Silverline Audio is located in California, although Alan Yun is a native of Hong Kong, where he sold audio equipment and built speakers for many years.
The Sonatina, like the Sonata, is a more recent design and a departure from Yun's earlier speakers, which were more boxy in shape. In fact, it would be easy to mistake the Sonatinas and Sonatas for something from Avalon -- their beveled fronts are very similar. The Sonatinas are not gigantic speakers, measuring 38"H x 8"W x 12"D and weighing in at an estimated 50 pounds each. The tweeter and midrange drivers are soft domes from LPG and modified by Silverline, while the woofers are from SEAS and also modified to Silverline's specifications. The speakers feature first-order crossover slopes, with crossover frequencies specified as 1500Hz and 3500Hz. Rated frequency response is 25Hz to 27kHz. Sensitivity is specified as 93dB and impedance as 8 ohms, making the speakers an easy load. The cabinet, which is ported out the back, is made out of MDF and has a separate compartment in the bottom for the crossover, which is wired almost directly to the speaker terminals, pairs for treble/midrange and bass. Finish is a beautiful Santos Rosewood.
Condition is excellent both cosmetically and operationally. Original boxes included. Orignial MSRP $3999