While there is no way of keeping your hair perfectly sculpted while driving top-down, Mazda has released details of a new convertible-optimized sound system for the fourth generation MX-5 Miata.
Bose has updated the Miata’s audio technology with two new equalizer settings tailored for both top-up and top-down driving. Bose’s ‘AutoPilot’ technology registers ambient noise levels and compensates for the wind and road noise when the MX-5’s top is down.
While these EQ settings and AutoPilot technologies have been used in other vehicles, Bose claims their new UltraNearfield speaker is brand new and will be making its debut in the MX-5. Instead of using standard speakers, two-inch ‘near field’ drivers sit inside the headrests so both the driver and passenger can enjoy music while driving top-down.
The four speakers are paired with 6.5-inch drivers in each door and one-inch neodymium tweeters in each A-pillar. A 5.25-inch woofer delivers bass inside of a six-litre enclosure located under the passenger’s footwell. All speakers are driven by a seven-channel amplifier located in the convertible-top storage space.
Source: Left Lane News