Sonus Faber V's Sonus Faber

What would you chose, if the price was identical between a shop demo pair of S F Guarneri's with a REL Sub and a pair of new S F Cremona's (no Sub) ?

What would be your deciding factor ?
Find a pair of Sonus Faber Extrema speakers.

The Extremas are pretty incredible !
Answers to questions raised;


Yes it is the same small room, 15' 6" X 11" 6" with the new model Jadis Mono Blocks (30 watts using KT 90’s)


Price is at the top end of your range, however the Guarneri’s are still new (ex shop demo models), Cremona’s are new in the box, considering market scale in here in Australia, I think it is a good price.


Music taste, average AOR, Female vocals, and average classical use, nothing too taxing.

Seating distance would be 8 feet from the speaker face, with 3 feet behind my head and 3 feet behind the speaker
Given your room size, I think it is becomes a very straight forward choice - Guarneri’s and REL. I envy you - it will be a very nice combination.
Kjgp, If you go for Guarneri's Homage you should negotiate price really hard... New Guarneri Memento will be released on CES2006 and few weeks after that it will be in showrooms(at least, here in Europe..). I am not saying that Guarneri's Homage are not good, quite the opposite!
Your amps will drive them very nicely.
BTW, prices of Guarneri Homage are allready droping in Euro market, so...