Bowers & Wilkins meets Maserati in this special edition model. Designed to reflect an opulent yet understated Maserati car interior, it features luxury black leather, birdseye real wood veneer and Maserati’s Trident on the integrated stand.
The 805 Maserati Edition features a tweeter of pure synthetic diamond. We go to such lengths because diamond’s combination of lightness and extreme rigidity means no material is better suited to reproducing high-frequency signals.
Diamond dome tweeters have long been considered an exclusive luxury in the world of audio – a refinement to be reserved only for the most expensive, studio-sized loudspeakers. No longer. The 805 Diamond is nothing less than a revolution in speaker design: the first speaker of its size and at this price point to come with a diamond tweeter. Because studio-quality sound shouldn’t just be for studios.
The 805 Maserati Edition is crafted from materials that reflect the partnership: the exquisite birdseye 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.
|Nautilus Tapering Tube|
|Tweeter on Top|
|Quad Magnet Tweeter Motor|
|Description||2-way vented-box system|
|Drive units||1x ø25mm (1 in) diamond dome high-frequency
1x ø165mm (6.5 in) woven Kevlar® cone bass / midrange
|Frequency range||-6dB at 42Hz and 33kHz|
|Frequency response||49Hz - 28kHz ±3dB on reference axis|
|Dispersion||Within 2dB of reference response|
|Horizontal:||over 60º arc|
|Vertical:||over 10º arc|
|Sensitivity||88dB spl (2.83V, 1m)|
|Harmonic distortion||2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m)
<1% 100Hz - 22kHz
<0.5% 150Hz - 20kHz
|Nominal impedance||8Ω (minimum 4.7Ω)|
|Recommended amplifier power||50W - 120W into 8Ω on unclipped programme|
|Max. recommended cable impedance||0.1Ω|
|Height:||418mm (16.5 in)|
|Width:||238mm (9.4 in)|
|Depth:||351mm (13.8 in)|
|Net weight||12kg (26 lb)|
|Cabinet:||Bird’s Eye real wood veneer