Sonus Faber Sonetto VIII is a 3-way Passive Bass Reflex Floor-standing speaker by Sonus Faber. It features a 1.15" high definition DAD Dome Tweeter, 1 x 6" Midrange and 3 x 7" aluminum cone Woofer. The speaker has a frequency range of 36-25k Hz and a sensitivity of 90 dB.
What size of room is the Sonus Sonetto VIII speaker good for?
The size of the room in which you are planning to use the Sonus Sonetto VIII 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 VIII 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 VIII speaker?
Sonus Sonetto VIII has a Frequency response range of 36-25k Hz at ±3dB and Power Range of 50-300 watts. At a minimum frequency of 36 Hz, Sonetto VIII will provide a deep bass that will probably satisfy majority of listeners, especially for music. Movie lovers and music listeners who like to experience a full range response will still benefit from the 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 VIII'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 VIII?
Sonetto VIII is a 3-way speaker and its crossover frequency between the woofer and the midrange set to 270Hz and the Crossover frequency between the midrange and the tweeter is set to 3000Hz.
What are the Impedance and Sensitivity of the Sonus Sonetto VIII? Is it an easy-to-drive speaker?
Sonus Sonetto VIII's nominal impedance level is 4 ohms
and has a sensitivity of 90 dB
Nominal Impedance of 4 Ohms means that the Sonus Faber Sonetto VIII 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 VIII with an AVR but use an Integrated Amplifier instead.
90dB of Sonus Faber Sonetto VIII 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 VIII:
Sonetto VIII 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 VIII External Dimensions and Weight
Sonus Sonetto VIII has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 47 x 11 x 17inch (1188.0 x 283.0 x 427.0mm ).
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 VIII is approximately 1208.4cm2 / 187.3inch2.
The Sonus Sonetto VIII weighs 26.30kg / 57.9lbs per piece. Here is a comparison of how Sonetto VIII's weight compares with the average, max and min weights in its class.
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Cabinet type and Materials
Sonus Sonetto VIII 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 VIII comes with the parts below which you can use to secure your loudspeaker on the surface that you are putting on: 8 Spikes 8 Under spikes 8 Spikes locks
It is always recommended to use some kind of feet under all types of speakers. Besides limiting the movement of the speakers, it also compensates for non-flat surfaces and limits the contact surface area of the speaker. Rubber based feet also help isolating the vibrations within certain frequency ranges.
Sonus Sonetto VIII is a bottom-firing port speaker
Sonus Sonetto VIII is available in Wood, White, Black and Wenge.
What's in the Box of Sonus Sonetto VIII?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of Sonetto VIII:
8 Spikes8 Under Spikes8 Spike locks2 Masks2 Fabric dust guards2 Basis16 Locking screws2 Jumpers1 Allen Wrench1 Manual
Here is a list of accessories that we think you may need for the Sonus Faber Sonetto VIII.
For more information about how to setup, use and maintain the Sonus Faber Sonetto VIII, use the direct link below to download the official manual document:
Download User Manual for Sonus Sonetto VIII
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the Sonus Faber Sonetto VIII speaker can be found below:
Official Product Page for Sonus Sonetto VIII