The Venere 2.0 by Sonus Faber is the largest stand mount/bookshelf loudspeaker in the family and it shares the same Lyre cabinet shape that is without parallel walls and exhibits great structural rigidity. This sophisticated enclosure features both sculpted sides to avoid diffraction of sound and a tilted baffle board providing time alignment for the drive units. By using a front reflex port, the it avoids the negative rear wall interference often found in rear ported designs. The two drive units are of Sonus faber design and the 2.0 employs a fabric dome tweeter of exceptional smoothness and extension along with a 7" mid-woofer that results in the music having great speed, detail, control, wide dispersion and an overall naturalness. The thoughtfully designed crossover network ensures a low distortion signal path and musicality across the critical crossover point of 2,500 Hz. When compared to the Model 1.5, the 2.0 will deliver greater dynamics, lower frequency extension and a weightier tonal quality.
Accenting the lacquer enclosure is a tempered glass top plate. Echoing this design is the optional floor stands which also use a tempered glass base with adjustable aluminum spike feet providing both leveling and exceptional floor coupling. Connectivity is via dual terminals that allow for both bi-wiring and bi-amplifying.
The role of any loudspeaker is to reproduce an original musical event, making it live again and provide the same emotions we feel when listening to an orchestra, rock band, jazz trio or powerful movie soundtrack. This is why Sonus faber designs speakers as musical instruments, and why we believe great sound depends, to a large extent, on the acoustic chamber – just like a stringed musical instrument.
The Venere series combines Sonus faber's more than thirty years of speaker design with state-of-the-art computer modeling and critical listening sessions. The loudspeaker's enclosure incorporates precision CNC machined pieces that are assembled, and refined manually. All of the drive units are custom-built by the finest international manufacturers for Sonus faber. The crossovers for the Venere series have been designed using component parts of the highest quality - even the speaker terminals are engineered to provide a secure connection to your speaker cable and guarantee the highest quality signal transfer! This careful selection of materials and strict quality control during production ensures the sound quality, cosmetic appearance and durability of the speaker.
The construction of the acoustic chamber is of great importance to the tonal balance of a loudspeaker. Sonus faber has always been a leader in the development of cabinet shapes and proportions that guarantee exceptional control of internal resonances, driver stability and create an ideal acoustic environment. It was a natural choice that 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, controls air movement inside the cabinet that creates sound that is dynamic, clean, rich in musical detail yet at the same time, highly natural in tone. The successful realization of our sonic requirements and the balance of form and function drove Venere's overall design aesthetic.
Sonus faber is confident that the best assessment of our design choices is listening with the human ear. In the research phase, each component is conceived and designed with these criteria in mind. The world's best driver manufacturers craft all Venere drive units to Sonus faber's specific requirements and additional optimizations are carried out during the manufacturing phase providing further enhancements prior to final assembly. Extreme care is taken in the design of the crossover network in an effort to meet our high standards since choices regarding the type of network and component parts combined with the drivers, are fundamental to the sonic performance of the speaker. So while the Venere series is designed using specialized computer software, in the final phase of their development, everything is perfected and reviewed by ear, because the ultimate goal of Sonus faber is to deliver the satisfaction and emotion of music listening.