If you are investing in speakers to live with for a long time, and this price range is within your reach, be sure to audition the Olympica Nova III. Perhaps like me, you’ll find they are speakers to long for. I’m purchasing the demo pair.
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.
3 way, full para-aperiodic vented box “Stealth Ultraflex”, floor-standing loudspeaker system.
Tweeter: H28 XTR3, Neodymium “cup design” motor system with DAD™, Ø 28 mm
Midrange: M15 XTR2-04, CCAW wire on a “eddy current free” voice coil, Ø 150 mm
Woofer: 2 x W18XTR2-08, Ø 180 mm
250 Hz - 2.500 Hz
35 Hz – 35.000 Hz
90 dB SPL (2.83V/1 m)
50 W – 300 W, without clipping
43.5" x 14.8" x 18.1"
77.1 Ibs. ea. – net weight
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The Sonus faber Olympica IIIs are marvelous speakers. At $13,500 per pair, they should be. However, there’s a lot to consider as part of that price tag. First, the build quality and finish are stellar – more like a piece of carefully rendered artwork than a speaker. Secondly, a lot of research and development went into their design, including the creation of in-house drivers. Finally, this package’s performance in my listening room exceeds that of some more expensive speakers which have visited. For those like me who value their stereo more than their car, the Olympica III speakers are worth saving for.