BRAND: Sonus Faber
More than 30 years later, a pioneering project so deeply connected with Sonus faber’s history comes to life, writing the very first words of a new chapter in our book of adventures. In 2016, this project has re-born with new technology and design solutions: Sf16 is the first “all-in-one” integrated audio system that provides powerful performances, a truly easy installing mode and usability and, in the pure Sonus faber style, is also an elegant piece of furniture with a deep luxury appeal. The challenge of Sf16 has been to keep all the characteristics of a good hi-fi system, reducing size and complexity of its elements; moreover, to create an up-to-date device that was as easy as a “plug and play” solution, capable of a multi-room wireless streaming technology and of course with a high fidelity sound quality; finally, the whole project had to exist in just one active and powerful “all-in-one” device. Imagine a complete hi-fi system that can actually “feel” the atmosphere of your music room: if you are relaxing alone, or if there is a huge party going on, Sf16 can modulate its power and expression to transform your place into a real music room.
Solid wood cabinet and brushed aluminum are the main materials of Sf16: the design provides a Seventy, yet cool look and feel that features the iconic Sonus faber elements and also an innovative and futuristic appearance; thanks to the elegant and highly recognizable shapes and lines, Sf16 is without any doubt a son of the great tradition of Sonus faber design.
It took few times to the R&D Department to reach a balance that was capable of providing a hi-fi sound in such a small and compact product. Sf16 is powered with the “Zero Vibration Transmission”, “Sound Field Shaping” and “Stealth Reflex System” knowledge derived from the Sonus faber experience; it has a very strong bass performance (thanks to the long throw, stiff Alu/magnesium alloy cone), an accurate mid-high section for providing a wire and deep sound space and probably the smallest hi-end tweeter ever designed: the micro ½’’ by Peter Larsen.
Midranges and tweeters are doubled: half of them are front-firing, the others are placed on the back of the product, enhancing the sense of depth of the soundstage. Amplifiers are an ultra-compact version that is suitable for a four-channel configuration and can provide a life-like and vivid dynamic.
1x AUX (analog RCA)
1x Digital S/pdif coaxial
1x Digital Toslink optical
1x Play-Fi Wireless standards 802.11a/b/g/n protocol
Lossless file reproduction up to 16-bit/44.1kHz (CD Quality) and full compatibility with all high-resolution music up to 24bit/192k. Plays all format bitrates [kbps]. DTS Play-Fi transmits hi-resolution files but it does a down-sample in order to distribute them throughout your home.
Supported Internet music services
Deezer, KKbox,, Rhapsody, Songza, Tidal, Spotify®, Amazon music, IHearthradio, Pandora, Sirius XM, internet radios.
Supported media server
Remote control Wi-Fi (802.11b/g)
3 ways, Sound Field Shaper technology, Bipole/Dipole radiation for enhanced stereo width
2 5” long throw subwoofers, push-push structure, “zero vibration technology” 2 satellite Front/Back with 4 ceramic 2” Midrange + 4 5/8’’ tweeter point source silk dome.
1400 W total, 4 Ω
Closed: 224 x 640 x 408 mm
Open: 256 x 1040 x 408 mm
A.C. Mains voltage
100V, 115V, 230V, 50/60 Hz
Typical use 30W