Vintage Sonus Faber Extrema // Speakers

SOLD , now part of a Private Collection

The Sonus Faber Extrema is well-known among audiophiles for their ambitious engineering, exceptional build quality and brilliant performance. Face on, the Extrema appear mid-size, but the 20-liter cabinets are massive – even deeper than they are tall. The sound is equally impressive, a culmination of everything Sonus Faber had learned in ten-plus years of loudspeaker design. The drive units are seamlessly integrated, and there is a beautiful sense of top-to-bottom cohesiveness that would put many modern high-end speakers to shame. This presentation is well-balanced, with a punch of extra richness in the midrange and lower frequencies. A presentation like this gives the sound more substance and gives the instruments and vocalists a tangible presence in our listening space. Over 30 years in, the Sonus Faber Extrema are still being written about. As one reviewer put it, they are "impossible to replace." This particular pair tested with flying colors, and sounds as beautiful as ever. One of the grilles appears to have a blemish from storage, which is understandable. After seeing these drivers, we'd put the grilles on a shelf, too.


* Stands sold separately.

The Sonus Faber Extrema is well-known among audiophiles for their ambitious engineering, exceptional build quality and brilliant performance. Face on, the Extrema appear mid-size, but the 20-liter cabinets are massive – even deeper than they are tall. The sound is equally impressive, a culmination of everything Sonus Faber had learned in ten-plus years of loudspeaker design. The drive units are seamlessly integrated, and there is a beautiful sense of top-to-bottom cohesiveness that would put many modern high-end speakers to shame. This presentation is well-balanced, with a punch of extra richness in the midrange and lower frequencies. A presentation like this gives the sound more substance and gives the instruments and vocalists a tangible presence in our listening space. Over 30 years in, the Sonus Faber Extrema are still being written about. As one reviewer put it, they are "impossible to replace." This particular pair tested with flying colors, and sounds as beautiful as ever. One of the grilles appears to have a blemish from storage, which is understandable. After seeing these drivers, we'd put the grilles on a shelf, too.


* Stands sold separately.



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