Sonus Faber Lumina V review: Classy Italian floorstanders with lots of charm

What do you want from your speakers? Are you looking for the most analytical boxes to lay your hands on, or is it the most engaging musical experience that matters most? Our experience is that these two things are not always equal. Sonus Faber’s new Lumina V floorstanders land squarely on the musical side of things, and we’re fine with that.

Lumina is the Italian brand’s entry-level model and includes two standmounters, two floorstanders and a matching center. There’s no dedicated subwoofer for the range, but the company does offer some suitable offerings that can be used. The Lumina V is the largest speaker in the range, but despite its generous dimensions – 105 x 28 x 37 cm (hwd) – it doesn’t unnecessarily dominate a room.

Construction & design

Floor standing loudspeakers: Sonus Faber Lumina V

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Aesthetics have always been an important part of Sonus Faber’s DNA, and that’s still the case here. The price dictates there’s no room for the company’s usual highly sculpted cabinet designs, but these Lumina V floorstanders still look distinctive and smart. There are three options for the plywood front panel. It can be covered in stylish real wood veneer – walnut or wenge – with maple inlays, or painted gloss black. The rest of the cabinet is made of MDF and covered in faux leather, apart from the back panel which is painted satin black.

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