio processing were created.
A new generation of speakers
The DS 4 embodies “augmented technology”, a combination of advanced technologies and augmented reality.
The 14 lspeakers integrated in the passenger compartment are the result of exclusive Focal technologies:
- The new Polyglass cone woofers / midrange drivers provide the foundation for sound balance and dynamics,
- Aluminum inverted-domed TNF tweeters deliver highs with detail and precision,
- The center channel and the rear satellite speakers immerse the passengers thanks to optimized spatialization,
- The new Power Flower triple coil subwoofer delivers bass with authority and control.
The entire system is powered by a new (fully active) 16-channel 690-watt amplifier: despite a low power consumption, there is plenty of power, which is dynamically controlled and always available.
A pure immersive experience
The listening experience aboard the DS4 is rich, detailed and immersive. The music is reproduced with all the atmosphere of the original recording. Specifically positioned, the soundstage is stable regardless of the musical style being played. New settings, such as the optimized front, provide a concert-like experience, while passengers in the back benefit from enhanced sound thanks to dedicated surround loudspeakers.
Offering an innovative definition of comfort, the interior design of the DS 4 fully embellishes the experience. The ventilated and massaging seats have a refined design. A unique construction envelops the high-density foam to achieve an exceptional level of comfort. Through its materials, with different types of leather, Alcantara®, forged carbon and wood, the interior combines refinement and technology.