Behind the scenes at Sonus Faber: homegrown hi-fi at its most artisanal

An inside look at the high-end Italian speaker brand’s uniquely domestic production

Hi-fi manufacturers will be quick to tell you of their passion for music – that’s fundamentally the basis of their (and our) admiration for hi-fi, after all. And it’s easy to believe such sentiments from Sonus Faber when, upon arriving at the Italian company’s headquarters in Arcugnano, Vicenza, we’re faced with a building whose roof mimics the curvature of a violin. It’s a fitting ode to an instrument that has played an instrumental role in the brand’s four-decade history of speaker production.

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