It’s not every day that I find myself in Mark Knopfler’s recording studio in Chiswick. In fact, until last Monday, I’d never been there before, and realistically I’m unlikely to go there again.

But that’s where the ‘unlikely’ ends, because it was a particularly suitable place to introduce us to the sophistication of the Range Rover’s top-end Harman Kardon sound system.

I’m pretty fussy about what we used to call car stereos. I didn’t foresee the huge development and improvement in quality over the last five years, but now that I’ve had the opportunity to enjoy it I’d be lost without it. The car has become the place to listen to music.

In Autobiography form, the Range Rover has a 1200W Harman Kardon system with Logic7 surround sound, 15 independent channels and 19 speakers.

Record producer king Steve Levine recorded up-and-coming band Patch William for us, with the musicians playing in separate sound booths at the same time, allowing him to mix the instruments live in the studio.