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Sonus faber’s ARENA Loudspeakers Unleash Ci-Fi: CEDIA 2022

The Sonus faber ARENA CI Loudspeaker lineup has arrived in time for CEDIA 2022 and these are in-walls with a hefty price tag.

Sonus faber Arena In-Wall Speaker

The CI market continues to experience a rather rapid period of growth coming out of the pandemic; consumers who started to take the plunge during two years of lockdowns are showing signs of doubling down on home theater systems and multi-room audio. Italian loudspeaker manufacturer, Sonus faber, moved into the lifestyle and automotive categories during the pandemic with the Omnia wireless speaker system, and multiple car audio systems in partnership with Maserati. The company has offered in-wall loudspeaker systems for almost three years but the Sonus faber Arena was something that we spied during our summer factory tour in Italy and were sworn to secrecy.

The Sonus faber Arena, represents the heritage brand’s latest custom installation speaker collection offering incredible sonic performance, packaged in the refined Italian design associated with Sonus faber’s artisans. Arena combines Sonus faber’s signature natural sound with the dynamics and power required for home cinema.  

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Sonus faber first entered the custom installation space in 2019 with its Palladio series of integrated home solutions. This experience allowed the company’s acoustic and engineering experts to develop the new Arena series, a huge step forward for home theater innovation, merging in-wall installation with home customization to expand flexibility and personalization for the user. Arena embodies the balance between acoustic power, sonic definition, and innovation, handmade to last. 

“The new family of speakers is the result of a relentless synergy between the company’s technology and design departments,” said Livio Cucuzza, Sonus faber Chief of Design and Vice President of R&D. “From the very beginning, the goal was to ensure the natural sound characteristics that distinguish our products could be applied directly to the world of home theater, and our team worked collaboratively to make that dream a reality.”

Made in Italy, the Arena collection will premiere at CEDIA 2022 in (3) models listed below:

  • ARENA 30: 4-way LCR speaker equipped with a 38mm silk dome tweeter and 19mm super tweeter
  • ARENA 20: 3.5-way speaker boasting the renowned Voice of Sonus faber, with an added solid solution
  • ARENA S15: Modular balanced subwoofer that is the industry’s first-in-class bass provider 

Specifications

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ARENA 30

Speaker type4 way
Low frequency transducer2 x 8 inch
Mid/High frequency transducer2 x 6.25 inch – 38 mm Dome Tw + 19 mm Super Tw
Maximum recommended power600 watts (Printing)
Low-frequency cut-off (-6dB) ̴44,30 Hz
Frequency Response (-3dB on-axis)̴̴55,50 Hz
Max SPL 1 Meter115 dB
Sensitivity 2.83 Vrms@1m94,00 dB
Nominal Impedance4
Minimal impedance2,8
Crossover frequencies200Hz/2kHz/10kHz
Enclosure typeClosed Box
Mounting Depth162 mm
Weight58.7 kg
Depth167 mm
Width321 mm
Height1774 mm

ARENA 20

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Speaker type3.5 way
Low frequency transducer2 x 8 inch
Mid/High frequency transducer2 x 6.25 inch – 19 mm Dome Tw
Maximum recommended power400 watts (Printing)
Low-frequency cut-off (-6dB) ̴55 Hz
Frequency Response (-3dB on-axis)-60 Hz
Max SPL 1 Meter112 dB
Sensitivity 2.83 Vrms@1m92,00 dB
Nominal Impedance4
Minimal impedance2,8
Crossover frequencies160Hz/220Hz/3100Hz
Enclosure typeClosed Box
Mounting Depth144 mm
Weight47.2 kg
Depth150 mm
Width321 mm
Height1577 mm

ARENA S15

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Speaker typeArray Balanced Sub-Woofer
Low frequency transducer4 x 6.5 inch
Mid/High frequency transducer
Maximum recommended power400 watts (Printing)
Low-frequency cut-off (-6dB)̴ 29 Hz
Low-frequency cut-off (-3dB)̴ 31,50 Hz
Frequency response (-6dB on-axis)̴ 29 Hz | ̴180 Hz
Frequency Response (-3dB on-axis)̴ 31,50 Hz | ̴180 Hz
Sensitivity 2.83 Vrms@1m̴90 dB
Nominal Impedance4 Ω
Minimal impedance3.5 Ω
Crossover frequencies
Enclosure typePatentable Acoustical Load
Monting Depth202 mm
Weight38.7 kg 
Depth208 mm
Width432 mm
Height947 mm

Price & Availability

The Sonus faber Arena will be available via Authorized Sonus faber Dealers beginning October 2022 at the following MSRP each:

  • Arena S15: $7,000 
  • Arena 20: $10,000
  • Arena 30: $15,000 

For more information: sonusfaber.com

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