Homage collection has its root in the Sonus faber DNA of highest craftsmanship tradition and excellence in sound performances. Since its very beginning during the Nineties with the first Guarneri and Amati Homage, this collection has always been the most iconic representation of Sonus faber values.
Homage Tradition collection is a new tribute to the mastery of Italian violin-making; the now classic lute shape, the hallmark of Sonus faber production, has been revisited and taken to new heights by embodying both the classic lines of the Homage collection and those of the Lilium cabinet, thus giving new volumes to the speakers of this collection.
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. Amati worked in Venice in the first half of the 18th century and specialized in making sturdy yet incredibly delicate violins.
Now on-display at Paragon Sight & Sound.
The violin shape of the speaker cabinets is also 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 and giving these speakers larger volumes especially on the back.
This evolution allows the cabinet to better control internal resonances. The top has as main accent, once again, the wood with the same finish as the sides. The brushed aluminum enhances the line, and a silk-screened glass “Sf” logo is placed right at the center of the surface.
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.
The aluminum is brushed with Titanium finish and the leather on the front features the new coffee color. The essence of the walnut wood is preserved in the traditional “Red” finish with brushed black aluminum and the leather of the black front in line with the finish of the flagship models Aida, Lilium and Il Cremonese.
Visible and typical element of the novelties of the new collection is the back panel in extruded aluminum, the external part of the Stealth Ultraflex system characterized by a laminar tuning derived directly from the solution adopted in the Olympica collection.
The outline of this part acts as a vent favoring 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 the top and on the bottom of the cabinet.
The speaker system is mechanically decoupled from the floor by the so-called Silent Spikes inherited from Il Cremonese, namely the coaxial metal/elastomer/metal spikes, which are an embodiment of the classic patented “Z.V.T.” (Zero Vibration Transmission) system with much smaller dimensions.
This system substantially reduces transmission of spurious vibrations to the listening room; also acoustic feedback phenomena are inhibited.
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