The flagship of Homage Tradition collection, Amati is the new reference floor standing loudspeaker in the Sonus faber catalogue, right after Il Cremonese, Lilium and Aida, from which inherits many technical solutions and patents.
Andrea Amati is considered the forefather of the violin making tradition in Cremona, since he gave the rules for techniques of construction, shapes and proportions of string instruments as we know them nowadays. Amati Tradition represents the synthesis of original concepts and architectural ideas.
The Homage collection has its roots in the Sonus faber DNA of highest craftsmanship and excellence in sound performances. Since its very beginning during the Nineties with the first Guarneri and Amati Homage, this collection has been the most iconic representation of Sonus faber values.
The Homage Tradition collection is a new tribute to the mastery of Italian violin-making; the now classic lute shape, the hallmark of Sonus faber production. It has been revisited and taken to new heights by embodying both the classic lines of the Homage collection and those of the Lilium cabinet, thus giving new volumes to the speakers of this collection.
System: 3.5 way, full para-aperiodic vented box “Stealth Ultraflex System” and “Zero Vibration Transmission” technology , vibration transmission- decoupled from the floor, staggered low frequency floorstanding loudspeaker system.
Tweeter: H28 XTR-04. Sonus faber silk dome 28 mm “Arrow Point” DAD, implemented with a natural wood acoustic labyrinth rear chamber.
Midrange: M15 XTR-04. Sonus faber designed 150 mm neodymium magnet system ultra dynamic linearity midrange.
Woofer: 2 x W22XTR-08. Sonus faber designed 220 mm lightweight “sandwich” cone structure (high-tech syntactic foam core and two external surface skins of cellulose pulp) woofers.
Cross-over point: 80Hz - 250 Hz – 2.500Hz
Frequency Response: 28 Hz – 35.000 Hz, Stealth reflex included.
Sensitivity: 90 db SPL (2.83V/1 m).
Nominal: Impedance 4 ohm.
Suggested Amplifier Power Output: 100W – 500W, without clipping.
Long-term Max Input Voltage (IEC 268-5): 25 V rms
Dimensions: (HxWxD)1176 x 411 x 512 mm
Weight: 61 Kg
Don’t underestimate the Amati Homage Tradition. It is not the Sonus faber of even 10 years ago. This is a Sonus faber that combines the best of the past with the clarity and energy of the present. And yet, it’s not a forward sound... it’s just a ‘right’ sound. If you are the kind of person who thinks Sonus faber is all about the looks and not so much about the sound, then the Amati Homage Tradition will be something of a wake-up call. Don’t be surprised if you end up thinking it’s one of the best speakers on sale right now! more...
The strengths of this speaker lie in its natural musicality, its sense of ease, its wide dynamics and extended frequency range. The larger the speaker, and the further apart its drivers are from one another, the less likely it is to produce pinpoint imaging. For a speaker of this size the Amati Tradition does very well in this regard, managing strong locational accuracy and depth of image. in my view, it's a grand slam home run on looks. This is a very well judged new entry from Sonus Faber, and it may be the last speaker you'll buy. more...
The Homage Amati Tradition is Sonus Faber’s fourth version of the Amati, and the most beautiful yet. The levels of fit, finish, and attention to detail dripping from the review samples clearly represent the passion bestowed on each unit created. More important, the Homage Tradition is the best-sounding iteration of the Amati. more...