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Sonus faber Olympica Nova II

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Product Overview

Olympica Nova II is the smallest floorstanding loudspeaker in the Olympica Nova collection by Sonus faber. It features a 3-way design with a single 180mm woofer.
Building on the success of the original Olympica series, the Olympica Nova adds a number of new technologies that range from new drivers and crossovers to new cabinet structure and internal volume tuning:
The cabinet of the Olympica Nova II is constructed with eight layers of wood. The outer part of the Stealth Ultraflex system comprises of an extremely low-turbulence porting system fabricated from a solid piece of extruded aluminium and is inherited from the Sonus faber Homage collection. The cabinet supports are completely redesigned and crafted from solid aluminium billets and paired with steel spikes. Genuine leather is applied to "Voice of Sonus faber" (the tweeter and midrange drivers). The cabinet is asymmetric, allowing for versatile positioning of the speakers for efficient bass response tuning; the lack of flat and parallel walls also improves enclosure performance.
The tweeter in the Olympica Nova II features the DAD (Damped Apex Dome) technology on a 28mm silk dome diaphragm and a magnetic motor system that integrates "Neodymium Cap Design". The midrange transducer is derived from the Homage Tradition collection. The woofer features a cone that benefits from an exclusive sandwich construction technique to provide fast and powerful sound reproduction while allowing total coherence with other drivers. The crossover network implements Paracross Topology that makes it less sensitive to radio-frequency interference. The filtering topology features new exclusive Sonus faber Clarity Cap capacitors.
Olympica Nova II is joined by six other models in the series: two larger floorstanders, Olympica Nova V and Olympica Nova III, a bookshelf speaker, Olympica Nova I, two center channel speakers, Olympica Nova CII and Olympica Nova CI, and a wall-mount speaker, Olympica Nova W.

Ratings

What we found

Pros
  • Para-aperiodic cabinet alignment
  • Very good sound quality
  • Excellent build quality
Cons
  • Nothing in particular

What external reviewers found

External score 65%
Pros
  • Very good build quality
  • High-power, high-current amplifier
  • Low-frequency response at 2.3kHz
Cons
  • No room-rechargeability
  • No room reinforcement

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External Reviews

whathifi[1]

Reviewer score 65% (normalized by Neofiliac)
Reviewers from whathifi have found:
The Sonus Faber Olympica Nova II's frequency response is not spectrally skewed. The tweeter's response, in particular, is outstandingly flat and extended. It appears the company is trying to extract more bass by using its output to add to that of the bass driver. However, it would be best to partner the Nova IIs with a high-power, high-current amplifier.
Pros
  • Low-frequency response at 2.3kHz
  • High-power, high-current amplifier
  • Very good build quality
Cons
  • No room reinforcement
  • No room-rechargeability

References

  1. ^ Sonus Faber Olympica Nova II review. [whathifi].

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