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The Sonus Faber Venere 3.0 is the flagship model delivering unprecedented sound quality that belies its modest price. The Venere 3.0 is a true 3-1/2 way loudspeaker using dual 7" woofers in a unique configuration where one handles the frequencies from 180 Hz down while the other crosses over to the midrange at 220 Hz. This arrangement is capable of producing prodigious bass output, energy and dynamics and the 6" midrange and 1" fabric dome tweeter add to this an exceedingly smooth and musically engaging top end resulting in a lively and coherent presentation. Suitable for all kinds of music from solo acoustic to heavy metal, the 3.0 will never distort the scale of the performance or lose its sonic composure.
The enclosure is tall and slender incorporating all the same styling and design cues found in each Venere model. The enclosure is highly rigid and devoid of any parallel surfaces allowing for exceptionally clean and clear sound to be produced by the Sonus faber designed driver compliment. Adjustable aluminum feet are fitted to the base allowing for both leveling and adjustment of rake as well as coupling to the floor. The loudspeaker is finished in gloss black or white lacquer and is also available in a real Walnut wood finish.
The Venere family was designed to be forgiving of placement in the listening environment and for their impressive ability to create the illusion of "box-less sound" and the Model 3.0 is no exception. The 3.0 would be an ideal choice as main left / right speakers in a stereo or home theater system and is voiced to be used with both the 2.0, 1.5, Center and Wall, allowing for all to be used together in a surround sound system configurations.
The series combines 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. Finally, but no less important, are the internal components. 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. 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.
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.