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.
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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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 likes to experience a full range response will still benefit from use of a subwooofer though.
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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.
Impedance and Sensitivity
Sonus Sonetto VIII's nominal impedance level is 4 ohms and has a sensitivity of 90 dB.
Is the Sonus Faber Sonetto VIII an easy to drive speaker?
8 Ohms is pretty much the standard impedance amongst stereo speakers and amplifiers so Sonus Faber Sonetto VIII is not considered a difficult to drive speaker from nominal Impedance perspective.
90dB of Sonus Faber Sonetto VIII is an average sensitivity for stereo speaker so it is neither easy nor difficult to drive from Sensitivity perspective.
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 Speaker Size: Weight and Dimensions
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 ). Each speaker weighs 26.30kg / 57.9lbs.
Base Surface Area and Volume
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.
Here we have a comparison of how Sonetto VIII's weight compared 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, 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
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