|Sonus faber Announces a Run of 30 Fenice Loudspeakers|
|Home Theater News Floorstanding Loudspeakers News|
|Written by Dick Ward|
|Monday, 12 July 2010|
Let's break it down bit by bit. It starts with a 25mm Neodymium/Samarium-Cobalt Larsen/Goeller ring radiator that’s' been decoupled from the baffle board. That's a mouthful, but put it all together and it's one hell of a tweeter. Sonus picked a 6.5 inch cone to handle the mids, since it provided the most natural sound. It uses a cellulose pulp that's been blended with papyrus and other fibers. It uses a standard Neodymium magnet and a 1.5 inch voice coil.
The Fenice sports a pair of 10 inch woofers to pick up the lows and an additional 15 inch sub takes things even lower. You'll get a frequency response from 20Hz to 35kHz. One of the most interesting features is the Sound Field Shaper, which allows you to manipulate a rear mounted 4.5 inch mid-woofer to get the best coverage.
There will only be thirty of these speakers made, and they'll be priced at around $175,000 each. They're also staggeringly heavy, at a weight of over 1,300 pounds. So if you pick one up, make sure you bring a friend to help you carry it. And a truck.