Maserati is bringing its 21-speaker Sonus faber setup – aka the top-tier Excessive Premium Sound System – to its extra reasonably priced SUV. And if you happen to’re within the UK, Maserati desires not solely to let you know about it, however to present you as nicely.
The keen-eyed will discover that the place the Maserati MC20 Cielo’s system (which may detect when the roof is up or down) boasted ‘solely’ 12 gifted Sonus faber audio system, this new SUV provides one other 9 if you’d like them – proof that the connection between these two high-end Italian outfits continues to blossom.
And so it ought to – in spite of everything, Sonus faber has made a few of the most notable hi-fi audio system on the planet, together with the newer Omnia which remains to be top-of-the-line wi-fi audio system we have ever had the pleasure of testing. If the partnership continues to bear such fruit, we have to take discover.
As Maserati proudly (however casually) broadcasts on its web site: “The Excessive Premium sound system, with its 21 general audio system, provides a complete output of 1,285-watts: 7 x 45W tweeters, 3 x 60W midrange audio system… we are able to proceed, however no information may ever totally specific what you’ll hear.”
To rectify this by inviting you to truly hearken to what Sonus faber can do with in-car sound, Maserati is touring the UK with its new Grecale, an SUV that sits under the Levante in its vary.
What you may get to listen to and really feel, from that sweet-spot behind the steering wheel, is Maserati’s mid-range SUV car (if £58,500 for the GT base mannequin nonetheless counts as mid-range in your ebook) full with a top-tier Sonus Faber sound system – which comes at a nominal surcharge of, ahem, £2,200…
Need to know in regards to the identify? The Grecale is a north-easterly wind from the Mediterranean, and it isn’t the primary time Maserati has named its automobiles after sure zephyrs: Mistral, Ghibli, Bora, Khamsin and certainly Levante are all names of blustery breezes – all of which can come as music to the ears of anybody who lately endured the UK’s stifling 40-degree heatwave.
Opinion: reasonably priced, no, however Maserati’s Sonus faber partnership is definitely the brand new in-car audio class-leader
Whereas Maserati would not really feel any urgent have to furnish you with Grecale’s full audio specs, I’ll – as a result of they’re fairly particular.
The 21 independently-driven audio system are designed, engineered and tuned in Italy by Sonus faber, that includes 3D Encompass with an depth stage achieved due to a proprietary algorithm.
Mentioned system contains 7 x 45W tweeters, 3 x 60W midrange drivers, 2 x 45W encompass midrange items, 2 x 100W entrance woofers, 2 x 60W rear woofers, 4 x 45W top midrange drivers and a 200W subwoofer.
If Bentley’s first full electrical automobile will swimsuit velocity demons, Maserati’s Grecale will certainly please the audiophile in all of us.
The brand new Maserati Grecale (M182) front-engine, five-door compact crossover SUV entered manufacturing at Maserati’s Cassino plant in March and has solely simply turn into that can be purchased, nonetheless the electrical Grecale Folgore is coming subsequent yr, in 2023.
The place do you have to go for a pay attention? The ten-venue UK tour began on July 8 at Maserati vendor Maranello Egham (opens in new tab) (Surrey), however it would not finish till August 27, at Charles Hurst, Northern Ireland (opens in new tab) and it will give attendees the chance to expertise the brand new Grecale and the pure sound of Sonus faber’s sound system, which has been fastidiously developed in collaboration with Maserati over a three-year interval.
I lately drove to Cornwall from London and practically (very practically) stopped by that Egham dealership. Not a good suggestion although is it? Too tempting by far…