Sonus faber has announced that, in conjunction with its 40th anniversary, the company will reintroduce its second-generation Stradivari loudspeaker for purchase once more. Drawing inspiration from its namesake Antonio Stradivari, the world’s most famous violin maker, the luxury loudspeaker is a redesigned and technologically improved version of the brand’s original Stradivari offering.
“It is never easy for a designer to re-envision an original launch, so when the conversation came about redesigning Stradivari it was challenging but also exhilarating,” said Chief of Design Livio Cucuzza. “How do we recreate a product that continues to stand the test of time and has almost become an artifact?
“For this, we needed to figure out how to bring Stradivari into this generation of Sonus faber. We wanted to ensure that the new Stradivari represented all the advancements Sonus faber has made in sound technology to date, while still keeping the brand’s classic external look and feel.”
Similar to its early 2000s iteration, the Stradivari follows the stylistic signatures of Sonus faber featuring a clean finish and premium woodwork, however, this newer version also sports a pentagonal shape that, according to Sonus, allows for an enhanced listening experience from its original elliptical footprint.
Additionally, Sonus has stated that the second generation offering will come equipped with the following features:
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- A Low Frequency Adjuster that offers full control of the ultra-low range tuning.
- An Anti-resonant Organic Basket designed to avoid vibration modes generated by the woofer membrane.
- Clepsydra Technology designed for the reflex port to maximize low frequency descent performance while simultaneously containing the length of the reflex duct
- And INTONO Technology, which Sonus states guarantees the most natural possible reproduction of the medium frequencies, significantly reducing the size and the filter components of the crossover.
The second generation Stradivari will be available in red, wenge, and graphite through Authorized Sonus faber Dealers beginning June 2023 for pre-order, retailing for $50,000 USD.
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