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Announcing: The New Sonus Faber Homage Series

Updated: Jan 19, 2023

Music Lovers is excited to announce the new Homage series by the world-class Italian brand Sonus faber. The new collection, which includes the Amati, Guarneri, Serafino, and Vox models, is the result of Sonus faber's relentless pursuit of refined craftsmanship and cutting-edge technology.



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The collection represents a new phase in Sonus Faber's long journey to recreating the most natural sound in the world. This is achieved by utilizing a completely new driver complement, hybrid crossover network, novel bracing and porting system, and tweeter's innovative new patented technologies like InTono.

Using state-of-the-art simulation software and next-generation techniques, the boundaries that separate ideas from reality have never been thinner, and the time between concept and prototype has never been shorter.


 

Sonus Faber Serafino Generation 2 - Red Finish
Sonus Faber Serafino Generation 2 - Red Finish

The new Homage showcases what is possible when passionate dedication to perfection meets revolutionary new capabilities. As a result, Sonus faber is confident that you will appreciate what they consider a dramatic improvement in overall sound quality from the previous versions - especially in clarity, impact, and 3-dimensional sound staging.

To set this generation apart, Sonus faber has also added a new standard finish for this collection - High Gloss Graphite.

Sonus faber Amati Generation 5 - Graphite Finish
Sonus faber Amati Generation 5 - Graphite Finish

 

The award-winning Homage collection enters the next generation. Iconic Sonus faber design pays tribute to the titans of music history. Trailblazing technology brings the sensation of live music to every listening space. Homage melds modern artistry with cutting-edge innovation to elevate the listening experience to new heights.


HERITAGE

Sonus faber Homage continues Italy's centuries-long history of music innovation. Taking note from master artisans throughout the centuries - Andrea Amati, Santo Serafino, and Giuseppe Guarneri - Homage honors music heritage through an unmatched combination of sound quality and design.





TECHNOLOGY

Cutting-edge technology defines the latest generation of Homage. Each upgrade elevates the sonic power of Homage while maintaining pristine musical detail. The result is transformative, three-dimensional sound, replicating the sensation of a live performance inside any space.





DESIGN

The stunning design is a cornerstone of the Homage series. The newest generation marries old-world artisanship with contemporary elegance. Homage's iconic wood lute-shaped cabinets are now available in three stunning finishes: Graphite, Wengè and Red.



BEHIND HOMAGE

"The most complex, but also exciting moment for a designer is when he is called upon to improve a timeless icon," said Chief of Design Livio Cucuzza. "How do you innovate a product whose image is immune to the passage of time and the changing fashion trends? The only way is to take a step back, reflect and deeply understand why that product was initially created. I faced this challenge straight on with my team at Sonus faber. The third generation of Homage was the first product I worked on, and the latest launch we are unveiling is the fifth - the most evolved, the most mature, but equally authentic and special. A story that repeats itself, crossing the evolutionary path in different stages of my own life, never ceasing to fascinate me and make me proud to be part of it."

-Livio Cucuzza – Chief Design Officer

BEHIND THE CREATION OF HOMAGE

Dedicated Sonus faber artisans build each Homage speaker in the Sonus faber factory in Vicenza, Italy.

Sonus faber speakers are handcrafted in Italy
Sonus faber speakers are handcrafted in Italy

 

The Amati Generation 5° floorstanding speaker channels the creative brilliance of Nicolo Amati, the Italian renaissance violin maker who understood the link between artistic form and musical function. New technology delivers balanced sound with stunning detail matching the elegance of the Amati's exterior design.


WOOD

Nine layers of natural wood are combined according to the grain and finished with nine coats of beautiful lacquer. Then, multiple steps of sanding and brushing by hand ensure every Sonus faber speaker is a joy to behold. In keeping with the ethos of Homage, Amati Generation 5° marries state-of-the-art sound technology with visual artistry in three stunning finishes: Graphite, Wengè and Red.




PHASE COHERENT CROSSOVER

Phase Coherent Crossover is designed to deliver immersive, three-dimensional sound throughout the room. The hand-soldered hi-end custom spec capacitors and inductors create sonic clarity while handling high power levels and lowering the noise floor.


STEALTH ULTRAFLEX

Functioning as the exponential section of the duct and thanks to its design, Stealth Ultraflex improves the aerodynamic flow of the air stream emitted by the reflex ducts and is an integral part of the system. In addition, the extruded aluminum parts give further structural rigidity to the cabinet and now come in a beautiful deep grey brushed aluminum finish.

SOLID STEEL “AMATI G5” SPIKES

The speaker system is mechanically decoupled from the floor by the patented Z.V.T. system (Zero Vibration Transmission). Z.V.T. is an optimized suspension system with alternating metal/elastomer/metal surfaces, which overlap inside the base plate, legs and footer spikes. This system substantially reduces acoustic feedback and the transmission of spurious vibrations into the listening room.


