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Sonus faber reveals $750,000 loudspeaker system

Fancy a luxury audio setup? It'll cost you.
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January 9, 2024
Sonus faber Suprema
Sonus faber
Sonus faber Suprema
TL;DR
  • Sonus faber unveils a $750,000 loudspeaker system called Suprema
  • The system celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Sonus faber brand
  • Suprema features two main columns, two subwoofers, and one electronic crossover

In what might be the most expensive piece of tech we see at CES 2024, Sonus faber has unveiled a $750,000 loudspeaker system. The package, called Suprema, aims to embody luxury and the epitome of audio excellence. Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Sonus faber brand, the premium design features carbon fiber, wood, and solid aluminum. The brand also partnered with luxury furniture brand Poltrona Frau to design a genuine Italian leather front panel.

Sonus Faber speaker
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Exceptional craftsmanship is evident throughout the speaker units.

Suprema consists of two main columns and two subwoofers, along with an electronic crossover. The main columns have eight front-firing speakers and two back-firing speakers. All-new midrange and silk dome tweeters contribute to the signature Sonus faber natural sound. The unique crossover networks, combining a decade of R&D, enhance tonal balance and soundstage performance. With carbon fiber membranes and a neodymium magnet motor system, the subwoofers promise undistorted frequency response down to 16Hz.

If you choose to get just one subwoofer instead of two, you’ll only have to cough up $680,000. But let’s be honest, if you’re getting Suprema, you’re going to go all out.

Below we’ve outlined a full list of specifications.

Main ColumnSubwooferCrossover
System
Main Column
4-way sealed box
Subwoofer
Sealed box loading, passive subwoofer
Crossover
Full discrete – pure analog stereo/mono active crossover
Loudspeakers
Main Column
SUPER TWEETER: 20mm silk dome with dedicated waveguide, neodymium magnet
TWEETER: 38mm silk dome with dedicated waveguide, neodymium magnet
MIDRANGE: 6.5” dual driver motor system with neodymium ring magnet,
LINK MIDWOOFER: 8” neodymium slug magnet, Ø 65mm voice coil, sandwich paper cone
WOOFERS: 4 x 8” dual driver motor system with neodymium ring magnet, Ø 50mm voice coil, sandwich paper cone
BACK EMISSION TW: 28mm silk dome, neodymium magnet
BACK EMISSION MD: 4” paper cone driver, neodymium magnet
Subwoofer
WOOFERS: 2 x 38 cm carbon fiber sandwich cone
Crossover

Crossover Points
Main Column
FRONT EMISSION: 360, 430, 1700, 6700 Hz
BACK EMISSION: 500, 2300 Hz
Subwoofer

Crossover

Frequency Response
Main Column
FRONT EMISSION: 45Hz – 40KHz
BACK EMISSION: 500Hz – 20KHz
Subwoofer
16 to 30/80 Hz – variable based on the setting of the electronic crossover
Crossover
MAIN: 25Hz – 150KHz
PROC: 5Hz – 150KHz
Sensitivity
Main Column
91dB 1m/2.83V
Subwoofer
92dB 1m/2.83V
Crossover

Nominal Impedance
Main Column
4 Ohm
Subwoofer
4 Ohm
Crossover

Suggested Amplifier Power Output
Main Column
100 W – 700 W
Subwoofer
500 W – 2000 W
Crossover

Dimensions
Main Column
1905 x 650 x 880mm
Subwoofer
1451 x 850 x 525 mm
Crossover
110 x 451 x 424 mm
Weight
Main Column
110 kg/pc // 242.5 lb
Subwoofer
103 kg/pc // 227 lb
Crossover
17 kg // 37.5 lb
Input channels
Main Column

Subwoofer

Crossover
2 Unbalanced – 2 Balanced
Output channels
Main Column

Subwoofer

Crossover
8 Unbalanced – 8 Balanced
Input impedance

Main Column

Subwoofer

Crossover
UNBALANCED: 20 kΩ
BALANCED: 10 kΩ
Output impedance
Main Column

Subwoofer

Crossover
UNBALANCED: 6 V rms (+15,5 dBv) @ 490 Ω
BALANCED: 11 V rms (+20 dBv) @ 980 Ω
Voltage
Main Column

Subwoofer

Crossover
115V (60 Hz) or 230V (50 Hz), factory-set