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Sonus Faber Venere Center

Center channel speaker (White)

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Overview

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Sonus faber's Venere Center ensures that you'll hear every last nuance of your movie soundtracks and concert discs with exceptional clarity and true-to-life realism. What's Venere Center's secret? This capable center channel speaker borrows design technologies developed by Sonus faber for their world-class, cost-no-object speakers, giving you high-end performance at a more down-to-earth price.

Exceptional cinema sound

Sonus faber Venere Center in black

Sonus faber's Venere Center ensures that you'll hear every last nuance of your movie soundtracks and concert discs with exceptional clarity and true-to-life realism. What's Venere Center's secret? This capable center channel speaker borrows design technologies developed by Sonus faber for their world-class, cost-no-object speakers, giving you high-end performance at a more down-to-earth price.

Its design blends in perfectly with Sonus faber's entire line of Venere bookshelf and floor-standing speakers for creating a seamlessly matched home cinema system. So sit back, relax, and enjoy a more lifelike and involving home theater experience.

Stylish design inspired by antiquity

Sonus faber has long been known for both the sonic and visual beauty of their speakers. This sleek, solidly built center channel speaker takes its design cues from the lyre, a string instrument, to deliver exceptionally accurate and natural sound. By combining the fluid shape of that ancient acoustic instrument with curved, non-parallel internal cabinet walls and careful tuning by ear, Sonus faber has created a speaker that delivers crisp, clear dialogue and special effects with your surround sound system.

Product Highlights:

  • frequency response: 60-25,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 89 dB
  • nominal impedance: 6 ohms
  • recommended amplifier power: 30-150 watts
  • 1-1/8" silk soft dome tweeter for smooth, detailed high-frequency response
  • two 6" thermo-molded polypropylene textile Curv cone mid-woofers to enhance stiffness and reduce mass for greater speed and accuracy
  • curved cabinet for increased rigidity and reduced internal standing waves
  • bass-reflex (ported) cabinet design
  • high-quality crossover for greater accuracy
  • heavy-duty binding post speaker terminals
  • included cradle base allows cabinet to be tilted up or down for directing sound toward your ears
  • magnetically attached cloth grille
  • 19-3/4"W x 8-13/16"H x 11-1/2"D
  • weight: 21 lbs.
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Center-channel loudspeaker
  • Grille
  • Table-top stand
  • Owner's manual
Reviews

Sonus Faber Venere Center Reviews

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Sonus Faber Venere 2.0

GregD from Redondo Beach, CA on 9/12/2016

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I purchased the Sonus Faber Venere center along with a pair of the SFV 2.0 front and a pair of the Walls for surround. Best speaker purchase I've ever made! The sound from these is beautiful - rich, precise and simply stunning. The elegant and striking design is simply icing on the cake. I purchased the Walnut finish - goes beautifully with my teak furniture. I highly recommend the Sonus Faber 2.0s. I use an Onkyo TX-NR609 to drive these which puts out 200 WPC at the speakers 6 ohms. Sounds magnificent.

Pros: Spectacular sound and looks!

Cons: Assembling the speaker stands is a challenge - the machining isn't great where the screws attach the pieces of the stands to each other.

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Features and Specs

Enclosure Bass Reflex
Tweeter Dome
Midrange size (inches) N/A
Woofer size (inches) 6
Connector Type Post
Power Range 30-150
Sensitivity 89 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 6
Frequency Response 60-25k Hz
Height (inches) 8-13/16
Width (inches) 19-3/4
Depth (inches) 11-1/2
Weight 21 lbs
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years

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Features

Two-Way Center-Channel Speaker: The Sonus faber Venere Center loudspeaker utilizes a two-way design with custom-built drivers by the best international manufacturers for natural, well-balanced, non-fatiguing sound. Each driver is built exclusively to Sonus faber's own specific design and specifications using special software and then perfected and reviewed by ear.

  • Tweeter: The Venere Center loudspeaker features one Sonus faber designed 1" pre-coated fabric, silk dome tweeter with no ferrofluid created by DKM (German based company).
  • Dual Mid-woofers: The Venere Center features two Sonus faber designed 6" polypropylene composite, textured Curve cone mid-woofers with a rubber surrounds and a free compression basket design for ultra dynamic performance and linearity; manufactured by Germany-based Propex. 

Crossover Network: The two-way center-channel loudspeaker employs a precision crossover (1,800Hz) using high-quality components to ensure an even frequency response and smooth transition over the entire audible range of all drivers for a well-balanced, natural sound.

Cabinet Design: The Venere Center speaker feature a CNC (Computer Numerical Controlled) gloss-lacquer-coated MDF cabinet that is rigid and beautiful.  Unlike other speaker manufactures that want to mask the sound of the cabinet, Sonus faber designs it speaker cabinets so they work in synergy with the drivers and perfectly complement one another for a perfect sound.

  • Lyre Inspired: The speaker cabinet's shape is inspired by the Lyre string instrument to ensure the absence of parallel internal surfaces to control air movement inside the cabinet and create sound that is dynamic, clean, rich in detail, and natural. The Lyre inspired cabinet guarantees exceptional control of internal resonance, perfect acoustics, excellent driver stability, and room-friendly placement.
  • Sloped Front Baffle: The sloping front baffle, featuring curved lines, allows for perfect timing and effective transition between the drivers, always ensuring an excellent listening experience.
  • Dual Front-Firing Ports: The Venere Center speaker uses two front-firing slot ports to aid in delivering exciting, impactful bass response that is accurate and not "boomy".

Colors & Finishes: The Sonus faber Venere Center loudspeaker is available in a gloss black or gloss white lacquer finish, or a walnut wood veneer finish.

Heavy-Duty Binding Posts: On the back panel of Sonus faber Venere Center loudspeaker are  heavy duty binding post terminals. These binding post terminals will accept large diameter wire (up to 10AWG), banana plugs (single only), and spade lugs.

Table-top Stand: The Sonus faber Venere Center loudspeaker comes with a table-top stand which allows you to adjust the angle of the speaker up or down, so dialog and vocals can be sent directly to the main listening area.

Application & Placement: The Sonus Faber Venere Center is a two-way center-channel speaker designed for multichannel home theater applications. The center-channel loudspeaker should be placed directly under or above the center of your television.

Break-In Period: Sonus faber recommends 100 to 250 hours of break-in to get the most of their Venere series of loudspeakers.

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