De expansie activiteiten van The Fine Sounds Groep uit Italië vallen natuurlijk wereldwijd op. Ook, of met name tijdens de afgelopen CES, wereldwijd een van de grootste shows op het gebied van Consumer Electronica.
Sonus Faber has performed a sort of miracle with the Veneres. Early in 2012, when talk was first heard of a lower-cost Sonus faber line, the company was severely criticized by some when it was revealed that they planned to have the speakers made in China. How could so well-known and decidedly Italian a brand do that? I, too, had misgivings. And how could they overcome the negative publicity of all that criticism?
Well, they have — and remarkably well, thank you very much. The Veneres are indeed made in China, and the results are nicely built, exceptionally well finished, exquisitely styled loudspeakers that scream high value, high style, and, most important, high performance. What’s more, they look like speakers that come from Sonus Faber, not at all from the Far East, meaning that the Italian company’s seemingly risky move to Chinese manufacture will undoubtedly pay off.
Alhoewel ik de trotse eigenaar ben van een set Cremona M, ben ik toch benieuwd naar de Venere in hout afwerking. Laat maar weten wanneer die in de winkel komt.