The Maxima Amator has its roots firmly in Sonus faber’s legendary two-way designs, yet adds contemporary engineering £14,500
Iconic Italian loudspeaker manufacturer, Sonus faber, has launched the Maxima Amator, a new two-way design that echoes many of the classic Sonus faber two-ways of the past, yet introduces contemporary speaker technology.
The luxurious Maxima Amator floor-stander benefits from a beautiful solid walnut cabinet which has been painstakingly designed using modern woodworking methods, to 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.
Entirely made in Italy, Sonus faber’s engineers have gone to great lengths to accurately define the Maxima Amator’s internal cabinet volume, which has been divided into three separate chambers to increase rigidity, minimise resonance and shield the crossover, which is further protected by a dedicated chamber, visible from the back of the cabinet.
The new Maxima Amator is the latest addition to the Heritage collection, which contains the Minima Amator II and Electa Amator II stand-mounts. The speaker uses the same drivers as the Electa Amator II: a 28 mm D.A.D. (Damped Apex Dome) tweeter with Neodymium magnetic motor system and a solid spruce wood acoustic labyrinth rear chamber, plus 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 developed a new crossover technology especially for the Maxima Amator. The IFF Crossover (Interactive Fusion Filtering) design foregoes a conventional first order design, with non-academic transfer functions based on the company’s accelerated progressive slopes.
Price and availability
The Maxima Amator is available globally from December priced at £14,500
Sonus faber is distributed in the UK by Fine Sounds UK
Two-way floor standing vented loudspeaker system
High rigidity diffused resonance spectrum system obtained by means of solid Walnut slabs (thickness 25 mm each). Baffle and back panel covered in leather.
The cabinet consists of three different chambers, the first is the acoustic volume, optimized using software node simulators, the second is a volume filled with inert material that will give stability to the cabinet and will help reduce any small spurious resonances of the solid wood structure. . The third is the one that contains the crossover network isolating it from the acoustic chamber.
H28 XTR-04 DAD Sonus faber design silk dome 28 mm “Arrow Point” DAD tweeter
MW18XTR-04 Sonus faber design 180 mm cone with real time air dried non pressed blend of traditional cellulose pulp, kapok, kenaf and other natural fibers
IFF “Interactive Fusion Filtering”, design with a special transfer functions based on accelerated progressive slopes
Crossover frequency: 2.100 Hz
35 Hz – 35.000 Hz
88 dB SPL (2,83V/1 m)
SUGGESTED AMPLIFIER POWER OUTPUT
1120 x 300 x 350 mm / 44,1 x 11,8 x 13,8 in
38 Kg / 83,7 lb each