Sonus Faber Sonetto
Over the course of its 35 year history, Sonus Faber has evolved greatly, but the original spirit of the brand remains unchanged. Its goal is and has always been, to draw upon a timeless tradition of Italian culture and craftsmanship and combine it with current technological innovation in order to render creations that immerse the listeners in pure, natural sound, emotionally connecting them to their favorite music.
The collection features eight models - Sonetto VIII, Sonetto V and Sonetto III, the floor-standing loudspeakers, Sonetto II and Sonetto I bookshelf loudspeakers, Sonetto Center II and Sonetto Center I, center channel speaker options, and the versatile Sonetto Wall, an on-wall speaker which can be used as a main stereo, multichannel surround or LCR solution. All the elements of the new Sonus Faber Sonetto collection were born from a natural process in accordance with the brand's essential values. For this project, the R&D team developed new technologies for enclosure tuning, created new transducers, integrated new materials and refined the production chain. The new Sonus Faber Sonetto line draws upon many iconic elements from speakers further up the Sonus Faber range. First, it inherits from the Olympica Collection a top in natural leather, hand-sewn and embellished by the branded Sonus Faber logo.
Next, for the first time in this price range, the new collection features the so-called "Voice of Sonus Faber", the iconic configuration of tweeter and midrange that features the DAD (Damped Apex Dome) tweeter technology and a midrange complete with our proprietary natural fiber recipe cone, previously only available on Olympica, Homage and Reference collections. "We went through unbelievable efforts in order to provide to the music lover a truly "Made in Italy" line in this price range. It is immediately understandable how such a strong choice instantly provides an overall added value to a product." - said Paolo Tezzon, Sonus Faber R&D manager.
The "Made in Italy" tag is not only a source of pride, but also the guarantee of a meticulous production process, which is reflected in the superb fit, finish and electroacoustic performance within each pair produced. Sonetto is a true Sonus Faber collection that features all of the iconic elements of the brand - natural sound, natural materials, the Lute shape, the pristine finishes typical of fine Italian craftsmanship, cutting-edge technology and manufacturing done completely in Sonus Faber's factory in Vicenza.
A clean industrial design language has been used focusing on the elegant proportions of the wood cabinets. The front baffle is an integral part of the cabinet creating a seamless structure with the curved sides. This form is accented by gun-metal finished aluminum aesthetic frames and a soft leather top. Solid aluminum hardware is used throughout the design to provide solidity and maintain consistency with the rest of the product portfolio. Down-firing reflex ports allow for forgiving room placement and consistent bass output throughout the listening environment. "We are sure that Sonetto will be considered a benchmark in its category for its elegance, both in aesthetics and sound." - said Livio Cucuzza, Sonus Faber chief design officer. Sonetto collection is available in three finishes - matte white, piano black and wood. Prices start at £950 for the Sonetto Center I and Sonetto Wall, and go up to £5698 for the Sonetto VIII. Info and photos by Sonus Faber.