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The Kia EV6 is the automotive brand’s first Battery Electric Vehicle.

The Kia EV6 features a 14-speaker Meridian premium surround-sound system for an immersive sound experience.

Kia EV6 Meridian Audio System

The new Kia EV6 Meridian Audio System features 14 speakers and proprietary DSP tech


“Our relationship with Kia began when we won the business to engineer an audio system for the K8 sports sedan,” comments John Buchanan, CEO of Meridian Audio. “Now, we have expanded our collaboration with Kia for its new EV6 vehicle. Knowing Kia’s plans to accelerate its electric vehicle offerings, we are very excited to have been appointed to design the bespoke audio system for this landmark project.”


Having invested in research programmes, the Meridian team say that they understand the engineering demands and unique challenges of automotive audio. The engineers utilised this knowledge to design a 14-speaker audio system that features several proprietary digital signal processing (DSP) technologies.

Meridian Digital Precision maximises the signal-to-noise ratio, while Meridian RE-Q cabin correction technology intelligently and discreetly optimises the audio system to the precise acoustics of the vehicle cabin, preserving the natural rhythm of the performance. Meridian Horizon, an upmixing technology, provides multi-channel audio from two-channel stereo content, as well as centre image and ambience level controls for the user, while Meridian lntelli-Q Data-Driven Equalisation optimises audio playback within the cabin based on data available from the vehicle, such as speed, window state, and roof state.

Kia EV6 Meridian Audio System

Inside the Kia EV6 with Meridian Audio System


The EV6 forms the first part of Kia’s transition to the new era of electrification under the new brand slogan, ‘Movement that inspires’. It also begins the mid-to-long term strategy for BEVs, plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and hybrid electric (HEV) vehicles to make up 40 percent of Kia’s total sales by 2030.

Kia EV6 Meridian Audio System

The new Kia EV6

HiFi Pig Says: The number of high profile audio brands collaborating with automotive companies shows just what an important area this is for HiFi.

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