World Premiere: the first listening of the new Sonus faber Venere 2.5

Today we are sharing a review from Audio-Activity, an Italian blog. They had the opportunity to listen to the new Sonus faber Venere 2.5.

It happens that on a rainy Saturday morning when the motorbike is in the machine shop, I decide to go to a Hi-Fi shop in Milan and once I get there I find a pair of brand new Sonus Faber Venere 2.5, perhaps the first ones delivered in Italy. For a lucky shot I have my reflex and the CD test I rarely use for on-site evaluations, in my bag. Thanks to all of these sheer coincidences I have a review on the sound of this long awaited product – Sonus Faber Venere 2.5 – for the first time ever. Venere has been anticipated by an advertising campaign and media hype that is uncommon in our small Hi-Fi world. We’ve heard of very high profits in a three-months period with the mere orders of this product. Just for once, we rediscover niches of excellence in the different fields of our ill-treated Country. We are dealing here with containers of loudspeakers that are ready to invade the world. Containers coming from China. Sonus Faber makes no mystery of the origin of the production and the assembly of the loudspeaker specifying that the project has been conceived in the Italian town of Arcugnano (Vicenza). Just for once, the lower production costs are mirrored in the public  price, the same all over the world before taxation. In Italy the price is 2.400,00 euros that, for a product with these characteristics and finish, is more than reasonable.

Technical characteristics:
2 ways and a half, floorstanding, bass reflex
29 mm soft dome tweeter
180 mm midbass
180 mm Woofer
Dimensions: 1107x340x437 mm

I’m not used to writing about listening made outside of my “studio” or without my usual audio system. I have though enough experience to understand an equipment also in different conditions, so I’m gonna spend just a few words and write few notes for this happy occasion. The soundstage is very good, deep and wide, with the loudspeakers focus crossing at half a meter before the listener as it always happens with Sonus Faber.
The sound is full and round in the medium bass range. The lower bass is deep and powerful. Voices, and the whole medium range, are rearward and the roll off seems stable as the frequency rises. This gives the sound a characteristic very apt for the wide public. The buyers will be probably newcomers or people that love to listen at a moderate volume and without fatigue for their mind. If Sonus Faber had in mind to reach all the consumer groups outside the niche of the Hi-Fi passionate, their goal will probably be met with success. This product is a wonderful synthesis of design and functionality. One last word: when you’ll listen to them you will be bewitched by them, but don’t panic, it’s normal, they are really gorgeous.

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Over hermanvandendungen

Almost 40 years of being with and in the world of high-end audio equipment. As distributor of Krell, Sonus Faber, Cello, Conrad-Johnnson and many more, initiator of brands like Kiseki, Cogelco, AH!, PrimaLuna, Mystère and maybe more to follow.
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2 reacties op World Premiere: the first listening of the new Sonus faber Venere 2.5

  1. Barend zegt:

    Have recently listened to these incredible speakers. Love them and want to nu them when i’m getting 50, which Will be in dec. 2013

  2. Hallo Barend! Catch Your Dreams Before They Slip Away, I wrote earlier this month. Pity you have to wait another year. Thanks for your comment. Best regards, Herman van den Dungen

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