Pimp Your Speakers: Sonus faber Introduces Chameleon
onus faber's new Chameleon speaker lineup offers many of the design and build features of the company's more expensive offerings but at a lower price. Chameleon speakers also alleviate need to pick and stick with one finish option. Each of the line's three models comes with removable side panels that can be replaced as changes in decor or simply personal preference require.
The Chameleon B minimonitor (shown right, $899/pair), Chameleon T floorstander ($1999/pair) and Chameleon C center-channel speaker ($549 each) all use the same 1 1/8" (29mm) fabric-dome tweeter. The Chameleon B and C combine this with a 6" (150mm) polypropylene woofer (which the Chameleon C loads with a 6" passive radiator). The Chameleon T uses a 6" polypropylene midrange and a pair of 7 3/4" (180mm) polypropylene woofers. All drivers are designed by Sonus faber. The crossover point for the two-way Chameleon B is 2500Hz. The three-way Chameleon T has crossover points at 250 and 2500Hz. Sensitivity figures are 87 and 90dB/W/m, respectively.
Six finish options are currently available -- white, black, metal blue, metal gray, orange and red -- but more are promised in the future. Side panels for the three speakers vary in number, size and price. For the Chameleon B, they are $180/four, for the Chameleon T $400/four, and for the Chameleon C $55/two.
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