11th February 2021
Sonus faber have launched the beautiful Maxima Amator 2-way loudspeaker.
The final step of the long design process of Maxima Amator was, as always, the “tuning by ear”. Beside the technique, the R&D team relied on the listening experience and the emotions of Music, because Sonus faber is made of this: passion for knowledge, appreciation of beauty and commitment to Italian tradition and craftsmanship.
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The Maxima Amator speakers are the same as those used for the Electa Amator III. Characterized by DAD™ (Damped Apex Dome™) technology, the 28mm tweeter features a Neodymium magnetic motor system and is implemented with a solid spruce wood acoustic labyrinth rear chamber. The 180mm mid-woofer has an air dried membrane made of cellulose pulp and natural fibres, mounted on the Sonus faber original design die-cast aluminium basket. Thanks to the new crossover network, the two interconnected frequencies give life to a homogeneous and fluid sound reproduction.
The solid wood cabinet is divided into three separate chambers. The first being the acoustic volume, optimized using software node simulators and a brand new damping material made of three layers: two external layers of recycled carbon fibre and one layer of silica fibre in between.
The second chamber is fitted with inert material that increases weight, lowers the centre of gravity of the system and increases the stability of the structure as well as minimising its spurious resonances.
The Third chamber is entirely dedicated to hosting the crossover, which is therefore shielded from any possible vibration generated by the speakers in the acoustic chamber.
The three models' cabinets are developed from the harmonious combination of various elements. The undisputed focus of Maxima Amator is the solid walnut wood illuminated by the brass insert and enriched by the hand-applied leather that covers the front and rear panels.
Another constant with Amator models is the natural stone that Sonus faber has traditionally used for bases' construction to guarantee structural rigidity. this is a clear tribute to the Electa Amator stands, but also to the grandiose Guarneri Homage and Guarnari Memento. Maxima Amator leaves the classic white Carrara marble variant to boast the Port Saint Laurent quality, a darker, warm and shaded variant of marble.
The completely new crossover network circuitry design foregoes the classical first order series iteration, to allow the two drivers to work in a maximally interconnected and organic way. The IFF Crossover "Interactive Fusion Filtering", re-imagines the main principles of the well known Paracross Topology™ and features non-academic transfer functions based on our accelerated progressive slopes.
Meticulous attention was paid to the choice of components: we chose Litz Wire Coils impregnated in wax to eliminate vibrations, capacitors with the highest quality polypropylene base film combined with thick aluminium metallization and anti-inductive resistors. The final choice is the result of long listening and testing sessions to guide perfect balance.
The Maxima Amator is available only from select Sonus faber retailers so please contact us and we will be happy to recommend a retailer near you.