The natural evolution of today’s Sonus Faber, is enclosed in this new creation. Minima Amator II is the restatement of a fundamental product first introduced in 1992.
Sonus Faber is an Italian manufacturer of handcrafted speakers, headphones, and other high-end audio equipment based in Arcugnano, Veneto, Italy.
The compact, solid walnut wood of the Minima Amator II cabinet adds to the speaker’s sound quality, resulting in a harmonious, smooth and consistent listening experience. The cabinet is embellished by a thin brass insert at the base,reminiscent of the elegant Electa Amator III design.
The front baffle shows the iconic shape of the Voice of Sonus Faber and is covered in leather. The rear panel, alsocovered in leather, houses the exit of the reflex duct and is embellished by the brass binding posts.
The Minima Amator II was intended to be a bookshelf speaker but is designed to be paired with the Carrara Stand (natural completion of Electa Amator III) or with the Unicum stand. The suggested retail price for the pair of loudspeakers is 4.000 USD.
“Besides the gorgeous solid walnut cabinetry, the Minima Amator IIs also sound fantastic with any type of music. The Minima Amator IIs give you a piece of history combined with excellent modern-day performance. That something you don’t see very often in high-end audio,” wrote Tyler Stripko from Home Theater Hi-Fi in the review of the Sonus Faber Minima Amator II.
“Sonus Faber set out to build a speaker that would not only appeal to long-time fans of the brand, but to new customers as well. In that goal, they have succeeded with the Minima Amator II.
Minima Amator II is a 2-way bookshelf loudspeaker system; a simple project that features the patents and technological solutions that characterize the latest Sonus Faber creations:
• A 28 mm silk dome Tweeter, implemented with the DAD – Damped Apex DomeTM technology, for a clear high-frequency reproduction.
• The “Paracross topology” crossover design, for the best dynamic range and highly defined musical detail;
• A 6-inch midwoofer, developed in the Vicenza-based laboratory, features the well-known cellulose pulp and natural fibers cone on a die-cast aluminum basket, able to reveal even the smallest details during music reproduction.