22 March 2017
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Sonus faber Homage Tradition Collection
THE COLLECTION

Sonus faber wishes to evoke Italian design and creativity at their best by restyling the Homage collection, the company’s most iconic line which has been completely revamped in keeping with its rich past and precious legacy.

Welcome Homage Tradition!
The collection features four elements: Amati, Guarneri, Vox and the newcomer Serafino, a 3,5 ways floor-standing speaker, whose name is taken from the history of Italian violin-making (Santo Serafino – 1699 /1758 – Venetian master trained at Nicolò Amati workshop).
The made-in-Italy appeal and the great Sonus faber tradition find their expression in a classic and slightly retro approach, where the classical lute shape is still central and maintains the roots with the history but components, finishes and design has been completely renewed.

THE PROJECT


The patents and technological solutions of Lilium, Il Cremonese and of the Olympica Collection find further evolution inside Homage Tradition.
The “Stealth Ultraflex” is the evolution of the “Stealth Reflex” system; its external part at the back panel, is in extruded Aluminum and controls the flow of air through the duct while controlling its speed and reducing any turbulence and hence distortion. The back too is part of the Exosqueleton system complete with Dampshelves on top and bottom of the speakers.

Guarneri and Serafino feature the so-called Silent Spikes, coaxial metal/elastomer/metal spikes which reinterpret the classic patented “Z.V.T.” (Zero Vibration Transmission) system and derive from Il Cremonese. Amati keeps the classic optimized suspension system.



The transducers of the Homage Tradition collection are derived directly from Il Cremonese and have been further developed to create an exclusive and unique design.

THE DESIGN

The lute shape of the cabinets of the collection is the fruit of careful research and major restyling. The curves of the sides change and double, blending the lines of previous models of the Tradition collection with those inherited from Lilium and giving these speakers larger volumes especially on the back. This evolution allows the cabinet to better control internal resonances.
The distinctive feature of the design of the new Homage Tradition collection – and a recall of the original Homage collection – is the new layout of the top whose main accent is, once again, wood with the same finish of the sides. The Guarneri Tradition stand plays a key role in the aesthetic and electro-acoustic design. It’s made in carbon fiber monocoque and sums the know-how reached with the Sonus faber- Pagani Automobili partnership and Ex3ma production. The curved outline of the stand, though much lighter and acoustically transparent than its predecessor , ensures maximum structural strength.

FINISHES
Homage Tradition collection is available in two finishes:
    •    RED: Traditional walnut wood essence with black inlays combined with brushed black Aluminum and black leather (like flagships Aida, Lilium and Il Cremonese); 

    •    WENGÈ: Wengè wood essence – used for the first time by Sonus faber – with maple inlays (reference to the walnut finish of Olympica collection) with brushed Aluminum in Titanium finish and brown leather. 


RETAIL PRICES
 

The suggested retail prices for the collection are: • AMATI TRADITION: £23,500 per pair
• SERAFINO TRADITION: £17,998 per pair
• GUARNERI TRADITION: £13,600 per pair
(carbon fibre stands included)

MARKET AVAILABILITY

The Homage Tradition collection is available in the UK now, via distributor Absolute Sounds (www.absolutesounds.com; 020 8971 3909).

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION GUARNERI TRADITION

System

2 way, full para-aperiodic vented box “Stealth Ultraflex System” and “Zero Vibration Transmission” technology implemented on the dedicated stand, decoupled from the floor, stand mount loudspeaker system.

Tweeter

H28 XTR-04. Sonus faber silk dome 28 mm “Arrow Point” DAD, implemented with a natural wood acoustic labyrinth rear chamber.

Midwoofer

W15 XTR-04. Sonus faber designed 150 mm neodymium magnet system ultra dynamic linearity midwoofer.
Cross-over
Non-resonant design, optimized amplitude/phase response for optimal space/time performance. “Paracross topology”. The impedance at low frequencies is controlled for a clear and friendly amplifier performance.. Highest quality is used in terms of the components: last generation Mundorf “Evo” Oil and Silver/Gold/Oil capacitors, Jantzen inductors.

