That neutrality to the virtues of the Sonus Faber toy Tower (1800 euros the pair) would count was not a surprise, but, as devotedly sensitive, transparent and room exactly the barely a metre high column works was.
- Speaker Sonus Faber toy Tower
- Data sheet
That names are not necessarily expensive, Sonus Faber from Italy has already widely demonstrated, but at the latest level box the southerners (or her chief financial officer) must have caught particularly good day one.
Much to the delight of the Sonus global fanbase, which has opportunity recently to snag that are completely shrouded in dark leather visually as technically very racy standing speakers for a few measly 1800 euro. A class often supplements required for special executions.
The fine grained surface has optical and sound effects. Dark grey and velvet red components creating a light-dependent color play, consistency (soft) and surface (irregular) acoustically very soothing. The underlying housing has decoupled side walls and avoids hard edges.
The views of the sound pressure curves shows that Italians have more on the ball than colors and shapes, the measured value table: the records are smoother than the hood of each of Alfa Romeo. So exemplary, only studio monitors with active filters or models with insanely intricate crossover networks behave.
That passively succeeds Sonus Faber, with filters of third-order and yet relatively few components, suggests gifted technicians as well as premium chassis material, that the Italians traditionally take from Scandinavian suppliers. More specifically it’s a broadband ring radiator, a wide paper cone midrange and a sixfold screwed 18-cm bass plus reflex tube rear.
No surprise was that Neutrality would include the virtues of Sonus, but, how devotedly sensitively and transparent space exactly the barely a metre high pillar to works.
With its spacious and yet precise figure she came very close to already the holographic talent of the audio physic. In terms of tonality and high elegance, she was even tend to be superior to her.
Ultimately, the two fought neck and neck, from which the Sitara emerged as the least buoyant and more impulsive forward box. But the toy Tower, countered with the richer bass Foundation and a more delicate articulation of the top layers.
The Italian took their masters only in much larger and more expensive sound furniture by Cabasse and Nubert who brought their greater over all dynamics in complex sounds to the validity. Nevertheless a large throw the toy Tower has managed with Sonus Faber. One that strikingly low cost and powerful solid sounds.
+ First-class workmanship and emphasizes neutral sound with unobtrusive fine embossing
– Currently only a color version available
Sonus Faber toy Tower
Technical data and test results
|Installation tip:||free-standing, distance 2.5 m, normal damped rooms up to 35 m²|
|Operating voltage for 90 dB SPL|
|Impedance minimum stp|
|Maximum volume upper value|
|Maximum volume lower value (> 45 Hz)|
|Lower cut-off frequency (-3dB)|
|Lower cut-off frequency (-6 dB)|
|Short conclusion||Price obtained enormously elaborate booth box with brand chassis and leather. Sounds deliciously fine and spatially, overall very cultured.|
|Sound points (70 points)||54|
|Overall rating (max. 120 points)||good – very good 72|
|Price / performance||outstanding|
|tested in output||5 / 09|