Sonus Faber is celebrating the launch of their Aida loudspeaker with a series of dealer events across U.S. The speaker actually stands as a tribute to the Cremonese school of violin makers, whose creations were known for their large orchestral formations of sound, a characteristic carried forward in the Aida speakers.
The lute shape of the speaker is not only attractive but is known to assist the perfect amount of dampening of sound. It also helps reduce the levels of sound vibration. The speaker that has a floor standing design is made from hand selected wood and is finished with seven layered lacquer. The finish is very smooth and is resistant to corrosion. More than an audio equipment, the speaker looks like a piece for home décor and will match any formally decorated room, particularly those that have vintage style of upholstery.
Other components responsible for the high quality sound are its 29mm ultra-dynamic linearity classic Ragnar Lian coil tweeter, 179mm ultra-dynamic linearity driver for mid-range, 220mm aluminum-magnesium alloy cone woofers with coaxial anti-compressor for zero cavity resonance and distortions. Feature wise one could look forward to the 25 Hz – 30 KHz frequency response range, which takes care of the fine textures of the low, mid and high-frequency sounds. The power handling range ranges between 30-300 Watts, which means the sound output could be done over a vast amount of space.
A pair of Sonus Faber Aida Speakers will cost you $120,000, but it is difficult to find another beautiful speaker that is so finely engineered. [BornRich]