Principia collection is the new entry level line offered by Sonus faber, who say that the collection is designed for “Those who are seeking a simple hifi solution but with a definite Italian touch at an affordable price – all without giving up on perfect music reproduction.” The inspiration behind this collection is Sonus faber’s unwavering belief that “Perfect sound is a right for all Music lovers.”
Principia collection is made up of 5 passive loudspeakers (2 bookshelf, 2 floorstanding and one centre channel) that show a deep relationship with the Chameleon collection; in fact, they share many of the Chameleon’s design and technical details, particularly the brushed aluminium finishes and trapezoidal shape. The 29 mm high definition pre-coated fabric dome tweeter with DKM membrane is inherited from Chameleon as well, while the other drivers are new Sonus faber designs and are unique to Principia. While Chameleon has exchangeable coloured side panels and leather coverings, Principia features a black vinyl veneer surface.
Sonus faber told us that ‘Principia is designed, realised and monitored in the Sonus faber headquarters in Arcugnano (VI), and is finished in P.R.C. under the strict supervision of experts who are able to reproduce the same control on procedures and quality typical of any Sonus faber product.’ Principia collection will have its debut in Europe and Asia and then in the US. beginning in June 2016. Selected Sonus faber distributors will be the official sellers of the collection and Principia will also be available in new mass market sale channels.
The Principia speakers are available with a standard Black finish at the following prices (VAT not included):
Principia 1, 2 way bookshelf vented box – € 458/pair
Principia 3, 2 way bookshelf vented box – € 541/pair
Principia 5, 3 way floorstanding vented box – € 999/pair
Principia 7, 3 way floorstanding vented box – € 1.249/pair
Principia C, 2 way closed box with passive radiator – € 291/each