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The minimalist Sonus Faber wireless sound system is to audio what Ferrari is to luxury cars –

This system is incredibly Italian, it oozes style and the sound output is gorgeous much like a Ferrari that is all about looks and performance. When it comes to attention to detail such as easy access to the wiring system or source management, this system is lacking, but don’t let that put you off as the Sonos faber Omni is worthy of a place in n any home where sound design and output are more important than access to attached sources.

This is a very stylish sound system, the sound output is as good as it looks, in fact I was so impressed that a review sample was purchased due to the quality and the fact that my wife in fell in love. She loves the clutter-free and minimalist design.

Access to the rear is to be reviewed for future models. You literally have to flip this system over to access the back where the connecting cables can be plugged in.

A big new trend is returning to Australian homes, minimalism, with consumers turning to stylish European products, such as the all-new Sonus faber all-in-one Omnia wireless speaker system where design and sound quality are the key factors and not the price.

Minimalism is an extreme form of abstract art comprised of simple geometric shapes, which in the case of Sonos’ new Faber offering comes in the form of a simple oblong-shaped sound system with a wooden front, which packs a lot of musical power for its size and form factor. , it sounds as good as it looks and according to Sonus faber you get a “3D listening experience” that I can vouch for.

The top of this sound system can be in Italian walnut or graphite, both very elegant for a minimalist design.REVIEW of the Sonus Faber speaker range: The minimalist Sonus Faber wireless sound system is to audio what Ferrari is to luxury cars

The mix of wood, metal and fabric makes this a system you’ll want to show off, and I’m pretty confident that prospective owners will be impressed with both the design and the sound output as Sonus Faber is a brand that won’t not. cut corners just to deliver a product at a given price.

This is no ordinary small form factor wireless speaker system, as it is made by one of the world’s leading audio companies who, by the way, will offer you a pair of floor standing speakers Aida II for $150,000.

Founded in 1983 by Italian designer Franco Serbin, Sonus faber has made a name for itself using high-quality wood for the cabinets that house its world-class speaker, with their latest wireless speaker system, the black grille and walnut wood exterior leaving this system looking a bit different from Sonos speakers which are cheaper for the mass market than niche quality audio.

The speaker measures 13 cm x 65.04 x 11 27.94 cm (HxWxD) and weighs 7.58 kilos.

it’s extremely easy to set up, although I would have liked to see an LCD screen on the device that identifies which mode is running when you configure your streaming options.

Currently, the only differentiator between Wi-Fi and Bluetooth is the color of the light on the top of the device that one cycles through using a neat Sonos faber remote.

There’s no dedicated Sonus faber app, but you can embed iOS or use Chromecast like I did after connecting through the Google Home app for Android. When I did, I found that playing tracks was significantly superior to playing via Bluetooth, where the data stream can be affected by motion, especially if you’re streaming from a smartphone.

Wi-Fi is also an optimal reading choice.
The system also plays content from Tidal, YouTube Music, Deezer, Apple Music, Amazon Music and Spotify Connect.

Tidal Connect (which by default is covered on Android devices).sonus faber omnia 3 4 full graphite walnut REVIEW: The minimalist Sonus Faber wireless audio system is to audio what Ferrari is to luxury cars

The Omnia system remembers your network and automatically reconnects even if you accidentally unplug the system.

For those you want to connect via a 10/100 Mbps Ethernet port, you just need to plug the cable into the back of the Omnia system.

Although the system looks good and sounds even better, it’s clear that Sonos faber has focused on access features with the base on which the device really needs an overhaul or redesign which hides the lower part of the system. Added to this is the design on the back of the speaker where it is not easy to plug in a cable to connect additional AV equipment.

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My first experience with this system was via a Bluetooth connection.

It was easy to set up and I was able to listen to Ultra HD music from Amazon Prime Music.

Sound was decent though, much better when connecting directly to a CD player as well as directly through the Tidal app and when casting through Chromecast.

For its size, the sound is significantly better than other similar systems, it delivers good bass and the piano keys are crystal clear.

Playing Miles Davis Kind of Blue in HD or Jason Derrulo in Ultra HD was a real eye-opener as the output sound was as good as a five-digit sound system.

At $3,495, the Faber Sonus is worth every penny, especially if you want a sleek yet understated audio system that looks impressive in any room.

There’s an HDMI ARC port if you want to use the device as a TV speaker, and a mini-DIN analog input lets you plug in a turntable via the included mini-DIN to RCA adapter cable. I plugged in a CD player allowing me to play my CD collection
As I said earlier, I would have liked to see an LED panel instead of an indicator light on the top of the device that changes color depending on the input source.

The default is blue for Bluetooth, orange for HDMI, pink for phono, and white for streaming apps. So remember to remember which colors matter when connecting to content. Scrolling is done via the remote control.

The indicator will stay white if you’re using AirPlay, but it turns green for Spotify, light blue for Tidal, purple for Roon, and yellow for Chromecast.

The remote is similar in shape to the Omnia.

At the top are an on/off button, volume and mute controls, skip forward and back buttons, and the ability to switch inputs.

The rubberized buttons can’t be discerned by touch alone, and they’re not backlit, so you’ll need low-level lighting to use it.

Initially, it appears that there is no slider for replacing a battery on the remote.

What you have to do is use a pin or ideally the SIM pin that came with your cell phone to eject the base and even that was difficult.

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I also couldn’t find a pin in the box the remote came in.

The Omnia features a 490-watt closed-box system rated for a frequency response of 30Hz to 25kHz (@-6dB).
The speaker is equipped with seven drivers: two 0.75-inch silk dome tweeters with a neodymium-structured magnet motor system, two 3-inch pulp midrange cones, a woofer 6.5-inch long-throw speaker with an aluminum cone, and two 1.75-inch full-range speakers with inverted domes made of unpressed cellulose pulp.

Sonus faber is touting its Crescendo technology which uses the full-range drivers located at either end of the Omnia speaker to combine a mix of in-phase and anti-phase dipole signal processing to create what the company calls an “experience of 3D listening”.

The two competitors of this system are the Bowers and Wilkins Zeppelin and the Naim Muso 2.