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Sonus Faber was founded in 1980 by a group of passionate audiophiles, who decided to dedicate themselves to the design and production of a speaker system of superior musical quality; Franco Serblin, the originator of Sonus Faber was commissioned to handcraft a set of loudspeakers for a museum to demonstrate the sound of various famous violins and violas. The loudspeaker was a massive success, not only for the museum, and its patrons, but also the musicians who had recorded the audio tracks for the museum were immediately drawn to the incredibly realistic and musical sound with these loudspeakers. After accommodating them, in 1983 the Sonus Faber line was born manufacturing beautiful sounding loudspeakers for music lovers all over the world.

Sonus Faber Venere Family

The role of any loudspeaker is to reproduce an original musical event, making it live again, and provide the same emotions we feel when we are listening to an orchestra, rock band, jazz trio, or powerful movie soundtrack. This is why Sonus Faber designs speakers shaped as musical instruments – they believe that great sound largely depends on the acoustic chamber – just like a stringed musical instrument. So, it was a natural choice for the Venere series to be inspired by the shape of the Lyre. Applied to the form of a speaker, it ensures the absence of parallel internal surfaces, and controls the air movement inside the cabinet to create sound that is dynamic, clean, and musically rich in-detail in a highly natural tone.

Sonus Faber Venere 3.0

Sonus Faber Venere 3.0
The Sonus Faber Venere 3.0 is a musically engaging loudspeaker that looks like a visual work of art. No other manufacturer goes to such lengths to fuse Old World handcrafted virtues with high technology, to produce some of the most musical loudspeakers. Even with their most affordable speaker line, the Venere 3.0 comprises of no fewer than eight separate pieces of solid walnut, acting as sidewalls that allow for resonant tuning of the cabinet that delivers startling dynamics and bass performance.

When we first took these beauties out of their cartons, we were very impressed with the overall appearance, and the fit and finish. They looked like a substantially more expensive loudspeaker than what they really are. The gorgeous cabinets remind us a fine crafted musical instrument than simply a carton that houses speaker drivers. sonus Faber Venere 3 with GrillAnd that’s what Sonus Faber’s philosophy is about, they create an instrument to create fully recreate the music that is delivered thru them.
After admiring these beautiful cabinets, we wanted to see if they sounded as good as they looked; and they did! The imaging of these loudspeakers is outstanding, they seem to easily place the musical performance and make you feel that the performers appear out of nowhere and start playing just for you!
The bass response that the dual seven-inch woofers that the Venere 3.0 delivers is always tight and extended without as much as a hint of any “boominess” that many other speaker manufactures offer you. The articulation of the bass with the Venere 3.0 allows you to effortlessly hear the subtle differences of the bass player, and the drummers kick pedal on his drum kit and follow them both with ease.

The Sonus Faber Venere 3.0 is a very strong statement in their family of extremely well crafted, musical loudspeakers. These loudspeakers would make for an excellent choice for either a Home-Theater or a killer two-channel stereo music system. And with the gorgeous fit and finish that these speakers; you will be proud to display these in your home. The Sonus Faber Venere 3.0 is now on display here at The Stereo Shop; you owe it to yourself to stop in and take a listen, your ears will be glad that you did.

Specifications for Sonus Faber 3.0
Dimensions Height, 45.6in, X Width, 13.4in, X
Depth 17.2in
Freq range 38Hz-25kHz -6dB
Sensitivity 90dB spl (2.83v, 1m)
Drive Units 1 Silk Dome high frequency, 1 inch
1 Cone Midrange/Bass 6 inch
2 Cone Bass, 7 inch
Amplifier Power
40Watt -300Watt of unclipped program
Net Weight 47.0lbs
Finishes Walnut, Graphite, White
  $3,498.00 Pair, Graphite
$3,998.00 Pair Walnut, White

Sonus Faber Venere 2.5

Sonus Faber Venere 2.5
The Sonus Faber Venere 2.5 is their smaller floorstanding loudspeaker that is crafted after their follow counterpart, the Venere 3.0; it is a speaker with wonderful power, power, and naturalness, fully capable of delivering all the passion and magic found in your favorite recordings.

The Venere 2.5 is a two and a half way floorstanding loudspeaker that stands at approximately 43 inches in height and is available in three different finishes, including white lacquer, gloss black, and a gorgeous real walnut veneer finish. When you first gaze at a pair of Sonus Faber loudspeakers, they resemble more like a musical instrument, or a beautiful piece of sculptured artwork than a traditional cabinet style loudspeaker that you may be accustomed to.

The seven inch woofer and the matching mid-bass driver delivers an accurate bass response that is never overpowering or boomy and works in synchronicity with the other drivers in the Venere 2.5 to give a complete cohesive, and engaging performance regardless of your musical taste.

The craftsmen at Sonus Faber pay just as much attention crafting their cabinetsSonus Faber 2.5 Black in their loudspeakers, and for good reason, they know that the cabinet can heavily influence the sound that is delivered from the loudspeakers as much as the drivers themselves. Everything must work in harmony to bring you a performance that is unlike any other loudspeaker that you have encountered before. The lute shaped cabinets of the Venere 2.5 allow for a more “un-box like” musical performance, and their graceful styling allows you to place these in your home while enhancing virtually any décor. A smoked glass top and bottom plate finishes off the cabinet’s appearance while lending a touch of class.

