3 way floorstanding vented box
Lute shape design, multilayer, constrained-
mode damping, enclosure formed
using hand selected wood layers, quality
graded and oriented for carefully optimized
resonances control. Sub-structural ribs are
strategically placed for absolute rejection of
25 mm ultra dynamic linearity ring radiator
driver, with dual toroidal wave-guide.
150 mm ultra dynamic linearity driver.
CCAW/Kapton “eddy current free” voice
coil. Dynamically linear magnetic field
motor incorporating Kellog and Faraday
All moving elements optimally ventilated
for “resonance free” response. Designed
synergistically with its vented “acoustic
220 mm lightweight Aluminium/Magnesium
alloy cone driver in an acoustically
amorphous vented chamber.
A dual Faraday copper ring long-throw
motor system with a 1.5” “eddy current
free” voice coil is implemented for an ultra
dynamic performance and linearity.
Special coaxial anti-compressor are used,
designed to remove cavity resonance and
Special multi slope structure with optimized
phase/amplitude response. The impedance
at low frequencies is controlled for a clear
amplifier friendly performance.
A unique structured precious metal alloy
conductors used, totally coherent on the
entire signal path.
Cross-over points 350 Hz - 4.000 Hz.
24 Hz - 30.000 Hz, tuning ports included.
92 dB SPL (2,83 V/1 m).
30W - 300W, without clipping.
a Audio Enthusiast
Date Reviewed: January 13, 2010
Sonus Faber Amati Anniversario is a really high end loudspeaker. Feed them with a amplifier and signal source in same high end class and you will have a music system you never get tired to listen to for ever. This speakers will give you all the musical information the orchestra can offer. From the big drums to the small piccolo flute, the wooden sound from the stings and the timbre of the cymbals and triangles. The stop and start time in the 2 new 220mm woofers with magnesium membranes are the most precis low frequency transducers available today. You can feel and hear this no over-shooting and precis bass-response.
The 150mm midrange device gives the well known Sonus Faber midrange, the timpani, brass and voices are clear and open. The new 25mm ring radiator tweeter give a superb transient response without any over-shooting in sound. The design wood and finish are in highest class. The speakers are art sculptures with high wife factor! The price is high but it is not easy to get better speakers in this class. I have experience with B&W 802 and 801 but SF Amati are better in all aspects.
Amati is no hard to drive speakers. Some times I use a 2x40W tube amplifier Hovland Sapphire with topp results but mainly I use a 2x400W Jeff Rowland 301.
No bad words can be said about this speakers only superlatives!