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Sonus Faber Electa
10 Reviews
rating  4 of 5
MSRP  2950.00
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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Paulo Leite a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: May 5, 2013

Bottom Line:   
Sonus Faber is indeed ac qontroversal brand!
I allways herd perplexo sayng that high frequencys is to hard, and só on...
In my opinion sonus faber is one of the best speakers manufacturer in the world.
Not all the modelos but, almost them!
Concerning Electas, they play wonderfull , with my triode Class A single ended amplifier with only 10watt.
high's mid's and bass are there, only web they are, they are soft and transparent.
Violins sounds excellent, piano also, and guitar is a must, and bass is allways there.
In my system i dont hear the speakers, but a beautiful stage with all the detailed sounds.
Requiem from Mozart is fine for them, as Diana Krall, as well Enrico Rava, and Vivaldi!
Construction is Superb, woofers from Áudio Technology, and Dynaudio Esotar.
These are 8 ohms speakers with 6db slope first order crossover.
They need some space in the room, arround 40m2 that's a fact!
I've heard many others speakers, but few play lide Electas.
There's no perfect speakers, neither other Audiophile device, just good sound that's what we heard!
So If you can buy this speakers, buy it!
Fashions comes and goes, good Things alwayes stays.

Best listenings....

Paulo Leite
phaseoneh10@me.com






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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   Pre 1995



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ian harrison a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: October 9, 2007

Bottom Line:   
i have been using my electa's with a audiolab 8000s amp and an arcam alpha 6 cd player with very good results. they sound very sweet with excellent bass extension for there size. i must admit i went for them at first because of there looks and bwfh acceptance factor but i will now be buidling a more apt system around them.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Price Paid:    $811.00

Purchased At:   ebay



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Harri a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 3, 2007

Bottom Line:   
Bought my speakers from a private owner. Almost 15-years old speakers but in very good shape. Excellent woodwork, stiff cabinet. Price included also original walnutmade feets. Sonus faber electa has used in this model Danish dynaudio esotec elements (modified). Freq. rate is promised to be 50hz-20khz +-3db. That is easy to believe. Bass is deep when you think about the size of the speakers. The sound is not "huge" and most metallica enthusiasts will find better speakers in this price class for sure. Electa sounds best with elegant recordings with only few instruments. I´d describe the sound round and smooth. Piano, violin, latin guitar, Eagles, Dire Staits etc most well recorded discs sounded all right. In my listening room i´m sitting near the speakers. When i listened electas at the previous owners residence, there was more space in the room and the amplifiers+ cables+cd-players were at high end level, electas sounded even better. So if you have space and lots of money to spend to other equipment, you get more out of electas. But in the other hand you can find better sound for a tiny room with less of money. But not with the great look of these ;-)

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $1300.00

Purchased At:   private



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Scott in DC a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: January 1, 2006

Bottom Line:   
I recently acquired the SF Electas from Audiogon. This model of SF speakers haven't been as common as other SF models.

These are fine speakers. The mid range and highs are detailed and clear without being harsh such as the ProAc Response 1S speaker I used to have which could be a little harsh. The Electas don't have this problem at all.

The bass goes lower than I've been used to and this is welcome. The bass doesn't seem to match the quantity and quality of the mids and highs but it is very good. These speakers demand high caliber audio components upstream to sound their best.

I'm not sure why a couple of the other reveiwers had such a hard time with these speakers. It demonstrates how important it is to audition before you buy.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $1300.00

Purchased At:   Audiogon



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Andrew Ng a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: July 23, 2003

Bottom Line:   
I've recently looking for a pair of shelf speakers to match my Audiolab 8000M. With a limited budget constraint, I was able to match my entire Audiolabs with the Sonus Faber Electa. I'm only into Contemporary Jazz and Audiophile recordings ie. Sheffield Lab, FIM, Chesky, DMP, etc. With the price tag of RM 3,800 for a brand new pair of speakers, I guess it really sounds good (musically) both on vocals and acoustic guitar.

Fyi, my current set-up consists of:

Audiolab 8000CDM
Audiolab 8000DAC
Audiolab 8000Q
Audiolab 8000M @ 4 (bi-amping)
QED Silver Spiral speaker cables
XLO Pro Interconnects
Audioqest Power Cord

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   Audio Image




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