The Nissan 370Z is a sports car that comes with lots of value and performance from its V6 powered drivetrain, but starting next year it will offer a tighter knit connection between the car and driver.
A new feature called Active Sound Enhancement (ASE) will be included in the 2016 Coupe Touring, Sport, Sport Tech, and NISMO trim models. The technology behind ASE is provided by the Bose speaker array those models will sport.
Bose has been on the cutting-edge of Active Noise Canceling (ANC) with its headsets perfected in noisy jet cockpits and in loud NFL stadiums. The ANC system works by eliminating sound waves by recording their wavelengths with microphones and then transmitting the same frequencies in reverse from the Bose speakers. This is now used in the Nissan 370Z Bose Sound system to cut down on low-frequency road and engine noise.
While the ANC cancels undesirable droning sounds, the ASE preserves the high performance engine sounds by re-introducing it into the car through the speakers.
The net effect is to give the driver a better sense of acceleration sounds through the speakers while reducing extraneous noises. This feature is one you should be sure to check out in person at High Point Nissan.