Sonus Faber Olympica Nova I Bookshelf Speakers

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The new Olympica Nova embraces the authentic values that inspired the original Olympica line while adding a substantial amount of freshly developed technology. From new drivers and crossovers, to new cabinet structure and internal volume tuning, to a new exterior look. Of the seven models in the collection, three are all-new to the Olympica Nova line, including an on-wall model, a third and more powerful floor-stander, and a larger center channel.

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.

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THE AESTHETICS

The walls of the new Olympica Nova collection are made with eight layers of laminated timber, providing the cabinet with extreme rigidity. Inside the cabinet, carefully placed structural ribs are used as reinforcement to reduce vibration, and to handle the overall power of the transducer’s movement.

The original Olympica’s leather wrapped top panel now gives way to a walnut or wenge wood panel set in a solid die-cast aluminium plate.

The outer part of the Stealth UltraflexTM system, an extremely low-turbulence porting system, is fabricated from a solid piece of extruded aluminium and it is inherited from Sonus Faber’s Homage Tradition models. Inspired by ocean waves, the system facilitates airflow through the duct while controlling its speed, and reducing distortion-causing turbulence.

 

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Completely redesigned for the line relaunch, the supports (bottom plates and stands) are crafted from solid aluminium billets and paired with steel spikes, guaranteeing increased strength and solidity.

The front baffle is comprised of hand-finished natural wood, enhancing the entire enclosure.

Genuine leather is applied to the Voice of Sonus faber and around the woofers. As per Sonus faber tradition, the leather is applied by hand in the brand’s Vicenza production facility.

This specific shape allows versatile positioning of the speakers for efficient bass response tuning in any room, while the lack of flat and parallel walls improves enclosure performance. This is an original design concept inspired by nature, as the lines follow the flow of a circular spiral motion, achieving a more organic cabinet structure. Not 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.

 

THE REVIEWS

Make no mistake, the Sonus Faber Olympica Nova I sound as gorgeous as they look. - hometheatrehifi.com

The more I listened to the Nova I, the more I liked them. - hifiplus.com   

Make no mistake, the beauty of the Olympica Nova I is staggering. - Parttimeaudiophile.com   

  
       

Crossover Frequency: 2,500Hz.
Frequency Response: 45 - 35000 Hz
Sensitivity:  87dB SPL (2.83V/1m)
Nominal Impedance: 4 ohm
Suggested amplifier power output: 35 - 250W without clipping
Long-Term Max Input Voltage (IEC 268-5):  20 Vrms
Dimensiones (HxWxD):  1078 x 282 x 395 mm / 42.4 x 11,1 x 15,5 in
Dimensions without Stand:  355 x 199,5 x 395 mm / 14 x 7.8 x 15,5 in
Net Weight (each):  10.5kg / 23.1lb
Net Weight Stand (each):  6.6kg / 14.5lb