It was designed without compromise to be the very best representation of the ideals, legacy and vision of the brand.
A Masterpiece Revised
“The Sonus faber SE2017” is a limited edition rendition of this masterpiece available only by special request from premier clientele. This new ‘off the menu’ revision features a full overhaul with our latest developments in driver and crossover technologies. It benefits from the most current knowledge and the very best components available in the world.
Between Inspiration And Functionality
“Sonus faber is a dream of pure passion. Research is the essence of the company. The approach is scientific, but the goals are emotions and music. The Sonus faber is the non plus ultra of our dream. A concentrate of experience, intuitions, hard work and design that finds its meaning in making the music more vivid, natural and captivating”. Paolo Tezzon, Sonus faber R&D Manager.
Countless man-hours, several years of development and the most advanced technologies were poured into it. The result was beauty beyond expectation, an exquisite expression of rich tradition and cutting-edge innovation.
The two lyre-shaped elements (upper and lower) machined from solid Avional billets, have been designed to collect vibrations like radar parabolas. The clamshells are connected by compression through the "Amina Legata (Soul Pole", an a-magnetic steel alloy shaft and are optimized one by one in traction with dynamometric device.
The double walls in okoume plywood with dual curvature are uncoupled by a "constriction damped" visco-insulating layer. The dual curvature further increases rigidity, while the dampening eliminates the last traces of resonance.
The direct/indirect emission balance has been faced in an innovative way. Two totally independent loudspeaker systems collaborate in order to pursue the best balance between the direct field and the reverberating field.
The tweeter inherits the knowledge gained with the Ex3ma project, with a Neodymium motor system and a dome diaphragm in D.L.C. (Diamond like Carbon) Beryllium. This is implemented with a CNC machined highly optimized Ergal acoustic labyrinth rear chamber, a mechanical anti-resonator designed specifically for this application. The midrange is the same as used on Il Cremonese and Lilium, upgraded with a special basket thoroughly optimized to eliminate any resonance, fully CNC machined from solid billets of Avional and Gun Metal. The enclosure acoustic loading has been further optimized.
The "Amina Legata" in the critical nodal points is implemented with the "Tuned Mass Damped", a device used in both the highest skyscrapers in the world as in F1 cars to eliminate any residual vibration. The system, works through anti-phase oscillation, using kinetic-thermal conversion. The suspension system permits inhibiting the mechanical transmission of vibrations to the environment and consequently eliminates the creation of spurious resonance and sound feedback.
3.5 way, sound field shaper variable geometry radiation, vibration cancellation optimized system, stealth reflex vented box, loudspeaker system.
Tw: Beryllium dome diaphragm, Ø 30 mm
Md: Neodymium Magnet System, Ø 180 mm
W: sandwich cone structure, high-tech syntactic foam core and two external surface skins of coated cellulose pulp, 2 x Ø 260 mm
Sw: sandwich cone structure with high-tech syntactic foam core and two external surface skins in nano carbon fiber, Ø 380 mm
Sound Field Shaper
Tw: Neodymium dome driver, Ø 29 mm
Md: paper pulp/natural fiber blend cone driver, Ø 120 mm
80Hz - 250Hz – 2500Hz
18Hz – 36000Hz, Stealth reflex included
92 db spl (2.83V/1m)
100W - 1KW, without clipping
1750 x 750 x 785 mm
68,8 x 29,5 x 31 in
307 Kg ea – net weight
676 lb ea – net weight
Also available in Wenge & Walnut
The below finishes are available at an additional cost, contact us for details,
Any colour! Simply provide us with the RAL reference number.