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Sonus Faber Unveils Olympica Nova With Audio Research – RMAF 2019

By | September 20th, 2019|Categories: Audiohead|Tags: , , , |

Sonus Faber Olympica Nova speaker line at RMAF 2019. Shown with Audio Research amplifiers.

Call me silly, but I think it’s a bad idea to go to an audio show hungry. It’s day one of the show, or possibly day minus-one, as this is Thursday the “press day” where members of the press are given advanced access to smell, touch, and hear all of the great new products on display.

Mind you, not every manufacturer exhibitor participated in the press day, as that would require a Wednesday setup, and adjusting of all schedules and bookings prior to.… Read the full article

Olympic Glory…Sonus faber’s Olympica Nova Loudspeakers

By | September 11th, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , |

The last event I attended at the World of McIntosh (WOM) Townhouse in SOHO NYC featured the debut of Sonus faber’s Reference Aida 2. After about 10 seconds with the Aida 2 I realized I was in the presence of greatness. The Aida 2 is one of the very few experiences in recent memory that forced me to re-calibrate what I considered a true reference speaker.

When I was invited to attend the launch of the Olympica Nova line in late August, I was thrilled to get a shot at hearing the latest addition to the Sonus faber lineup, and hoped to hear some trickle-down brilliance from the Aida 2 to the Nova line.… Read the full article

Sonus Faber Olympica Nova and “Press Day” | RMAF 2019

By | September 6th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , |

You might have already seen my review of the Sonus Faber Olympica Nova I which appeared yesterday–the publication was timed to coincide with the unveiling of the entire Sonus Faber Olympica Nova line at the 2019 Rocky Mountain Audio Fest. Other than the assorted meet-and-greets and the occasional exhibit room that was already set up and playing music, the Sonus Faber event seemed like it was the only game in town.

Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2019 coverage sponsored by Core Power Technologies A/V

Before I talk about the excellence of the new Sonus Faber Olympica Nova line–which includes center channels, on-wall speakers and a full range of loudspeakers that run from $6,500-$16,500/pair, I might have to say a few things about “press days.” You, the general public, might not care about this–it’s basically a day, usually Thursday, where the press gets to come in and beat the crowds.… Read the full article

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Olympica Nova from Sonus Faber | Review

By | September 5th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , |

The new Olympica series from Sonus Faber features a number of innovations—new drivers and crossovers, new cabinet designs and new approaches to enclosure bracing and tuning. The result is breathtaking looks and elegant sound in a compact package.

Olympica Nova from Sonus Faber face

The Secret Is Out: Olympica Nova 1

A few weeks ago I mentioned that I had a top-secret pair of speakers in the house from Sonus Faber (details here). I couldn’t say they were Sonus Faber, of course. I was asked to take a couple of photos of my system, and I had to shoot around the mystery speakers.… Read the full article

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Sonus faber Minima Amator II

By | September 2nd, 2019|Categories: AV Hub|

Synergy Audio Visual has announced that the Sonus faber Minima Amator II speakers released in Munich earlier this year is now available in Australia. [Click on images to enlarge.]

The natural evolution of today’s Sonus faber is enclosed in this new creation,’ said Philip Sawyer, of Synergy AV. ‘Minima Amator II is the restatement of a fundamental product first introduced in 1992 when the company was establishing the key principles that would guide future production: accurate design and high-quality natural materials, combined to obtain a sound reproduction as natural as possible.Read the full article

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KLIAVS 2019: Perfect Hi-Fi to launch the iconic Sonus Faber Electa Amator III

By | July 2nd, 2019|Categories: Av2day, Nordost|Tags: , , , , , , |

The return of the icon - the Sonus FAber
The return of the icon – the Sonus Faber Electa Amator III speakers.

 

By Lam Seng Fatt

 

Perfect Hi-Fi will be setting up a system comprising components that have just arrived for the KL International AV show to be held later this month. Of interest will be the Version III of the iconic Sonus Faber Electa Amator speakers. The first version was launched in 1987 and the second version hit the market 10 years later.

 

Now in conjunction with the 35th anniversary of Sonus Faber (which was in 2018), the third version of the iconic speakers will be launched in Malaysia during the KLIAVS 2019.… Read the full article

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Sonus Faber Serafino Tradition | Review

By | June 30th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , |

With the Sonus Faber Serafino Tradition in your room, chances are high you will tend to let irrelevancies slide. Like food, water, and personal hygiene. Because you will have more important things to attend to. Like how unbelievably pretty these speakers are. That really is the first and last word — these loudspeakers are the best-looking that I have ever had the pleasure of seeing in my home. They’re embarrassingly well-made. Every aspect is attended to, and the whole is so over-the-top lux that they made the rest of my home look shabby.… Read the full article

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KLIAVS 2019: Reincarnation of Sonus Faber Minima Amator

By | May 19th, 2019|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , |

Sonus Faber's Minima Amator 11: True state-of-the-art craftsmanship.
Sonus Faber’s Minima Amator 11: True state-of-the-art craftsmanship.

 
By Dick Tan

Slated to make a grand appearance at the coming KL International AV Show 2019 this July is the latest re-incarnation of Sonus Faber’s Minima Amator which first appeared in 1992.

This new statement is called the Minima Amator 11.

Inspired by more than 36 years of know-how in the high-end audio market, the Minima Amator 11 is said to merge Sonus Faber’s iconic aesthetics, innovative speaker technology and high-end Italian craftsmanship to create a hi-fi speaker that any audiophile can be
proud of.… Read the full article

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HIGH END 2019: Sonus faber Minima Amator II

By | May 16th, 2019|Categories: AV Hub|

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.… Read the full article

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Krell K-300i Integrated Amplifier, Sonus Faber Olympica III Loudspeakers, ZenSati Cabling

By | May 13th, 2019|Categories: Stereophile|

Krell had a big display at Munich High End show and seems to be on the brink—or maybe in the midst—of a major new-product and marketing surge.

Walter Schofield, the company’s CEO, told me that in addition to a few new products recently introduced, many more are just on the horizon. The new products—and the new marketing push—are based on two recent technical advances. The first, iBias, which was introduced by Krell in 2014, is a sliding-bias scheme that ensures there’s always a positive bias for both phases of the waveform.… Read the full article

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