Love how the loudspeakers looked in the 90s? Want to get yourself one of the 90s classics but can’t sacrifice modern speaker technologies?
The Sonus Faber Homage loudspeaker range is for you! The Italian-made range first made its appearance back in 1993.
And the team at Sonus has worked for three decades to update it with the features that the audiophiles want. It is basically a blast from the past but with a proper dose of modern technologies packed in.
Nonetheless, the new Homage range of Sonus Faber comes with Guarneri G5, which is a two-way stand mounter. And as the name hints, it is a fifth generation of Guarneri.
Then, you have Serafino G2, which is a 3.5-way second gen floor stander speaker. There’s another floor stander speaker in the range. And that would be the Amati G5, a fifth-gen 3.5-way speaker.
And finally, there’s the Vox G3, a third-gen three-way center-channel speaker. All the Sonus Faber Homage models come in three different colors. Depending on the outlook you want, you can get them in graphite, wenge, and red.
And in case you are wondering, the wenge is an African hardwood color. Each of the speakers in the range takes heavy inspiration from the musical instruments.
And that is how they honor the makers of the said instruments. Also, through this inspiration, the speakers honor the lute-making tradition in Cremona, Italy’s roots.
However, that is not all that the Sonus Faber Homage speakers have to offer. They come with improved cabinet construction, which offers a better bracing and porting system.
This new cabinet construction also helps to control the vibrations, offering a better music experience to the users.
Wondering how Sonus Faber achieved such a fantastic cabinet construction? The 2021 acquisition of the De Santi woodworking facility came in handy.
And one interesting fact about the acquisition is that De Santi has been supplying cabinets for the speakers for the last 35 years.
Nonetheless, Sonus Faber has also redesigned the tweeter and midrange chambers. Even though they come with new designs, they retain the lute shape of the original series.
Albeit, they do come with modified metalwork. Besides, many other things are new. For example, the speakers come with a new proprietary technology called Intono.
This technology addresses the drawbacks of ported cabinet design by harnessing its strengths. Then, you have a new midrange driver, which is a 150mm natural fiber model. It comes with a neodymium magnet.
There are new bass drivers on the Sonus Faber Homage range too. They can offer 23% more force and feature an integrated heatsink.
Overall, the new range is packed with features. And it does a proper job of paying homage to the 90s classics.
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