D.A.D. TWEETER

A standard soft dome tweeter's apex anti-phase behavior is responsible for early high-frequency reproduction by dampening the apex of the silk soft dome tweeter, avoiding anti-phase behavior.


INTONO TECHNOLOGY

The Amati, Serafino, and Vox Models contain a significant innovation for the collection: InTono. Thanks to the internal cabinet's unique structure, which reduces the acoustic pressure generated within a given frequency range, these new loudspeakers always produce midrange frequencies free of any coloration.



PHASE PLUG

Discovered through computer simulation new Phase Plug is another recent innovation that optimizes the air movement of the driver to reduce turbulence while guiding soundwaves to reinforce their propagation into a more consistent wave pattern at listening distances. The result is a smoother frequency response with higher levels of clarity both on and off-axis.


NEW DRIVERS

The Amati Generation 5° is equipped with a stunning new midrange driver and woofer. Powerful Neodynium magnets drive the voice coil with robust control and precision in the midrange. The new woofer leverages ultralight CCAW voice coils in a neodymium slug for quick speed and improved power and heat handling. In addition, the spider and surround were redesigned using computer simulations applying the Finite Element Method. This translates to long-lasting detailed sound that won't muffle or overheat the Amati Generation 5° system.





Sonus Faber Amati Generation 5 Specifications


SYSTEM

  • 3.5 way

  • Midrange sealed box with Intono

  • Woofers vented box Stealth Ultraflexsystem


LOUDSPEAKERS

  • Tw: D.A.D. Arrow Point, Ø 28 mm

  • Md: Neodymium Magnet System, Ø 150 mm

  • Wfs: 2 x Dual Drive Motor System Ø 220 mm


CROSSOVER

  • 200Hz - 270Hz – 2.200Hz


FREQUENCY RESPONSE

  • 28 Hz – 35.000 Hz


SENSITIVITY

  • 91 dB SPL (2.83V/1 m)


NOMINAL IMPEDANCE

  • 4 ohm


SUGGESTED AMPLIFIER POWER OUTPUT

  • 50W – 450W


DIMENSIONS

  • 1176 x 411 x 512 mm

  • 46.3 x 16.2 x 20.1 in


WEIGHT

  • 55,5 Kg ea – net weight

  • 112.36 lb ea – net weight


PACKAGING CONTENT

  • 1 Photo book

  • 1 Manual

  • 1 Warranty extension card

  • 1 Cleaning Kit

  • 1 Wire tensioner

  • 4 Feet

  • 4 Spike shoe

  • 1 Bag with 8 screws

  • 1 Allen key

AVAILABLE FINISHES

  • Graphite

  • Red

  • Wenge


 


Price at launch: $26,000 / PAIR

In eighteenth-century Venice, Santo Serafino masterfully built violins with matching beauty and sound. In keeping with his legacy, the second generation of the Sonus faber Serafino speakers marries artistry and sonic excellence. Enhanced technology creates the sensation of a live performance, delivering pristine and powerful sound.


WOOD

Nine layers of natural wood are combined according to the grain and finished with nine coats of beautiful lacquer. Then, multiple steps of sanding and brushing by hand ensure every Sonus faber speaker is a joy to behold. In keeping with the ethos of Homage, Serafino Generation 2° marries state-of-the-art sound technology with visual artistry in three stunning finishes: Graphite, Wengè and Red.


PHASE COHERENT CROSSOVER

Phase Coherent Crossover is designed to deliver immersive, three-dimensional sound throughout the room. The hand-soldered hi-end custom spec capacitors and inductors create sonic clarity while handling high power levels and lowering the noise floor.



STEALTH ULTRAFLEX

Functioning as the exponential section of the duct and thanks to its design, Stealth Ultraflex improves the aerodynamic flow of the air stream emitted by the reflex ducts and is an integral part of the system. In addition, the extruded aluminum parts give further structural rigidity to the cabinet and now come in a beautiful deep grey brushed aluminum finish.


D.A.D. TWEETER

A standard soft dome tweeter’s apex anti-phase behavior is responsible for early high-frequency reproduction by dampening the apex of the silk soft dome tweeter, avoiding anti-phase behavior.


INTONO TECHNOLOGY

The Amati, Serafino, and Vox Models contain a significant innovation for the collection: InTono. Thanks to the internal cabinet's unique structure, which reduces the acoustic pressure generated within a given frequency range, these new loudspeakers always produce midrange frequencies free of any coloration.


PHASE PLUG

Discovered through computer simulation, the new Phase Plug is another innovation that optimizes the air movement of the driver to reduce turbulence while guiding soundwaves to reinforce their propagation into a more consistent wave pattern at listening distances. The result is a smoother frequency response with higher levels of clarity both on and off-axis.


