Arkamys, a French-based company and a leader in audio enhancement technology, has developed a new sound spatialization tool which offers exceptional listening comfort inside the car. International automotive group Citroën has chosen Arkamys’ sound system to equip its new model, the C4.
Citroën strives to meet the demands of its customers, who expect tailor-made solutions, and decided that Arkamys’ high-tech solution was the best option currently available on the market.
Arkamys’ technology improves acoustic performance inside the car whilst also guaranteeing the ability to customise listening variables. With sound spatialization, users can position the ‘sound stage’ to face the driver (or all passengers), in order to ensure listening comfort. The sound that is produced offers better tone fidelity, more powerful bass and a better dispersion of sound throughout the interior.
The acoustic improvement system uses digital sound processing, and corrects any imperfections caused by the physical limitations of the speakers and constraints deriving from the configuration of the vehicle’s interior. In doing this, Arkamys’ solution restores clarity and fullness of sound, and ensures that the driver (together with every passenger in the vehicle) enjoys the same surround sound.
Arkamys has combined this acoustic improvement system with the intervention of a sound engineer that fine-tunes the settings in order to get the ultimate listening experience. The engineer, nicknamed Golden Ear, combines technical know-how with his (or her) perceptive skills, in order to guarantee the best possible production of sound. As a result, music and voice are harmoniously balanced inside the vehicle.
The technology developed by Arkamys offers the possibility of travelling within a peaceful, stress-free atmosphere, whatever the driving conditions.
Citroën is a major French automotive manufacturer, which boasts 8,000 customer contact points and 13,500 employees across 82 countries. Citroën sold 1,346,000 vehicles in 2009.
A dynamic and creative brand, Citroën launched the DS3 in 2010 – the first model in its new, distinctive range of premium cars. Also in 2010, Citroën demonstrated its commitment to the environment, with the release of two electric vehicles, as well as bringing Stop & Start technology into general use. (Stop & Start switches off the engine when the car is at a standstill. In turn, this helps to lower CO2 emissions and fuel consumption.)
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Arkamys is a leader in innovative audio technologies, and provides software and audio solutions for the automotive sector and consumer-electronics market, including solutions for smartphones, audio and video players, and televisions.
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