Sonus Faber Olympica Nova Ci
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Sonus Faber Olympica Nova CI
Natural Fidelity - Compact and performing
The most compact option for the center channel. It provides superior dialogue clarity for your cinema experience
Available exclusively at Glasgow Audio
Essence of a brand
Since 1983, many moments have marked the history of Sonus faber; the launch of the Olympica Collection 6 years ago is one of them. One of the first lines presented as a complete family of products, but above all, the very first one to feature original drivers, entirely designed in Sonus faber. Olympica Nova is the second generation of the iconic family of 2013, improved in its form and substance, imbued with the timeless values that inspired us in creating the original line. The result is a new Collection that embraces the most advanced technologies that already enhance Sonus Faber's most prestigious creations.
The lack of flat and parallel walls improves enclosure performance and maintains the typical asymmetrical Lute shape of first-generation Olympica. The asymmetrical shape of the cabinet is an original design concept that allows versatile positioning of the speakers to tune the bass response in any room. Inspired by nature, the lines follow the flow of a circular spiral motion, achieving a more organic cabinet structure. No longer 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.
Olympica Nova I is the bookshelf model of the line wonderfully finished in its clean design, designed for use on a bookshelf or stand.
The extruded aluminum structure of the final part of the Stealth Ultraflex system has the same construction as that of the Homage Tradition family and incorporates the fluid shapes inspired by the natural course of the sea waves, to allow a more organic and free from spurious vibrations.
The crossover network features the Paracross Topology, making the crossover less sensitive to radio-frequency interference, improving transient response and lowering the noise floor. The filtering topology features new exclusive Clarity Cap capacitors, customised for Sonus Faber
Just like the rest of the cabinet, the front baffle is made in walnut or wenge hand-finished natural wood. Sonus Faber designers wished to pay homage to the most representative material of Sonus Faber, making it even more of a standard-bearer.
It shares its technical characteristic with the bigger siblings' midrange. As a matter of fact, it is the same speaker but with two main differences. The fabric hand-coated dust-cap, which is implemented to maximize the diaphragm's emitting surface and therefore allowing for deeper low frequencies extension while, at the same time, perfectly blending with the tweeter from the tonal balance standpoint. The additional winding of the voice coil improves the driver's excursion allowing for much longer throw.
The 28mm silk soft-dome tweeter features the DAD technology (Damped Apex Dome) that enhances the smoothness and extension in the high frequency by applying local dampening to the apex typically responsible for the anti-phase behavior of soft dome diaphragms. The DAD structure has been totally redesigned; a solid piece of aluminum die-cast includes both arch and ring on the dome to increase the strength and accuracy of the system.
The natural leather embellishes the tweeter and the pair of midranges and enriches the aesthetic rings around the woofers. Genuine Italian leather that, as per Sonos Faber's tradition, is applied by hand in the production department in Vicenze.
Similar to the Homage Tradition and Reference Collections, the walls are made with eight layers of bended wood, 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 transducers movement.
The center channels have been designed with new customer Aluminium extruded stands that feature a cable guide, to hide power cable in the column
2 way, full para-aperiodic vented box “Stealth Ultraflex”, stand-mount loudspeaker system.
Tw: H28 XTR3. Neodymium “cup design” motor system with DAD™, Ø 28 mm
Mw: 2 x MW15 XTR2-08, CCAW wire on a “eddy current free” voice coil, Ø 150 mm
45 Hz – 35.000 Hz
90 dB SPL (2.83V/1 m)
SUGGESTED AMPLIFIER POWER OUTPUT
35 W – 250 W, without clipping
241,6 (688,6 stand included) x 616 x 397,8 mm
9.5 (27.1 stand included) x 24.2 x 15.6 in
18 kg - net weight (26 Kg stand included)
39.6 - net weight (57.2 lb stand included)