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Sonus faber Lumina I Bookshelf Loudspeaker

MSRP 899 USDExt score 67%

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Product Overview

Sonus faber Lumina I is the smaller of two bookshelf loudspeakers in the company's new entry-level Lumina collection. Compared to the comparable model in Sonus faber's previous entry point, the Sonetto I, the Lumina I loses the unique Lute shape; still, it retains the leather details and is made in Italy.
The Lumina I features a 2-way bass-reflex design with a single 120mm paper cone mid-woofer and a 29mm DAD tweeter. It is built into a minimalist cabinet with real wood front baffles in three designs: Walnut and Wenge in matte with maple inlays and glossy Piano Black. The cabinet is wrapped in leather everywhere else.
Compared to the Lumina II unveiled months after the initial release of the Lumina I, this compact bookshelf speaker is weaker in the lower frequencies. While it may be employed in lifestyle / casual-listening settings, it is perhaps better suited as rear speakers in home theatre setups.
Other loudspeakers in the Lumina collection include two floorstanders, Lumina V and Lumina II, a larger bookshelf speaker, Lumina II, and a center-channel speaker, Lumina CI.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Impressive detail, nuance and natural warmth
  • Impressive build and finish
  • Excellent build quality
Cons
  • Nothing in particular

What external reviewers found***

Ext 67% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Excellent build quality
  • Well-built and well-built
  • Impressive low-end and high-end dynamics
  • Easy to use
  • Intuitive, assertive sound
Cons
  • Expensive compared to rivals
  • Not the most rhythmic
  • Not the best for smaller listening rooms
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Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Construction

Colors
Black, Wenge, Walnut
Drivers | Tweeter
1x 29mm high definition DAD driver
Drivers | Woofer
1x 120mm paper cone driver
Form Factor
Bookshelf loudspeaker
Loudspeaker Type
2-way, bass-reflex

Dimensions

Size | Depth
213 mm / 8.4"
Size | Height
280 mm / 11"
Size | Width
148 mm / 5.8"
Weight
4.4 kg / 9.7 lbs

Function

Crossover
2000Hz

Performance

Frequency Response
65Hz-24kHz
Impedance
4 ohms
Power Input
30-100 W
Sensitivity
84 dB

Production

Debut
2020-09
Made In
Italy

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

trustedreviews[1]

Sentiment Score 72%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following***:
The Sonus Faber Lumina 1 are on sale now, priced at £799 in the UK for a pair. The tidily finished front panel is available in a choice of real-wood veneers. Low frequencies inevitably lack a little extension, but the bass these boxes produce is full bodied, taut and enjoyably detailed.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Well-built and well-built
  • Intuitive, assertive sound
  • Excellent build quality
Cons
  • Not the most rhythmic
  • Not the best for smaller listening rooms

whathifi[2]

Sentiment Score 61%
Reviewers from whathifi have found the following***:
Lumina 1 are a two-way design with a small 12cm paper cone mid/bass unit coupled to a larger-than-average (29mm) silk dome tweeter. The chrome detailing around the drive units could be considered a little glitzy, but we are certainly fans of the real leather wrap around the sides and top of the MDF cabinet. We're less happy with the moulded plastic base, though.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Impressive low-end and high-end dynamics
  • Impressive build quality
  • Easy to use
Cons
  • Expensive compared to rivals

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Sonus Faber Lumina 1 Review. [trustedreviews]. https://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/sonus-faber-lumina-1. Retrieved 2021-11-08.
2. ^ Sonus Faber Lumina 1 review. [whathifi]. https://www.whathifi.com/reviews/sonus-faber-lumina-1. 2020-10-30. Retrieved 2021-06-21.

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