The new Sonus faber Minima Amator II is a two-way, two-driver bass reflex design whose cabinet, as with most Sonus faber cabinets, is made from walnut that on the front baffle and rear panel is covered with hand-tooled leather. It debuted at HIGH END 2019, held in Munich last week.... (Click on image for larger view.)
The bass/midrange driver is a 203mm diameter driver whose cellulose pulp cone is supported by a die-cast aluminium basket. This is crossed at 2.5kHz, using Sonus faber’s trademarked ‘Paracross’ crossover network technology, to Sonus faber’s trademark 28mm silk-dome tweeter, with its damped apex dome… what Sonus faber calls ‘Arrow Point’ technology. The bass reflex port is located on the rear panel. The Minima Amator II can be used as a bookshelf or stand-mount speaker. When used as a stand-mount, Sonus faber recommends that best performance will be obtained by using its Carrara or Unicum stand.
‘The Sonus faber Minima Amator II is the re-statement of a fundamental product first introduced in 1992 when the company was establishing key principles that would go on to guide future productions: accurate design and high-quality natural materials, combined in such a way as to obtain a sound reproduction as natural as possible,’ said Philip Sawyer, of Synergy Audio Visual, which distributes Sonus faber in Australia. ‘The compact, solid walnut wood of the cabinet adds to the speaker’s sound quality, resulting in a harmonious, smooth and consistent listening experience.’
Listed price at HIGH END 2019 was €4,000 (RRP) per pair, but you should contact local Australian distributor Synergy Audio Visual for Australian availability and pricing.
STORY UPDATE: Tuesday August 27th, 2019. Synergy has announced the Minima Amator II is now available in Australia, and retails for $7,495 per pair (RRP).
Manufacturer’s Specifications: Sonus faber Minima Amator II
Frequency Response: 50Hz–35kHz
Sensitivity: 87dBSPL (2.83V@1M)
Nominal Impedance: 4Ω
Crossover Frequency: 2.5kHz
Dimensions (HWD): 325×200×27mm
Price: €4,000 (RRP) per pair (A$7,495 per pair RRP)
For more information, contact Synergy Audio VIsual