More exciting news this week, this time from Sonus faber who have launched a KEF killing wireless loudspeaker. The two-way active wireless loudspeaker is called Duetto and will be available from November 2023 from authorised UK Sonus faber dealers.
The Duetto loudspeakers have a WiFi connection between them and they feature AirPlay, Chromecast, Tidal, and Spotify and they are Roon-ready. There is also Bluetooth connectivity. There is also an HDMI and optical input and there is an MM turntable phono input.
Chief of Designer Livio Cucuzza said;
Our intention behind expanding into the wireless speaker category is to provide our consumers with the Sonus faber authentic sound quality they know and love combined into one versatile package. Duetto is a true Sonus faber stereo system, blending 40 years of premium speaker design, Italian style and materials with modern technology and streaming features. Today’s streaming capabilities does not compromise quality but rather offers an even higher quality for an almost infinite choice of music. Place the Duetto in your preferred space, choose your favourite source, close your eyes, and enjoy a one-of-a-kind listening experience
Inside the Duetto, there is an 18mm silk dome tweeter with a copper cap to optimise output and a surround suspension 133mm paper pulp mid-woofer with a neodymium magnet. There are two amplifiers, a 100W Class AB driving the tweeter and a 205W Class D amplifier driving the mid-woofer.
The frequency response is claimed to be 37 Hz –30,000 Hz with an SPL of 105dB at 1m. The speakers weigh in at 6.8kg.
The Sonus faber Duetto will be available through authorised Sonus faber dealers starting November 2023 for £3,490 per pair. Duetto stands are sold separately for £649 per pair.
About Sonus faber
Sonus faber is a designer and manufacturer of high-end audio technology, founded in 1983 in Italy’s Veneto region, world-renowned for luxury goods manufacturing. Latin for “Artisan of Sound”, Sonus faber expertly informs their state-of-the-art audio engineering with the traditions of Italian design expertise, hand-producing speakers with design cues inspired by centuries of musical instruments, crafted from organic
materials such as wood and leather to reproduce sound as the artist intended. Marrying the artisanal beauty of the past with the technology of the future, Sonus faber audio systems deliver natural, immersive, three-dimensional sound from beautiful, hand-designed speakers built to last for decades.