Olympica Centre Speaker
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 the Master and ...
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 the 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.
SYSTEM: 3 way floorstanding, paralaminar “stealth ultraflex” 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.
MIDRANGE: Sonus faber M8XTR. A Sonus faber designed 80 mm ultra dynamic linearity midwoofer. CCAW wire is used on a controlled “eddy current free” voice coil. The dynamically linear magnetic field motor has a focused field geometry. A special custom diaphragm is made with a 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. A special coaxial anti-compressor is used, designed to remove cavity resonance and distortions.
WOOFERS: Sonus faber W15XTR. A totally Sonus faber designed 150 mm ultra dynamic linearity woofer. 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 midrange band pass, cross-over points 250 Hz - 2.500 Hz. Highest quality components are used including Mundorf Evo Oil capacitors and Jantzen inductors.
FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 50 Hz – 30.000 Hz, tuning port included.
SENSITIVITY: 88 dB SPL (2.83 V/1m).
NOMINAL IMPEDANCE: 4 ohm.
SUGGESTED AMPLIFIER POWER OUTPUT: 50W – 300W, without clipping.
LONG-TERM MAXIMUM INPUT VOLTAGE (IEC-268-5) - 22V rms.
FINISH: Natural walnut or graphite multicoated with medium gloss ecologically sensitive lacquer.
DIMENSIONS: 230 x 649 x 353 mm (HxWxD).
OPTIONAL DEDICATED STAND: 443 x 438 x 310 mm (HxWxD).
WEIGHT: 17 kg Net
The Olympica Stands cost an extra £498.00
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.
CABINET: Cabinet is characterized by the use of natural walnut wood, top and bottom in solid walnut and with magnificent joints in clear maple wood in the walnut finish and more traditional black maple in the graphite finish. The form is the synthesis of the experience gained with the flagship Aida and the classic lyre form. The important difference lies in the particular asymmetry of the section introduced for the first time by Sonus faber.
ALUMINIUM STAND: The bookshelf model benefits from a special anodized aluminum stand (derived from the evolution of the Guarneri model) that allows the speaker to take the correct inclination and, just like the floor models, is equipped with adjustable stainless steel feet to ensure stability and durability.
Available at £498.
REFLEX: The last but significant aesthetic note is the unusual location and geometry of the side reflex port vertically designed and embellished with a perforated metal sheet placed in the vicinity of the long outlet.
TWEETER/MIDRANGE: 29 mm dome Tweeter containing DAD technology deriving from the experience of Aida and neodymium magnet. 80 mm Midrange with a cone made of an original mixture of cellulose, kapok and kenaf.
WOOFER: 150 mm Woofer with a cone made up of a sandwich of cellulose pulp membranes and rigid syntactic foam.
Sonus faber speakers are based on three principles of design which are: driver development, crossover theory and cabinet design. The result of focusing on these principles is Italian artisan workmanship that combines cutting edge technology with modern design. At the heart of every Sonus faber speaker are the drivers which are exquisitely designed and developed, this means that the crossovers designs can be simplified as they are not trying to overcome driver related problems. Many Sonus faber speakers are beautifully housed within solid wood cabinets meaning they really do look as good as they sound.
If you’re looking for hand-built speakers that combine the best of modern technology with traditional handcrafted cabinetry then Sonus faber certainly delivers. They produce some of the most sought after and desirable speakers in the world in true Italian style. View our range of Sonus faber speakers below and for more information get in touch with our team today on 01865 790 879.
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