Sonus Faber Minuetto loudspeaker Systema di reviewini

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I played LPs on a Well Tempered Turntable fitted with a Naim ARO tonearm and Sumiko Transfiguration MC cartridge; CDs were played on a Theta Data Basic transport Linque'd to Theta's new Generation V digital processor; and eight-tracks were played on a Wollensak 8050A deck. Preamps included the Audible Illusions Modulus 3, my own buffered passive job, and Exposure's XVII. I tried the Minuettos with an Aragon 4004 Mk.II, an Exposure IV Dual-Regulated, and my vintage Dynaco Stereo 70 tube amp, with the bulk of the listening done with the Aragon.

Interconnects were Kimber's silver KCAG and copper PBJ, and I used the Minuettos with a double run of the Sumiko-supplied OCOS speaker cable, wired in parallel rather than in a bi-wired configuration. I also did some listening to the speakers with a speaker cable I'm much more familiar with—Kimber 4TC—as well as Kimber's silver 4AG. Both Kimber cables were used in single runs. All gear was plugged into a Power Wedge AC-line conditioner.—Corey Greenberg

Sonus Faber
US distributor: Sumiko
3101 Telegraph Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 843-4500

PredatorZ's picture

For a moment or two I was happy to think that Corey was back writing for Stereophile, but sadly this was just a reprint. I always enjoyed Corey's irreverent style and sense of humor. The good old DIY amps and PBJ days... good times !

Nellomilanese's picture

Systema di reviewini

That was funnycool and i'm italian :D