Sonus Faber Sonetto Center I is a 2-way Passive Bass Reflex Center Channel speaker by Sonus Faber. Center channel speaker is an important component of a home theater system set-up as it delivers the listener significant part of the on-screen dialogue from your television. It features a 1.15" high definition DAD Dome Tweeter and 2 x 6" aluminum cone Woofer. The speaker has a frequency range of 60-25k Hz and a sensitivity of 90 dB. Sonus Sonetto Center I has an MSRP of 1099$.
What size of room is the Sonus Sonetto Center I speaker good for?
The size of the room in which you are planning to use the Sonus Sonetto Center I is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various sizes of environments considering its size and max power parameters:
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(* Approximate Room sizes: Small < 100sq. ft / 9 m2, Mid-size: 100-220 sq. ft / 9-20 m2, Large 220-400 sq. ft / 20-36 m2, Very Large: > 400 sq. ft / 36 m2.
Average Floor Height: 9" / 2.7m. Typical room sizes differ from country to country, and the actual listening experience changes depending on floor height, room shape, surface materials, listening position, speaker locations, etc.)
What are the speakers in Sonus Faber's Sonetto Series?
Sonetto CI is a member of Sonus Faber's Sonetto series of Passive speakers. Below you can see the main specs of these speakers.
Sonus Faber Sonetto Series Speakers
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What is the Frequency Response of the Sonus Sonetto Center I speaker?
Sonus Sonetto Center I has a Frequency response range of 60-25k Hz at ±3dB and Power Range of 50-200 watts.
Here we have a comparison of how Sonetto CI's Low and High frequency values compare with the average, max and min Low and High frequency values in its class.
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What is the Crossover frequency of Sonus Sonetto Center I?
The Crossover frequency of the Sonetto CI is set to 1.550 Hz. This is the threshold frequency where the higher frequency signals over this level are sent to the tweeter and the lower-frequency signals are sent to the woofer by the crossover component.
What are the Impedance and Sensitivity of the Sonus Sonetto Center I? Is it an easy-to-drive speaker?
Sonus Sonetto Center I's nominal impedance level is 4 ohms
and has a sensitivity of 90 dB
Center Channel Speakers
Nominal Impedance of 4 Ohms means that the Sonus Faber Sonetto Center I is a difficult to drive speaker from nominal Impedance perspective, make sure that you choose an amplifier than can provide 4 Ohms for this speaker.
Many AVRs (audio/video receiver) in the market may have difficulty when the speakers dip below the 4 Ohms levels (this may cause clipping or even physical damage), so we recommend to not pair the Sonus Faber Sonetto Center I with an AVR but use an Integrated Amplifier instead.
90dB of Sonus Faber Sonetto Center I is an average sensitivity for stereo speaker so it is neither easy nor difficult to drive Sensitivity wise.
Check the amplifiers that are in a similar price range to the Sonus Sonetto Center I:
Sonetto CI has Binding post type connectors and lets bi-amping/bi-wiring. Bi-wiring can provide improvements in the overall transparency of your loudspeakers by running separate speaker wires to the low & high frequency drivers from a single amplifier. Bi-amping allows the use of separate amplifiers for the high & low frequency drivers of your loudspeaker which may result in greater dynamic range & lower distortion.
Sonus Sonetto Center I External Dimensions and Weight
Sonus Sonetto Center I has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 10 x 20 x 12inch (242.0 x 495.0 x 303.0mm ).
Base Surface Area
Base surface area of a loudspeaker may become a determining factor when the space in your room or desk is limited.
The base area of Sonus Sonetto Center I is approximately 1499.9cm2 / 232.5inch2.
The Sonus Sonetto Center I weighs 6.50kg / 14.3lbs per piece. Here is a comparison of how Sonetto CI's weight compares with the average, max and min weights in its class.
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How does the Sonus Sonetto Center I compare to the Sonus Faber Sonetto Center II?
One of the natural alternative to the Sonus Sonetto Center I is the Sonetto CII which is located one step higher in Sonus Faber's Passive Center Channel selection.
Check the Detailed Comparison of Sonus Sonetto Center I vs Sonetto CII for more details.
Cabinet type and Materials
Sonus Sonetto Center I has a Bass Reflex
type cabinet. Bass Reflex type loudspeakers (aka Ported, Vented or Reflex Port) have enclosures that uses a port, hole or vent cut into the cabinet. Ported designs are generally more efficient than the Sealed designs.
Sonus Sonetto Center I is a rear-firing port speaker so you have to make sure you leave enough space between the back of the speaker and wall or bookshelf so that it has room to breathe.
Sonus Sonetto Center I is available in Wood, White, Black and Wenge.
What's in the Box of Sonus Sonetto Center I?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of Sonetto CI:
1 Masks1 Fabric dust guards1 Basis2 Jumpers1 Manual
For more information about how to setup, use and maintain the Sonus Faber Sonetto Center I, use the direct link below to download the official manual document:
Download User Manual for Sonus Sonetto Center I
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the Sonus Faber Sonetto Center I speaker can be found below:
Official Product Page for Sonus Sonetto Center I