EXPERIENCE, A CLASSIC AND RETRO APPROACH
The new Homage Tradition collection inherits the precious teachings of the masters of Italian violin-making and the experience gained in 20 years of design and development of the Homage line, with a classic and slightly retro approach.
THE AESTHETIC OF THE “LA DOLCE VITA“
The world of ancient shipyards and the tradition of Italy’s shipwrights are the essence of the inspiration of the design of the Tradition collection. The new Wengè finish with maple inlays is the true aesthetic novelty of the collection and immediately links it with the elegant and timeless design of the most famous Italian motor-boats of the “La Dolce Vita“ with their iconic wooden hulls.
Once again, the name is taken from the history of Italian violin-making: Santo Serafino
was a famous venetian master of the first half of the 18th century, specialized
in making sturdy yet incredibly delicate violins.
The violin shape of the speaker cabinet is the fruit of careful research and major restyling. The curves of the sides change and double, giving these speakers larger volumes especially on the back and making possible a better control of the internal resonances. The brushed aluminum enhances the line and the “Sf” logo in silk-screened glass placed right at the center of the surface.
The new Wengè finish with maple inlays is combined with the aluminum brushed with Titanium finish and with the leather on the front features the new coffee color. The essence of the walnut wood is preserved in the traditional “Red” finish with brushed black aluminum and the leather of the black front in line with the finish of the flagship models Aida, Lilium and Il Cremonese.
Visible element is the back panel in extruded aluminum, the external part of the Stealth Ultraflex™ system characterized by a laminar tuning. The outline of this part acts as a vent favoring the flow of air through the duct while controlling its speed and reducing any turbulence and hence distortion. The back too is part of the Exosqueleton system complete with Dampshelves on the top and on the bottom of the cabinet.
The speaker system is mechanically decoupled from the floor by the so-called “Silent Spikes”, namely the coaxial metal/elastomer/metal spikes, which are an embodiment of the classic patented Zero Vibration Transmission™. This system substantially reduces transmission of spurious vibrations to the listening room; also acoustic feedback phenomena are inhibited.