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.
3-Way floor standing, paralaminar stealth flow vented loudspeaker.
Enhanced “Lyre shape” design, progressive thickness triple curvature cabinet walls damped spread resonance spectrum system. Solid walnut vertical clamps employed.
Sonus faber “Arrow Point” DAD (Damped Apex Dome), is a synthesis of the classic dome and ring transducer 29XTR2. A Sonus faber designed 1.1” (29mm) moving coil driver. The ultra dynamic linearity is given by the new Neodymium motor system.
Sonus faber M15XTR, a new Sonus faber designed 6” (150mm) ultra dynamic linearity mid-woofer is used. 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 by ear according to the most natural sound. To further inhibit any residual cone coloration we are using a transparent viscous surface damping coating. Special coaxial anti-compressors are used, designed to remove cavity resonance and distortions.
Sonus faber woofer W18XTR is a direct descendant of the 8.75” (220mm) speaker used in “Aida”. The lightweight “sandwich cone made from a blend of a synthetic foam membrane and coated with cellulose pulp are voiced to blend with the midrange drive units and exhibit its same sonic characteristics. The result is absolute definition and coherency in the critical mid frequency range. A long-throw motor system with a 1.5" diameter controlled "eddy current" voice coil is implemented for high speed, dynamic performance and linearity.
Non-resonant “progressive slope” design, optimized amplitude/phase response for optimized space/time performance. “Paracross topology” on both the tweeter hi-pass and midrange band-pass. Crossover points are 250Hz -2.5kHz.