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Recently purchased a pair of Cremona m and have this
Paired with the anthem mrx 510..
I have been wanting a pair of sonus for along time:)
They do sound awesome(compared to monitor audio gs20)

Friends love the beautiful shape and the maple color
In a happy place now ..until the upgradetis wants me to try
A "better" amp ..wink.gif
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Minimac=>iTunes+AudirvanaPlus=>Peachtree x10 USB to SPDIF=> MRX 510=>Sonus faber Auditor M
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Recently picked up the Venere 2.0 and center. These were not even in my radar, looking at Kef Q, Paradigm Studio, B&W, but went to Magnolia and fell in love with the design, and soundstage. Gotta say, I don't regret the purchase at all, and still love listening and looking at the Sonus Fabers. I still don't quite understand why they are not more popular. We went to a wall unit so I had to get rid of towers(Polk TSI500) on the front stage and go for front ported bookshelves, I know that they sound better in open air, but they have surprising depth and precision even when put into a wall unit. Very impressed as these monitors put my old towers to shame.

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Hi everyone,

I am happy owner of a pair of SF Cremona M and of a Devialet amplifier.

Devialet is launching currently a new functionality of bass correction, called Speaker Active Matching technology.

This requires that each speaker type is modeled by Devialet. They are going to do it for the major high end speakers of the market.

 

Priority is given to the most popular speakers, through a vote:

http://voteforsam.devialet.com/?cat=0&vfs-filter=popular

 

If you could vote for the Cremona M, it would help me get the feature asap. I will give you feedback.

 

Thanks for your help.

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Glad to help a fellow Cremona M owner. smile.gif
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I am joining this thread as a new owner to an awesome pair of Cremona Auditor Ms. I am in need of a good power amplifier as my old Rotel RSX1055 definitely does not seem up to the task of driving these speakers. Anyway, joining the thread. Thanks!
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Can anyone recommend a good centre to match the Cremona's. The Cremona centre is hard to come by and the Olympica centre is fairly pricey so open to alternative options.

Proac CC2?
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I am currently using Sonus faber's Smart CC with excellent results and you can find a nice used one for under $1000. By the way, my mains and rears are the Sonus faber Luitos.

Good luck with your search!

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Originally Posted by Qntoi  Hi everyone, I am happy owner of a pair of SF Cremona M and of a Devialet amplifier. Devialet is launching currently a new functionality of bass correction, called Speaker Active Matching technology. This requires that each speaker type is modeled by Devialet. They are going to do it for the major high end speakers of the market.  Priority is given to the most popular speakers, through a vote:

 

http://voteforsam.devialet.com/?cat=0&vfs-filter=popular

 

If you could vote for the Cremona M, it would help me get the feature asap. I will give you feedback.  Thanks for your help.

Please vote for the Sonus Faber Elipsa SE I am thinking of buying the Devialet

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Done.

But you will need more support to reach 100...

Hopefully Devialet will do all Sonus Faber range at a time.

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Originally Posted by Qntoi View PostDone. But you will need more support to reach 100... Hopefully Devialet will do all Sonus Faber range at a time.

Thank you I know hopefully they will, I will ask the dealer if he wants me to buy one :)

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I am currently using Sonus faber's Smart CC with excellent results and you can find a nice used one for under $1000.

I, too, have the Liuto Smart for the Center Channel. I wracked my brain trying to find a decent "match" for my Cremona Auditor Ms that were NOT the Cremona Center M for sizing reasons. I did not want to go with the Olympica center, again for sizing reasons. The Liuto Smart was even mentioned by my Sumiko Audio contact as the best match this side of the actual Cremona Center M or Olympica center.

The Smarts are very hard to find - it took me a month and I feel like I got the very last brand new one in the market as they are a discontinued model. On paper it looks like a decent match, in practice it obviously is not a timbral match to my Auditor Ms but it's close enough given the fact that I bought the Auditor Ms for music and less for theater.

Hope this helps.
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Originally Posted by wse View PostThank you I know hopefully they will, I will ask the dealer if he wants me to buy one :)

Am evaluating the Devialet as we speak, really doesn't sound any better than the Classe CP-800!  I am not sure what the fuss is all about? Looks cool as a unit but really a lot of marketing!

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HI bypass911,

How does the sound changed after break in? I have run mine about 30 hours or so and I haven't noticed any change at all.

Was it subtle?

What about the center channel...did it improve or stayed the same? I have the venere center/wall/2.5 and i find it "different"(a little chestier in some movies) than the 2.5's. Will that go away after break in?

Thanks for your input man! Very nice setup!
Sorry for the delayed response, haven't been here in awhile.
Honestly my Veneres had been played everyday for the last 8 months or so, there had been tweaks here and there, using audyssey, etc, so I really can't remember what it sounded like before. As far as I can tell, the bass improved, and the top end opened up a bit more if that makes any sense? But I think my veneres can benefit a lot more from more tweaking for better imaging. Can someone help?

The Venere center never sounded chesty on mine, it is always damn clear and open. I guess some movies has chestier recordings than others? But I really do love the venere center it is amazing, super clean vocals.

Sorry couldn't been more help.
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Sonus Venere 2.0

Just bought the Venere 2.0 speakers. What are you using to drive them?
What cables?
Thanks!
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Recently picked up the Venere 2.0 and center. These were not even in my radar, looking at Kef Q, Paradigm Studio, B&W, but went to Magnolia and fell in love with the design, and soundstage. Gotta say, I don't regret the purchase at all, and still love listening and looking at the Sonus Fabers. I still don't quite understand why they are not more popular. We went to a wall unit so I had to get rid of towers(Polk TSI500) on the front stage and go for front ported bookshelves, I know that they sound better in open air, but they have surprising depth and precision even when put into a wall unit. Very impressed as these monitors put my old towers to shame.
Just bought the Sonus Faber Venere 2.0. What are you using to drive the speakers?
What cables are you using?
Thanks!
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Just bought the Sonus Faber Venere 2.0. What are you using to drive the speakers?
What cables are you using?
Thanks!
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Not using anything too fancy Monoprice 12awg speaker wire
http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_i...seq=1&format=2


Run off of a Pioneer SC-1523k
http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PU...vers/SC-1523-K


The nice thing about the pioneer running the Venere is that with the 6ohm speaker rating, the amp gives off 175 watts per channel off the Class D3 amp. I'm sure a nice external amplifier would really do them justice, but I am absolutely blown away at the sound level and clarity of my setup.


Congrats on the purchase, and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do


http://www.blu-ray.com/community/gal...&folderid=3229

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I actually am eyeing the Sonus Veneers but I had a couple Q's for actual owners?

First, I heard a few people mentioned they thought the 2.0's were the sweet spot, and the 2.5's came off as a little harsh even in comparison? Anyone else feel that? Because yeah the 3.0's seemed too much for me for fronts, and the 1.5 seemed like not enough.

Also, and I have heard this talked about a bit, is the somewhat weak seeming center? Granted, some appear perfectly happy with it, but it does seem like a weak link of sorts. For those that feel the need to supplement two solid Sonus fronts with a different center channel, is there anything out there that would pair decently well aside from the actual matching Venere?
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