Sonus Faber has revealed its first-ever outdoor speaker, the fittingly named Aster (though we’re sorry to report it doesn’t come in the flower’s typical purple hue). Appropriately for its alfresco purpose, the black- or white-finished Aster is rather more muted in appearance than the company’s famously striking wooden loudspeaker designs. That said, it's almost cute enough for its own Pixar lamp-style animations, don't you think?
Designed to bring music beyond the walls of a home, including in public spaces such as restaurants, hotels and museums, it also fits the outdoor speaker brief by being IP65 certified, meaning it should be dust-tight and protected against water projected from a nozzle.
Sonus Faber has aimed to make the debut outdoor speaker easy to install – even for outdoor speaker novices – via a mounting bracket system that facilitates the tilting of the speaker in 15-degree increments without having to more labouringly adjust it with a screw.
The Italian brand says that the Aster's two symmetrically positioned passive radiators enable it to deliver “rich bass immersion” and a “surreal listening experience”.
The Sonus Faber Aster is available to order now from £375 / $450 (AU$tbc), though we imagine it will be displayed at the ISE 2023 show in Barcelona (which kicks off today) alongside the company’s new Arena flagship range of custom-install speakers and its older Palladio CI models.
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