Sonus Faber Liuto Wood Loudspeaker

September 18, 2010

Alan Sircom has posted a review of the Sonus Faber Liuto Wood loudspeakers at Hi-Fi+. Here is what Alan concluded:

Closer analysis (when the monkey lord is put back in his place) reveals the reason why they do both so well is because the balance is rich and dynamic enough to make delicate sounds charming and make loud sound ‘natural’ instead of ‘raucous’. Note that I said sound natural instead of is natural; put up against a pair of neutral transducers on a par with the Liutos and you’ll hear where the bass trades depth for accuracy and where it gets out of line. You’ll also probably become more aware of the Liuto’s driver crossover points, because those accurate speakers will possibly have better integration across the board; the Liuto is very good from speaker to speaker, but you can hear better. However, the net result of any such comparison with the notionally ‘more accurate transducer’ in most cases would be to put it back and rock out with the Liutos.

What’s truly remarkable about the Sonus faber Liuto Wood tower is that fun factor never wanes. You’ll always want to come back for more and one track will inevitably lead on to the next. If you want to fill a big room with big sound but don’t need a huge speaker, the Liuto is as sound as a pound (but preferably not sterling).

You can read the full review here.