We first brought you news of the partnership between legendary high-end home audio manufacturer Bowers & Wilkins and world-class luxury auto manufacturer Maserati back in October. Now we have details about the incredible sound B&W sound system to be featured in the flagship 2013 Maserati Quattroporte.
The new Quattroporte, which debuted at the Detroit Motor Show on January 14, features a complete sound system backed by a 1,280-watt Class-D multichannel DSP amplifier featuring HARMAN QuantumLogic Surround. And yes, that’s a very lot of watts, but there are a very lot of speakers to be driven in this system (fifteen in all), including:
- Five 25 mm extended-range aluminium tweeters (dashboard (L/C/R), rear doors)
- Five 100 mm Kevlar midrange drivers (front doors, centre dashboard, rear parcel shelf (L/R))
- Two 165 mm carbon-fibre/Rohacell bass drivers (front doors)
- Two 165 mm Kevlar bass/midrange driver (rear doors)
- One 320 mm x 200mm (that’s roughly 12.5″ x 8-ish”) subwoofer (rear parcel shelf)
Of course, if you can drop north of $130K on a four-door sedan, you certainly deserve a sound system of this caliber. The only problem? Chances are, it’ll sound a heck of a lot better than whatever you’re listening to at home.