More than 5 years since its debut, Il Cremonese remains one of the most popular loudspeaker systems in the Sonus faber portfolio. Initially introduced with the intention of completing the Homage collection, due to its superb capability, this speaker immediately placed itself among the ranks of Sonus faber’s Reference collection catalogue, the line that perfectly exemplifies the brand’s excellence.
Il Cremonese ex3me is a unique loudspeaker system characterized by new technical features and by a precise performance target: absolute neutrality. Several new design solutions contribute to a precious electro-acoustic jewel available in a special, limited run of 50 pairs embellished by the return of a traditional Sonus faber finish, the classic “Red Violin”.
Exclusively for these 50 pairs, Sonus faber approaches this transducer construction with a material well known in the high-fidelity industry since the 70’s. Thanks to its formidable physical characteristics, Beryllium has unique and beneficial characteristics in terms of transparency and micro dynamics. The typical sound presentation of its “metallic flavor”, due to the material’s resonant frequency above 20 kHz, is mitigated by the treatment of ‘D.L.C. (Diamond Like Carbon),’ which essentially changes the mechanical nature of the beryllium while leaving its mass relatively unaltered.
Mid frequencies: The mid-frequency dedicated transducer remains similar to the original model in order to preserve the iconic “Voice of Sonus faber”. This 180mm midrange features a cone manufactured according to the classic Sonus faber recipe: an air-dried, non-pressed blend of cellulose pulp, Kapok, Kenaf, and other natural materials. This treatment guarantees a natural sound with increased transparency and greater detail.
Low frequencies: The two 180mm woofers of Il Cremonese ex3me are implemented in an independent acoustic chamber, acoustically amorphous and fitted with down firing ‘Stealth Reflex’ ducts. Their cones feature the ‘sandwich’ membrane made of two sheets of our cellulose pulp recipe with a layer of hi-tech rigid syntactic foam in between them. This construction technique provides maximum coherence with the mid-high units and ensures, speed, rigidity and low mass in the driver. These woofer cones are mounted on the Sonus faber die-cast Aluminum baskets designed for structural rigidity and maximum ventilation to the moving parts.
Ultra-low frequencies: The 2 side-firing infrawoofers featured in each loudspeaker are designed exclusively for this project. Their diaphragm is made from nanocarbon fiber, used not only for its incredible structural rigidity, but also as a call back to the mid-woofer of Ex3ma-- the project that gave the name and inspiration for Il Cremonese ex3me. This Tri-laminated sandwich cone diaphragm features Nomex honeycomb core and manages the driver’s excursion and resistance to flexing, even at extreme amplitudes. Like the woofer, the infra-woofers are implemented in independent acoustic chambers, acoustically amorphous and each fitted with their own ‘Stealth Reflex’ duct.
SYSTEM: 3.5-way floorstanding loudspeaker system.
Tw: 30 mm Diamond Like Carbon Beryllium dome diaphragm.
Md: 150mm composite cone, Nd magnet.
W: 2x180mm composite cone, Fe magnet
Infra-woofers: 2x220mm Nanocarbon Fiber/Nomex Honeycomb Long Throw Subwoofer
CROSSOVER: 250Hz - 2500Hz
FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 25 Hz – 35000 Hz
SENSITIVITY: 92 dB SPL (2.83 V/1m)
NOMINAL IMPENDANCE: 4 Ohm
SUGGESTED AMPLIFIER POWER OUTPUT: 100W – 800W, without clipping
DIMENSIONS: (HxWxD) 1450 x 398 x 622 mm
WEIGHT: 84 kg