Cross-over point: 2.500Hz.

Frequency Response

40 Hz – 35.000 Hz, Stealth reflex included.
Sensitivity
87 db SPL (2.83V/1 m).
Nominal Impedance
4 ohm.
Suggested Amplifier Power Output
30W – 250W, without clipping.
Long-term Max Input Voltage (IEC 268-5)
20Vrms
Dimensions (HxWxD)
377x239x375mm 148,5x94x148in Weight
16 Kg
35 lb
Dedicated Stand
(entirely made in Carbon Fibre) Dimensions (HxWxD) 758x300x390mm 298x118x153,5in
Weight
16 Kg
35 lb

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION SERAFINO TRADITION

System
 
3.5 way, full para-aperiodic vented box “Stealth Ultraflex” system and “Zero Vibration Transmission” technology, decoupled from the
floor , staggered low
loudspeaker system.
Tweeter
H28 XTR-04. Sonus faber silk dome 28 mm “Arrow Point” DAD, implemented with a natural wood acoustic labyrinth rear chamber.

Midrange

M15 XTR-04. Sonus faber designed 150 mm neodymium magnet system ultra dynamic linearity midrange.
Woofer
2 x W18XTR-08. Sonus faber designed 180 mm lightweight “sandwich” cone structure (high-tech syntactic foam core and two external surface skins of cellulose pulp) woofers.

Cross-over

Non-resonant design, optimized amplitude/phase response for optimal space/time performance. “Paracross topology”. The impedance at low frequencies is controlled for a clear and friendly amplifier performance. Double staggered transfer function low frequency/room interface optimized filter. Highest quality is used in terms of the components: last generation Mundorf “Evo” Oil and Silver/Gold/Oil capacitors, Jantzen inductors.

Cross-over point: 80Hz - 250 Hz – 2.500Hz Frequency Response
30 Hz – 35.000 Hz, Stealth reflex included.
Sensitivity
90 db SPL (2.83V/1 m).
Nominal Impedance
4 ohm.
Suggested Amplifier Power Output
 80W – 350W, without clipping.
Long-term Max Input Voltage (IEC 268-5) 22Vrms

Dimensions (HxWxD)
1091x396x485mm 430x156x191in Weight
52 Kg
115 lb

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION AMATI TRADITION

System

3.5 way, full para-aperiodic vented box “Stealth Ultraflex” system and “Zero Vibration Transmission” technology, decoupled from  the floor , staggered low frequency floor-standing loudspeaker system.

floor , staggered low
loudspeaker system.
Tweeter
H28 XTR-04. Sonus faber silk dome 28 mm “Arrow Point” DAD, implemented with a natural wood acoustic labyrinth rear chamber.

Midrange
M15 XTR-04. Sonus faber designed 150 mm neodymium magnet system ultra dynamic linearity midrange.
Woofer
2 x W22XTR-08. Sonus faber designed 220 mm lightweight “sandwich” cone structure (high-tech syntactic foam core and two external surface skins of cellulose pulp) woofers.

Cross-over Non-resonant design, optimized amplitude/phase response for optimal space/time performance. “Paracross topology”. The impedance at low frequencies is controlled for a clear and friendly amplifier performance. Double staggered transfer function low frequency/room interface optimized filter. Highest quality is used in terms of the components: last generation Mundorf “Evo” Oil and Silver/Gold/Oil capacitors, Jantzen inductors.

Cross-over point: 80Hz - 250 Hz – 2.500Hz Frequency Response
28 Hz – 35.000 Hz, Stealth reflex included.

Sensitivity
90 db SPL (2.83V/1 m).
Nominal Impedance
4 ohm.
Suggested Amplifier Power Output 100W – 500W, without clipping.
Long-term Max Input Voltage (IEC 268-5)
25Vrms

Dimensions (HxWxD)
1176x411x512mm 463x162x201,5in Weight
61 Kg
134,5 lb
frequency floor standing

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