Sonus faber Olympica Nova I Bookshelf or Stand Mount Speakers
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Sonus Faber is an Italian manufacturer of handcrafted speakers, headphones, and other high-end audio equipment based in Arcugnano, Veneto, Italy. The company was founded in 1983 by Franco Serblin and is now one of several audio brands owned by Fine Sounds Group, which also owns McIntosh, Wadia, Sumiko and Audio Research.
Sonus Faber's handmade musical instruments are true to Italian expertise. They create them with an unforgettable voice that immerses you in a natural sound experience. Sonus faber are creative technicians, inventors of cutting edge design solutions. Every single detail is so carefully planned that their products become everlasting works of art. Each Sonus faber product, be it past, present or future is able to take the listener into a world of long-lasting tradition, Italian culture and craftsmanship.
ESSENCE OF A BRAND
Since 1983, many moments have marked the history of Sonus faber; the launch of the Olympica Collection 6 years ago is one of them. One of the first lines presented as a complete family of products, but above all, the very first one to feature original drivers, entirely designed in Sonus faber. Olympica Nova is the second generation of the iconic family of 2013, improved in its form and substance, imbued with the timeless values that inspired us in creating the original line. The result is a new Collection that embraces the most advanced technologies that already enhance our most prestigious creations.
The lack of flat and parallel walls improves enclosure performance and maintains the typical asymmetrical Lute shape of first generation Olympica. The asymmetrical shape of the cabinet is an original design concept that allows versatile positioning of the speakers to tune the bass response in any room. Inspired by nature, the lines follow the flow of a circular spiral motion, achieving a more organic cabinet structure. No longer just a functional element added to handle airflow, the reflex duct is now fully integrated into the cabinet, further improving the speed and transparency of sound.
Olympica Nova I is the bookshelf model of the line wonderfully finished in its clean design, intended to be used on a bookshelf or on its stand.
Just like the cabinet sides, the front baffle and the top are made in the walnut or wengè hand-finished natural wood, set in a solid die-cast aluminum plate. Our designers wished to pay homage to the most representative material of Sonus faber, making it even more of a standard-bearer.
The crossover network implements Paracross Topology™, making the crossover less sensitive to radio-frequency interference, improving transient response and lowering noise floor. The filtering topology features new exclusive Clarity Cap capacitors, customized for Sonus faber.
The solid piece of extruded aluminum that complete the Stealth Ultraflex™ system, an extremely low-turbulence porting system, is inherited from Homage Tradition models. Favoring the profile of sea waves, the structure facilitates airflow through the duct while controlling its speed and reducing the distortion-causing turbulence.
The bookshelf model has been designed with the new custom Aluminum extruded stand that features a cable guide, to hide power cable in the column.
The 28 mm silk soft dome tweeter features the DAD™ technology (Damped Apex Dome™) that enhances the smoothness and extension in the high frequency by applying local dampening to the apex typically responsible for anti-phase behavior of soft dome diaphragms. The DAD™ structure has been totally redesigned; a solid piece of aluminum die-cast includes both arch and ring on the dome to increase the strength and accuracy of the system.
Follows the same construction of the midrange of its siblings, with 2 main differences. The Dust-cap, coated in fabric to provide an air-tight seal to maximizes the moving surface, increases air movement without distortion. The moving coil optimized for bass performance with much longer throw, improves driver excursion and the overall magnetic field.
The entire structure of the acoustic enclosure has been redesigned: Similar to the Homage Tradition and Reference Collections, the walls are made with eight layers of bended wood, providing the cabinet with extreme rigidity.
2 way, full para-aperiodic vented box “Stealth Ultraflex”, stand mount loudspeaker system.
Tw: H28 XTR3, Neodymium “cup design” motor system with DAD™, Ø 28 mm
Mw: MW15 XTR2-04, CCAW wire on a “eddy current free” voice coil, Ø 150 mm
45 Hz – 35.000 Hz
87 dB SPL (2.83 V/1m).
SUGGESTED AMPLIFIER POWER OUTPUT
35W – 250W, without clipping.
LONG-TERM MAXIMUM INPUT VOLTAGE (IEC-268-5)
355 (1078 stand included) x 199,5 (282 stand included) x 395 mm
14 (42.4 stand included) x 7.8 (11.1 stand included) x 15.5 in
10,5 kg - net weight (17,1 Kg stand included)
23.1 - net weight (37.6 lb stand included)
|Short Description||Sonus faber Olympica Nova I Bookshelf Speakers - Pair|
|Product Name||Sonus faber Olympica Nova I Bookshelf or Stand Mount Speakers|
|Model||Sonus faber Olympica Nova I Bookshelf Speakers (Pair)|
|Frequency Response||45 Hz – 35.000 Hz|
|Power Handling RMS||250 Watts|
|High Frequency Driver||No|