Sonus Faber Olympica Nova I
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Sonus Faber Olympica Nova I
Natural Fidelity - Pure sound quality
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, intended to be used on a bookshelf or on its stand.
Just like the cabinet sides, the front baffle and the top are made in the walnut or wenge hand-finished natural wood, set in a solid die-cast aluminium plate. Sonus Faber's designers wished to pay homage to the most representative material of Sonus Faber, making it even more of a standard-bearer.
The cross over network implements Paracross Topology, making the crossover less sensitive to radio-frequency interference, improving transient response and lowering noise floor. The filtering topology features new exclusive Clarity Cap capacitors, customised for Sonus Faber.
The solid piece of extruded aluminum that complete the Stealth Ultraflex system, an extremely low-turbulence porting system, is inherited from Homage Tradition models. Favoring the profile of sea waves, the strutcure facilitates airflow trhough the duct while controlling it's speed and reducing the distortion-causing turbulence.
The entire structure of the acoustic enclosure has been redesigned: Similar to the Homage Tradition and Reference Collections, the walls are made witheight layrs of bended wood, providing the cabinet with extreme rigidity
The natural leather embellishes the Voice of Sonus faber, the brand's iconic configuration of tweeter and midwoofer. Genuine Italian leather that, as per the brand's tradition, is applied by hand in the production department in Vicenza.
It shares its technical characteristics with the bigger siblings' midrange. As a matter of fact, it is the same speaker but wuth two main differences. The fabric hand coated dust-cap, which is implemented to maximise 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 a 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 anti-phase behaviour of soft dome diaphragms. The DAD structure has been totally redesigned: a solid piece of aluminium die-cast includes both arch and ring on the dome to increase the strength and accuracy of the system.
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: MW15 XTR2-04, CCAW wire on a “eddy current free” voice coil, Ø 150 mm
45 Hz – 35.000 Hz
87 dB SPL (2.83V/1 m)
SUGGESTED AMPLIFIER POWER OUTPUT
35 W – 250 W, without clipping
355 (1078 stand included) x 199,5 (282 stand included) x 395 mm
14 (42.4 stand included) x 7.8 (11.1 stand included) x 15.5 in
10,5 kg - net weight (17,1 Kg stand included)
23.1 - net weight (37.6 lb stand included)