We have tested the Sonus Faber Aida standing speakers!
An XII. district luxury property was called to test the Sonus Faber Aida speaker pair. The huge hi-fi room is equipped with the latest technology, cables and amplifiers, the owner wanted to try out a pair of high-quality speakers from the newly purchased Sonus company. The acoustic treatment of the room had already been done when designing the room, the traditional carpet was also replaced by the owner’s acoustic carpet, so there was nothing wrong with the surround sound of the room.
The Italian “stallion”
The Italian company Sonus Faber speakers represents the luxury category, which is reflected in the appearance, technology and, of course, the high price of the products. The Italian company strives for perfect sound and artistic design when making speakers. Aida speakers are clearly characterized by premium quality and price. The sight of the beautifully crafted, hand-crafted 3.5-passenger standing speaker captivates you instantly. After careful design and development, the company’s engineers reduced the disturbing vibrations to almost zero, creating a clear, perfect sound. To reduce the noise generated by the exhaust air, the Stealth Reflex system has been developed, which guarantees the purity of deep sounds. The Anima Legata is a steel structure running through detached speaker boxes that conducts vibrations to the lower and upper attenuators. The third system disconnects the speaker from the ground, eliminating virtually all unpleasant vibrations. This technology is also used in the tallest skyscrapers in the world.
The Aida speaker is approx. 150 kg, but thanks to the three systems, it does not transmit vibrations to the floor. The center and tweeter controls are located on the back of the Sonus Faber Aida speakers. By setting up the Sound Field Shaper system, you can ensure that your speaker delivers flawlessly accurate stage images at any room size. The tweeter is the company’s self-developed Arrow Point DAD, which is an alloy of a dome and a ring radiator. The diaphragm of the center radiator is not pressed, air-dried, cellulose fiber material, and therefore has a rough surface. Its voice coil is made of copper-plated aluminum wire, which has very good sound conductivity, resulting in a much clearer and more accurate sound in the mid range than if it were made of solid copper. The infrared subwoofer at the bottom of the box provides the lowest ranges. Crossing frequency values: 55 Hz, 180 Hz, 250 Hz, 3000 Hz. Frequency transmission: 18-35000 Hz, power 100-1000 Watts, weight 330 kg / pair.
Everything has a price
I think we can safely say that this speaker is not only striving for perfection, but perfection itself! It can even be called the “Ferrari” of speakers, as the design and technology, like the Italian sports car, have been carefully designed and developed. However, anyone who wants such a quality has to reach deep into their pockets, as the price is certainly very high.
Over the top
With this high-end model, the sound experience of music or film of any style and rhythm is unsurpassed. They perform at the concert hall level without distortion and error. At higher volumes, the music may sound even more enjoyable, clearly and intelligibly. The bass sounds are not aggressive, but create a real and lively feeling.
If we’ve already tested an Italian-made speaker, we first listened to the fantastic duet with Italian singer Andrea Bocelli, Sarah Brigthmann, the song Time to Say Goodbye. It’s hard to put into words what we’ve experienced. The vocals, the instruments sounded crystal clear and detailed. We felt like sitting in a concert hall, in front of the stage, listening to this amazing hit live. We just marveled and stared. In keeping with the name of the speaker, Verdi’s four-act opera Aida was also unveiled. The opera can either be loved very much or hated very much. With this pair of speakers, it is guaranteed that those who have been given creeps by this genre so far will also feel the beauties of the opera. The experience we got through the speakers is indescribable! Every voice of the golden-throated opera singers sounded so ringing and wonderful that every cell in our body shuddered. The music filled the whole space, we heard it from the same student positions in the same quality and volume.
We then entered into rockier waters.
Aerosmith’s track “Crazy” followed. Singer Steven Tyler’s voice sounded flawless at the highest volume, as did the instruments. There was no sign of unwanted noise or vibration.
A dream for every hi-fi and audio fan
Undoubtedly, the Sonus Faber Aida stands out among the speakers we have known and tested so far! For those who have the opportunity to spend a small fortune for the perfect sound, we clearly recommend these speakers.