The new Sonus faber 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.
The Sonus faber Olympica Nova III brings astonishingly detailed sound with beautiful Italian design.
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.
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.
Loudspeaker System: 3 way, full para-aperiodic vented box "Stealth Ultraflex", floorstanding loudspeaker system.
Tweeter: H28 XTR3. Silk dome 28mm moving coil driver with DAD, with vibration optimized mechanical interface. The ultra dynamic linearity is given by the neodymium "cup design" motor system.
Midrange: M15 XTR2-08 150mm cone drivers. Ultra-free compression basket, custom Sonus faber design. Special custom diaphragm made with a real time air dried, non pressed blend of traditional cellulose pulp and other natural fibers, developed according to the most natural sound. Ultra-dynamic performance and high linearity. Sonus faber design.
Woofers: 2 x W18XTR2-08 cone drivers. Sonus faber designed 180 mm lightweight “sandwich” cone structure (high-tech syntactic foam core and two external surface skins of cellulose pulp) woofers.
Crossover: Anti-resonant design, optimized amplitude/phase response for optimal space/time performance. “Paracross topology”. Impedance compensation at low frequencies for a clear and friendly amplifier performance. Highest quality is used in terms of the components: Jantzen inductors and a new generation of Sonus faber capacitor designed in partnership with Clarity Cap.
Crossover Frequency: 250 Hz and 2,500Hz.
Frequency Response: 35 - 35,000 Hz
Sensitivity: 90dB SPL (2.83V/1m)
Nominal Impedance: 4 ohm
Suggested amplifier power output: 50 - 300W without clipping
Long-Term Max Input Voltage (IEC 268-5): 22 Vrms
Dimensiones (HxWxD): 1104.5 x 376 x 459.8 mm / 43.5 x 14.8 x 18.1 in
Net Weight (each): 35kg / 77.1lb
The Sonus Faber Olympica Nova III is pretty much the ideal small floorstanding loudspeaker for the discerning audiophile. - soundstagenetwork.com. more...
The Sonus Faber Nova III certainly draw heavily on expectations, and from this reviewer’s perspective, deliver big on several fronts. The first being a very approachable frequency response. Some of the secret sauce of Sonus Faber is intelligent and massively alluring industrial design. - audiohead.com. more...