Contemporary Wood Cabinets Design Ideas
Italian apostle maker Sonus Faber afresh acclaimed its 35th ceremony with a jewel box of a loudspeaker, one assertive to address to admirers with a affection for accomplished woodworking and aberrant sound. Since the company’s founding, admirable cabinets accept been a authentication of the audio company, whose roots in Italy’s Veneto arena draw on centuries of instrument-making attitude by artisans with names like Stradavarius and Guarnari.
A allotment of the Sonus Faber Heritage Collection, the baby Minima Amator II is a avant-garde estimation of an aboriginal architecture created in 1992, and appearance comfortable walnut cabinets with advanced and rear panels covered in affluent atramentous leather. Subtle details, like a attenuate admit of assumption at the base, anamnesis the affected intarsia applique of a Medici studiolo.
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Paolo Tezzon, Sonus Faber’s arch of acoustics, analysis and development, encountered the aggregation continued afore he began alive there. “I apparent Sonus Faber aback in 1990, and absolutely fell in adulation with the brand… I was aloof a teenager. A few years later, as anon as I had abundant money saved, I purchased my aboriginal pair. So, back we absitively to bless our 35th ceremony with a apostle aggressive by the first-generation monitors, I anticipation it would be nice to carefully reinterpret that [original] approach, but application today’s transducers and altitude tools.”
To that end, two new drivers accept been developed for the Minima Amator II. The tweeter, which extends to a bat-eared 35,000 Hz, employs a 1.1-inch damped cottony dome, and incorporates a atypical tripod arch bouncer that was a signature of the original. The 6-inch woofer manages frequencies from 2,500 Hz bottomward to 50 Hz. Developed in Sonus Faber’s Vicenza-based laboratory, it uses a artificial pulp-and-natural-fiber cone, called for that material’s adeptness to cede detail with amore and precision. With a nominal 4 Ohm impedance and 87 dB sensitivity, these speakers comedy able-bodied with chip amplifiers that bear amid 35 to 150 wpc (watts per channel).
Complementing the acclaim angled corners of the blubbery copse asylum and surrounding the two drivers is a circuitous advanced addle with angled edges, appropriately eliminating burning anomalies inherent in abounding flat-baffle designs. As a bass reflex design, the rear of the chiffonier incorporates a bass port, while two brace of abundant assumption bounden posts accomplish the Minima Amator II acceptable for bi-wiring, attesting to its austere achievement potential.
Although the Minima Amator II was advised to abide on a bookshelf, best would altercate that it’s too admirable an article to adumbrate there. Austere admirers will absolutely opt for the accessible stands with white Carrera marble bases, which acquiesce the loudspeakers to be positioned at the ideal acme and into the allowance for optimum allegiance and the best authentic agreeable presentation.
About the admeasurement of a acceptable shoebox and belief in at beneath than 16 pounds each, the Minima Amator II would be a assignment of art alike after arena music. But music is what they do, apprehension smaller-scale classical, jazz, accepted articulate and active music with an acquaintance and accuracy for which the best two-way designs are abnormally able-bodied suited. But crank up symphonic, big-band jazz, adamantine bedrock or abreast fare, and the Minimas authority their own with far beyond speakers, arena loud and apprehension a soundstage with absorbing height, amplitude and depth. Bass-hungry admirers may go off in chase of a subwoofer, and for those folks, Sonus Faber can erect the base with its Gravis series. The Sonus Faber Minima Amator II are priced per brace at $4,000 or $5,500 with Carrera marble bases.
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