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ISE 2020: Sonus Faber showcases Gravis III subwoofer, Palladio 5 speakers

Sonus Faber Gravis III ISE 2020
(Image credit: Future)

Sonus Faber is making itself seen and heard with a demonstration of its new Gravis III subwoofer.

Aimed at the consumer market, the new sub is on show at ISE 2020 alongside the Italian company's latest Palladio Level 5 custom install speakers, which borrow drivers from the Sonetto consumer speakers, and a hefty dose of McIntosh electronics (the MX170 and MX257).

Sonus Faber Palladio 5 speakers

Sonus Faber Palladio 5 speakers (Image credit: Future)

The Gravis III subwoofer is the intermediate model in the Gravis collection, designed for use with any of the company's full-range speakers, and completing the Olympica Nova line introduced in September 2019.

The active subwoofer claims, conservatively, 600 watts of power powered by Class AB amplification, and sports a 10-inch (25cm) driver. Using a Trilaminated sandwich cone diaphragm with a layer of honeycomb in between, it promises a rigid, light design for tight, accurate bass.

There are connections for balanced, unbalanced and LFE signals, a selection of preset modes, an app for control and set-up from your phone, and a simple calibration system for ensuring it sounds how it should in your room. It's on sale now for $2750 (£2200/€2500).


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Joe is Content Director for Specialist Tech at Future and was previously the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across print and online for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung, reported from CES, the Bristol Show and Munich High End for many years, and provided comment for sites such as the BBC and the Guardian. In his spare time he enjoys playing records and cycling (not at the same time).