|2011 Jaguar XJ Gets the B&W Treatment|
|Home Theater News Speaker Systems News|
|Written by Dick Ward|
|Wednesday, 21 April 2010|
"Typically, loudspeakers do not receive this degree of attention," said B&W director Martin Lindsay. "[Speakers] are often an afterthought considered after window and door mechanisms are packaged." The XJ is an exception though. The speaker space was reserved early in the design process to ensure great acoustic results.
Bowers & Wilkins designers worked in tandem with those from Jaguar to ensure that neither the car’s aesthetics nor the sound of the speakers was compromised. "Bowers & Wilkins also worked closely with the designers to create the unique grilles, not only allowing the sound to pass transparently," said Lindsay, "but also subtly, revealing Bowers & Wilkins’ characteristic yellow Kevlar speaker cones."