For sale: (1) pre-owned pair of Sonus Faber Venere 2.5 floorstanding speakers. One of the best musical and best looking speakers under $3k,see all the stellar reviews on the web.
Original owner with all original boxes, manual and accessories, and receipt from reputable authorized dealer, speakers have very light use. Extraordinary sound with stunning looks, especially in the walnut finish (cost $500 extra, MSRP $2999).
2 condition notes: 1) small 2-3 scratch to lower right side of the wood of one speaker, don't really notice it unless you are looking for it/straight at it 2) missing the black cone feet for one speaker that goes under the base. Can be easily ordered via the replacement spike kit for the Veneres (speakers are currently on the plate)
Selling only to raise funds. Prefer to sell via cash pickup in northern NJ (Edgewater) area- can demo on request for serious buyers (if you don't mind doing so in a small apt).
Will add photos soon, but have added stock photos for illustrative purposes. Longtime member on audiogon for over 10 years, 100% feedback. Price is somewhat negotiable but please reasonable offers. Please message me here or email at email@example.com. Thanks Ed
Sonus faber Venere 2.5 Tower Speakers
Award-Winning Sonus faber Venere 2.5 Tower Loudspeaker a Price-to-Performance Leader: Class-Leading Musical Power, Drive, and Liveliness
Tempered Glass at Base and Top, Double-Curved Cabinets Give Sonus faber Venere 2.5 Tower Loudspeaker Museum-Quality Looks: Position of Time-Aligned Baffle Affords Superb Balance
First impressions are crucial in every kind of relationship – particularly those involving intimate reproductions of favorite musical performances. With tempered glass at its base and top, double-curved cabinets, and a trademarked seven-inch mid and woofer, the Sonus faber Venere 2.5 loudspeaker announces its presence with unforgettable gusto. The visually striking two-and-a-half-way floorstander invites you to place it in almost any environment, as the inclined position of its time-aligned baffle provides superb tonal balance and rigidity. Distinguished by class-leading liveliness, drive, and might, Venere 2.5 handles everything from chamber ensembles to industrial rock bands with poise, confidence, and enthusiasm. Winner of the prestigious European Imaging and Sound Association Award, Venere 2.5 is ready for its close-up in your room.
"...Deliver[s] music that's vivid and colorful but also refined and undemanding over long listening sessions."
– Hi-Fi News, EISA Award
Rigidity and Control, Spot-On Timing, Contemporary Looks
Venere 2.5's 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. It's equipped with a mid-woofer and woofer in Curv, and a silk-dome tweeter made by the German company DKM, a European leader in driver production. Venere 2.5 has a baffle characterized by waveguides, which allow for harmonious housing of the driver and give a vivid and engaging sound. The inclined position of the baffle facilitates proper timing in all environments, ensuring great listening. The tempered glass used in the base and top and the adjustable aluminum feet are materials that unite the Venere line and give a contemporary edge to every model. Venere 2.5 also stands out for its ease of use and to set up as well as for its ability to disappear, leaving only the music as the protagonist.
"A true high-performance specialist that raises the ante in the sub-$3k floorstanding sweeps."
– The Absolute Sound
Sonus faber: A Proud Legacy of Award-Winning Loudspeaker Design
Few loudspeakers are as immediately recognizable as those crafted by Sonus faber. For more than three decades, the Italian-based manufacturer has designed speakers whose exacting details, exotic lines, high-performance abilities, and eye-catching architecture mirror the desirable traits of famed Italian sports cars. Sonus faber models have won awards from practically every respected audiophile outlet in every corner of the world. Combining artisan woodcraft, modern metalwork, and traditional and cutting-edge electroacoustic technology, they serve as lavish instruments that play back music with vibrant energy, dynamics, emotionalism, and authority.
Loudspeaker System: 2.5-Way Floorstanding Vented Box
Tweeter: 29 mm Dome (Silk)
Midrange/Woofer: 1x180 mm (Curv)
Woofer: 1x180 mm (Curv)
Amplifier: 40W - 250W
Sensitivity: 89 dB
Dimensions: 43.6" x 13.4" x 17.2"