The story of the Homage Collection begins in 1993 with the creation of the Guarneri, a timeless and innovative 2-way design custom made for the “Museo Del Violino” in Cremona. With its solid wood, lute shaped cabinet, silk tweeter, pulp midwoofer, and details inspired by the works of the great luthiers, it not only served its purpose at reproducing the nuanced tonality of the various pieces in the world-renowned stringed instrument collection on display at the museum, it marked the first step in a journey which would guide and elevate the brand ever after.
Now, after thirty years of steadfast improvement and dramatic innovation, the Homage family is a collection of designs that represent the very core of the Sonus faber portfolio and ideals.
Introducing the Sonus faber Guarneri Homage.
This generation of Homage keeps the classic iteration of the lute shape first introduced in the previous Homage Tradition family, inspired by the Viva Aquarama water vessel, a staple of the midcentury ‘Dolce Vita’ era of Italian pop culture.
The metalwork, however, has been modified, replacing the angled edges with smooth, rounded ones. The color of this metalwork too has changed, replacing a choice of black and brushed aluminum with a single anodized grey offering leaving the moving parts brushed.
Featuring a new naming convention which identifies each model by its generation and a return to the coveted Graphite finish as an additional option, the entire series keeps the most pertinent technologies from the previous generation.
NEW PHASE PLUG
Discovered almost by accident through computer simulation, the new Damping Ring is another new innovation that optimizes the air movement of the driver to reduce turbulence while guiding soundwaves to reinforce their propagation into a more consistent wave pattern at listening distances.
The result is a smoother frequency response with higher levels of clarity both on and off axis.
The tuning on the 150mm driver has been improved, reducing resonance to 15Hz. The Guarneri midwoofer has also been optimized for greater control and excursion. A purpose built neodymium motor system and a new tuning frequency allowing for deeper extension without distortion. The entire system has also been optimized, balancing mass to reduce modal vibration.
Sonus faber’s research in the area of crossovers is a steadfast obsession. Not only scouring the planet for the very best components and designing custom modifications, but also using the latest simulation software and relentless listening trials to push the boundaries in circuit design itself.
Paracross Topology ™and Interactive Fusion Filtering ™are fully integrated featuring a reduction of overall component count due to Intono. The new hybrid crossover system uses the finest components available on the market today. Hand selected through various listening tests, Jantzen inductors and custom spec Clarity Caps and Mundorf capacitors and resistors are hand soldered on custom PCBs to ensure maximum clarity, high power handling, low noise floor and long life. Additionally, timbre and sound stage are improved with the new Phase Coherent design.
PHASE COHERENT DESIGN
The new Homage series features a phase coherent driver array. While many systems will reverse phase and polarity simultaneously in select drivers to achieve more modest power requirements, the Homage series is time aligned and phase correct on every single driver.
This not only means better impact but considerably better 3-dimensional effect allowing listeners to suspend disbelief and truly be immersed in the latest rendition of Sonus faber’s signature natural sound.
SYSTEM 2-way Vented box “Stealth Ultraflex” system
LOUDSPEAKERS Tw: DAD Arrow Point, Ø 28 mm Mw: Neodymium Magnet System, Ø 150 mm
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 40 Hz – 35,000 Hz
SENSITIVITY 86 db SPL (2.83V/1 m)
NOMINAL IMPEDANCE 4 Ohm
SUGGESTED AMPLIFIER POWER OUTPUT 30w - 125w
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