Sonus faber has always found its inspiration in the highest Italian culture. With Sonetto, the history of Italian literature is used as inspiration for the new collection. The word ‘Sonetto’, or ‘Sonnet’ in English, originally meant ‘Sound’ or ‘Melody,’ and was traditionally used to accompany musical performances. Sonus faber’s new Sonetto collection seeks to marry these traditional forms of sound and poetry within the framework of their acclaimed speaker design.
A Harmonious Shape: Looks can be deceiving. Despite its slim dimensions, Sonetto III has the commanding presence of a much larger speaker, thanks to advanced technologies and design solutions. Sonetto III completes the floorstanding loudspeakers range of the collection. A sound that surprises the listener, people who love music and its natural reproduction. The smallest floor-standing Sonetto loudspeaker, surprisingly powerful.
Leather Top: The Sonus faber Sonetto collection’s floorstanding and bookshelf models inherit from the Olympica line the leather top, hand-sewn, soft to the touch and embellished by the hot branded Sonus faber logo.
Lute Shape: The lute shape that characterizes most of the Sonus faber models, offers a solution that ensures no internal parallel surfaces and perfect control over internal resonances.
The Voice Of Sonus faber: The combination of a silk dome tweeter with the DAD™ (Damped Apex Dome™) technology and a midrange with a special natural fibre and paper blend air dried diaphragm, defines the iconic “Voice of Sonus faber”. This configuration that characterizes the entire Sonus faber catalogue, from the Reference to the Olympica collection, is available for the first time in this price range.
Midrange: The midrange driver has been designed from scratch specifically for this collection and features a die cast basket, done completely in Sonus faber’s laboratories.
Woofers: For optimal low frequency reproduction, a special aluminium alloy diaphragm has been designed. It allows ultra-fast, tight and yet deep bass performance.
Reflex Port: The Sonetto collection’s reflex ports are all sited on the base of the speakers, except for the centre channels, to keep the design as clean as possible and at the same time make in-room placement very forgiving.
Structural Rigidity: Consistent with the most prestigious Sonus faber models, aluminium has been chosen for the solidly mounted base and floor spikes, extruded or milled from solid billets, to provide extreme rigidity.
In The News
“Due to some terrific design and engineering, the Sonus faber Sonetto III produces much bigger sound than a speaker its size has a right to. If you’re tight on space and thought you’d have to settle for a bookshelf design, think again. The Sonetto IIIs could well be the answer. And if you have placement restrictions, the Sonettos are more forgiving than most floorstanders. The Sonetto IIIs have such a wonderful ability to reproduce lifelike midrange and midbass that you’ll often forget you’re listening to speakers. The energetic and musical Sonetto IIIs also have great overall tonal balance and are a wonderful choice for jazz, folk, pop, and rock music. To top it all off, the Sonetto III floorstander adds in terrific Italian style and craftsmanship that are sure to provide true pride of ownership.” – Home Theater Review
- Design: 3-way vented box floorstanding loudspeaker
- Drive Units:
- Tweeter: 29mm High Definition DAD™ driver, DKM dome diaphragm
- Midrange: 150mm custom diaphragm made with cellulose pulp and other natural fibres
- Woofers: 2 x 150mm ultra-free compression basket, aluminium cones for maximum speed
- Crossover Points: 220Hz & 3,250Hz
- Frequency Response: 42Hz – 25kHz
- Sensitivity: 89dB SPL (2.83 V/1m)
- Nominal Impedance: 4 Ohms
- Suggested Amplifier Power Output: 50 Watts – 250 Watts, without clipping
- Dimensions (WxHxD): 219 x 1018 x 305mm
- Weight: 16 kg each – net weight
- Manufacturer’s Warranty: 5 Years (Covers faulty workmanship and materials, but not abuse)