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Italy-based Sonus Faber is slowing working its way into my short list of favorites in high end audio. Our listening sessions to the flagship Aida and all sorted products from the diverse palate of loudspeakers creations have always been richly rewarding. Now the brand is launching two new lines of custom install products (Level 5 and Level 6) under the Palladio Collection to compliment existing options or create new ones.
Level 5 is set to coincide with the Sonette speakers and Level 6 Olympica.… Read the full article
(2/5/2019) Italian loudspeaker manufacturer Sonus Faber is announcing the launch of the company’s first custom installation in-wall and in-ceiling loudspeaker series, the Palladio Collection.
The tenth concurrent series in the company’s speaker lineup, the Sonus Faber Palladio Collection pays tribute to Andrea Palladio, a 15th century influential Italian Renaissance architect whose designs are adopted by palaces and noble houses throughout Italy and the Great Britain. The Palladio Collection comprises two models, the Level 5 and Level 6.… Read the full article
Should audio components always be 100% truthful to the source? Ahhh, that’s one of those questions that has resulted in untold audiophile angst, much like the supposed supremacy of analog over digital, or tubes vs. solid state. In the end, it’s ultimately up to the ear of the listener, and nothing else. If it sounds good to you, then it’s probably good.
Me? I’m an unabashed truth guy. That’s perhaps why I tend to gravitate toward pro audio DACs and speakers for instance, which are purposely designed to tell the truth: nothing more and nothing less.… Read the full article
An Italian Job
by Dick Tan
Perfect Hi-Fi, in conjunction with the recent official opening of its new showroom at the OIO Mall took the occasion to simultaneously launch its new Sonus Faber Sonetto range of speaker system.
The new 8 model strong Sonetto range, according to Andy Tan of Perfect Hi-Fi is the latest, perfect manifestation of Sonus Faber’s speaker technological innovations combined with the unmatched level of craftsmanship that the Italians are now famous for.… Read the full article
Perfect Hi-Fi launches Sonus Faber Sonetto speakers in conjunction with IOI Mall store official opening
Perfect Hi-Fi has invited all audiophiles to listen to the new range of Sonus Faber Sonetto speakers tomorrow from 2pm to 6pm at its new showroom in IOI Mall, Puchong, Selangor.
The launch of the Sonus Faber Sonetto speakers is in conjunction with the official opening of Perfect Hi-Fi’s new showroom.
The Sonus Faber Sonetto range includes 3 floorstanders, 2 bookshelf, 2 centre & 1 on-wall models.
Perfect Hi-Fi’s new showroom is on the second floor, North Court, of IOI Mall.… Read the full article
Sonus Faber actually had two rooms rocking at RMAF this year. The bigger setup featured the new line-array XRT2.1Ks we covered at our visit to the NY World of McIntosh secured to a pair of the MC1.25KW monos. A very nice sounding system in its own right, but our attention was drawn even closer to the secondary room which housed an MA8000 integrated and MC80 transport to a pair of the new Electa Amator III bookshelf-style speakers.
The two-way speakers were sitting next to a new Gravis VI ($7k) sub due out in early December, but at the time of my visit wasn’t hooked up.… Read the full article
Can I talk about McIntosh Labs without mentioning the beautiful blue meters? Can anyone? Should I even bother?
As I wandered down the corridors at the 2018 Rocky Mountain Audio Fest, those ubiquitous blue meters beckoned me to enter the two Mac rooms and bask in that legendary glow. I can’t resist this timeless gear, mostly because I’ve always had a secret lust in my heart for Mac ever since I first set the loading for my cartridge on a borrowed McIntosh MC2300 preamp via the remote control.… Read the full article
Italian high-end loudspeaker manufacturer Sonus faber took the opportunity afforded by the Rocky Mountain Audio Fair to show its new Sonus faber Electa Amator III to audiophiles for the first time.
Developed to commemorate the company’s 35th anniversary, which took place earlier this year, the Electa Amator III is a small (375×235×360mm), two-way bass-reflex stand-mount design that features a newly-developed 180mm-diameter bass/midrange driver (MW18XTR-04) that has a real-time air-dried cone that’s made with a blend of traditional cellulose pulp, kapok, kenaf and other natural fibres.… Read the full article
Fast on the heels of a successful AXPONA show which saw Audio Research introduce the Ref 160 monoblock amplifiers with Wilson Alexia 2 speakers, the team showed up again with the 160s but this time the towering Sonus Faber Aida 2s were on display. Musical Surroundings brought in its big guns on the analog side loading up a number of gorgeous HRS SXR audio stands with M3X isolation bases. Here was the equipment on offer:
- Clearaudio Innovation turntable with piano white lacquer ($17,250)
- Clearaudio Olympus turntable stand with piano white lacquer ($15,500)
- Clearaudio Goldfinger Statement phono cartridge ($16,000)
- Clearaudio Statement clamp ($1,000)
- Clearaudio Outer Limit periphery clamp ($1,350)
- Clearaudio Absolute Phono Inside ($15,000)
Garth Leerer was not done and also had a second table from AMG:
- AMG Viella V12 Doppio turntable ($29,250) with AMG 12J2 and 12JT tonearms
- AMG Turbo tonearm cable ($2,250)
- AMG Reference tonearm cable ($1,500)
- DS Audio Master1 Optical phono cartridge and EQ ($22,500)
- Hana ML moving coil cartridge ($1,200)
Electronics were top flight as well:
- Audio Research Reference 3 phono stage ($14,000)
- Audio Research Reference 6 line stage ($14,000)
- Audio Research CD9 CD player and DAC ($13,000)
- Audio Research Ref 160M mono amplifiers ($30,000/pair)
And of course the Sonus Faber Aida 2 loudspeakers. … Read the full article