The Sonetto VIII is the biggest boldest floorstanding speaker in this Sonus faber range and features all the iconic elements of the brand including natural materials, the Lute shaped cabinet and hand crafted goodness carefully created in the Sonus faber facility in Vicenza, Italy. The Sonetto VIII impresses from first listen and will not leave you wanting for anything.
Many speakers do some things well but fall down when asked to put it all together. The Sonetto VIII is one of those speakers that really can do it all. The one thing they are not, is small. These speakers are designed to fill large rooms with full scale music and are built & equipped to do just that. They have a beautiful natural sound which can do subtle as well as any speakers coupled with the ability to deliver the kind of spine tingling impact and space defying depth that gives you a strong impression of a real performance happening right in front of you
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.
The ‘Made in Italy’ tag: a matter of pride and a guarantee of an unmistakable Italian style. Sonetto VIII is the flagship of the Sonetto collection and features three 180mm woofers for the best reproduction of lower frequencies and endless dynamics to fill the largest rooms. Sonus faber have designed a speaker that completely represents their roots. The entire collection is true Sonus faber that features all the iconic elements of the brand: natural sound, natural materials, the Lute shape, excellent finishes typical of Italian craftsmanship, and design and manufacturing done completely in-house in the Sonus faber factory in Vicenza.
The flagship floor-standing Sonetto loudspeaker excites the emotions and moves the listener with its natural reproduction and seemingly endless dynamic exuberance. Wonderfully capable.
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.
Design: 5-driver, 3-way vented box floorstanding loudspeaker
Tweeter: 29mm High Definition DAD™ driver, DKM dome diaphragm
Midrange: 150mm custom diaphragm made with cellulose pulp and other natural fibres
Woofers: 3 x 180mm ultra-free compression basket, aluminium cones for maximum speed
Crossovers: 270Hz & 3,000Hz
Frequency Response: 36 Hz – 25,000 Hz
Sensitivity: 90 dB SPL (2.83 V/1m)
Nominal Impedance: 4 Ohms
Suggested Amplifier Power Output: 50W – 300W, without clipping
Dimensions (WxHxD): 283 x 1188 x 427 mm
Weight: 26.3 kg each – net weight
Manufacturer’s Warranty: 5 Years (Covers faulty workmanship and materials, but not abuse)
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