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    Default Chev Volt Sound - 30% smaller, 40% lighter and uses 50% less energy

    Never saw this picture or some (pict/speaker "details") of the info before and thought I'd share.



    http://www.boston.com/business/ticke...volts_can.html

    In all the hoopla surrounding the new Chevrolet Volt not many people have discussed the type of entertainment system in the vehicle. As you might expect, you can't have the usual in an unusual car. The Bose Energy Efficient Series sound system uses a proprietary design and exclusive Bose technologies. The new sound system delivers premium high-quality audio, but is 30% smaller, 40% lighter and uses 50% less energy than automotive sound systems with comparable performance.

    Bose High Efficiency Technology
    The Bose Energy Efficient Series sound system features Bose switching amplification, High Motor Force speakers and proprietary control circuitry to reproduce sound at concert hall volumes, while reducing its power consumption by half. The Bose amplifier runs cooler than conventional linear amplifiers, and uses a smaller, lighter heat sink, significantly reducing its size and weight. Using exclusive control circuitry and switching technology, its energy consumption is dramatically reduced, yet it delivers eight channels of custom equalization to power the speakers: three High Motor Force woofers, one located in each front door and one integrated in the spare-tire well, two 1-inch tweeters integrated in the A-pillar; and two 4-inch neodymium mid/high-range speakers, placed in the rear doors.

    Using select materials and custom design, the system delivers the performance of larger, heavier speakers. Drivers and passengers will hear musical detail throughout the frequency range, including the deep low notes required to reproduce lifelike audio.

    The Bose Energy Efficient Series system comes standard on the 2011 Chevrolet Volt [and is an option on the 2012 as some folks didn't want it].

    For more information visit
    Bose <--click me. Check out the two videos there with these graphics.
    See at click me above. .
    Last edited by scottf200; 09-10-2015 at 09:57 AM.

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    What's odd is having such a high efficiency sound system that you cannot turn off to save power. <g>

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark4090 View Post
    What's odd is having such a high efficiency sound system that you cannot turn off to save power. <g>
    LOL - but the above is specifically about Bose system. You can turn the display off and turn the volume down to pretend it is off. I bet it is pretty efficient like that <grin>

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    "Spare tire well"??!? We have a spare tire well? :-)

    Everything but the kitchen sink seems to be in the spare tire well...

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    Nice find, Scott. This needs to go in ChrisC's FAQ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty View Post
    "Spare tire well"??!? We have a spare tire well? :-)

    Everything but the kitchen sink seems to be in the spare tire well...
    Well...everything but an actual spare tire!

    Paul (Cari's husband)
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    #1258 has now been adopted and has been placed in a safe/happy home!
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    Great info. I was wondering where they put the sub.

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    I agree with everybody's comments on the sound system:
    1. As good as or better than any factory installed system
    2. Not as good as a top end custom system
    3. Should turn off "correctly"
    4. Sounds great
    Last edited by hamchief; 03-07-2011 at 04:22 PM.

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    hamchief,

    Works for me.

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    Yea, I'm loving it. And with no discernible difference in battery range due to it, I just blast it all the way home, haha.
    BLACK VOLT #218 - "PESTILENCE"

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