Published On: January 10, 2024

Sonus Faber Unveils Its $750,000 Suprema Speaker System at CES 2024

Published On: January 10, 2024
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Sonus Faber Unveils Its $750,000 Suprema Speaker System at CES 2024

Celebrating their 40th anniversary, Sonus Faber presents the Suprema Speaker System, offering audiophiles the ultimate blend of opulence and sonic perfection.

Sonus Faber Unveils Its $750,000 Suprema Speaker System at CES 2024

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Italian luxury speaker manufacturer, Sonus Faber has made a resounding statement with the launch of its Suprema speaker system. This impressive offering, priced at an astounding $750,000, has created waves in the world of high-end audio at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2024 in Las Vegas.

The Suprema speaker system is undoubtedly Sonus Faber's most ambitious project to date, marking the brand's 40th anniversary, and the company has spared no effort in creating a product they describe as "rooted in luxury" and offering "unparalleled audio excellence and meticulous craftsmanship."

The Suprema Speaker System is available in two variants: the Suprema 2.1 priced at $680,000 and the Suprema 2.2 at the eye-watering cost of $750,000. Both versions consist of two main speaker columns, subwoofers, and an electronic crossover, promising an immersive audio experience that justifies the hefty price tag.

One of the most striking features of the Suprema Speaker System is its unique design. The main speaker columns have a distinctive lute shape, paying homage to the brand's heritage and the first Guarneri. In contrast, the subwoofers sport an elliptical profile inspired by Stradivari violins, allowing them to house large transducers and deliver exceptional low-end performance.

Each channel of the Sonus Faber Suprema Speaker System has a main speaker column and a subwoofer cabinet.

The choice of materials for the Suprema loudspeaker system is a testament to Sonus Faber's commitment to excellence. Carbon fiber was selected for its durability, while wood was chosen for its harmonic qualities. 

The side panels of the main columns feature multilayer wood, creating an illusion of "wings" through a unique 3D bending shape. The system also incorporates solid aluminum, CNC-milled for its static properties.

For the front panel of the Suprema Speaker System, Sonus Faber collaborated with luxury furniture brand Poltrona Frau. Each Suprema system boasts Poltrona Frau's Pelle Frau Impactless leather, known for its chromium-free tanning process. This partnership adds a touch of sophistication to an already lavish product.

In terms of audio performance, the Suprema loudspeaker systemSuprema Speaker System are equally impressive. Each main column is equipped with a 4/5-way driver system comprising eight front-firing speakers and two back-firing drivers. 

The system introduces innovative elements such as the Camila midrange with a cellulose pulp diaphragm, a mid-tweeter with a treated silk dome, and a super tweeter, all designed to deliver exceptional resolution while preserving the natural sound signature of Sonus Faber.

Sonus Faber Suprema Speaker System electronic crossover unit.

A unique feature of the Suprema loudspeaker system is the dedicated chamber lined with recycled cork that houses the midrange and tweeters. This sustainable material enhances acoustic volume and further refines the resolution and naturalness of the midrange.

To ensure an optimal low-range response, the Suprema Speaker System includes a separate subwoofer system. It features two 38cm transducers with forged carbon fiber membranes and a neodymium magnet motor system, providing distortion-free sound down to 16Hz.

The crossover filters, partially visible on the sides of the main column, have been meticulously designed to achieve a perfect tonal balance and impeccable timing, resulting in a captivating three-dimensional soundstage. All phase cutting and control circuits are 100% analog, emphasizing the system's commitment to purity and precision.

The power supply is housed in a solid aluminum case, while the audio signal is safeguarded within a lacquered wooden enclosure, representing the duality of this exceptional piece.

Tech Specs

Main Column:

  • System: 4-way sealed box.
  • Super tweeter: 20mm silk dome with dedicated waveguide, neodymium magnet.
  • Tweeter: 38mm silk dome with dedicated waveguide, neodymium magnet.
  • Midrange: 6.5-inch dual-driver motor system with neodymium ring magnet.
  • Link mid-woofer: 8-inch neodymium slug magnet, Ø 65mm voice coil, sandwich paper cone.
  • Woofers: 4 x 8-inch dual driver motor system with neodymium ring magnet, Ø 50mm voice coil, sandwich paper cone.
  • Back emission tw: 28mm silk dome, neodymium magnet.
  • Back emission md: 4” paper cone driver, neodymium magnet.
  • Sensitivity: 91dB 1m/2.83V.
  • Nominal Impedance: 4Ω.
  • Suggested power output: 100W – 700W.
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 1,905 x 650 x 880mm.
  • Weight: 110 kg per column.

Subwoofer:

  • System: Sealed box loading, passive subwoofer.
  • Loudspeakers: Woofers x 2 38cm carbon fiber, sandwich cone.
  • Frequency response: 16 – 30/80Hz – based on setting of crossover.
  • Sensitivity: 92dB 1m/2.83V.
  • Nominal Impedance: 4Ω.
  • Suggested power output: 500W – 2,000W.
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 1,451 x 850 x 525mm.
  • Weight: 103 kg per column.

Crossover:

  • System: Full discrete – pure analog stereo/mono active crossover.
  • Input channels: 2 Unbalanced – 2 Balanced.
  • Output channels: 8 Unbalanced – 8 Balanced
  • Frequency response: Main: 25Hz – 150KHz / Proc: 5Hz – 150KHz.

The Sonus Faber Suprema loudspeaker system is undoubtedly a statement piece for the audiophile elite. With a price tag of $750,000 for the Suprema 2.2 variant (which includes two main columns, two subwoofers, and one electronic crossover) and $680,000 for the Suprema 2.1 variant (comprising two main columns, one subwoofer, and one electronic crossover), this system is not for the faint of heart. It is available for order through authorized dealers.

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