It pains me to say, but as much as I love the original Olympica IIIs that have anchored my media room setup for four years now, the new Olympica Nova Vs are superior in every way imaginable. The three woofers on the Olympica Nova Vs offer a significant improvement in bass output as well as depth.
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.
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: 3 x W18XTR2-12, Ø 180 mm
250 Hz - 2.500 Hz
32 Hz – 35.000 Hz
90 dB SPL (2.83V/1 m)
60 W – 400 W, without clipping
46.3" x 16.7" x 20.8"
97 Ibs. ea. – net weight
SYSTEM : 3 way, full para-aperiodic vented box “Stealth Ultraflex”, floorstanding loudspeaker system.
LOUDSPEAKERS : Tw: H28 XTR3, Neodymium “cup design” motor system with DAD™, Ø 28 mm
Md: M15 XTR2-04, CCAW wire on a “eddy current free” voice coil, Ø 150 mm
W: 3 x W18XTR2-12, Ø 180 mm
CROSSOVER : 250 Hz - 2.500 Hz
FREQUENCY RESPONSE : 32 Hz – 35.000 Hz
SENSITIVITY : 90 dB SPL (2.83V/1 m)
NOMINAL IMPEDANCE : 4 ohm
SUGGESTED AMPLIFIER POWER OUTPUT : 60 W – 400 W, without clipping
DIMENSIONS (HXWXD) : 1174,5 x 424 x 529,8 mm 46.3 x 16.7 x 20.8 in
WEIGHT : 44 Kg ea – net weight 97 Ib ea – net weight
This bass also seemed to blend better with the midrange, creating a more cohesive experience. The Olympica Nova Vs sound phenomenal with well-recorded classical and jazz yet can totally rock out if you prefer more dynamic styles of music, like EDM or Metal. The larger cabinet and improved construction seem to have made a fuller-bodied sounding speaker as well.