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Sonus Faber Cremona loudspeaker Specifications Description:
Three-way, reflex-loaded, floorstanding loudspeaker. Drive-units: 1" (25mm) ring-radiator tweeter; 5.5" (140mm) paper-cone midrange unit; two 6" (153mm) paper-cone woofers. Crossover frequencies: not specified. Crossover filters: first-order, "optimized for acoustic phase response." Frequency range: 32Hz-40kHz. Sensitivity: 90dB/2.83V/m. Nominal impedance: 4 ohms. Power handling: 50-300W without clipping.Dimensions:
42.9" (1090mm) H by 8.9" (225mm) W by 18.1" (460mm) D. Weight: 75 lbs (34kg) each.Finishes:
Solid and laminated maple, with a medium-gloss, "ecologically sensitive" lacquer in light orange or dark gray.Serial number of units reviewed:
$7495/pair. Approximate number of dealers: 75.Manufacturer:
Sonus Faber s.r.l., via A. Meucci 10, 36057 Arcugnano, Vicenza, Italy.
These speakers are in very good condition. This is a major league speaker in terms of its design and its sound. There are some,"nicks" in the finish around the ports in the back from the previous owner. The front and sides are completely clean with the exception of one small scratch that I believe is shown in picture number four displayed here. In order to see the scratch you must bend down and get about a foot away from the speaker. The "string grills" are old and a few of the strings have broken but again, you have to get pretty close to notice this and it is not really visible from listening distance. These are heavy, beautifully finished speakers with very stiff cabinets to enhance resonance and standing wave control.
Sam Tellig of Stereophile Magazine wrote that, "The Sonus Faber Cremona is the finest cabinet-built speaker I have heard for under $10,000/pair."
I personally I have never had a better sounding more beautiful speaker. I will be sad to see them go but I need to pay for surround, rear and in-ceiling speakers to complete my Dolby Atmos/DTS theater set-up.