Sonetto II is a 2-way Passive Bass Reflex Bookshelf speaker by Sonus Faber. It features a 1.15" high definition DAD Dome Tweeter and 1 x 6.5" cellulose pulp and other natural fibers Woofer. The speaker has a frequency range of 42-25k Hz and a sensitivity of 87 dB.
What size of room is the Sonus Sonetto II speaker good for?
The size of the room that you are planning to use the Sonus Sonetto II is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various size of environments considering its size and max power parameters:
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What are the speakers in Sonus Faber's Sonetto Series?
Sonetto II 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 II speaker?
Sonus Sonetto II has a Frequency response range of 42-25k Hz at ±3dB and Power Range of 40-200 watts. At a minimum frequency of 42 Hz, Sonetto II will provide a deep bass that will probably satisfy majority of listeners, especially for music. Movie lovers and music listeners who likes to experience a full range response will still benefit from use of a subwooofer though.
Visit our Powered Subwoofers section to find out more about the available subwoofer options.
Here we have a comparison of how Sonetto II's Low and High frequency values compare with the average, max and min Low and High frequency values in its class.
What is the Crossover frequency of Sonus Sonetto II?
Crossover frequency of the Sonetto II is set to 2650 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 is the Impedance and Sensitivity of the Sonus Sonetto II? Is it an easy to drive speaker?
Sonus Sonetto II's nominal impedance level is 4 ohms
and has a sensitivity of 87 dB
Nominal Impedance of 4 Ohms means that the Sonus Faber Sonetto II 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 II with an AVR but use an Integrated Amplifier instead.
With a sensitivity level of only 87 dB, Sonus Faber Sonetto II is a difficult to drive speaker from Sensitivity perspective, make sure to choose an amplifier with high output if you like listening your music at high volume levels. You may especially have hard time using Tube amplifiers which are traditionally very low power compared to Class A/B or Class D speakers.
Check our Integrated Amplifiers page to find an amplifier to pair with the Sonus Sonetto II.
Sonetto II 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 II External Dimensions and Weight
Sonus Sonetto II has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 15 x 10 x 13inch (370.0 x 250.0 x 334.0mm ).
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 II is approximately 835.0cm2 / 129.4inch2.
The Sonus Sonetto II weighs 6.80kg / 15lbs (per piece). Here is a comparison of how Sonetto II's weight compared with the average, max and min weights in its class.
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Cabinet type and Materials
Sonus Sonetto II 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 II is a front-firing port speaker which gives you more flexibility compared to rear firing speakers when you need to place it close against a wall or other surfaces.
Sonus Sonetto II is available in Wood, White, Black and Wenge.
Sonetto II doesn't sport any built-in mounting bracket so you need an external structure to mount on walls.
What's in the Box of Sonus Sonetto II?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of Sonetto II:
2 Masks2 Fabric dust guards2 Jumpers1 Manual
For more information about how to setup, use and maintain the Sonus Faber Sonetto II, use the direct link below to download the official manual document:
Download User Manual for Sonus Sonetto II
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the Sonus Faber Sonetto II speaker can be found below:
Official Product Page for Sonus Sonetto II