As the third member of the Heritage family, we pay homage to our Italian roots and to our artisans as well as the people who are responsible for developing Sonus faber products.
Completely made in Italy, Maxima Amator is a project started many years ago and abandoned because considered impossible.
Today, we achieve that dream: a two-way floor stander concept applied to a solid wood cabinet.
The Maxima Amator speakers are the same as those used for Electa Amator III. Characterised by D.A.D. - Damped Apex Dome technology, the 28mm tweeter features a Neodymium magnetic motor system and is implemented with a solid spruce wood acoustic layrinth rear chamber. The 180mm Mid-woofer has an air-dried membrane made of cellulose pulp and natural fibers, mounted on the Sonus Faber original desing die-cast aluminium basket. Thanks to the new crossover network the two interconnected frequencies give life to a homogeneous and fluid sound reproduction.
The solid wood cabinet is divided into three seperate chambers. The first being the acoustic volume, optimized using software node simulators and a brand new damping material made of three layers: two external layers of recycled carbon fiber and one layer of silica fiber in between. The second chamber is filled with inert material that increases weight, lowers the center of gravity of the system and increases the stability of the structure as well as minimizing its spurious resonances. The third chamber is entirely dedicated to hosting the crossover, which is therefore shielded from any possible vibration generated by the speakers in the acoustic chamber.
The completely new crossover network circuitry design foregoes the classical first order series iteration, to allow the two drivers to work in a maximally interconnected and organic way. The IFF Crossover "Interactive Fusion Filtering" reimagines the main principles of the well-known Paracross Topology and features non-academic transfer functions based on our accelerated progressive slopes. Meticulous attention was paid to the choice of components: we chose Litz Wire Coilds impregnated in wax to eliminate vibrations, capacitors with highest quality polypropylene base film combined with thick aluminium metallization and anti-inductive resistors. The final choice is the result of long listening and testing sessions to guide perfect balance.
The three models cabinets are developed from the harmonious combination of various elements. The undisputed focus of Maxima Amator is the solid walnut wood illuminated by the brass insert and enriched by the hand applied leather the covers the front and rear panels. Another constant with Amator models is the natural stone that Sonus Faber has traditionally used for bases construction to guarantee structural rigidity. This is a clear tribute to the Electra Amator stands, but also to the grandiose Guarneri Homage and Guarneri Memento. Maxima Amator leaves the classic white Carrara marble variant to boast the Port Saint Laurent quality, a darker, warm and shaded variant of marble.
We wanted to show to the world the soul of Maxima Amator. For this reason, as the solid wood rear chamber of the tweeter is visible from the reflex port, the crossover is visible on the back of the speaker behind the terminals. This design choice encourages the listener to peek inside the product as well as the entire Heritage collection invites to experience the purest essence of the Sonus Faber brand and sound.
2-way floorstanding vented loudspeaker system
Tw: H28 XTR-04 DAD™, Ø 28 mm / 1,1 in
Mw: MW18XTR-04, Ø 180 mm / 7 in
35 Hz – 35.000 Hz
88 dB SPL (2,83V/1 m)
Suggested Amplifier Power Output
25 - 125W , without clipping
Speaker Dimensions (HxWxD) & Weight
1120 x 300 x 350 mm
44,1 x 11,8 x 13,8 in
38 Kg each – net weight
83,7 lb each – net weight