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 …

Field Test: Sonos Move Portable Speaker

We take the new device outside to find out how capable it really is

Sonos pretty much rules the networked home audio sector. From a systems approach—where you can start with one speaker that streams over WiFi and then add to the network with more speakers for more rooms—they’ve nailed affordability, usability and scaleability. What the brand lacked was portability. Now with the new Move speaker, Sonos lets your bring music wherever you roam. Portable speakers are nothing new and, like …

Stanmore II Voice Speaker

The legendary Marshall Stanmore II speaker gets a 21st-century addition: Amazon Alexa-controlled operations. This incredibly versatile speaker, from the brand’s classic roster, is renowned for crisp audio—thanks to its two 15 Watt class D amplifiers—and its heritage-inspired look (fit with an “EST. 1962” etched into its front). Listeners can now ask Alexa to change the song, adjust the volume or even provide information for upcoming shows …