Who doesn't love a little throwback? Sonus Faber, a name synonymous with refined craftsmanship, exceptional sound quality, and ingenious engineering, has brought back an iconic design from twenty years ago and adapted it to their newest technologies. The second generation of the Stradivari loudspeaker is a testament to their commitment to pushing the boundaries of audio engineering while paying homage to the renowned Italian Renaissance violin makers.
A Reverence for Craftsmanship
Influenced by the legendary Antonio Stradivari, the Stradivari speaker embodies the magnificent craftsmanship of Italian Renaissance violin making. Retaining the flatter speaker design with signature wood and leather materials, Sonus Faber has brought back the timeless concept of the original Stradivari.
Innovative Internal Structure
While the external appearance retains the essence of its predecessor, the internal structure of the Stradivari 2.0 has undergone significant advancements. With the mid-range and tweeters maintaining the excellence found in the rest of the homage line, Sonus Faber has incorporated their Dual Drive technology for the woofers (two 10-inch drivers), ensuring controlled and powerful bass reproduction. The innovation also lies in the bold pentagonal structure and the introduction of new transducers. Additionally, a three-position jumper system on the back of the speaker allows users to customize the bass response, adapting to the specific needs of the listening environment.
Adaptive Room Integration
One of the most impressive features of the Stradivari 2.0 is its ability to adjust the woofers to the size of the room. With an understanding of the impact of standing waves—resonance frequencies that occur when sound waves reflect and interfere with each other—Sonus Faber has proactively addressed this issue. By adapting the woofers to the room's dimensions, the Stradivari 2.0 minimizes the negative effects of standing waves, resulting in a more balanced and accurate listening environment. This adaptive room integration allows for better control and customization of the low-frequency output, delivering higher performance and a more rewarding listening experience tailored to the unique characteristics of your room. The speaker's anti-resonant organic basket further minimizes vibrations from woofer membranes, ensuring pristine audio reproduction.
Sonus Faber's commitment to audio excellence is evident in the incorporation of advanced technologies. The "INTONO technology" focuses on natural reproduction of midrange frequencies, capturing the subtleties and nuances of the music. The "Clepsydra technology" maximizes low-frequency performance, enhancing the speaker's overall capabilities and delivering a rich, immersive soundstage.
- System: 3.5-way midrange sealed box with Intono, woofers vented box "Stealth Ultraflex" system
- Tweeter: DAD™ Arrow Point, Ø 28 mm
- Midrange: Neodymium Magnet System, Ø 150 mm
- Woofer: 2 x Dual Drive Motor System Ø 260 mm
- Crossover: 160 Hz - 220 Hz - 2.200 Hz
- Frequency Response: 25 Hz - 35,000 Hz
- Sensitivity: 92 dB SPL (2.83V/1 m)
- Nominal Impedance: 4 ohm
- Suggested Amplifier Power Output: 100 W - 600 W
- Dimensions (H x W x D): 1,374 x 715 x 428 mm (54 x 28.1 x 16.8 in)
- Weight: 63 kg (net weight), 138.9 lb (net weight)
The seamless fusion of tradition and innovation, coupled with their dedication to optimizing the listening experience in any room, sets the Stradivari 2.0 apart. Immerse yourself in the beauty of sound and experience the extraordinary craftsmanship and technological advancements that Sonus Faber has to offer.