Audiophiles know Sonus faber as the creator of beautiful speakers handcrafted in Italy. The very name is Latin for “artisanal sound.” But as anyone who has ever visited Whole Foods Market knows, “artisanal” usually means “expensive” — and indeed, Sonus faber speakers have always been expensive. Until now.
The new Venere line blends Sonus faber’s Italian design and engineering with the efficiency of Chinese manufacturing. The result is a beautiful speaker at a price you’d expect to pay for a boring box-shaped model. This is a great-looking, great-sounding, affordable line from one of the best-known names in high-end speakers.
Bottomline: “The Venere line may be less expensive than other Sonus faber speakers, but don’t you dare to describe it as “cheaper”. In fact, compared with Sonus models I’ve tested in the past, I found the sound more accessible – more suitable for rock and pop music, more impactful for home theater. From design to performance, the Venere line is an unqualified success.”