Understanding the Accurate Sound Placement of Spatial Audio Company L-Acoustics

From immersive museum performances to concerts in outdoor arenas, this ultra-high-resolution system purports to be the future of sound

A live performance—especially when it’s an arena-scale show—can over-deliver on audience enthusiasm but fall short on sound design. In fact, most people who frequent concerts have experienced disappointing audio delivery regardless of venue size. This doesn’t have much to do with the performer or even the engineers; a lot of the time, it’s simply the system. To deliver album-quality sound at live events, both intimate …

Designing the Sonus Faber Omnia Speaker System

With two trademarked technologies, this sophisticated device marries digital and organic elements within one elevated object

Italian speaker manufacturer Sonus Faber has been hand-making audio equipment for over 40 years and their very first speaker, called the Snail, was an all-in-one unit. The pioneering brand made a second iteration of the Snail in 2016, but the Omnia wireless speaker system—launching today—marks a new phase for a company that’s mostly been for serious audiophiles. We tested the Omnia in advance of the …

Factory Tour: Audio Company, Sonus faber

A visit to the Italian speaker manufacturer, which produces for the home and now for the Maserati MC20

How is beautiful sound created? What are the differences, boundaries and blurred spaces between visual beauty and aural beauty? Since 1983, Italian company Sonus faber has been answering these questions through its spectacular, high-end audio products. Founder Franco Serblin was a dental technician with an unbridled passion for high-quality audio. In his spare time, he created stunning instruments, products he couldn’t find on the market. …