Sonus faber has used High End in Munich to announce a new 'Sonetto' collection with eight models. It inherits from the Olympica Collection a top in natural leather, handsewn and embellished by the branded Sonus faber logo, and also the so-called “Voice of Sonus faber” configuration of DAD (Damped Apex Dome) tweeter and natural fibre midrange cone, a combination previously only available on the higher Olympica, Homage and Reference collections.
The Sonetto collection will comprise:
- three floorstanders: Sonetto VIII, Sonetto V and Sonetto III;
- two standmount/bookshelf models, Sonetto II and Sonetto I;
- the Center I (spelling hopefully adjusted for English-speaking countries) centre-channel speaker;
- the Sonetto Wall, an on-wall speaker for use as main stereo, multichannel surround or LCR solution.
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The Wall model is particularly interesting for the Italian marque, which has had in-wall/on-wall speakers in its ranges before. The simultaneous release of an on-wall option with the more conventional box speakers at this level brings a useful versatility to the Sonetto range.
Sonus faber chief design officer Livio Cucuzza waxes lyrical about the inspiration for the new range:
“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," he says. "Sonus faber is not only a loudspeaker manufacturer; it is, first and foremost, a unique way to approach a musical product’s design. The new Sonus faber Sonetto collection was born exactly from this consciousness, the consciousness of what we were, what we are and what we want to be."
Sonus faber R&D manager Paolo Tezzon is more brief and to the point: “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.”
Manufacturing of the Sonetto range will be undertaken entirely in Sonus faber's factory in Vicenza, Italy.
Sonus faber is distributed in Australia by Synergy Audio Visual. More info: www.synergyaudio.com