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Sonus Faber Olympica I

$9,000.00

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Product Description

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.

Sonus faber wanted to create a family of speakers rich in content but also evocative of those visual and tactile emotions that have always characterized its production. Thus, wood, leather timeless craftsmanship values of careful and passionate production, able to make anyone understand the sincere love for their work and Music. The Sonus faber Olympica project is made up of a new family of passive acoustic speakers that will add to the existing catalogue of the Arcugnano factory, aesthetically characterized by the use of two iconic Sonus faber noble materials, walnut wood and leather.  The launch of the new family will occur in two phases, the first three models Olympica I (2-way bookshelf), Olympica II (3-way floor-standing) and Olympica III (3-way floor-standing) will be presented to the world at the prestigious trade show Munich High End 2013 from 9 – 12 May and the remaining part will see the spotlights at the end of the summer. With this new project Sonus faber has been able, with great balance, to unite our quintessential style with the introduction of significant elements of technological innovation, therefore combining modernity with the classic stylistic canons of Sonus faber. This has been possible thanks to the enormous teamwork by the R&D department, headed by Paolo Tezzon and Livio Cucuzza and the significant growth in terms of manpower and resources. The new Sonus faber Olympica line also represents the desire of the Vicenza house to offer its clients a range of models so that everyone can find the right solution in terms of use (two channel or home theatre) and in terms of space (bookshelf or floor-standing in various dimensions) forever insuring the historic Sonus faber quality in relation to materials implemented, design features, performance , and of course the exclusive charm of a speaker designed as a musical instrument and entirely produced in Italy.

Features

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.

Find out more about the Sonus Faber Olympica range here.

 

 

Specifications

  • 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