Sonus Faber Olympica Nova Centre II Centre Channel Speaker
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 our 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.
For natural sound performance, we designed Olympica Nova Center II as the perfect complement to the largest speakers of the Collection.
The natural leather embellishes the tweeter and the pair of midwoofers. Genuine Italian leather that, as per our brand’s tradition, is applied by hand in the production department in Vicenza.
The 28 mm 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 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.
Follows the same construction of the midrange of its siblings, with 2 main differences. The Dust-cap, coated in fabric to provide an air-tight seal to maximizes the moving surface, increases air movement without distortion. The moving coil optimized for bass performance with much longer throw, improves driver excursion and the overall magnetic field.
MADE IN ITALY WOOFER
The woofer cone is made in Italy and benefits from an exclusive sandwich construction technique: two sheets of cellulose pulp are combined with a hi-tech syntactic foam in between them. This low-mass, high-rigidity structure provides fast and powerful sound reproduction while allowing total coherence with the mid-high units.
Just like the rest of the cabinet, the front baffle is made in the walnut or wengè hand-finished natural wood. Our designers wished to pay homage to the most representative material of Sonus faber, making it even more of a standard-bearer.
The entire structure of the acoustic enclosure has been redesigned: similar to the Homage Tradition and Reference Collections, the walls are made with eight layers of bended wood, providing the cabinet with extreme rigidity.
The crossover 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, customized 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 structure facilitates airflow through the duct while controlling its speed and reducing the distortion-causing turbulence.
|SYSTEM||3 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
Md: 2 x M15 XTR2-08, CCAW wire on a “eddy current free” voice coil, Ø 150 mm
W: 2 x W18XTR2-08, Ø 180 mm
||250 Hz - 1.550 Hz
||35 Hz – 35.000 Hz
||90 dB SPL (2.83V/1 m)
|SUGGESTED AMPLIFIER POWER OUTPUT
||50 W – 300 W, without clipping
||278,1 (719,9 stand included) x 866 x 459,7 mm
11 (28.3 stand included) x 34 x 18 in
||29 kg - net weight (37 kg stand included)
63.9 - net weight (81.5 lb stand included)