Sonus Faber Grand Piano Home Floorstanding Speakers

4.83/5 (41 Reviews) MSRP : $3499.00


Product Description

System: 30 litres three way system without high pass, front reflex port. Cabinet: Construction with decoupled side panels for resonance control.


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by q a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 25, 2007

Bottom Line:   
Equipment:
Amp: Adcom 545
Preamp: Meridian 541
CD player: Primare
Interconnects: double shielded cables from Blue Jeans Cable for about $20/each
Speaker cables: 10 gauge copper zip cord from AVCable.

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These speakers are absolutely amazing and a pure joy to listen. The high end frequencies are clear, conscise, smooth and not harsh on the ear.

Midrange is superb and these speakers excel in replicating voice. Sound is smooth and clear. Not clinical or cold. Just a natural sounding voice like you hear in everyday conversations.

Bass: Really good considering that these speakers are 2.5 way. I play lots of electronica/techno with heavy bass and these speakers go way down. If you want the walls or the glass to shake or feeling of deep bass penetrating your body, then get a subwoofer to complement.

If you use these speakers for home theatre, then these speakers will do very well. Just get a subwoofer with it.

For music: jazz, classical, techno/electronica (which I listens mostly) rock.. It does it well for all music type. For some reason, my U2 CDs don't come out well. But for bands like Flamming Lips or Pink Floyd, they sound awesome from the sonus faber.

If you can find yourself a pair, get them. You won't be dissapointed.

Also.. no need to spend stupid money on speaker cables and interconnects. Spending hundreds of dollars on cables is for gullible people who don't know any better.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2006

Price Paid:    $2800.00

Purchased At:   Audio Video



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dr Chong a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: June 20, 2007

Bottom Line:   
I picked up these SF GrandPiano Home used and found them incredible sounding. They are extremely musical with airyness in the highs and never harsh sounding. Its vocal quality is superb and i must say that these are the best value for money speakers you can find at this price range.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2005

Price Paid:    $2700.00

Purchased At:   USED



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by RMS a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: May 6, 2007

Bottom Line:   
Simply amazing!!!!! I looked at Martin Logans as well, but the quality of these speakers stood out. They sound rich, clear, and really natural. I recommend them to anyone as they are unbeatable for their price.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2005

Price Paid:    $3200.00

Purchased At:   Tweeter



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Doron Or a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: October 3, 2006

Bottom Line:   
I was dreaming about these babies since my parents got the older Grand Piano some more than 10 years ago.

I loved their mids, their clarity and especially their vocals reproduction.

When I finally had the money to buy these, the first GP model was unavailable and I went for the GP Home edition and a good thing too.

I know a lot of folks will swear by the older GP version but when I had the chance to compare between the GP and GP Home, hooked to Audio Research CD2 Player and ARC tube amp, the GP Home sounded better to me, especially in the bass department but not just. It was a beefier sound with more air around the instruments and a sense of volume. Definitely an improvement over the former GP.

One of the more impressive qualities of these speakers is the fact that unlike some more expensive SF models (Electa Amator, Extrema, Guarneri, etc) they are very forgiving to the electronics.

I started by using NAD 317 integrated with, embarrassed to say, Sony DVP-S550D as a player with some low end Monster cables and interconnects. You know what? they sounded more than decent.

Went though many players (Nad 541i, Rega Apollo, Naim CD5, Unison Research) and amps (Some tube amps, Meridian 105 monoblocks) and ended up with Meridian 596 player/Meridian G02 as pre-amp /Meridian G57 amp (200 w/channel) with Madrigal Labs Cz Gel and MDC-1 interconnects and Cardas Crooslink speaker cables.

The result? Out of this world!

Such clarity and definition without sounding harsh, metallic or fatiguing, such sense of volume and space, such powerful but tight and controlled bass.

Quiet moments sound as dramatic as music!



By the way in my humble opinion they sound better with SS electronics than with Tubes but that is my personal view and it is based on limited tube listening sessions and this is a generalization as I recently listened to a Joule Electra LA100 MKlll Tube Pre-Amp which sounds heavenly (Lush, Sensuous, fast and detailed)



Generally speaking I find that Meridian and SF is a marriage made in heaven.



All in all It is a matter of personal taste but nothing compares in my mind to SF as these are speakers that were made with true love!







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Used product for:   More than 3 years

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2004



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by tsoomro a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: September 4, 2006

Bottom Line:   
After using them for years,i am still hooked on these beautiful speakers..These ripe transducers produce great sound..Highs are well extended, mids are mesmerising and lows are satisfying.They sound best with jazz,vocals and acoustic material..Soft rock and pop sounds ok,but if are a heavy metal fan you may not get the kicks. I use them with both valve amps(audioresearch) and solid state krell. Valve amps drive them better for long listening/.Depth and width of soundstage is very very good.
Overall they are very well balanced speakers,both for music and movies.I rarely use subwoofer while listening to music. They need to be partnered with good electronics and cables ....I will only think of replacing them, if I have enough money to get Amati's.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2002

Price Paid:    $2500.00

Purchased At:   high & audio,Riyad




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