The new Principia line of Sonus Faber, the Italian manufacturer, includes five bookshelf and tower speakers. This is the first time that Sonus Faber has entered this price segment.
SONUS FABER PRINCIPIA 1: AESTHETICS
Aesthetically, the Sonus Faber Principia 1 bookshelf speaker is very close to its big sister, the Chameleon B. But the Principia 1 does not offer interchangeable flanks according to tastes and colors!
The fabric cover is magnetically attached to the facade, leaving no trace of attachment once it is removed.
You can enjoy all the aesthetics of Sonus Faber’s Italian design.
SONUS FABER PRINCIPIA 1: SPEAKERS
The speakers are surrounded by an outstanding aluminum brushed ring.
High frequencies are entrusted by a silk dome tweeter.
The 15 cm bass/midrange speaker is composed of an aluminium membrane. The load is of the bass/reflex type. The event opens under the Hi-Fi speaker.
The double terminal block is compatible with banana plugs, forks or bare wire with a cross-section of 2.5mm².
SONUS FABER PRINCIPIA 1: INSTALLATION
You can place the Principia 1 on a cabinet or a console having, if possible, a minimum height of 45 cm. The better solution is to associate its dedicated stand: the Sonus Faber Unicum.
SONUS FABER PRINCIPIA 1: TEST AND LISTENING
The Principia 1 speakers offer a precise and clear sound stage, while keeping delightful depth and width.
In terms of timbre, the manufacturer has progressed in recent years. Sonus Faber was criticized because of the top end of its spectrum that lacked of definition and was slightly ascending.
The Principa 1 offer a very balanced tonal balanced, and a perfect balance between matter and clarity. On complex works, these Hi-Fi speakers stay precise and demonstrate an excellent articulation and nuance on jazz and classical music.
The bass is surprising by its presence regarding to the speaker size and stays very realistic. There is no frustration, even on rock and electronic music.
These Sonus Faber Principia 1 bookshelf speakers are an excellent revelation. They keep all the DNA of the Italian manufacturer, at the price that makes the legend accessible!
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Principle: 2 ways
Bass/midrange speaker: 15 mm
Tweeter: 29 mm
Filter: 2500 Hz
Bandwidth: 50-25000 Hz
Sensitivity: 87 dB SPL (2.83 V / 1m)
Nominal impedance: 4 ohms
Recommended power: 35-100 w
Dimensions: 320 x 175 x 280 mm
Weight: 5kg per unit