With the recently released Gravis line, Sonus faber is back in the subwoofer business, hoping to combine their typical flair for design with beautiful sound and top-notch construction. Yongki Go recently covered the Gravis II model and I received the step-up Gravis III a few weeks ago. The Gravis III is currently the middle child in the Gravis lineup and the lowest-priced model to utilize Sonus faber’s new Gravis application for wireless control and configuration.
The Gravis III is a sealed box loading design with a single 10” long-throw woofer and rated extension down to 25Hz. Power is supplied via a 600W (900W peak) Class AB amplifier. The cabinet design is pure Sonus faber, i.e. simply beautiful. With its mix of leather and wood, this is the best-looking subwoofer I’ve ever laid eyes on. Is the Gravis III’s beauty only skin deep? Judging from my initial listening sessions I can say that the Gravis III is certainly more than just a pretty face, offering tuneful, accurate bass response down to its limit of extension. Look for my full review in the coming weeks as I test the Gravis III in stereo as well as multi-channel applications.