Fraunhofer Symphoria®

Overview

Experience the boundless beauty of sound

Symphoria is a universal solution for rendering outstanding stereo and 3D surround sound in automotive environments. The intelligent post processing technology virtually opens up the sound image of your sound system, creating a new sense of dimensionality and spaciousness by increasing width, depth and even height of the sound image. In addition to delivering a more natural and realistic sound, automotive entertainment systems powered by Symphoria offer a highly improved perceived audio quality for every passenger in the car. This results in a broad and clearly defined front stage as well as a perfectly balanced surround sound field for each seat.

 

Symphoria embodies:

  • Stable high quality audio from any audio source (radio, mp3, CD etc.)
  • Support of any channel configuration of the input content (stereo, 5.1 surround, 3D audio)
  • Flexibility when designing a sound concept to meet manufacturers’ needs and branding requirements.
  • An extraordinary listening experience for any automotive sound system configuration, independent of loudspeaker type, position or number.
  • A reduction in car weight and therefore sound system costs: The application of intelligent audio signal processing allows for a cutback of sound system hardware.

 

Symphoria achieves results through the following steps:

During the first step the individual sound components within the audio signal are separated, with help of a semantic analysis process. Following the separation of the individual sound components, the tunable algorithm of Symphoria intelligently distributes the separated audio objects inside the car.

 

Collaborations

 

Availability

Optimized Symphoria DSP implementations are available.

Symphoria can be licensed in different versions. Please contact us amm-info@iis.fraunhofer.de to find the best solution for you.

Fraunhofer Symphoria can be enjoyed in:

  • Audi TT (2014)
  • Audi Q7 (2015)
  • Audi R8 (2015)
  • Audi A4 and Audi A4 Avant (2015)

Videos

Cingo and Symphoria: Concert hall for on the move

Concert hall to go: Cingo and Symphoria enable a natural and immersive 3D audio experience. So you get to feel like you’re at a live concert – even when you’re actually listening on a mobile device or in the car. For the development and market launch of the two technologies their developers received the 2015 Fraunhofer prize.

The following video closer explains the working principles of both Fraunhofer technologies.

 

New Audi A4 and A4 Avant feature Symphoria

Beginning in autumn 2015, drivers of the new Audi A4 Avant and Audi A4 Limousine can enjoy an excellent audio experience from within the car. In combination with the Bang & Olufsen Sound System the Fraunhofer technology Symphoria enables spectacular surround and 3D sound in every seat.