Sonus faber Launches New Lumina Amator Loudspeakers
Sonus faber adds the Lumina II Amator bookshelf and the Lumina V Amator floorstander to its Lumina loudspeaker collection.
The new Lumina Amator models from Sonus faber continue the minimalist design philosophy of their stablemates; however, you still get some Italian style alongside technical upgrades in the 2-way Lumina II Amator and 3-way Lumina V Amator.
Both offerings are made in Italy and constructed from natural materials, including all-new wood front panels alongside a glossy 45° angle wood veneer finish in three colourways.
These stylish yet unfussy cabinets contain the same damped apex dome tweeters from the Lumina and Sonetto series featuring a Kurtmueller hand-coated soft silk diaphragm.
The Lumina II Amator features a 29mm tweeter and a 15cm midwoofer equipped with the custom-made basket and diaphragm of cellulose pulp blended with other natural fibres, while the V Amator floorstander sports a vented box design housing the same 29mm tweeter but partnered with a 15cm mid-range and a pair of paper pulp cone 16.5cm woofers specially designed for this series.
Upgraded components in the crossover networks (2600 Hz in the II Amator and 260 and 2850 Hz in the V Amator) promise to deliver a “breath-taking performance” from almost any position in your room, with many innovations trickling down from existing lines, such as the Amati and Homage collections including the company's dedicated circuitry and filter designs for “greater resolution and more rigorous and coherent reproduction”.
The resulting specifications include a claimed 55 Hz-24,000 Hz frequency response from the 86dB SPL (2.83V/1m) sensitive Lumina II Amator. The Lumina V Amator, meanwhile, weighs in with a 38 Hz–24,000 Hz frequency response and 89 dB SPL (2.83V/1m) sensitivity. Both state a 4ohm nominal impedance.
We have been impressed by Sonus faber's Lumina III and reckon these new models will prove popular when they land in Europe in December 2023 and the rest of the world in January 2024.
The Lumina II Amator has an RRP of €1,499 per pair, and the Lumina V Amator will sell for €3,499 per pair, with both models available in glossy red, glossy wenge or glossy walnut.
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