Sonus faber Domus Series Speaker System At A Glance & Ratings

At A Glance: Sonus Faber Domus Series Speaker System

These listings are based on the manufacturer's stated specs; the HT Labs box below indicates the gear's performance on our test bench.

Speaker: Grand Piano Domus
Type: Three-way tower
Tweeter (size in inches, type): 1, ring radiator
Midrange (size in inches, type): 6, coated paper cone
Woofer (size, type): 7, coated paper cone (2)
Nominal Impedance (ohms): 4
Recommended Amp Power (watts): 30–200
Available Finishes: Black Leatherette/ Teak, Piano Black Lacquer
Dimensions (H x W x D): 11.75 x 8.25 x 12.25
Weight (pounds): 57.38
Price: $4,795/pair

Speaker: Center Domus
Type: Three-way center channel
Tweeter (size in inches, type): 0.75, ring radiator
Midrange (size in inches, type): 3.25, coated paper cone
Woofer (size, type): 6, coated paper cone (2)
Nominal Impedance (ohms): 4
Recommended Amp Power (watts): 30–200
Available Finishes: Black Leatherette/Teak, Piano Black Lacquer
Dimensions (H x W x D):17.25 x 24.25 x 12.6
Weight (pounds): 18.7
Price: $1,295

Speaker: Concertino Domus
Type: Two-way bookshelf
Tweeter (size in inches, type): 0.75, ring radiator
Midrange (size in inches, type): None
Woofer (size, type): 6, coated paper cone
Nominal Impedance (ohms): 4
Recommended Amp Power (watts): 30–150
Available Finishes: Black Leatherette/Teak, Piano Black Lacquer
Dimensions (H x W x D): 25.6 x 15 x 12.6
Weight (pounds): 13.2
Price: $1,495/pair

Speaker: Wall Domus
Type: Two-way on-wall or on-ceilingTweeter
TWeeter (size in inches, type): 0.75, ring radiator
Midrange (size in inches, type): None
Woofer (size, type):6, coated paper cone
Nominal Impedance (ohms): 4
Recommended Amp Power (watts): 30–150
Available Finishes: Black Leatherette/ Teak, Piano Black Lacquer
Dimensions (H x W x D): 7.1 x 7.25 x 19
Weight (pounds): 12.12
Price: $1,495/pair

The Domus Wall's listening-window response measures +1.81/–5.70 dB from 200 Hz to 10 kHz. The –3dB point is at 84 Hz, and the –6dB point is at 67 Hz. Impedance reaches a minimum of 4.89 ohms at 20 kHz and a phase angle of –46.50 degrees at 136 Hz.—MJP

Ratings: Sonus Faber Domus Series Speaker System

Build Quality: 94
• The speakers are manufactured in Italy and made with Danish drivers custom built for Sonus faber
• The supple leatherette covering is a distinctive design feature

Value: 90
• This kind of old-world craftsmanship doesn't come cheap
• Luminous real-wood veneers or peerless piano-black lacquers ooze class

Features: 93
• Ring radiator tweeters offer a claimed response out to 40 kilohertz
• The speakers' midrange and bass drivers feature a unique vented phase plug

Performance: 94
• These highly musical speakers can kick butt with home theater applications
• Tonal balance is on the rich side of neutral

Ergonomics: 90
• You may have to work a little harder than usual to bring out the best in your Domus speakers' sound, but the extra effort will be worth it
• The optional stands ease installation chores

Overall Rating: 92
Sonus faber not only makes great-sounding speakers, they also craft some of the most beautiful designs to ever grace a music system or home theater.

General Information
Grand Piano Domus Tower Speaker, $4,795/pair
Center Domus Center-Channel Speaker, $1,295
Concertino Domus Bookshelf Speaker, $1,495/pair
Wall Domus Wall-Mount Speaker, $1,495/pair
Sumiko
(510) 843-4500
www.sumikoaudio.net
Dealer Locator Code SUM

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