MCINTOSH AND SONUS FABER STARTS COLLABORATING WITH WALLY YACHTS TO BRING HIGH-END AUDIO TO THE SEA
McIntosh and Sonus faber are proud to announce their latest collaboration with the iconic Wally Yachts, a Ferretti Group brand. This collaboration marks the first high-performance custom installation system offered by the brands for the marine market.
McIntosh, Sonus faber and Wally are known for their aspirational performance, product quality, detailed design, technological advancement, elevated consumer experience and meticulous craftsmanship. The bespoke systems resulting from this collaboration will premiere on Wally Yachts, specifically tuned by McIntosh and Sonus faber’s audio experts by ear, starting this year.
“Entering the marine industry has been top of mind for us for quite some time” said Fiore Cappelletto, Vice President and General Manager of Automotive and Marine at McIntosh Group. “After gaining experience in the automotive industry, paired with our company’s consistent development of quality performance custom installation audio (as we lovingly call “Ci-Fi”), the time felt right to enter the exhilarating market, and we couldn’t be more grateful to have found a perfect ally in Wally. We are extremely excited for the future of this collaboration, celebrating the common pillars and shared passion
from Wally, McIntosh and Sonus faber, all in the pursuit of High-End experience and the highest performance available in the market.”
Stefano de Vivo, Managing Director at Wally Yachts, commented, “We are very excited to unveil our latest collaboration with Sonus faber and McIntosh. Our goal is to provide our owners with the best innovative solutions on board, to ensure maximum comfort and pleasure. I am sure that the incomparable quality standards offered by Wally together with the ultimate experience provided by McIntosh and Sonus faber can fully achieve our ambitious goal. At Wally, we are always very selective about the companies with whom we choose to work, but with these two brands, it was a total no-brainer, thanks to our shared obsession with achieving perfection and the highest possible technical standards. As a result, there is a real, tangible synergy between our companies, and I can’t wait to show the results onboard the wallywhy200.”
With performance as the top priority throughout the product development process, all brands placed a strong emphasis on developing technical solutions that combine form and function, while further ensuring an elevated aesthetic for the discerning clientele. Each of the yacht systems are customized to fit the acoustics of its installation area.
“We developed a bespoke solution in cooperation with the Wally team, combining the finest audio solutions with interior design that allow to create among the best CI-FI experience ever. The concept is to transfer all the audio knowledge of McIntosh Labs and Sonus faber onboard, giving the customers the unique opportunity to live the excitement of a movie theater on their yacht and be fully immersed in the heart of the action,” shared Roberto Gamba, Business Developer CI at McIntosh Group. “Our real challenge was to create something truly unique, so we integrated the audio system seamlessly into custom furniture, walls, and cabinets, specifically tailored to meet Wally’s vision. We look forward to customers experiencing the exceptional sound quality that this collaboration has brought to life”
The systems are powered by High End audio technology trademarked by Sonus faber’s D.A.D. Tweeter Damped Apex DomeTM, Paracross TopologyTM, and McIntosh’s Power Guard and TripleViewTM Power Output Meters. The audio brands executed extensive stress tests, product validation processes, custom tuning, and tailored calibrations on each and every system to confirm its delivery of McIntosh’s extreme power and Sonus faber’s most natural sound within the yacht’s environment for unparalleled sonic perfection at sea.