Sonus faber Electa Amator
The Electa Amator was Sonus faber’s first worldwide success. Franco Serblin’s previous speakers had garnered him a small, loyal fan base, but when he introduced the Electa Amator in 1987, it became a huge hit for the company world wide. To celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the company, Sonus faber released the Electa Amator III. As always, Livio Cucuzza and his team designed the aesthetics while Paolo Tezzon voiced and engineered the speaker. As with all Sonus faber creations, the Electa Amator III features precious natural materials, Italian craftsmanship and organic, natural sound.
The tweeter is Sonus faber’s patented 1” silk dome with Damped Apex Dome technology. The back of the tweeter is enclosed by a solid wood acoustic chamber. The midrange/woofer driver was specially developed for the Electa Amator III. The enclosure features solid walnut with Carrara Marble base. Hand-applied leather covers the front and back surfaces. The dedicated stand is made of black anodized aluminum columns filled with damping material, mounted on Carrara Marble base.
The result is a speaker that is elegant, sophisticated, and beautiful both in sound and appearance. I saw the Electa Amator III being built when I visited the factory in October 2018. The care and love that goes into each speaker is something truly rare.
At $13,700, these speakers are not cheap, not for everyone. If, however, you are looking for a reference bookshelf speaker that will stimulate your heart and soul, you must hear these. Contact us if you would like an audition.