Published On: September 9, 2020

Hot New Maserati Gets Sonic Boost from Sonus faber

Published On: September 9, 2020
Last Updated on: October 31, 2020
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Hot New Maserati Gets Sonic Boost from Sonus faber

The new MC20 is the first car built with a Sonus faber audio system, which delivers 695 watts of sonic horsepower

Hot New Maserati Gets Sonic Boost from Sonus faber

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A luxury performance car falls short without a luxury audio system, so Maserati and Sonus faber have collaborated to make the former's new MC20 the first production car with an audio system designed by the latter. The system features a 12-channel, 695-watt amplifier driving three tweeters, two surround tweeters, three midrange drivers, two surround midrange drivers, and two woofers, all of which are designed and positioned to deliver neutral tonal balance and optimal soundstaging. The new MC20 will be in dealer showrooms next year, but orders are being taken beginning September 10.

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Here's more about the Maserati x Sonus faber collaboration:

Bonded by their commitment to excellent craftmanship, technological advancements and time-honored traditions, the Maserati x Sonus faber collaboration fuses powerful performance with symphonic sounds to blend the unique voices of these authentic Italian brands. With both brands individually known for their distinct aesthetics a clash was potentially imminent, however, this unique pairing showcases how these differing industries complement one another and morph into one harmonious experience with the September unveiling of the Maserati MC20 model --powered by Sonus faber audio.

Sonus faber, founded in Vicenza in 1983, embodies the translation of its name, "handmade sound", to create luxury audio systems that illustrate the brand's mission of using innovative technologies and skillful craftmanship to achieve its refined design. Maserati, inseparably linked to bold personality and a defined aesthetic, has continued to amass its devout following since the brand's 1914 inception. Maserati has set the standard in the luxury automotive industry and with the MC20 model outfitted with the profound sound quality of Sonus faber, both brands are certain to broaden its reach and adopt a new set of brand loyalists with this collaboration. Expressing his anticipation for this synergistic partnership, McIntosh Group Co-CEO and CEO of the Sonus faber brand, Jeff Poggi, said, "The collaboration with Maserati is the perfect marriage of Italian culture and aligns seamlessly given each brand's promise to deliver the highest quality experience to its devout clientele. Outfitted with a dynamic, high power 695-watt amplifier and transducers crafted with refined, natural materials, the Sonus faber system compliments the performance and luxury of the Maserati brand."

Forging a new path representative of the Italian culture, the merger of these luxury brands was a journey that Sonus faber was proud to embark on with its familial counterpart. "The collaboration with Maserati represents such a perfect overlap of values, identities and cultures that it almost feels like returning home and being enveloped by an embrace that only your family can provide. Sonus faber is extremely proud and excited to share with its customers the results of the cooperation between two Italian classics'." said Sonus faber Brand Ambassador Paolo Tezzon. "The caliber of detail that goes into manufacturing a Maserati model perfectly matched Sonus faber's attention to detail and inspired our team to focus on what has defined the brand over the years--expert craftsmanship. Utilizing tuning to provide a naturally distinguishable sound we complimented the intense force of the Maserati Tridente engine with Sonus faber's soothing natural sound to create a hybrid of melodic movement."

Despite their continuous evolutions, Maserati and Sonus faber remain committed to its time-honored tradition of delivering expertly crafted automotive instruments and sophisticated audio that defy the norm. This September launch continues to challenge the ordinary by offering a rarity to customers by exclusively equipping the current production of the MC20 model with the Sonus faber system. Collectively offering cutting edge features while maintaining its individual appeal, this collaboration embodies the best of both brands, providing an exceptional driving and listening experience symbolic of the Italian spirit.

The Maserati x Sonus faber MC20 model launches on September 9 and will be available from September 10 for pre-order. The MC20 will be at dealer showrooms beginning of 2021.


The Maserati MC20 is the only model in the world currently in production with Sonus faber sound system. It features 12 channels High Power Amplifier with 695 Watts of power and 12 speakers with specific characteristics in order to stay true to the Sonus faber philosophy, which is the ultimate pursuit of "natural sound", creating a sound reproduction that implies the use of natural materials like the silk used for the tweeters' dome.

Thanks to the specific Sonus faber tuning, the sound results always natural, clear and detailed giving the listener the ability to distinguish the different instruments on the stage, with the emotion of experiencing a live music performance.

Sonus faber audio system for the MC20 vehicle cabin is designed and engineered in Italy just like Maserati: Tradition, Innovation, Power and Sound come together bringing to life the real Italian excellence.

The audio system in key points:

    • All transducers are crafted without compromise using natural materials as much as possible, and rare earths to maximize efficiency and reduce weight
    • 3 Tweeters, 2 Surround Tweeters, 3 Midranges, 2 Surround Midranges and 2 Woofers are all located for a perfect frequency response and precise sound stage reproduction.
    • Pure Sound - Dual DSP State of the art High Power Amplifier with 695 Watts. Electronic components used in this amplifier are specifically selected to deliver the best in car sound performance.
    • Each speaker is driven by a dedicated power tailored Class-D amplifier stage. 100W for Woofers, 60W for Midranges and 45W for the Tweeters and Surround Speakers.
    • The High Voltage Power supply stage is capable to deliver more than twice the current required from the amplifier at maximum volume for unprecedent dynamic range.
    • Lightweight Die Cast aluminum amplifier chassis.

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