Sonus faber Maxima Amator | Passion, Knowledge, Tradition

Sonus faber Maxima Amator | Passion, Knowledge, Tradition

Apr 28, 2021

Sonus faber Maxima Amator

As the third member of the Heritage family, Sonus faber pays homage to their Italian roots, and to the artisans, as well as the people who are responsible for developing Sonus faber products. Completely Made in Italy, Maxima Amator is a project started many years ago and abandoned because considered impossible.
Today, the dream is achieved: a two-way floor stander concept applied to a solid wood cabinet.
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The 2-Way Design for Sonus faber
The two-way design has been a strong piece of brand identity for Sonus faber products. In general, hi-fi enthusiasts deem the two-way loudspeaker system as one of the purest systems achievable. For this reason, the Maxima Amator was a fun project, serving as the glorification of successfully merging two speakers to achieve a unique emotion with the maximum representation of the ``Voice of Sonus faber” – a goal to achieve natural sound.

Heart and Brain

Solid wood is a living material that continuously changes over time. Due to this, the Maxima Amator’s large cabinet had to be meticulously studied and fine-tuned to avoid the risk of deformation or breakage as the wood ages.

Sonus faber was able to overcome this limit thanks to modern wood drying methods, use of internal structural ribs fixed with flexible glues, and new CNC methods that allow maintenance to a tighter tolerance compared to that of the past. After the cabinet’s studies and the drivers’ selection, Sonus faber focused on defining the perfect tonal balance of the project.
The result is the IFF Crossover “Interactive Fusion Filtering” - the perfect sonic performance beyond proven classic implementations. This is the heart and the brain of Maxima Amator that allows Sonus faber engineers to obtain a total fusion of the two drivers for an extremely natural and fluid sound reproduction.


The solid wood cabinet is divided into three separate chambers. The first being the acoustic volume, optimized using software node simulators and a brand-new damping material made of three layers: two external layers of recycled carbon fiber and one layer of silica fiber in between.

The second chamber is filled with inert material that increases weight, lowers the center of gravity of the system and increases the stability of the structure as well as minimizing its spurious resonances.

The third chamber is entirely dedicated to hosting the crossover, which is therefore shielded from any possible vibration generated by the speakers in the acoustic chamber.

The Voice of Sonus faber

The Maxima Amator speakers are the same as those used for Electa Amator III. Characterized by D.A.D. - Damped Apex Dome technology - the 28mm tweeter features a Neodymium magnetic motor system and is implemented with a solid spruce wood acoustic labyrinth rear chamber. The 180mm mid-woofer has an air-dried membrane made of cellulose pulp and natural fibers, mounted on the Sonus faber original design die-cast aluminum basket. Thanks to the new crossover network, the two interconnected frequencies give life to a homogenous and fluid sound reproduction.

Precious Materials

The three models' cabinets are developed from the harmonious combination of various elements. The undisputed focus of Maxima Amator is the solid walnut wood illuminated by the brass insert and enriched by the hand-applied leather that covers the front and rear panels. Another constant with Amator models is the natural stone that Sonus faber has traditionally used for bases' construction to guarantee structural rigidity. This is a clear tribute to the Electa Amator stands, but also to the grandiose Guarneri Homage and Guarneri Memento. Maxima Amator leaves the classic white Carrara marble variant to boast the Port Saint Laurent quality, a darker, warm and shaded variant of marble.

Heart & Soul

Sonus faber wanted to show to the world the soul of Maxima Amator. For this reason, as the solid wood rear chamber of the tweeter is visible from the reflex port, the crossover is visible on the back of the speaker behind the terminals. This design choice encourages the listener to peek inside the product, as well as the entire Heritage collection, an invitation to experience the purest essence of the Sonus faber brand and sound.


SYSTEM: 2-way floorstanding vented loudspeaker system
LOUDSPEAKERS: Tw: H28 XTR-04 DAD™, Ø 28 mm / 1.1 in
/ Mw: MW18XTR-04, Ø 180 mm / 7 in
SENSITIVITY: 88 dB SPL (2,83V/1 m)
SUGGESTED AMPLIFIER POWER OUTPUT: 25 - 125W , without clipping
SPEAKERS DIMENSIONS (HXWXD): 44.1 x 11.8 x 13.8 in
WEIGHT: 83.7 lb each – net weight


The Sonus faber Maxima Amator is available for demo & purchase in-store. Contact us today to schedule your private audition.
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