Bookshelf Speakers Walnut / Graphite Finish.
Olympic Theatre: it is design, planning, harmony, proportions, acoustics, sensitivity, search for beauty, wonder, expert processing of materials, emotions. One of the greatest works of Sonus Faber's master and chief architect Andrea Palladio created before his death as a perennial gift to Vicenza, enriching it further with another precious gem and a universal example of beauty and ingenuity. True and exemplary values that all can enjoy and make their own thanks to their glorious and radiant presence. And Sonus faber created in this beautiful and fortunate land could not but make this teaching and principles its own since its very beginning, inextricably linking them to their own history and then applying them in its Musical instruments which proudly resonate with the harmony of the city and the art that inspired them. In acknowledgement of the unique legacy of Andrea Palladio, Sonus faber has decided to create Sonus faber Olympica, a sincere homage to the Olympic Theatre, temple of geometric pleasure in the voice of Music, the container in which sound seamlessly expands and an accurate reference model of acoustic enhancement.
SYSTEM: 2 way standmount, paralaminar stealth flow vented loudspeaker.
CABINET: Enhanced "Lyre shape" design, progressive thickness triple curvature cabinet walls damped spread resonance spectrum system. Solid walnut vertical clamps.
TWEETER: Sonus faber "Arrow Point" DAD (Damped Apex Dome, synthesis of the classic dome and ring transducer) 29XTR2. A Sonus faber designed 29 mm moving coil driver. The ultra dynamic linearity is given by the new Neodymium motor system.
MID-WOOFER: Sonus faber MW15XTR. A totally Sonus faber designed 150 mm ultra dynamic linearity midwoofer. CCAW wire is used on a composite former "eddy current free" voice coil. The dynamically linear magnetic field motor incorporates triple Kellog/Goeller rings. A special custom diaphragm is made with a real time air dried non pressed blend of traditional cellulose pulp, kapok, kenaf and other natural fibers, developed according to the most natural sound. To further inhibit any residual cone coloration we are using a transparent viscous surface damping coating.
CROSS-OVER: Non-resonant "progressive slope" design, optimized amplitude/phase response for optimal space/time performance. "Paracross topology" on both tweeter hi-pass and midwoofer low pass, cross-over point 2.500 Hz
"The Olympica I should go to the very top of the shopping lists of those who want a loudspeaker that looks and feels every bit as good as it sounds." - soundstageultra.com. Read the full review here.
"If I had to sum up the Olympica I sound in a single word, it would be ‘exquisite’. The Olympica makes the right balance between the rose-tinted sound of old and the requirements for a more accurate and clean loudspeaker today. It looks great, sounds amazing and makes a nice big and powerful sound in many rooms. Highly recommended." - Hi-Fi + (June 2014). Read the full review here.
- FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 50 Hz – 30.000 Hz, tuning port included.
- SENSITIVITY: 87 dB SPL (2.83 V/1m).
- NOMINAL IMPEDANCE: 4 ohm.
- SUGGESTED AMPLIFIER POWER OUTPUT: 40W – 150W, without clipping.
- LONG-TERM MAXIMUM INPUT VOLTAGE (IEC-268-5): 20V rms.
- FINISH: Natural walnut or graphite multicoated with medium gloss ecologically sensitive lacquer.
- DIMENSIONS: 354 x 222 x 368mm
- OPTIONAL DEDICATED STAND DIMENSIONS: 708 x 287 x 376mm
- TOTAL DIMENSIONS: 1068 x 287 x 435mm
- WEIGHT: 19 kg