The Italian maestros Sonus Faber have released two new models, the Venere Signature and the Il Cremonese.
Venere S ‘Signature’
The Venere S ‘Signature’ is a fully hand-crafted loudspeaker that represents exceptional value for a product of its calibre.
We’re getting a demonstration pair in soon, in the gorgeous walnut finish you see above.
Recommended Retail Price – $8,499 (Black or White) or $9,299 (Timber)
29mm high definition precoated fabric dome driver. DKM dome diaphragm visco-elastically decoupled from the baffle. Sonus faber design.
1x150mm cone driver. Ultra free compression basket. Thermo-mouldered polypropylene textile cone (Curv). Ultra dynamic performance and linearity. Special coaxial anti-compressor is used to remove resonances and distortions. Sonus faber design.
3x180mm cone driver. Free compression basket, Sonus faber design.
Non-resonant “progressive-slope” design, optimazed phase response for optimal space/time performance, “paracorss topology” on every network. (Nano-technology deposition on the pcb rails). Cross-over point: 250Hz – 2500 Hz.
40 Hz -25.000 Hz
SUGGESTED AMPLIFIER OUTPUT
40W – 300W without clipping
TOTAL DIMENSION (HxWxD)
1.236 x 391x 477,5 mm
With the Il Cremonese Sonus faber pays homage to the great master Antonio Stradivari, the luthier and artist who revolutionised traditional violin craftsmanship, and continued the work of Andrea Amati to create new concepts of form and finishing that are still appreciated today.
Il Cremonese is a tribute not only to the great violin maker, but also to one of Stradivari’s most famous violins, Il Cremonese, celebrating its 300th anniversary in 2015.
It’s a no-compromise high end loudspeaker, epitomising Sonus Faber’s philosophy of beautiful craftsmanship and leading edge technology marrying in a perfect whole.
Some key technical innovations include:
- Stealth Reflex System – allowing for a reduction in the dimensions of the internal acoustic volume while providing distortion control, it uses two orthogonal ports: one on the back for the midwoofer, and the other on the base, facing the floor, for the woofers and infrawoofers
- Zero Vibration Transmission system – used for decoupling the speaker’s cabinet from the floor and the rest of the listening environment, this is implemented in a revolutionary way inside the floor spikes. This new system continues to use new, modern elastomers, and guarantees a further simplification in the construction and aesthetic lightness
- Upper and lower “Dampshelves” – two massive slabs of black brushed Avional, operating as mechanical energy dampers generated by Il Cremonese’s powerful drivers
- “Staggered Low Frequencies Emission Technology” system – used for the first time since “the Sonus faber” project, it optimizes the performance of the integrated infrawoofers