Venere S is the latest Sonus faber loudspeaker and the new flagship of the company’s high-end (and HRAC-approved) Venere collection. Venere S is said to be the most powerful three-way speaker of the Venere line, with three 180mm woofers for the best reproduction of lower frequencies.
Entirely designed and assembled by hand in Arcugnano, Italy, the speaker bridges between the Venere and Olympica product families. Unlike its Venere siblings, this floor-standing three-way speaker features a new design for the reflex port. Instead of being positioned on the front baffle to reduce interactions with the listening environment, the Sonus faber designers have fitted it in the lower part of the cabinet, directly facing the floor.
Building on the experience gained from the Olympica collection, the baskets of the Venere S drivers are custom-made for Sonus faber in die-cast metal with the Ultra Free Compression design, to minimize the acoustic interference generated by the moving parts of the transducers. The three woofers cones of Venere S speakers are made of aluminum, providing for maximum lightness and stiffness of the transducers to achieve a fast response to transients at low frequencies. The midrange features a Curv(TM) membrane, a special thermoformed polypropylene fiber. High frequencies are reproduced by a tweeter with a soft-dome membrane made of silk and manufactured by Dr. Kurt Mueller. The tweeter is mechanically decoupled by interposing resilient material in order to make the transducer resistant to micro-vibrations generated by the intense activity of the other drivers. The crossover network is assembled entirely in Italy with high-end components. Its semi-balanced configuration with a non-resonant “progressive slope” design and amplitude/phase response optimization is said to ensure the best time-domain performance.
The glass base found on other Venere models is replaced by a brushed black aluminum plate with a diamond edge. The Venere S is available in three finishes: white, black, and walnut wood.
|Color||Black; White; Wood|
|Number of Speakers||2|
|Speaker Output Power||300|
|Speaker Type||Floor-standing Loudspeaker|
|Tweeter Size||1.14" in.|
|Shipping Weight||63.49 lbs.|
|Woofer Composition||Aluminum Cone|
|Woofer Size||7.09" x 3 in.|