NEW DRIVERS

The Serafino Generation 2° has been enhanced with a new voice coil and spider material, creating more significant air movement and bass extension. In addition, the new midrange drivers harness powerful neodymium magnets for fast, precise, and controlled voice coil control.


Sonus Faber Serafino Generation 2 Specifications


SYSTEM

  • 3.5 way

  • Midrange sealed box with Intono

  • Woofers vented box "Stealth Ultraflex" system


LOUDSPEAKERS

  • Tw: D.A.D. Arrow Point, Ø 28 mm

  • Md: Neodymium Magnet System, Ø 150 mm

  • Wfs: 2 x Ø 180 mm


CROSSOVER

  • 200Hz - 250Hz – 2.400Hz


FREQUENCY RESPONSE

  • 30 Hz – 35.000 Hz


SENSITIVITY

  • 90 dB SPL (2.83V/1 m)


NOMINAL IMPEDANCE

  • 4 ohm


SUGGESTED AMPLIFIER POWER OUTPUT

  • 50W – 300W


DIMENSIONS

  • 1091 x 396 x 485 mm

  • 43 x 15.6 x 19 in


WEIGHT

  • 48,5 Kg ea – net weight

  • 109.92 lb ea – net weight


PACKAGING CONTENT

  • 1 Photo book

  • 1 Manual

  • 1 Warranty extension card

  • 1 Cleaning Kit

  • 1 Wire tensioner

  • 4 Feet

  • 4 Spike shoe

  • 1 Bag with 8 screws


 


The Guarneri Generation 5° Speakers continue Sonus faber's new design legacy while harnessing cutting-edge technology's power. The fifth-generation Guarneri speaker is equipped with a new mid-woofer that reduces resonance and delivers fine acoustic detail. In addition, new crossover technology lowers the noise floor and eliminates background noise, providing three-dimensional sound with the timing and layers of a live performance.


WOOD

Nine layers of natural wood are combined according to the grain and finished with nine coats of beautiful lacquer. Then, multiple steps of sanding and brushing by hand ensure every Sonus faber speaker is a joy to behold. In keeping with the ethos of Homage, Guarneri Generation 5° marries state-of-the-art sound technology with visual artistry in three stunning finishes: Graphite, Wengè and Red.


MIDWOOFER

The Guarneri mid-woofer has been optimized for unprecedented control. In addition, the pristine neodymium motor system and new tuning frequency are designed to deliver powerful sound without distortion.

PHASE COHERENT CROSSOVER

Phase Coherent Crossover is designed to deliver immersive, three-dimensional sound throughout the room. The hand-soldered hi-end custom spec capacitors and inductors create sonic clarity while handling high power levels and lowering the noise floor.


STEALTH ULTRAFLEX

Functioning as the exponential section of the duct and thanks to its design, Stealth Ultraflex improves the aerodynamic flow of the air stream emitted by the reflex ducts and is an integral part of the system. In addition, the extruded aluminum parts give further structural rigidity to the cabinet and now come in a beautiful deep grey brushed aluminum finish.


D.A.D. TWEETER

A standard soft dome tweeter's apex anti-phase behavior is responsible for early high-frequency reproduction by dampening the apex of the silk soft dome tweeter, avoiding anti-phase behavior.


THE CARBON FIBER STAND

The Guarneri's stand has been an integral part of the entire speaker completing it in an important and symbiotic way. This new stand is the fruit of the experience gained by Sonus faber in recent years in the use of composite materials and specifically Carbon Fiber (thanks to the collaboration with Pagani Automobili and the creation of Sonus faber Ex3ma.)



Specifications

SYSTEM

  • 2 way

  • Vented box "Stealth Ultraflex" system


LOUDSPEAKERS

  • Tw: D.A.D. Arrow Point, Ø 28 mm

  • Mw: Neodymium Magnet System, Ø 150 mm


CROSSOVER

  • 2.200Hz


FREQUENCY RESPONSE

  • 40 Hz – 35.000 Hz


SENSITIVITY

  • 86 db SPL (2.83V/1 m)


NOMINAL IMPEDANCE

  • 4 ohm


SUGGESTED AMPLIFIER POWER OUTPUT

  • 30W – 125W


SPEAKER DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT

  • 377 x 239 x 375 mm

  • 14.8 x 9.4 x 14.7 in

  • 14,6 Kg ea – net weight

  • 32.19 lb ea – net weight


STAND DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT

  • 758 x 300 x 390 mm

  • 29.8 x 11.8 x 15.3 in

  • 13 kg ea – net weight

  • 28.6 lb ea – net weight


PACKAGING CONTENT

  • 1 Photo book

  • 1 Manual

  • 1 Warranty extension card

  • 1 Cleaning Kit

  • 1 Wire tensioner


 


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