The Sonus faber Cremona "delivers sublime performance while acknowledging that people have to look at/live with the equipment." It delivers "bass which belies its size" and will "disappoint only the brain-damaged." These speakers "never wavered when faced with bombastic material, or when asked on occasion to play louder than normal"
The Cremona being fashioned from 32 staves of solid and laminated maple wood. Moreover, the finish is medium-gloss rather than full gloss, a hand-applied, multi-coat surface described as 'ecologically sensitive lacquer' and a look which so appealed to the anti-audio spouse mentioned above.
Cremona uses single-wiring, not bi-, via custom-made gold-plated terminals fitted at the very bottom of the back section. This portion of the cabinet is sculpted contains the apertures of two separate ports, one each for the mid/tweeter section and the bass elements, sturdy metal plinth with adjustable feet, the correct set-up providing the Cremona with a rather severe rearward-leaning slope for driver time alignment.
Sonus faber Cremona Maple - Pair
Design : 4-driver, 3-way floorstanding vented box loudspeaker
Cabinet : Original lute shape design (a Sonus faber patent), ensures excellent cabinet stiffness for resonance and standing wave control
Tweeter : 1" (25mm) high resolution Ring-Radiator with copper cap motor system
Midrange : 5.5" (140mm) cone driver with Symmetric Drive motor system and selected hard paper "sliced" cone for high resolution and total break-up control. Dynamic linear suspension.
Woofers : 2 x 6" (153mm) cone drivers with Symmetric Drive motor system and selected hard paper "sliced" cone for high resolution and total break-up control. Dynamic linear suspension.
Cross-over : Non-resonant acoustic first order design, optimized for acoustic phase response
Frequency response : 32 Hz – 40 kHz
Nominal impedance : 4 ohms
Power : 50 W – 300 W without clipping
Sensitivity : 90 dB SPL (2.83 V / 1m)
Finish : Maple
Dimensions : 42.9"H x 8.9"W x 18.1"D
Weight : 75 Lbs each
All specifications are subject to change without notice.