The newest arrival at Sonus faber is a tribute to Guiseppe Verdi, a great Italian master on the 150th anniversary of the unity of Italy, which is why it takes the name of Verdi’s opera Aida.
The 3.5 way floorstanding speaker is characterized by its lyre shape which, compared to previous solutions implemented, reportedly increases the structural strength and improves management of the energy produced inside the speaker. The internal walls and the external wing, both with dual curves in multi-layered cross veined okume, are technically employed with a decoupling system made up of a layer of a viscous insulating material, thus implementing the technique of constrained layer damping.
The electro-acoustic project is made up of the Bound soul, an anti-vibrational axle in non-magnetic alloy steel which binds the internal spaces for the frontal-main emission drivers, the Tuned Mass Damper, an element designed to handle dispersion and spurious vibrations, the Stealth Reflex, which provides important advantages in terms of extension and reduction of low frequency distortion, and the Z.V.T (Zero Vibration Transmission) patent deriving from the flagship speaker.
The innovation in Aida is found in the hybrid suspension called Bow Spring, that uses a crossbow drawn to flexing point and elastomer with progressive yielding, in order to try to reduce spurious resonance and acoustic feedback and, in terms of direct emission, the presence of the DAD arrow point tweeter for the reproduction of high frequencies.