An acoustic instrument living in its environment becomes part of it, carrying out the functions of both a music source as well as being a beautiful piece of furniture. The design choices, the finishes of the new materials, the quality of the craftsmanship and the extreme attention paid to every detail are,just like the sound reproduced, the enhancing of this concept, directly expressed by Guarneri Tradition.At its fourth revamp, improved in structure and technology, Guarneri keep its role of the most iconic Sonus faber bookshelf loudspeaker, refined and powerful at the same time.
The violin shape of the speaker cabinets is also the fruit of careful research and major restyling. The curves of the sides change and double, blending the lines of previous Homage models with those inherited from Lilium and giving these speakers larger volumes especially on the back.
This evolution allows the cabinet to better control internal resonances. The top has as main accent, once again, the wood with the same finish of the sides. The brushed aluminum enhances the line and the “Sf” logo in silk-screened glass placed right at the center of the surface.
The world of ancient shipyards and the tradition of Italy’s shipwrights are the essence of the inspiration of the design of the Tradition collection. The new Wengè finish with maple inlays (a reference to the walnut finish of Olympica models) is the true aesthetic novelty of the collection and immediately links it with the elegant and timeless design of the most famous Italian motor-boats with their iconic wooden hulls. The aluminum is brushed with Titanium finish and the leather on the front features the new coffee color. The essence of the walnut wood is preserved in the traditional “Red” finish with brushed black aluminum and the leather of the black front in line with the finish of the flagship models Aida, Lilium and Il Cremonese.
Visible and typical element of the novelties of the new collection is the back panel in extruded aluminum, the external part of the Stealth Ultraflex system characterized by a laminar tuning derived directly from the solution adopted in the Olympica collection.The outline of this part acts as a vent favoring the flow of air through the duct while controlling its speed and reducing any turbulence and hence distortion. The back too is part of the Exosqueleton system complete with Dampshelves on the top and on the bottom of the cabinet.
ZERO VIBRATION TRASMISSION
The speaker system is mechanically decoupled from the floor by the patented Z.V.T. system (Zero Vibration Transmission), optimized suspension system with alternating surfaces metal/elastomer/metal overlapped inside the bracket-spike group. This system substantially reduces transmission of spurious vibrations to the listening room; also acoustic feedback phenomena are inhibited.
The Guarneri’s stand has ever been an integral part of the entire speaker completing it in an essential and symbiotic way. This new Tradition stand is the fruit of the experience gained by Sonus faber in recent years in the use of composite materials and specifically Carbon Fiber (thanks to collaboration with Pagani Automobili and creation of Ex3ma). The Guarneri Tradition stand is a Carbon Fiber monocoque with an iconic curved outline which, though much lighter and acoustically transparent than its predecessor, ensures maximum structural strength. To reduce resonance to a minimum, the hollow interior of the stand has been treated acoustically and filled with amorphous material.