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Flagship of the Sonus Faber Venere line, the 3.0 stands out through its larger cabinet, wider frequency response, and its implementation of a driver dedicated entirely to midrange frequencies. This is a three-way floor speaker characterised by the typical Lyre form, a homage to its 'mother' Aida and at the same time is a key functional and aesthetic element of great prestige.
The lyre shaped cabinet provides excellent structural rigidity and control of spurious resonances, making sound clear, detailed and extremely dynamic. The front reflex also facilitates the placement of the speaker by avoiding unwanted reflections with the rear wall. Equipped with two 180mm woofers in Curv™, a 150mm midrange also in Curv™ and a 29mm silk dome tweeter made by the German company DKM, a European leader in driver production. The 3.0 has a baffle characterized by waveguides, which allow for harmonious housing of the driver and give a vivid and engaging sound; the same inclined position of the baffle facilitates proper timing in all environments, ensuring great listening every time. The tempered glass used in the base and top and the aluminium in the adjustable feet are the materials which unite the Venere line and give a contemporary edge to every model. As with all the speakers in the Venus line, the 3.0 also stands out for its ease of use and to set up as well as for its magical ability to "disappear" leaving only the music as the protagonist. An ideal candidate for creating an excellent 2-channel system in good sized environments or to set up an evolved and engaging home theatre system.
"First of all, these speakers do a shockingly good job of extending the perceived width of the stage on which the musicians are playing. Aimee Mann's "One," from the soundtrack to P.T. Anderson's 1999 film Magnolia, starts very simply, with her voice front and center, which the Veneres render very well. Later, with the onset of additional instruments, the song explodes out to each side of the soundstage. The speakers manage to bring those bits of music around the edges of the room into the listening area. The same is true with larger orchestral pieces, like Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" concertos. These speakers incorporate that broader stereo image seamlessly into my listening space, with sound floating beautifully around the room." - Rob Johnson, Tone Audio Magazine (April 2013) Read More
- Loudspeaker System: 3.5 way floorstanding vented box
- Drive Unit: Tw 29 mm dome (silk) Md 1x150 mm (Curv) Wf 2x180 mm (Curv)
- Amplifier: 40W - 300W
- Dimensions: 1157 x 340 x 438 mm