This is the
second commemorative loudspeaker from Sonus Faber. In June
1993 Guarneri homage inaugurated a programme of three tributes
dedicated to the grand Masters of the art of violin making
in Cremona: giuseppe Guarneri, Andrea Amati and Antonio
rigidity, resonance control and excellent sound dispersion
are the product of this sophisticated acoustic cabinet.
The lute shape was first developed by Sonus Faber
in 1990 and was introduce on the market in 1993 with Guarneri
homage. The absence of the far wall and the curved sides
make this cabinet extremely rigid and immune to vibrations.
Moreover, this design encourages a more homogeneous response
from the loudspeaker than is possible with usual parallel-sided
shapes. The back wave produced by the loudspeaker is easily
transmitted to the reflex channel, thus reducing inner reverberation.
The resonances are controlled with copper-leaded tuning
is made of sheets of wood of various consistency, which
are joined by means of a polymeric glue with a high a high
coefficient of viscosity in order to dampen vibration. The
benefit if such a complex structure is the capacity for
excellent dynamic contrasts, a precious element for correct
the state of the art in terms of intrinisic musical quality.
They are manufactured according to the free compression
driver concept, able to reproduce the slightest musical
detail at high speed, whit absolute control and great power.
The tweeter has no ferrofluid content, so that the moving
coil can reproduce the softest musical transients. The midrange
is a carefully developed component designed for excellent
linearity. The cone is made of paper, carbonium an titanium,
an ideal metal for equalization. The woofer cones, made
of paper carbonium, are extra-rigid in order to avoid break-up
phenomena and are individually equalized with damping substances.
All drives benefit from a system which controls the impedance
according to frequency variations.
It is optimised
to absorb the minimum energy and therefore to give the best
possible impulse response, as well as maximum transparency.
Minimum-tolerance components with a high musical value are
used throughout. High-conductivity copper and silver cables
are for all wiring. The network is insulated against vibration
by virtue of our resin encapsulation system. System efficiency
allows minimum amplifier power (30 Watt|per channel).
finish is hand-applied by skilled craftsmen, the result
of a meticulous and painstaking procedure. The lacquering
consists of seven coats of red and black lacquer, in rememberance
of the instruments made in Cremona, the native city of Andrea
Amati, to whom this homage is dedicated.