MAXIMA AMATOR: THE LOCKDOWN PROJECT
We already wrote about Maxima Amator in this blogpost saying that Maxima was born when everything seemed to go wrong. We like to think of Maxima as a symbol of hope and rebirth from a difficult time for everyone.
Andrew Everard and Paul Miller reviewed our Maxima Amator on Hi-fi News.
Let’s start from the beginning of the project: “Maxima wasn’t on our 2020 product plan – it started as a challenge to work on something that reflects our personal wishes without any deadline or business plan”, recalled Sonus faber’s Livio Cucuzza. “With production empty and the office silent, due to the Covid situation, we had more time to sit and listen, as a way to escape all the terrible news.”
On the watch list we have design and performances for this new entry on the Heritage family:
“The choice of crossover components was also fine-tuned over long listening and testing sessions – and – As is the Sonus faber way, the entire enclosure is handcrafted from solid walnut.”
A combination of materials and technologies: “Leather-cloaked baffle, polished marble plinth and spiked gold feet all say ‘Sonus faber’. The 28mm ‘Arrow Point Damped Apex’ tweeter and 180mm pulp and fibre mid/bass driver were debuted in the Electa Amator III”.
The listening session does not disappoint expectations: “Looks are not deceiving – the Maxima Amators are elegant, classically-styled and designed loudspeakers for lovers of equally refined, classically themed recordings. Think of them more as compact standmounts built into a floorstanding frame and you will not go far wrong. So when the Maxima Amators are in their happy place, with crisply-recorded vocals and instrumentation, they do sound every bit as gorgeous as they look.”
Read the complete review in English here!