Sonus Faber Duetto
He prestigious manufacturer of Italian speaker systems Sonus Faber has just announced the market launch of a new stereo wireless audio equipment based on “connected” loudspeakers, the Duetto, which, as could not be otherwise in the transalpine firm, combines aesthetic distinction, quality of the materials, musicality, connectivity and ease of use. In line with the philosophy of the Arcugnano company, which prioritizes obtaining the most natural sound possible Through noble materials, the enclosure used in the two acoustic boxes that make up the Duetto fuses the Yoconical lute shape of the Italian brand with new elements, case of a heatsink Custom-made that provides rigidity and musicality, avoiding internal resonances. Added to this is a SENSO user interface on the top panel, which allows the user control and configure parameters such as volume level, input selection and connections. In the words of Livio CucuzzaHead of Design of the legendary Italian brand, “The intention behind our expansion into the category of wireless audio systems based on connected active speakers is to provide our customers with the genuine sound quality that they know so well and love so much in a unique and versatile set.
The Duetto is a authentic stereo equipment Sonus Faber in which 40 years of experience in premium loudspeakers merge, Italian aesthetics and materials and technology and modern streaming functionalities.” As far as the acoustic part is concerned, the Duetto is a 2-way set with an 18 mm tweeter and a 133 mm “midwoofer” created from scratch by the Sonus Faber R&D team. Among its most significant characteristics, in the case of the tweeter, we should point out the use of a silk dome cwith a copper cap, intended to emphasize the lower frequencies while maintaining the softness and cleanliness of the highest notes. Added to this is a annular waveguide which increases the response outside the axis of symmetry and expands the spatial presentation of the sound. For its part, the mid/bass speaker with a paper pulp cone mounts a peripheral suspension and a neodymium magnet, with the aim of obtaining a Extraordinarily deep bass responsea, the entire assembly being supported by a Organic Shell new generation that prevents resonances and facilitates air movement.
The two transducers described are responsible for exciting two dedicated amplifiersspecifically one of 100 W in Class AB destined for the tweeter and one of 250 W in Class D for the “midwoofer”, while the “harmonization” of the same is entrusted to a elaborate crossover filter managed by DSP. Moving on to connectivity, it must be emphasized first of all that the customization of the Duetto’s operation is carried out, like that of the Omnia, via Sonus Faber app. The user can connect easily the set to a television via optical and HDMI digital inputs (ARC/eARC compatible), as well as a turntable via integrated MM phono input and even a subwoofer, all components that are automatically recognized by the configuration system. Finally, the Duetto includes support for Wi-Fi, AirPlay, Bluetooth, Chromecast, Spotify, TIDAL and Roon Ready, carrying out the connection between the two speakers that constitute it (optional floor supports are available for them) the UWB technology (“Ultra Wide Band”), which avoids latency times and maximizes bandwidth and speed.