Bowers & Wilkins and Maserati today announced a new partnership to bring the car maker’s style and design into the realm of audiophile electronics. The first product to debut will be the Bowers & Wilkins 805 Maserati Edition Loudspeaker. It will combine elements of the luxurious interior of a Maserati car with B&W’s 805 Series Diamond bookshelf sized audiophile-grade speaker. Keeping with B&W tradition the speaker includes their proprietary Diamond Dome Tweeter, which sits above the speaker cabinet.
The 805 Maserati Edition is crafted from materials that reflect the partnership: the exquisite bird’s eye maple real wood veneer and black Maserati leather reflect the luxurious interior of the brand’s cars, and the speaker stand that forms an integral part of the 805 Maserati Edition is finished with the same polished wood veneer and features the Maserati Trident. The Trident has been part of the Maserati identity since 1926, and was designed by Mario Maserati based upon the statue of Neptune in the fountain of Bologna’s Piazza Maggiore.
Towards the end of 2013 there will also be a P5 Maserati Edition headphone launched. The companies hope to deliver a listening experience synonymous with the culture and heritage of both brands.
Price and Availability
Bowers & Wilkins 805 Maserati Edition loudspeaker will be available Q4 2013 through appointed Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Retailers priced at $10,000 per pair.