Fono Acustica is an audio manufacturer focused on highend performance with an artisanal aesthetic. Our evolving line of audio products and accessories will have a shared purpose in helping music lovers discover the untapped potential in their existing electronics. We have concentrated first on premier audio cables a course borne of restlessness with the performance and high price of current commercial designs. We offer a unique combination of performance and value in products whose ownership reflects passion for music and audio.
When was the last time you experienced the sensation of real music? Was it a live performance? Perhaps a symphony or a jazz jam… How attainable is this experience in your listening room? Is it close enough for the critical listener to abandon himself to the passion of music?
Now there is Fono Acustica.
The Cable Dilemma
A cable is perhaps the most controversial purchase in audio. Here are a few of the “difficult” questions:
How important is a premium cable to the performance of high-end electronics and speakers? Does the law of diminishing returns apply more dramatically to cables than to electronics? Is the optimal cable a clear window to the source, or a tone control whose coloration is used to balance the signatures of components and speakers? Along similar lines, does the optimal cable have a “house sound”, or the absence of such? Why do manufacturers and reviewers sometimes stress the importance of combining one high acceptance factor with non-audiophile family members! The quality of the cables is reflected in their packaging inside a box with original artwork by a noted Spanish painter.
“Not everything that can be counted counts – and not everything that counts can be counted…”
Craftmanship and Manual Skills
The art and science of great sound…
Manufacturers go to great lengths to differentiate their cables from the competition – those beautiful connector bodies on the Fono Acustica cables are no coincidence. But pick up a cable and you’ll immediately notice just how different it really is: soft, flexible and surprisingly light, the differences here are more – much more – than just skin deep. They reflect the materials and the way they are used, the way we build the cables, their very nature. Fono Acustica cables feel different because they really are different, a difference you hear all too clearly in the music they produce.
Each cable is hand-built: not just hand terminated but the cable itself is hand assembled. This allows us to optimize not just the wire gauge and geometry for each specific role within the system, but the materials used and the way in which they are constructed into each type of cable. So, although the solid core conductors used throughout the range are drawn in our proprietary silver/gold alloy, sourced exclusively from a single Canadian supplier, the dimensions and the way in which they are used are different in each type of cable.
Manufacturing Process – Metal Polishing
Manufacturing Process – Metal Quality Control
Manufacturing Process – Metal engraving
Manufacturing Process – Metal stamping
Manufacturing Process – Sew cable skin
Manufacturing Process – Sewing labels
Manufacturing Process – Leather stamping
Manufacturing Process – Wood Prototyping
Manufacturing Process – Sawn Wood
Manufacturing Process – Wood grinding
Manufacturing Process – Drilling wood
Manufacturing Process – Varnishing and labeling wood