Sonus faber Sonetto V floorstanding loudspeaker

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One word that is never uppermost in the Sonus faber lexicon is ‘boogie’. They make a beautiful, full, and dynamic sound, but one of grace and space rather than something a little more down and dirty. The Sonetto V does boogie, however. It has an infectious sense of a beat, and makes ‘Out of the Black’ from Royal Blood’s eponymous first album [Warner] leap at you powerfully. Yes, you know this is just a two piece (like the White Stripes or the Black Keys), but it’s still a full-on metal thrash, and the Sonetto V loves it! 

The Sonetto V is at the perfect junction in audio. It draws more than you might think from the Olympica loudspeakers in terms of outright sound quality but does so at a fraction of the cost of a similar Olympica speaker design, and it does all this while carving out its own elegant aesthetic and sonic performance that is extremely entertaining, especially to those who might never fully embrace the ‘live, unamplified music’ ethos of traditional high-end. Perhaps more importantly though, it shows what Sonus faber can do in creating an attainably-priced high-end loudspeaker without having to resort to building the products half a world away. 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  Type: Three-way floorstanding loudspeaker system. Vented box design

Drive units: 29mm high definition DAD tweeter, 150mm cone cellulose pulp midrange driver, 2x 180mm aluminium cone bass drivers

Crossover frequencies: 235Hz, 3kHz 

Frequency response: 38 Hz -25.000 Hz 

Sensitivity (2.83V/1m): 90dB SPL 

Nominal impedance: 4 ohms 

Suggested amplifier power output: 50W – _300W without clipping 

Long-term max input voltage (IEC-268-5): 22V rms 

Finishes: Matte white, piano black, wood

Total dimensions (H×W×D): 107.2 ×25.8×40.9 cm 

Weight: 22.6 Kg per loudspeaker

Price: £4,250 per pair

Manufactured by: Sonus faber

URL: sonusfaber.com

Distributed in the UK by: Absolute Sounds

URL: absolutesounds.com

Tel: +44(0)208 971 3909

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