2012 Audi A8 Long Term Road Test

2012 Audi A8L: Fourteen-Hundred Watts of Sonic Awesomeness

October 11, 2012

I was about to post my impressions of, and a few facts about, the sound system in our Audi A8L, and found that Edmunds has a page devoted to entire system review here. I'll just say this (in the voice of Bill), "Whoa."

While I'm not an audiophile like our reviewer (who found fault with the boomy bass and harsh treble), I was slack-jawed by the 1,400-watt 19-speaker stereo. I heard things (like a squeaky bass-drum pedal and a guitarist's wrist thumping the body of his guitar) that I've never heard in songs that I have listened to hundreds of times, in other cars and at home on my "big" system.

Chief Whoa'd Editor, Chris Walton @ 12,275 miles

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The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2012 Audi A8 in VA is:

$165 per month*
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