The following is a press release issued by Sonus faber.
April 14, 2016 - Principia collection is the new entry level line offered by Sonus faber, designed for those who are seeking a simple hi-fi solution but with a definite Italian touch at an affordable price - all without giving up on perfect music reproduction.
This new collection is a good option for those who are looking for a hi-fi system that looks great in a contemporary and stylish music room.
After the success of the Chameleon line, the Principia collection makes high end audio easier to achieve by those entering the high fidelity world as well as for those who are still looking for the right speaker that suits their musical tastes.
In both its shape and name, Principia embodies the idea of a beginning, a foundation, a primary element: plain and essential lines, like the ones that define the speaker’s design, and a name that stands for one’s starting point and entry in the high end world.
The inspiration behind this collection is Sonus faber’s unwavering belief that perfect sound is a right for all Music lovers.
Principia collection is made up of 5 passive loudspeakers (2 bookshelf, 2 floorstanding and one center channel) that show a deep relationship with the Chameleon collection; in fact, they share many of the Chameleon’s design and technical details - particularly the brushed aluminum finishes and trapezoidal shape - both as an homage and as a way of citing historic Sonus faber loudspeakers that helped shape our company.
The 29 mm high definition precoated fabric dome tweeter with DKM membrane is inherited from Chameleon as well, while the other drivers are new Sonus faber designs and are unique to Principia.
While Chameleon has exchangeable colored side panels and leather coverings, Principia features a flawless black vinyl veneer surface that matches and complements many different decors, particularly modern ones.
Principia collection is a great solution for many different listening needs, meeting the requirements of stereo as well as multichannel home theater systems in both small and large rooms.
Sonus faber further expands its presence in the mass marketplace thanks to this new entry level collection. The project of Principia is designed, realized and monitored in the Sonus faber headquarters in Arcugnano (VI), and is finished in P.R.C. under the strict supervision of experts who are able to reproduce the same control on procedures and quality typical of any Sonus faber product.
Principia collection will have its debut in Europe and Asia and then in the U.S. beginning in June 2016. Selected Sonus faber distributors will be the official sellers of the collection; Principia will be available in additional new mass market sale channels as well.
The Principia speakers are available with a standard Black finish at the following prices (VAT not included):
Principia 1, 2 way bookshelf vented box - $ 549/pair
Principia 3, 2 way bookshelf vented box - $ 699/pair
Principia 5, 3 way floorstanding vented box - $ 1,199/pair
Principia 7, 3 way floorstanding vented box - $ 1,499/pair
Principia C, 2 way closed box with passive radiator - $ 349/each