Sonus Faber Heritage Collection Maxima Amator Loudspeakers $15,000 REVIEW
February 13, 2021 § Leave a comment
Sonus Faber’s target audience for its Heritage Collection, and for the Maxima Amator in particular, is not audiophiles who are cross-shopping designs from Focal, Magico, and/or Wilson Audio Specialties. This is an artisanal loudspeaker. The marriage of so many materials—solid walnut, leather, brass, marble—into such an evocative form gives the Sonus Faber a presence and a gravitas that are difficult to describe. It’s also a very good loudspeaker, with admirable output down to 35Hz, and a commendably linear, uncolored mid band. The Maxima Amator’s tipped-up tweeter means that its sound is not strictly neutral, but Sonus Faber’s skillful voicing has maximized the speaker’s dynamics without making it sound harsh or bright.