“Sonus faber is born from the idea of a man who loved music and its correct reproduction, but also from a person with a special sensibility about handcrafted wood products and a true reverence for beauty. Sonus faber is not only a loudspeaker manufacturer; it is, first and foremost, a unique way to approach a musical product’s design.” (Livio Cucuzza, Sonus faber chief design officer ) begins the Italian loudspeaker manufacturer’s press release announcing their new Sonetto range of speakers.

The collection features eight models: Sonetto VIII, Sonetto V and Sonetto III, the floor-standing loudspeakers, Sonetto II and Sonetto I bookshelf loudspeakers, Sonetto Center II and Sonetto Center I, center channel speaker options, and the versatile Sonetto Wall, an on-wall speaker which can be used as a main stereo, multichannel surround or LCR solution.

For this project, the R&D team developed new technologies for enclosure tuning, created new transducers, integrated new materials and refined the production chain.

“Sonetto is what I like to call a “democratic” range of loudspeaker systems because it is about aiming to the highest quality in music reproduction within a cost conscious package.” Paolo Tezzon, Sonus faber R&D manager 

The new Sonus faber Sonetto line draws upon many iconic elements from speakers further up the Sonus faber range. First, it inherits from the Olympica Collection a top in natural leather, hand- sewn and embellished by the branded Sonus faber logo. Next, for the first time in this price range, the new collection features the so-called “Voice of Sonus faber”, the configuration of tweeter and midrange that features the DAD (Damped Apex Dome TM) tweeter technology and a midrange complete with their proprietary natural fiber recipe cone, previously only available on Olympica, Homage and Reference collections.

“We went through unbelievable efforts in order to provide to the music lover a truly “Made in Italy” line in this price range. It is immediately understandable how such a strong choice instantly provides an overall added value to a product. “Paolo Tezzon, Sonus faber R&D manager 

The front baffle is an integral part of the cabinet creating a seamless structure with the curved sides. This form is accented by gun-metal finished aluminium aesthetic frames and a soft leather top. Solid aluminium hardware is used throughout the design to provide solidity and maintain consistency with the rest of the product portfolio. Down-firing reflex ports allow for forgiving room placement and consistent bass output.


  • The Paracross TopologyTM on each x-over design.
  • DAD (Damped Apex DomeTM) tweeter technology already available in the Reference, Homage and Olympica
  • Midranges and midwoofers purpose-built using a special blend of natural fiber and air-dried cellulose completes the ‘Voice of Sonus faber’.
  • The woofers have been designed from scratch and feature the Sonus faber die cast basket but with a special aluminium alloy diaphragm.


Sonetto collection is available in three finishes:

  • WOOD


The suggested retail prices for the collection are:

  • Sonetto VIII: £5698 per pair
  • Sonetto V: £4250 per pair
  • Sonetto III: £3290 per pair
  • Sonetto II: £1898 per pair
  • Sonetto I: £1450 per pair
  • Sonetto Center II: £1698
  • Sonetto Center I: £950
  • Sonetto Wall: £950
  • Sonetto Stand: £430 per pair

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