Sonus Faber brings flagship driver technology to stylish Sonetto G2 speakers

Sonus Faber Sonetto V G2 floorstanding speaker in living room with turntable and McIntosh amp
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Sonus Faber has revealed the Sonetto G2 range of speakers at High End Munich 2024. The second generation of one of the Italian brand's entry-level series (after the Lumina Amator), the Sonetto G2 is a seven-strong line up with two standmount speakers, three floorstanders, a centre channel and a wall-mounted speaker.

'Entry-level' is relative of course, but considering Sonus Faber revealed the $50,000 / £45,000 Stradivari speakers last Munich, the Sonetto G2's price range (from £1150 / $1499 to £7000 / $7999) is fairly modest for this high-end brand.

More excitingly, Sonetto G2 is the first full speaker range to incorporate the new driver technologies and materials used in the flagship, exquisite £/$700,000 Suprema speaker system. Unveiled earlier this year, Suprema is the pinnacle of what Sonus Faber believes it can currently accomplish in acoustic and speaker design using new technology and cutting-edge materials combined with the brand's 40 years of expertise.

Sonus Faber Sonetto G2 5.1 surround speaker system in living room

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Firstly, the top two Sonetto V and VIII floorstanders feature the new internal cork chamber introduced in the Suprema system. The entirely organic shape of this chamber is unlike regular interior speaker walls and allows for a "seamless flow of sound waves within the chamber" and lets Sonus Faber have more precise control over "sound propagation and resonance".

Both these floorstanders and the centre channel feature the new Camelia midrange driver, also derived from Suprema, that is left unpainted for "sound purity" and has an organic "basket" shape (for reference, it's the white cone in the images above). It has an aluminium phase plug that helps to achieve a smoother frequency response and clear sound delivery no matter where you're sitting in relation to the speaker.

There are unique floral patterns surrounding the woofer/bass drivers that are there not just for decoration, but also are claimed to reduce interference. The tweeter used throughout the speaker range is Sonus Faber's own Silk Dome DAD (Damped Apex Dome), which claims to reveal the "finest nuances" and "exceptional clarity and detail in sound reproduction".

The Sonetto I and II standmount models feature the clever "Intono" internal duct/pressure technology seen in the premium Amati and Serafino Homage speakers, which combines the advantages of sealed and ported cabinets to prevent unwanted impedance spikes and loss of output from the midrange, all for a more efficient system and better overall sound. Apart from the wall-mounted model that is a sealed box design, all new models feature an optimised reflex duct design in various orientations.

Sonus Faber Sonetto II G2 in walnut finish in lifestyle setting

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Like many Sonus Faber speakers, the Sonetto G2 are inspired by musical instruments and in this case, it's the iconic "lute shape" which not only looks good but also helps disperse sound. All speakers in this range feature a new concrete base, which offers stability and better vibration management. The brand has paid special attention to the wood finish of the speakers' cabinets, highlighting the natural wood grain texture to deliver a high-quality, organic design that's lovely to look at and touch.

The full Sonetto G2 range with pricing is as follows:

– Sonetto I G2 two-way bookshelf: £1750 / $1999
– Sonetto II G2 two-way bookshelf: £2200 / $2749
– Sonetto III G2 2.5-way floorstander: £4000 / $4499
– Sonetto V G2 three-way floorstander: £5500 / $6499
– Sonetto VIII G2 three-way floorstander: £7000 / $7999
– Sonetto Center G2: £2250 / $1499
– Sonetto Wall G2: £1150 / $1499
– Sonetto G2 stand (for I and II models): £800 / $899

The Sonus Faber Sonetto G2 speakers will be available from July 2024 in three finishes: walnut, wenge and piano black.


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Kashfia Kabir
Hi-Fi and Audio Editor

Kashfia is the Hi-Fi and Audio Editor of What Hi-Fi? and first joined the brand over 10 years ago. During her time in the consumer tech industry, she has reviewed hundreds of products (including speakers, amplifiers and headphones), been to countless trade shows across the world and fallen in love with hi-fi kit much bigger than her. In her spare time, Kash can be found tending to an ever-growing houseplant collection and hanging out with her cat Jolene.