Guarneri G5 Stand Mount Speakers
The iconic Sonus Faber Guarneri stand mount speaker now in its 5th generation brings advancements in driver design, build quality and aesthetics.
Now, after 30 years of steadfast improvement and dramatic innovation, the Homage family is a collection of designs which represent the very core of the Sonus faber portfolio and the most iconic representation of their ideals.
This generation of Homage keeps the classic iteration of the lute shape first introduced in the previous Homage Tradition family, inspired by the Viva Aquarama water vessel, a staple of the mid- century ‘Dolce Vita’ era of Italian pop culture. The metalwork, however, has been modified, replacing the angled edges with a smooth rounded ones. The colour of this metalwork too has changed, replacing a choice of black and brushed aluminium with a single anodized grey offering leaving the moving parts brushed.
The new Homage series introduces industry leading technology in cabinet construction.
New Phase Plug
Discovered almost by accident through computer simulation, the new Damping Ring is another new innovation which optimises the air movement of the driver to reduce turbulence while guiding soundwaves to reinforce their propagation into a more consistent wave pattern at listening distances.
The result is a smoother frequency response with higher levels of clarity both on and off axis.
The tuning on the 150mm driver has been improved, reducing resonance to 15Hz.
The Guarneri midwoofer has also been optimized for greater control and excursion. A purpose built neodymium motor system and a new tuning frequency allowing for deeper extension without distortion. The entire system has also been optimized, balancing mass to reduce modal vibration.
New Surround with FEM Optimisation
Finite Element Method refers to solving problems in structural analysis, transport of mass or fluid flow for example, to derive a specific outcome criteria by subdividing the complex system to simpler parts and then using the simple solutions to weave a complex mesh.
The solutions in this case met the desired outcome of a form, material and thickness of both the Bimax spider and rubber surround which is capable of controlling greater excursion under higher pressure without losing its optimal pliability.
This combined with the aforementioned custom formed neodymium slug, gives the Amati unmatched bass performance in its category.
Sonus faber’s research in the area of crossovers is a steadfast obsession.
Not only scouring the planet for the very best components and designing custom modifications , but also using the latest simulation software and relentless listening trials to push the boundaries in circuit design itself Paracross TopologyTM and Interactive Fusion FilteringTM are fully integrated featuring a reduction of overall component count due to Intono.
The new hybrid crossover system uses the finest components available on the market today. Hand selected through various listening tests, Jantzen inductors and custom spec Clarity Caps and Mundorf capacitors and resistors are hand soldered on custom PCBs to ensure maximum clarity, high power handling, low noise floor and long life.
Additionally, timbre and sound-stage are improved with the new Phase Coherent design.
New Phase Coherent Design
The new Homage series features a phase coherent driver array. While many systems will reverse phase and polarity simultaneously in select drivers to achieve more modest power requirements, the Homage series is time aligned and phase correct on every single driver.
This not only means better impact but considerably better 3-dimensional effect allowing listeners to suspend disbelief and truly be immersed in the latest rendition of Sonus faber’s signature natural sound.
The Guarneri G5 is available in 3 finishes – wenge, red and graphite.
Vented box “Stealth Ultraflex” system
Tw: DAD Arrow Point, Ø 28 mm
Mw: Neodymium Magnet System, Ø
40 Hz – 35,000 Hz
86 db SPL (2.83V/1 m)
Suggested Amplifier Power Output
30w – 125w