BRAND: Sonus Faber
SERIES: SONETTO VIII
“Sonus faber is born from the idea of a man who loved music and its correct reproduction, but also from a person with a special sensibility about handcrafted wood products and a true reverence for beauty. Sonus faber is not only a loudspeaker manufacturer; it is, first and foremost, a unique way to approach a musical product’s design.” Livio Cucuzza, Sonus faber chief design officer Over the course of its 35 year history, Sonus faber has evolved greatly, but the original spirit of the brand remains unchanged. Our goal is and has always been, to draw upon a timeless tradition of Italian culture and craftsmanship and combine it with current technological innovation in order to render creations that immerse the listeners in pure, natural sound, emotionally connecting them to their favorite music.
“Sonetto is what I like to call a “democratic” range of loudspeaker systems because it is about aiming to the highest quality in music reproduction within a cost conscious package.” Paolo Tezzon, Sonus faber R&D manager The new Sonus faber Sonetto line draws upon many iconic elements from speakers further up the Sonus faber range. First, it inherits from the Olympica Collection a top in natural leather, handsewn and embellished by the branded Sonus faber logo. Next, for the first time in this price range, the new collection features the so-called “Voice of Sonus faber”, the iconic configuration of tweeter and midrange that features the DAD (Damped Apex Dome TM) tweeter technology and a midrange complete with our proprietary natural fiber recipe cone, previously only available on Olympica, Homage and Reference collections.
Sonetto is a true Sonus faber collection that features all of the iconic elements of the brand: natural sound, natural materials, the Lute shape, the pristine finishes typical of fine Italian craftsmanship, cutting-edge technology and manufacturing done completely in our factory in Vicenza. A clean industrial design language has been used focusing on the elegant proportions of the wood cabinets. The front baffle is an integral part of the cabinet creating a seamless structure with the curved sides. This form is accented by gun-metal finished aluminum aesthetic frames and a soft leather top. Solid aluminum hardware is used throughout the design to provide solidity and maintain consistency with the rest of the product portfolio. Down-firing reflex ports allow for forgiving room placement and consistent bass output throughout the listening environment.
3-way floorstanding loudspeaker system. Vented box design.
29mm high definition DAD driver. DKM dome diaphragm. Neo Magnet system. Visco-elastically baffle decoupling. Sonus faber design.
150mm cone driver. Ultra-free compression basket, Sonus faber design. Special custom diaphragm made with a real time air dried non pressed blend of traditional cellulose pulp and other natural fibers, developed according to the most natural sound. Ultra-dynamic performance and high linearity. Sonus faber design.
3x180mm cone drivers. Ultra-free compression basket, Sonus faber design. Aluminum cone for maximum speed. Ultra-dynamic performance and high linearity. Sonus faber design.
36 Hz -25.000 Hz
Anti-resonant design, optimized amplitude/phase response for optimal space/time performance. “Paracross topology”. Impedance compensation at low frequencies for a clear and friendly amplifier performance. Nano-technology coated, high-conductivity pcb tracks. Crossover frequencies: 270 and 3000 Hz.
Suggested amplifier power output
50W – 300W without clipping
Long-term max input voltage (IEC-268-5)
Total dimensions (H x W x D)
1188 x 283 x 427 mm / 47 x 11 x 17 in
26,3 Kg / 57,9 lb