Jump to content
IGNORED

Article: Sonus Faber Il Cremonese ex3me


Recommended Posts

My Amati Homage 1999 still singing away.....I’ve never had any urge to change them. I’ve made them sound better by removing the feet. Then sit them direct on Symposium Super platforms. 
 

Also, Ever upgrade I make to my system the Amati keep getting better....suggests they are capable of so much more....

 

I don’t think I’ll ever move on from them. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm also a big fan of the wonderful craftsmanship and design of Sonus Faber. The finish of the wood (especially the classic red violin), the sheer beauty of the angles and surfaces, the top quality leather, absolutely gorgeous speakers. And then there is the wondrous sound they are capable of. It nearly broke my heart too sell off my Olympica  III's and it took a far more expensive set of speakers to surpass their performance. 

 

I wish I had the means to pick up a pair of these, but thats not ever going to happen. Hopefully I can live vicariously through you, Chris, if you get the opportunity and receive a pair to review.  

 

JC

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 9/25/2020 at 10:30 AM, StreamFidelity said:

I love my two Italians Amati and Futura. They looks good and can even sing well. 😄

 

36279092ik.jpg

 

 

36279094fr.jpg

 

spacer.png

You have exceptional taste! I tried, several times, to pull together all the funding needed to purchase a pair of those very speakers, on the used market, but always fell a bit short. :(

 

JC

Link to post
Share on other sites

https://theaudiophileman.com/sonus-faber-trade-up-scheme-speaker-news/

 

Live in the UK? Well, the above link is quite cool.

Current:  JRiver 26 on Win 10 PC (AMD Ryzen 5 2600 with 32 GB RAM) or Daphile on an AMD A10-5700 with 8 GB RAM

DAC - TEAC UD-501 DAC 

Amplification - Bow Technologies Wazoo Integrated

Speakers: Wharfedale Linton Heritage - KEF LS50 - ELAC unifi UB5's - Linn Tukans - others......

Cables: Homebrew with Naim NACA 5 cable and DiMarzio Interconnects

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...

 II CREMONESE EX3ME

 

Not to complain, but that is one wacky moniker.  (now on to my point)

 

Not a day goes by that I don't see a new speaker company  in the various audio blogs, sites or advertisements.  Now I don't mean just a new model such as the oddly named, but fine speaker above.  I mean new speakers from Joe and Bob straight from their garage to your listening room.  

 

Here is my take.  Joe and Bob build a speaker.  It sounds fine.  They send the speaker set off to some reviewer who gives it a good review.   (and why not,  he can keep the speaker for review and even buy the damn thing at a great discount.  I would give just about any speaker a fine review if I could pull off such a scam).

 

Anyway, based on the review, Joe and Bob get a few orders for speakers, send them out and get favorable comments from their customers.  Then, more orders come in.   Joe and Bob only have a two car garage. They can only build a few sets per month.  People start to complain about the long lead time for the speakers.   Then, under great pressure to deliver, a speaker is sent out with a ding in the wood finish.

There is a problem in communication (who has time to communicate?, we are 16 pairs of speakers late!)

 

More unfavorable comments on the internet.  300 post comment threads appear on Audiogon.  Joe's wife calls it quits because she has not seen Joe for quite some time.  Bob can't do it alone.   

 

All of the above is true.  You may know some of the companies who have had such problems.  Yet every day I see new names.  You have to give these people credit, they keep trying.  Bless  them all.

 

 

In any dispute the intensity of feeling is inversely proportional to the value of the issues at stake ~ Sayre's Law

Link to post
Share on other sites
44 minutes ago, NOMBEDES said:

 II CREMONESE EX3ME

 

Not to complain, but that is one wacky moniker.  (now on to my point)

 

Not a day goes by that I don't see a new speaker company  in the various audio blogs, sites or advertisements.  Now I don't mean just a new model such as the oddly named, but fine speaker above.  I mean new speakers from Joe and Bob straight from their garage to your listening room.  

 

Here is my take.  Joe and Bob build a speaker.  It sounds fine.  They send the speaker set off to some reviewer who gives it a good review.   (and why not,  he can keep the speaker for review and even buy the damn thing at a great discount.  I would give just about any speaker a fine review if I could pull off such a scam).

 

Anyway, based on the review, Joe and Bob get a few orders for speakers, send them out and get favorable comments from their customers.  Then, more orders come in.   Joe and Bob only have a two car garage. They can only build a few sets per month.  People start to complain about the long lead time for the speakers.   Then, under great pressure to deliver, a speaker is sent out with a ding in the wood finish.

There is a problem in communication (who has time to communicate?, we are 16 pairs of speakers late!)

 

More unfavorable comments on the internet.  300 post comment threads appear on Audiogon.  Joe's wife calls it quits because she has not seen Joe for quite some time.  Bob can't do it alone.   

 

All of the above is true.  You may know some of the companies who have had such problems.  Yet every day I see new names.  You have to give these people credit, they keep trying.  Bless  them all.

 

 

Two things. 
 

1. I agree with you on the name. 
2. This is why I prefer to stick with blue chip brands. Sure there are diamonds in the rough that deserve recognition, but it can be hard to weed through the noise. My review of a certain DAC is on hold because the company won’t give me any information about itself. I don’t want to play a role in helping cause problems for this community. 

Founder of Audiophile Style

Announcing Polestar | Quick Community Reviews and Ratings

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


×
×
  • Create New...