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.
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.