Sonus Faber Venere 2.5 loudspeaker Specifications

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Description: Floorstanding, 2.5-way, reflex-loaded loudspeaker. Drive-units: 1.1" (29mm) fabric-dome tweeter, 7" (180mm) Curv-cone mid/woofer, 7" (180mm) Curv-cone woofer. Crossover frequencies: 250Hz, 2.5kHz. Frequency response on reference axis: 40Hz–25kHz, ±3dB. Sensitivity: 89dB/2.83V/m. Nominal impedance: 6 ohms. Recommended amplification: 40–250W into 8 ohms on unclipped program. Long-term maximum input voltage (IEC-268-5): 22V RMS.
Dimensions: 43.2" (1107mm) H by 13.3" (340mm) W by 17" (437mm) D. Weight: 42.8 lbs (19.45kg).
Finishes: Black or White Lacquer; Walnut.
Serial number of units reviewed: 01174130 (both).
Price: $2498/pair in white or black lacquers, $2998/pair in wood finish. Approximate number of dealers: 80.
Manufacturer: Sonus Faber, Via A. Meucci 10, 36057 Arcugnano (VI), Italy. Tel: (39) (0)8764320019. Web: www.sonusfaber.com. US distributor: Sumiko, 2431 Fifth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710. Tel: (510) 843-4500. Fax: (510) 843-7120. Web: www.sumikoaudio.net.

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Sonus Faber
US distributor: Sumiko
2431 Fifth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 843-4500
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bachrocks's picture

Thanks for the great read Kal. I just replaced my 2 channel Liuto floorstanding speakers, the speakers the Venere replaced I believe. During the first hours of listening to the Guarneri Mementos, I missed the Liutos, and if the Venere speakers are an improved version, they must be very good. I did not know SF made any speakers in white. In the right room and system, they must be very beautiful.

ron

Kal Rubinson's picture

Even at the lower price, I think you will find more than a resemblance to the Liutos.

Sebastian123's picture

Dear Kal,

Thank you very much for a great review.

Very interested by the SF Venere, I was wondering whether you knew how they compare to the 3.0 (roughly speaking)? Also, what type of amp would be their best match? Would a HC receiver (e.g. Sony 1040) be sufficient to drive them? What about a (more powerful) TEAC AI2000 (or similar relatively neutral amp)? Alternatively, would you recommend going with a warmer amp (e.g. Magnat RV3)?

Thank you very much in advance for any reply.

Séb

Kal Rubinson's picture

Those are all good questions but I am unfamiliar with all the components you mention.  I do not think that the SFs demand a warmer amp (although you might) because the Bryston I used successfully with them could hardly be described as warm.  

ClassicalDJ's picture

For large orchestral music, how do these compare with the KEF Q900s? I have auditioned the KEFs and was very impressed with their stereo imaging and bass.

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