Sonus Faber Venere 3.0 Floor Model for $2K - good deal or not?
First time poster here. Found a pair of SF Venere 3.0 Floor model at a local Best Buy for $2000. Been in the showroom for a year. They claim it had about 20 min of play time per day & about 100 - 120 hours total. BB selling a brand new pair for $3K while other local shops sell for $3500. Good deal or not given
a) floor model - no way to verify how long. But the unit looks perfect. No chip or damage I can see.
b) made in China
c) new SF Chameleon T (made in Italy!) will be selling for $2K
d) heard that Venere 4.0 will be made in Italy & priced at $5K to "bring up the perception of the currently China-made Venere products"
e) Music I like - classical (orchestra), pop (U2, Depeche Model, Maroon 5, Michael Jackson), rock (Bon Jovi), jazz etc. (everything : )
f) 60% for music, 40% for movies
g) I have a great room with 14 ft width & 15 ft length (up to seating area) and 24 ft length (including my open kitchen back of the seating area) with hardwood floor (no rug)
I've auditioned Venere 2.5, GoldenEar Triton 5 & 3, B&W 683 S3, CM8, CM9, Monitor Audio Silver 6 & Paradigm 85F. 85F is sweet but outside of my price range. Wasn't expecting to get to the Venere 3.0 price range but the floor model brought it down to my price range. And I love the Venere 3.0 sound : )
What do you think?
Last edited by pchangavs; 06-29-2015 at 05:24 PM.