Sonus faber Adds Stylish Bookshelf Speaker to its Heritage Collection

Minima Amator II speaker from Sonus faber carries on tradition of classic design and high-quality sound reproduction.

Sonus faber Adds Stylish Bookshelf Speaker to its Heritage Collection
Selling for around $4,500 a pair, the new Minima Amator II bookshelf speakers from Sonus faber continue the company's tradition of accurate design and the use of high-quality natural materials.

Lisa Montgomery · May 14, 2019

A new two-way bookshelf speaker from Sonus faber made its debut during the High End show in Munich last week. The Minima Amator II, which retails for about $4,500 a pair, is a new addition to the company’s Heritage collection. 

In keeping with its philosophy of developing products that embody accurate design and high-quality natural fibers, the Minima Amator II brings to life the fundamentals of high-end Italian craftsmanship.

It joins Sonus faber’s Electra Amator III as part of the Heritage line. The Minima Amator II is a restatement of a fundamental product that Sonus faber introduced in 1992, when the company was establishing key principles of speaker design and technology.

The compact, solid walnut wood cabinet adds to the speaker’s sound quality, resulting in a smooth and consistent listening experience.

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The cabinet is embellished by a thin brass insert at the base. The front baffle shows the iconic shape of the Voice of Sonus faber and is covered in leather. The rear panel, also covered in leather, houses the exit of the reflex duct and is embellished by the brass binding post.

Features and Specs

The Minima Amator II features:

  • A 28 mm silk dome Tweeter, implemented with the Damped Apex Dome technology (DAD), for a clear high-frequency reproduction. The tweeters of both the models of the Heritage collection feature the tripod design solution that recalls and transmits the style of the first models.
  • The “Paracross topology” crossover design, with Clarity Cap ESA capacitors, is specifically customized for Sonus faber.
  • A 6-inch midwoofer, developed in the Vicenza-based laboratory, features the well-known cellulose pulp and natural fibers cone on a die-cast aluminum basket, able to reveal even the smallest details during music reproduction.

The Minima Amator II will be available in European markets in June and in North American and Asian markets in July.

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  About the Author

Lisa Montgomery has been a member of the CE Pro and Electronic House editorial teams for nearly 20 years; most of that time as the Editor of Electronic House. With a knack for explaining complex high-tech topics in terms that average consumers can understand, her style of writing resonates with people who are interested in adding electronic systems to their homes, but are unsure of the steps involved and the solutions available. From basic lighting control systems to full-blown automation systems, Lisa understands the home electronics market well, and is able to point consumers in the right direction on their quest for a smarter, more convenient, efficient and enjoyable home. Over the years, she has developed close relationships with key manufacturers and seasoned custom electronics professionals, giving her a keen sense of what home technologies are hot now and what is on the horizon. She shares this wisdom regularly through feature stories, product roundups, case studies technology spotlights and comprehensive guides and books. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Lisa at lisa.montgomery@emeraldexpo.com

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