Sonus faber adds two new models to Lumina line

Italian loudspeaker manufacturer, Sonus faber, has added a new flagship floorstanding loudspeaker and a powerful but compact standmount speaker to its Lumina range, making it a five-strong line of speakers.

Launched in September last year, the Lumina range now consists of two standmount speakers, two floorstanding speakers and a centre channel speaker.

The Lumina V (floorstander) and Lumina II (standmount) both deliver sound in stereo and multichannel systems and are positioned to offer greater power handling for larger spaces.

The new additions feature a multilayer wood front baffle while the cabinets are finished in a black leather. The wooden front baffles have three colour options: walnut and wengè with maple inlays, and piano black.

Lumina II

The new Lumina II is the second standmount speaker in the line up, joining the smaller Lumina I. The bigger Lumina II has a larger cabinet volume with a 150mm midrange driver. Although it is bigger than the Lumina I, the Lumina II still has a compact and versatile design, allowing it to be placed on a bookshelf or shelving unit, in addition to stand use as a stereo pair, or as rear channels as part of a home cinema system.

Joining the existing Lumina III, the Lumina V is the second floorstanding model in the collection. As the new flagship, it benefits from a number of key design elements including a lute-shaped mid/high internal chamber: a unique feature created by Sonus faber and a main characteristic for the brand since its inception in the 1990s. The chamber maximises structural rigidity and the acoustic performance of the midrange, while simultaneously reducing standing waves.

Lumina V

It also features Sonus faber’s hybrid IFF crossover. The mid/high crossover network ‘Hybrid IFF – Paracross Solution’ combines Interactive Fusion Filtering, first introduced in the Maxima Amator, with the Paracross Topology, where reactive components (capcaitors and inductors/coils) are placed on the negative rail of the circuitry. This results in a reduction in the driver’s back EMF (Electro Motive Force), allowing them to operate in a maximally interconnected and organic way, while lowering the crossover’s sensitivity to radio frequencies, further improving sound quality.

The Lumina collection can be paired with Sonus faber’s Gravis subwoofer models I, II, and III for a range of applications such as music, gaming, and home cinema. The two collections will also feature matching finishes and materials for a consistent look.

The new Lumina II standmount speaker is available for £999 and the new flagship Lumina V floorstanding speakers is priced at £2,499.

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