Enhanced audio system developed for Global 7500


Bombardier unveiled a new audio system for the Global 7500 at NBAA-BACE, held in Las Vegas, Nevada, on 22-24 October 2019. The OEM says its l’Opéra system features full-range speakers, the latest digital signal processing and seat-centric sound technology. It is included as a standard feature on the aircraft.

“We’re pleased to demonstrate yet another innovative feature like Bombardier’s l’Opéra on the Global 7500 aircraft,” said Peter Likoray, senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing at Bombardier Business Aircraft. “The Global 7500 jet is redefining the inflight passenger experience. To that end, we worked with our partners to develop the most advanced audio system in the industry, providing an immersive audio experience designed to rival that of advanced home audio systems for the ultimate in listening pleasure.”

Bombardier’ says l’Opéra features optimally positioned full-range speakers that deliver exceptionally balanced sound with an available 1,275W of power. A combination of high and mid-range drivers, designed to optimise frequency range and eliminate distortion, are customised by floorplan and positioned to achieve the most balanced sound in any cabin layout.

The system was designed to offer the latest in digital signal processing with Class D amplifiers to deliver exceptional signal integrity through a fibre optic backbone and high-quality digital to analogue conversion, for warm, rich and vivid sound. Coupled with seat-centric sound technology and the latest Dolby Digital surround sound, l’Opéra was created to ensure an immersive audio field optimally positioned at ear level throughout the cabin that can be further personalised through an adjustable sweet spot feature. A deep bass integrated subwoofer is located within the bulkhead wall of the master suite and club suite or under the Nuage divan, to deliver a cinematic experience anywhere in the Entertainment Suite.

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