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Sonus faber Maxima Amator loudspeaker puts in a towering performance, looks every bit the Diva

Premium Italian loudspeaker manufacturer Sonus faber has unveiled the Maxima Amator, a grandiose stereo loudspeaker that combines high-end design with contemporary audio technology.

Made in Arcugnano, Vicenza, the luxurious floorstander boasts a beautiful solid walnut cabinet designed using modern woodworking methods, to best exploit the performance benefits of a solid-wood chassis. The rich walnut is enhanced further by a real leather wrap on both the front baffle and rear panel.

It’s clearly made by craftspeople who venerate traditional processes; every detail is carefully considered to evolve into designs that are as much art as science.

Small wonder Sonus faber loudspeakers have an enviable reputation for their musical presentation. 

The Maxima Amator is made by craftspeople who venerate traditional processes…

Retailing for £14,500 a pair, the new Maxima Amator is the latest addition to the brand’s premium Heritage collection, which also contains the Minima Amator II and Electa Amator II stand-mounts. 

Indeed, the speaker uses the same drivers as the Electa Amator II. For those that want to get technical, the speaker employs a 28 mm D.A.D. (Damped Apex Dome) tweeter with Neodymium magnetic motor system and a solid spruce wood acoustic labyrinth rear chamber. It’s joined by a 180 mm mid-range unit with an air-dried membrane made of cellulose pulp and natural fibers, mounted on a Sonus faber original design die-cast aluminum basket.

Sonus faber has also developed a new crossover technology especially for the Maxima Amator. Quoted frequency response is 35Hz-35kHz with 88 dB SPL sensitivity. Translated, that means the tower is capable of deep, precise lows and crisp highs.

If ever a loudspeaker was made with Italian Opera in mind, it’s probably the Maxima Amator. We reckon it’s a bit of a diva.

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