Sophisticated and refined, this center channel delivers vocals and instruments with purity and precision for totally convincing sound reproduction.
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.
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. Our designers wished to pay homage to the most representative material of Sonus Faber, making it even more of a standard-bearer. The natural leather embellishes the Voice of Sonus Faber, the brand's iconic configuration of tweeter and midrange and enriches the aesthetic rings around the woofers. Genuine Italian leather that, as per our brand's tradition, is applied by hand in the production department in Vicenza.
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. The midrange is completely designed and developed in Sonus Faber laboratories. Its cone is realised cooperating with Kurtmueller and represents the most advanced stage of the traditional Sonus Faber recipe: an air dried non pressed blend of cellulose pulp and other natural fibres: kapok and kenaf. This natural drying process gives the diaphragm a slightly rough surface of varying density and contributes damping and distributing cone resonances while guaranteeing a natural sound, increased transparency and details. The precious phase plug enhances the mid-hi frequencies emission while proudly stating that the Olympica Nova collection is made in Italy. The woofer cone has been developed in cooperation with Kurtmueller and it's based on an exclusive sandwich construction technique: two external layers of cellulose pulp are combined with a layer of hi-tech syntactic foam in between. This low mass and hi rigidity cone construction allows for a perfect reproduction of the low frequencies while guaranteeing absolute tonal coherence with the midrange. This transducer is assembled in Italy.
The solid piece of extruding aluminium that completes the Stealth Ultraflex system, an extremely low-turbulence porting system, is inherited from Homage Tradition models. Favouring the profile of sea waves, the structure facilitates airflow through the duct while controlling its speed and reducing the distortion-causing turbulence.
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, customised for Sonus Faber.
Similar to the Homage Tradition and Reference Collections, the walls are made with eight layers of blended 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 custom Aluminium extruded stands that feature a cable guide, to hide the power cable in the column.
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)
Available in Walnut or Wenge