Upgrading Speakers

Does it make sense to upgrade my speakers to Sonus Faber Olympica Nova III from the Sonus Faber Sonetto V. connected to Moon 390 and Moon 330A respectively. I love the Sonus Faber sound so I want to stay with the brand but when I consider the price point of the Nova !! relative to the Moon amplification I'm not sure.Also love the Moons.

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About 2 years ago I decided to buy new speakers and I listened to so many it drove me nuts. I had heard the Olympica III and did like them. Then at the last Rocky Mountain Audio Fest, Sonus Faber did the world debut of the Olympica Nova series. I was disappointed as the person running the demonstration was either deaf or was testing to see if he could blow them up. The volume was painful. So when they started showing up in the local dealer showroom, I listened again and thought wow these are fantastic. But they were beyond my budget so I wrote them off although I stopped in and give them a listen each time I was there. Then the last day I told myself that I need to make a decision. I had narrowed it down to a few speakers and then I just couldn’t bring myself to commit. I found myself back in the room and finally told the salesman that even though they are above my pay grade, make me a deal. And he did and I have never regretted my decision to spend more. If you have been happy with the Sonetto (Also on my short list at the end) you will love the Nova III’s

good luck and happy listening

I think you'd be happy with the upgrade.

I have owned Moon amps (M400s versus 330As) and upgraded from Sonetto Vs to Olympica Nova Vs...the deal was too good to pass up and the IIIs are excellent speakers.

I think you'll notice a difference in details especially during dynamic peaks of the music.

Good luck in your journey!

Thank you for your responses. I see that we're all either SF or Moon enthusiasts or SF and Moon fans because you've al encouraged me to take the plunge. Much obliged folks.

Sonus Faber has always intrigued me if not for the beauty and craftsmanship alone. Based on a few reviews of their most recent models, I've gathered they've tried to improve things like detail and treble.


Has anyone listened to the latest generation of Nova-level SFs versus the previous and what their impressions are? I ask because I love detail, and don't want to venture too warm.

Sonus Faber made a significant change in there sonic presentation about ten years ago with the release of the Olympica and some other models that increased the level of detail adding a bit more treble without loosing their natural sound with great rhythm and pace.