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Venere 1.5

$1,198 USD pair (Black or White) - $1,498 USD pair (Walnut) - $398 USD pair (Floor Stands)

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Venere 1.5 is a 2-way bookshelf speaker characterized, like all models in the Venere range, by the Lyre shaped enclosure used on several Sonus faber models including the flagship Aida. Additionally, the enclosure's unique shape and construction provides a solution to the problem of internal spurious resonances. Additionally, the rear aerodynamic profile prevents a negative reaction with the wall behind the loudspeaker reducing undesired room / speaker interaction. The port is positioned on the front baffle making placement of the 1.5 easy and flexible and also enhances the potential of the drivers, one 6" mid-woofer with a Curv(tm) cone and a 1" tweeter with a fabric dome, generating sound that is fast and detailed, open and dynamic. The sloping front baffle, following the curved lines of the enclosures sides, allows for perfect timing and coherence between the drivers, always ensuring a musically compelling listening experience.

Particular attention was given to the floor stand to optimize the sound quality of the 1.5. Utilizing a tempered glass base with individually adjustable aluminium feet, it conforms to the Venere family design providing fluidity of style and functionality. The cone spike feet allow for the effective de-coupling from the floor, reproducing sound that highly resolved and vivid.

Like each model in the Venere family, the Model 1.5 is suitable for use in either 2-channel, multi-channel or home theatre systems. The 1.5 is available in black or white lacquer or an optional real wood Walnut finish.

Venere by Sonus faber
The role of any loudspeaker is to reproduce an original musical event, making it live again and provide the same emotions we feel when listening to an orchestra, rock band, jazz trio or powerful movie soundtrack. This is why Sonus faber designs speakers as musical instruments, and why we believe great sound depends, to a large extent, on the acoustic chamber - just like a stringed musical instrument.

Technology
The Venere series combines Sonus faber's more than thirty years of speaker design with state- of-the-art computer modeling and critical listening sessions. The loudspeaker's enclosure incorporates precision CNC machined pieces that are assembled, and refined manually. Finally, but no less important, are the internal components. All of the drive units are custom-built by the finest international manufacturers for Sonus faber. The crossovers for the Venere series have been designed using component parts of the highest quality - even the speaker terminals are engineered to provide a secure connection to your speaker cable and guarantee the highest quality signal transfer! This careful selection of materials and strict quality control during production ensures the sound quality, cosmetic appearance and durability of the speaker.

Design
The construction of the acoustic chamber is of great importance to the tonal balance of a loudspeaker. Sonus faber has always been a leader in the development of cabinet shapes and proportions that guarantee exceptional control of internal resonances, driver stability and create an ideal acoustic environment. It was a natural choice that the Venere series to be inspired by the shape of the Lyre. Applied to the form of a speaker, it ensures the absence of parallel internal surfaces, controls air movement inside the cabinet that creates sound that is dynamic, clean, rich in musical detail yet at the same time, highly natural in tone. The successful realization of our sonic requirements and the balance of form and function drove Venere's overall design aesthetic.

The crossover and the driver

Sonus faber is confident that in the end, the best assessment of our design choices is listening with the human ear. This has always been a key principle that has driven the design of our products since the founding of the company. In the research phase, each component is conceived and designed with these criteria in mind. The world's best driver manufacturers craft all Venere drive units to Sonus faber's specific requirements and additional optimizations are carried out during the manufacturing phase providing further enhancements prior to final assembly. Extreme care is taken in the design of the crossover network in an effort to meet our high standards since choices regarding the type of network and component parts combined with the drivers, are fundamental to the sonic performance of the speaker. So while the Venere series is designed using specialized computer software, in the final phase of their development, everything is perfected and reviewed by ear, because the ultimate goal of Sonus faber is to deliver the satisfaction and emotion of music listening.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

System:
2-way bookshelf / floor stand vented box

Tweeter:
1” (29 mm) High-definition fabric dome

Mid-Woofer:
6” (150 mm) Curv cone driver

Crossover Point:
2.0kHz

Frequency Response:
50Hz ‐ 25kHz

Sensitivity:
85 dB SPL (2.83 V/1m)

Nominal impendence:
6 ohms

Suggested Amplifier Power Output:
30W ‐ 150W without clipping

Dimensions (HWD):
15.6 x 8.2 x 11.9 in., 394 x 206 x 300 mm

Optional Dedicated Stands:
27.5 x 10.9 x 12.9 in., 698 x 276 x 326 mm

Total Dimensions:
42.4 x 10.9 x 15.1 in., 1076 x 276 x 382 mm

Weight:
13.3lbs., 6.0kg each

Finish:
Black or White High Gloss Lacquer.
Walnut optional.