Formula One world champions Ferrari has teamed up with Meridian Audio, a high-end audio and video manufacturer, to developed the ultimate all-in-one digital sound system.
Designed to appeal both to the eye and to the ear, the Meridian F80 combines some of the best technology from both companies. The result is a beautiful piece of design that delivers room-filling music.
This transportable digital sound system, which bears Ferrari's prancing horse insignia, incorporates a CD/DVD player, AM/FM and digital radio, and is compatible with any type of MP3 player including the iPod.
The body of the F80 features a high-tech lightweight mineral-filled composite, as used on F1 and road-going Ferraris. It provides astonishing rigidity and stability to maximize the performance of the built-in loudspeakers.
The low-resonance high-mass composite shell, developed in conjunction with Ferrari, ensures that the cabinet offers superb musical integrity irrespective of the volume level. The left and right stereo drivers are special `full range' speakers and have powerful neodymium magnets, die-cast chassis, high-temperature voice coils and special cones fashioned from magnesium and aluminum alloy.
The circuitry driving this unique system uses the highest quality `audiophile' components. The crossover is a special digital signal processor: a concept invented by Meridian.
The F80, set to become a design classic itself, is Meridian's first collaboration with Ferrari, the legendary Italian sports and racing car manufacturer. It is available in five Ferrari colours - Rosso Corsa (red), Giallo Modena (yellow), Argento Nurburgring (silver), Nero (black) and Bianco Avus (off-white).
"Don't be the only Euro enthusiast to miss North America's largest automotive convention and party! eurotuner Magazine is awarding one reader an all-access pass to the industry-exclusive SEMA Show in Las Vegas this November. It's free to enter so click here for a chance to win the eurotuner sweepstakes."