Fraunhofer Symphoria®

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

  • The Audi TT Coupé released in 2014 is the first production car equipped with the Fraunhofer technology Symphoria.
  • In December 2014, Audi announced that the new Q7 will deliver a three dimensional audio experience, which is powered by Fraunhofer Symphoria. The Q7 concept car equipped with Symphoria was already presented at CES 2013.
  • From the collaboration with Audi and Bang & Olufsen evolves the new Audi R8 Coupé (2015) featuring Fraunhofer Symphoria surround sound (2D).
  • A new sound dimension for medium-sized cars: Symphoria brings true 3D sound to the new Audi A4 and A4 Avant (2015).
  • Since 2016, passengers can enjoy best 3D sound with Symphoria in the new Mercedes-Benz E-class W 213 with Burmester sound system.

Availability

Optimized Symphoria DSP implementations are available.

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

Fraunhofer Symphoria can be enjoyed in:

Audi A1 (2018)

Audi A1 Sportback 2018 equipped with Sonamic TimeScaling
© Audi AG

A1 Sportback

Audi A7 (2018)

A7 Sportback
© AUDI AG

A7 Sportback

Audi A6 (2018)

A6 Avant
© AUDI AG

A6 Avant

A6 Limousine
© AUDI AG

A6 Limousine

Audi A8 (2017)

A8 Limousine
© AUDI AG

A8 Limousine

Audi RS5 (2017)

RS5 Coupé
© AUDI AG

RS5 Coupé

Audi A5 (2016)

© AUDI AG

A5 Coupé

A5 Sportback
© AUDI AG

A5 Sportback

A5 Cabriolet
© AUDI AG

A5 Cabriolet

Audi Q3 (2018)

Audi Q3 2018 equipped with Sonamic TimeScaling
© Audi AG

Q3

Audi Q5 (2016)

Q5
© AUDI AG

Q5

Audi Q7 (2015)

Q7
© AUDI AG

Q7

Audi Q8 (2018)

Audi Q8 2018 equipped with Sonamic TimeScaling
© Audi AG

Q8

Audi R8 (2015)

R8 Spyder
© AUDI AG

R8 Spyder

R8 Coupé plus
© AUDI AG

R8 Coupé plus

Audi A4 (2015)

© AUDI AG

A4 Limousine

© Audi AG

A4 Avant

Audi TT (2014)

TT Roadster
© AUDI AG

TT Roadster

TT Coupé
© AUDI AG

TT Coupé

Mercedes-Benz S-Class (2017)

S-Class Limousine
© Daimler

S-Class Limousine

S-Class Coupé
© Daimler

S-Class Coupé

Mercedes-Benz Maybach (2017)

Maybach
© Daimler

Maybach

© Daimler

Maybach S 650 Pullman

Mercedes-Benz CLS (2016)

CLS (The New CLS)
© Daimler

CLS (The New CLS)

Mercedes-Benz E-Class (2016)

E-Class Limousine
© Daimler

E-Class Limousine

E-Class  Cabriolet
© Daimler

E-Class Cabriolet

E-Class Coupé
© Daimler

E-Class Coupé

Lamborghini Urus (2017)

Lamborghini Urus 2017 equipped with Sonamic TimeScaling
© Lamborghini

Lamborghini Urus