Sonnet

The Riddle

Listening to music on small-sized systems is a reasonable and quite understandable preference, given that they are easily installed in many venues. Although the compromises required make this sort of design almost impossible, Sonnet offers a solution to bypass the Laws of Physics. To integrate this strict definition, while we can safely say that we perform miracles to do our best at Chario Loudspeakers, we are nonetheless proud to say that we are strangers to miraculous designs.

REVERSE ARRAY

Two-way bookshelf systems usually place the tweeter in the uppermost region of the speaker’s cabinet.If the designer is also aiming for synchronization of the two transducers, the plinth must be given a suitable back tilt. Sonnet inverts this principle by affixing the tweeter below. Hence, the cabinet should be tilted forwards.

The Cross Overs are made specifically for each speaker and are designed using the highest quality components. As all other components, they are entirely made in Italy the brain and soul of the whole speaker.The listening environment is considered the most influential  factor for proper playback. The speaker system must be designed keeping in mind that the speaker will probably be used in a space free, or partially free, of sound field control.

Technical Focus

Serendipity Sovran Sonnet
CONFIGURATION 5-way Reversed Vertical Alignement Free-Standing 3-way Reversed Vertical Alignement Free-Standing 2-way Reversed Array
DRIVERS 1 Tweeter 32 mm SILVERSOFT™
dome NeFeB motor

1 Midrange 130 mm ROHACELL®
Poly-Ring NeFeB motor

1 Woofer 130 mm ROHACELL®
Full-Apex™ Poly-Ring NeFeB motor

1 Woofer 170 mm ROHACELL®
Full-Apex™ Poly-Ring NeFeB motor

2 Subwoofer 320 mm Natural Fibres –
2 Waves Surround HF motor
1 Tweeter 32 mm SILVERSOFT™
dome NeFeB motor

1 Woofer 170 mm ROHACELL®
Full-Apex™ Poly-Ring NeFeB motor

2 Subwoofer 200 mm Natural Fibres
Poly-Ring NeFeB motor
1 Tweeter 32 mm SILVERSOFT™
dome NeFeB motor

1 Woofer 170 mm ROHACELL®
Full-Apex™ Poly-Ring NeFeB motor
SENSITIVITY 93 dB SPL normalized to 1 m/2.83 Vrms/
de-correlated L/R pink noise in
ITU-R BS 1116-1 compliant listening room
90 dB SPL normalized to 1 m/2.83 Vrms/
de-correlated L/R pink noise in
ITU-R BS 1116-1 compliant listening room
90 dB SPL normalized to 1 m/2.83 Vrms/
de-correlated L/R pink noise in
ITU-R BS 1116-1 compliant listening room
LOW FREQUENCY CUT OFF 23 Hz @ -3 dB referred to C4 WETS 35 Hz @ -3 dB referred to C4 WETS 55 Hz @ -3 dB referred to C4 WETS
OVERLAPPING POINTS 240 / 500 / 1250 / 1850 Hz 100 Hz Doublet Xover //1180 Hz / LKR4 Derived (Δf=45°) MIDHIGH 1180 Hz // LKR4 Derived (Δf=45°)
RATED IMPEDANCE Modulus 4 Ω (min 3.0) Argument ±36° Modulus 4 Ω (min 3.0) Argument ±36° Modulus 4 Ω (min 3.0) Argument ±36°
LOW FREQUENCY LOAD NRS 2 π Vented Isobaric Compound Vented NRS Exponentional Hourglass Back-Firing Vented
VENT GEOMETRY Bi-Dimensional Hyper-Exponential Hourglass Type Bi-Dimensional Hyper-Exponential Hourglass Type Half-Exponential Hourglass Type
FINISHING Solid walnut and hdf Solid walnut and hdf Solid walnut and hdf
SPEAKER ORIENTATION Speakers should be titled inward facing the listener Speakers should be titled inward facing the listener Speakers should be titled inward facing the listener
LISTENING DISTANCE Optimum speaker-listener distance > 3.5m Optimum speaker-listener distance > 3.0m Optimum speaker-listener distance > 3.0m
LISTENING LAYOUT A carpeted floor in front of the speakers is recommended A carpeted floor in front of the speakers is recommended A carpeted floor in front of the speakers is recommended
SIDE AND BACK WALLS Should be at least 1m away from the speaker front baffle Should be at least 1m away from the speaker front baffle Should be at least 1m away from the speaker front baffle
SIZE 1610 x 400 x 580 mm (H x W x D) 1220 x 240 x 440 mm (H x W x D) 445 x 235 x 340 mm (H x W x D)
WEIGHT 100Kg ( single piece ) 47Kg ( single piece ) 14 Kg ( single piece )
SUGGESTED AMPLIFIERS IN NORMAL AMPING 400 W / 4 Ω Average Power
Run the cable from the power amplifier to the lower terminals of
the subwoofer binding post, then connect upper terminals to the
mid-high unit binding post by means of the short cable with
banana plug provided with the speakers
180 W / 4 Ω Average Power
Run the cable from the power amplifier to the lower terminals of the subwoofer
binding post, then connect upper terminals to the mid-high unit binding post by
means of the short cable provided with the speakers
Rated for 120 W / 4 Ω Average Power
SUGGESTED AMPLIFIERS IN BI-AMPING 200 W / 4 Ω Average Power
Run the cable from the power amplifier to the lower terminals
of the subwoofer binding post leaving upper ones idle. Repeat to
connect the power amplifier to the mid-high unit binding post
(two terminals only)
120 W / 4 Ω Average Power
Run the cable from the power amplifier to the lower terminals
of the subwoofer binding post leaving upper ones idle.
Repeat to connect the power amplifier to the mid-high unit
binding post (two terminals only )