Well, we have a beautiful looking loudspeaker, but can it deliver a beautiful musical performance? The short answer is YES! Unlike many other loudspeaker designs, Sonus Faber only uses what they feel is the best drivers to convey all of emotion of an artist’s recording and have you feel that you are right there having them playing just for you. The tweeter found in the Venere 2.5 a silk dome driver that Sonus uses exclusively always deliver an engaging performance without a hint of harshness that many other loudspeakers seem to offer. When you get this loudspeaker home, plan on spending many hours enjoying your music for the very first time.

The Sonus Faber Venere 2.5 is a beautiful appearing and a wonderful translator to deliver you to wherever the artist intended for you go to. The Sonus Faber Venere 2.5 is now on display along with other Sonus Faber loudspeakers awaiting your audition.

Specifications for Sonus Faber 2.5
Dimensions Height, 43.6in, X Width, 13.4in, X
Depth 17.3in
Freq range 50Hz-30kHz -6dB
Sensitivity 89dB spl (2.83v, 1m)
Drive Units 1 Silk Dome high frequency, 1 inch
1 Cone Midrange, Bass 7 inch
1 Cone Bass, 7 inch
Amplifier Power
40Watt -250Watt of unclipped program
Net Weight 43.0lbs
Finishes Walnut, Graphite, White
  $2,498.00 Pair, Graphite
$2,998.00 Pair Walnut, White

Sonus Faber Venere 2

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The Sonus Faber Venere 2.0 is the larger of their two bookshelf offerings measuring in at just less than eighteen inches in height and delivers a sound that is just as beautiful, but in a smaller package. They are available either in a black or white lacquer or a gorgeous walnut finish.

As it has been long-held at Sonus Faber, the Venere 2.0 follows the lyre-shaped body type, with the cabinet expanding out at the sides and then tapering off to the rear, to help eliminate internal standing waves from parallel cabinet walls. In addition to the improvements in sound quality, the appearance of the Venere 2.0 will make a fine addition in your home while enhancing virtually any type of décor.

The tweeter found in the Venere 2.0 is a real honey, creating a sound that’s extremely smooth and very accurate right up into the upper frequencies; there is something naturally right about this speaker and its sound, taking the styling cues from their larger loudspeakers, with a very open and musical performance that allows you to listen for hours on end without even a hint of listening fatigue!

This is the loudspeaker that fits two types of customer perfectly; those wanting a taste of the high-end who never plan on upgrading, and those who are planning a second system without compromising those high-end ideals. Too many high-end entry level loudspeakers act as a sweet taste of the good stuff, enticing the listener to upgrade and spend more. This doesn’t… the Venere 2.0 is all you need.

Specifications for Sonus Faber 2
Dimensions Height, 17.7in, X Width, 9.7in, X
Depth 13.3in
Freq range 45Hz-30kHz -6dB
Sensitivity 90dB spl (2.83v, 1m)
Drive Units 1 Silk Dome high frequency, 1 inch
1 Cone Bass, 7 inch
Amplifier Power
50Watt -200Watt of unclipped program
Net Weight 15.6lbs
Finishes Black, White, Walnut
  $1,698.00 Pair, Gloss Black, White Lacquer
$1,998.00 Pair Walnut

Venere Center

Sonus Faber Venere Center
The Sonus Faber Venere Center channel is the timbre matched loudspeaker to complete your Venere Home Theater loudspeaker system. The speaker measures in at just fewer than twenty inches in width, and under nine inches in height to allow easy placement in most entertainment system cabinets. The Venere Center channel is available in a variety of finishes that will coordinate and enhance just about any décor and look great doing so!

The center channel is usually the most overlooked part of many Home Theater systems; that’s a shame because it is really one of most important. If you cannot hear what the actors and actresses are trying to say to you, what’s the point? The Venere Center easily delivers all the emotions and nuances of any movie soundtrack with a sense of ease without resorting to turning up your systems volume to compensate like many other center channel loudspeaker designs.

The Sonus Faber Venere Center channel loudspeaker is part of many fine loudspeakers that only the craftsman of Sonus Faber can provide. Stop in today and take the time to listen to what a Sonus Faber loudspeaker can do with your favorite music and movies.

Specifications for Sonus Faber Center
Dimensions Height, 8.8in, X Width, 19.7in, X
Depth 11.5in
Freq range 60Hz-25kHz -6dB
Sensitivity 89dB spl (2.83v, 1m)
Drive Units 1 Silk Dome high frequency, 1 inch
2 Cone Bass, 6 inch
Amplifier Power
30Watt -150Watt of unclipped program
Net Weight 21.0lbs
Finishes Walnut, Graphite
  $798.00 ea Gloss Black, White Lacquer
$898.00 ea Walnut

Sonus Faber

The name Sonus Faber is derived from Latin and means "handcrafted sound," a perfectly apt description of these elegant loudspeakers. Sonus Faber produces hand-built speakers in Italy by master carpenters and leatherworkers that combine the merits of Old World handcrafting with high technology to produce some of the most musical loudspeakers ever. Startling dynamics and a relaxed musical performance are just two of the results of this approach.