Reference Current Model Sonus Faber Guarneri Evolution
119w/ matching factory stands and:
with Black Gloss REL S5 Subwoofer S/N S50907114: Together regularly $24,500 for $10,995.
Speakers & matching stands regularly $21,900 for $11,995.
REL S5 Sub Woofer regularly $2,600 for $1,495.
All: Like new & factory crated
One of the very best looking monitors and matching stunning stands I've ever seen (see pictures) & top quality MUSICAL presentation, engaging Sound and superb imaging.
All and all one of the finest monitors made.
Like new in factory boxes (see pictures) .
Would selling the speakers or REL S-5 separately if interested best to call me.
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The Guarneri Evolution is a compact, two-way,
stand-mounted speaker, albeit one whose earnest appearance suggests something
more beneath the skin. Indeed, the Guarneri's enclosure isn't so much a cabinet
as it is a combination of complex structures. A spare wooden frame
incorporating a single lateral brace is fastened to a pair of sides that are
formed in the manner of most archtop guitars: laminated from
several thin sheets of tonewood and shaped into a graceful curve on a custom-made
press. Those elements are clamped together with upper and lower plates machined
from a proprietary aluminum alloy called Avional, then fastened to an Avional
rear structure, the edges of which extend into a pair of sound-shaping fins.
As in lutherie, orientation of the grain in the Guarneri's
wooden parts is taken into account during assembly. Similarly, construction
techniques are chosen that control—rather than squelch altogether—resonant
energy within various parts of the enclosure: A tuned mass-damper system
comprising a short, thick truss rod and a concentric pair of metal discs is
fastened to the top plate and adjusted to a precise (and not at all excessive)
degree of tightness, while constrained-mode damping sheets with flexible alloy
skins are applied to the inner sides, along with thick slabs of a woolly,
felt-like material. Thinner pieces of the latter are also used to line a reflex
port that's built into the Avional rear panel, while another type of damping
sheet occludes the throat of the port, and yet another type of batting fills
the area below. Finally, the entire upper half of the enclosure is stuffed with
a sort of damping "pillow"—a 20"-wide black fabric bag filled
The baffle is made of 1"-thick MDF, precisely machined to
incorporate chamfers on the outside and some strategic bracing on the inside.
Every outward surface of the baffle is covered with a thin layer of supple
black leather—even the facings for the driver flanges. I'm told the leather
serves two purposes: blunting the bounce of stray high frequencies, and
providing just the right, pliant grip—a single organic lock-washer, if you
will—for the Torx-head woodscrews that hold the drivers in place. Having
removed and replaced one of the low-frequency drivers myself, I can attest to
the latter function.
The Guarneri Evolution's two drivers are designed by Sonus
Faber and custom-made for them. The low-frequency driver is a 7" ScanSpeak
unit with a very soft rubber surround and a black cone of pulp resembling
papier-mâché. (Sonus Faber describes the cone material as "real-time
air-dried and non-pressed cellulose fiber." Italy's hyphen shortage is now
explained.) The driver has a machined center hub (I can't quite call it a phase
plug, since it doesn't protrude far enough into the apex of the cone to hinder
the propagation of any waveforms), a very robust magnet, and a cast-alloy
frame. The high-frequency driver, also beautifully made, is a 1" silk-dome
tweeter designed by Sonus Faber cofounder Ragnar Lian for ScanSpeak. It
incorporates a loading chamber of its own, made of plastic.
The hardwired crossover network sits at the bottom of the
enclosure, apparently in direct contact with the lowermost Avional plate
(though there also appears to be a plywood or MDF structure of some sort down
there). Among the crossover elements are five very large Mundorf M-Cap
capacitors and four hefty Jensen chokes, the latter obscured with a rubbery
covering. In all, the crossover network takes up a good deal of real estate
inside the cabinet. Stranded wires with clear-plastic insulation are used for
connections where axial leads can't reach, and the two pairs of loudspeaker
connectors—also fastened to the Avional rear panel—can be used for biwiring or
even biamping, if so desired. The crossover frequency is stated as 2800Hz, and
the computer-designed network is described as comprising composite slopes.
FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 40 Hz – 30.000 Hz, Stealth reflex included.
SENSITIVITY: 86 db SPL (2.83V/1 m).
NOMINAL IMPEDENCE: 4 ohm.
POWER HANDLING: 25W – 200W, without clipping.
DIMENSIONS: 410 x 235 x 412 mm (HxWxD).
EVOLUTION STAND DIMENSIONS: 795 x 320 x 423 mm (HxWxD)
TOTAL DIMENSIONS: 1205 x 320 x 510 mm (HxWxD Including Guarneri Evolution).
REL S5 SPECS:
Front-firing subwoofer, with downward-firing passive radiator
12" woofer, 12" passive
response: 21Hz -6dB
17.5" x 18" x 20"
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