Introducing Sonus faber Serafino Tradition

Introducing Sonus faber Serafino Tradition

Feb 08, 2017

Serafino Tradition loudspeakers are utterly stunning to behold, with luscious design and materials including walnut and wenge timbers, leather, glass and aluminium creating a gorgeous physical impression. Of course it’s all meaningless without sound to match, and Sonus Faber have not let us down in that department. -Living Sound + Vision

The Homage collection has been enriched with a new element that complements the family; Serafino, a floor speaker with a huge appeal and surprising power to be explored. Once again, the name is taken from the history of Italian violin-making: Santo Serafino was a famous yet mysterious master who trained at the workshop of Nicolò Amati, who worked in Venice in the first half of the 18th century and specialized in making sturdy yet incredibly delicate violins.

The violin shape of the speaker cabinets is the fruit of careful research and major restyling. The curves of the sides change and double, blending the lines of previous Homage models with those inherited from Lilium, giving these speakers larger volumes especially on the back. This evolution allows the cabinet to better control internal resonances. The top has as its main accent the same wood finish as the sides. The brushed aluminum enhances the line and a “Sf” logo in silk-screened glass is placed right at the center of the surface.

The patents and technological solutions of Lilium, Il Cremonese and the Olympica Collection find evolution within the Serafino 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 speaker system is mechanically decoupled from the floor by the "Silent Spikes" inherited from Il Cremonese, which are an embodiment of the classic patented Zero Vibration Transmission system with much smaller dimensions. This system substantially reduces transmission of spurious vibrations to the listening room; acoustic feedback phenomena are also inhibited.

The world of ancient shipyards and the tradition of Italy’s shipwrights are the essence of the inspiration of the design of the Tradition collection. The new Wengè finish with maple inlays (a reference to the walnut finish of Olympica models) is the true aesthetic novelty of the collection and immediately links it with the elegant and timeless design of the most famous Italian motor-boats with their iconic wooden hulls.

Available Finishes

  • RED: Traditional walnut wood essence with black inlays combined with brushed black aluminum and black leather
  • WENGÈ: Wengè wood essence – used for the first time by Sonus faber – with maple inlays with brushed aluminum in titanium finish and brown leather.