Los Angeles, June 7, 2013 – To celebrate the partnership between Bowers & Wilkins and Maserati, we are proud to announce the launch of an exciting new loudspeaker that combines the unbeatable audio performance of Bowers & Wilkins, coupled with the understated opulence of Maserati. The 805 Maserati Edition provides a twist on the highly-regarded 805 Diamond, by incorporating elements of the luxurious interior of a Maserati car.
The speaker of choice for the world’s most demanding ears and minds, Bowers & Wilkins 800 Series Diamond range is steeped in audio and design innovation. The 805 Maserati Edition features numerous audiophile-grade technologies, including Bowers & Wilkins’ Diamond Dome Tweeter, and delivers a listening experience synonymous with the culture and heritage of both brands.
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.
Both products will be first shown as part of the ‘Seven Notes World Tour’, a musical exploration of the Maserati engine that visits Dubai, Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo, Los Angeles, New York and London, plus a special Vogue tribute event during Men’s Fashion Week in Milan.
Seven Notes was inspired by the beautiful sound of a Maserati engine, and in an attempt to discover if the engine was truly musical, Bowers & Wilkins commissioned acclaimed musician and producer Howie B (who has worked with the likes of U2 and Bjork) to record the sound of a Maserati engine. Howie B discovered seven notes, which formed a unique Maserati scale, and then used these to create music in the form of Seven Notes. The tracks are available to download exclusively at www.SevenNotes.com.
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Maserati is one of the world’s most famous sports car brands. Founded in Bologna, Italy in 1914, the company’s dedication to performance has led to a string of sporting achievements and a series of legendary road and sports cars. Today the Maserati trident marque continues to be a symbol of automotive innovation, engineering excellence and refined luxury.
To find your nearest Maserati dealership visit www.maserati.com
About Bowers & Wilkins
Bowers & Wilkins is a high-end audio specialist and maker of some of the world’s most iconic hi-fi systems. Its portfolio of products include the Zeppelin Air iPhone dock, P5 headphones and the flagship 800 Series Diamond hi-fi speakers, used by recording studios such as the world famous Abbey Road Studios in London.
To find your nearest Bowers & Wilkins dealer visit www.bowers-wilkins.com
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