No it’s not black jeans friday at Sonus faber, it’s the launch of the Maxima Amator, a floorstanding loudspeaker that benefits from a beautiful solid walnut cabinet which has been painstakingly designed using modern woodworking methods. The rich walnut is enhanced further by a real leather wrap on both the front baffle and rear panel.
The Maxima Amator’s internal cabinet volume, which has been divided into three separate chambers to increase rigidity, minimise resonance and shield the crossover, the latter is further protected by a dedicated chamber, visible on the back of the cabinet.
The new Maxima Amator is the latest addition to the Heritage collection, which contains the Minima Amator II and Electa Amator II standmounts. The speaker uses the same drivers as the Electa Amator II: a 28 mm D.A.D. (damped apex dome) tweeter with neodymium magnetic motor system and a solid spruce wood acoustic labyrinth rear chamber, plus a 180 mm midrange unit with an air-dried membrane made of cellulose pulp and natural fibres, mounted on a design die-cast aluminum basket.
Sonus faber has developed a new crossover technology especially for the Maxima Amator. The IFF Crossover (interactive fusion filtering) design foregoes a conventional first order design, with “non-academic transfer functions based on the company’s accelerated progressive slopes”. The Maxima Amator is available globally from December priced at £14,500.