The Amati Homage is Sonus Faber designer Franco Serblin’s moment of truth: a fairly large, floorstanding, almost-full-range speaker (the low-frequency response is rated to 24Hz) meant to be without sonic, structural, or aesthetic compromise. But while everything Serblin has learned about building and voicing loudspeakers has been incorporated in the Amati’s design, there’s more to come. The Amati is the second of three “homages” to Cremona-based violin makers. The first was the Guarneri, issued in 1993 and reviewed for Stereophile by Martin Colloms in the July 1994 issue.
- Three-way, floorstanding, dynamic loudspeaker.
- Drive-units: 1.2″ (28mm) soft-dome tweeter, 7″ (180mm) paper/carbon-fiber/titanium-cone midrange unit, two 8.3″ (210mm) rigid paper/carbon-fiber-cone woofers.
- Crossover: first-order “attenuated,” 200Hz and 2.5kHz. Frequency response: not specified. LF extension: 24Hz.
- Measured impedance: 4 ohms nominal.
- Measured sensitivity: 92dB/W/m.
- Power requirements: 30-300W.
- Dimension: 46″ H by 101/2″ W by 223/4″ D.
- Weight: 154 lbs each.
- Made in Italy.
- Come with original packing and booklet.
- Serial number: 888