Sinfoni has been widely recognized as a manufacturer of very High-End Car Audio Amplifiers over the years. Their Tempo and La Prima series of amplifiers are absolutely stunning in design and sound.
Emilios Mandalios, owner of Audio Excellent - the new US Distributer of Sinfoni, recently sent me some of the new Sinfoni products to test out. Sinfoni has expanded their line-up to include a new amplifier line, named Esordio and has greatly improved on their entire line-up of speakers, offering 4 full lines of speakers, subs, and dedicated new midrange. I had the opportunity to listen to the new Esordio Riff amplifier, the Maestoso T Series Component Speakers, the Appassionato E Series Component Speakers, and the Capriccio C89M Midrange.
The Esordio Riff is a Class A/B Amplifier rated at 95Wx2 @ 4ohm, 12volt. It measures 280x50x245mm.
My first impression is that Sinfoni hit it out of the park again with a gorgeous design and looks and feels very well built. This amp has a brushed aluminum titanium finish and the center piece is made from white leather. It has a HP/LP Crossover Pre-Amp section with a variable LP from 40Hz to 250Hz and HP from 40Hz to 1KHz, with a Bass Boost from 6dB to 12dB at 45Hz.
Anyone who has heard a Sinfoni amp can attest to their sound, power and control. This amp had the typical Sinfoni sound and control and sounded like it had much more power than it was rated for. We put the amplifier through all the paces, listening to all different types of music and at different listening levels and the amp sounded performed flawlessly and for more than 5 hours of listening, and never even got warm. This amp is definitely Sinfoni quality and anyone looking for the high-end Sinfoni sound at a more budget friendly price should consider the new Esordio series!
Appassionato E Series Component Speakers
The Appassionato E Series Component Speakers is the new entry level speakers in the Sinfoni lineup.
When I first opened this set, I noticed the white finish, which was a little interesting, as I'm not sure too many people want a bright white tweeter in their car (unless behind factory grills). I shared this concern immediately and was told that this set does also come in black and that the white model was to simply bring attention to the new line. Now that I had that concern out of the way, I was ready to really check these over. They certainly had the look/feel of a entry level set from a high-end company, which is a good thing.
These were stunning to listen to. What was most apparent was the huge soundstage, incredible imaging and detail. It definitely put a smile on my face and made me scratch my head a little. As nice as they looked, I wouldn't have ever imagined the kind of sound these were able to produce. In fact, the only real knock I could give them is that the mid bass was a little lacking. These speakers were able to get very nice and loud and the detail and imaging was right up there with some of the best (and much more expensive) speakers available. It was very apparent that Sinfoni put a generous amount of time and effort into creating an entry level set that will hold their own at any price level.
Maestoso T Series Component Speakers
The Maestoso T Series Component Speakers are the 2nd to highest in the Sinfoni lineup.
This set has the look and feel of a very high end set of speakers.
The T165W 6.5" is a gorgeous speaker. It features a glass fiber/carbon fiber light-weight cone, stainless steel front ring and a very hefty magnet.
The T25T Tweeter is a soft dome tweeter in a brushed aluminum housing with a very low F(s) of 970Hz.
The T2VX optional crossover is literally a work of art. It has a crossover point of 2,500Hz, with an 18dB/octave slope and selectable tweeter attenuation of 0, -3 and -6dB.
These took the good of the Appassionato series and raised it several levels. They exhibited the same huge soundstage, incredible imaging and detail, but added the mid bass punch and pop the Appassionato series was missing. The T25T tweeters were definitely designed with the car in mind, as them seem a hair on the bright side when directly on-axis, but off-axis, they smooth out but with incredible detail. Since most car tweeters are mounted off-axis, this is a good thing. The T165W 6.5" had excellent detail and extension (with a usable frequency range of 60-8000Hz) with very quick mid bass pop. The listening test didn't seem to show anything that this set struggled with. A truly high-end set that will compete will with the best of the best.
Capriccio C89M Midrange
The Capriccio C89M Midrange is the new dedicated midrange from Sinfoni.
This midrange looks like it fits with the Maestoso series, but is meant to be used with any of the Sinfoni lineup to create a 3-way front stage. This comes only with a set of midrange speakers, so you would need to have an active setup, as they do not offer a 3-way passive crossover. These midrange are very small and very lightweight, but look gorgeous.
What I noticed most about these was how low they seemed to extend, which was quite impressive considering the small size. The exhibited a nice amount of detail and seemed to play very smooth/accurate throughout their recommended passband of 150-12,000Hz. I would probably keep these a little higher than the 150Hz, as they will fund out of Xmax quickly, but they are VERY good midrange divers from 250HZ and up. These are midrange that sound much larger than their size and seem perfect for a pillar/dash custom install or even a factory midrange replacement in the door panel, where many aftermarket midrange can fit.
SINFONI IS BACK!!!!!