Sonus Faber's Elipsa red loudspeakers are an elliptical innovation
The careful choice of the drivers, especially in the mid-range, developed in collaboration with Sonus Faber's Scandinavian partners, equipped with a wood fibre cone – is united with a network of crossovers that once again reflects our conviction relative to the physiological cut-off frequencies, capable of determining a convincing sound that does not create fatigue for the listener. In a word, a natural sound.
The cabinet was made in an elliptical shape design, combination of sandwich construction using hand-selected wood layer and solid maple, quality graded and oriented for carefully optimized resonances control. Sub-structural ribs are strategically placed for absolute rejection of spurious vibration and standing waves control. Cross-over is non-resonant second order design, optimized phase characteristics for optimal space/time performance, cross-over points 250 Hz - 2.300 Hz.
The tweeter is 25 mm ultra dynamic ring radiator-driver, and midrange is 150 mm cone driver with Symmetric Drive Motor System and selected black wood fiber cone, high resolution, treated for break-up control. Dynamic linear suspension. Designed synergistically with its vented acoustic chamber. Sonus Faber exclusive. The woofer is 260 mm lightweight Aluminium/Magnesium alloy cone driver. Special coaxial anticompressors is used, designed to remove cavity resonance and distortions.
Frequency response if 35 Hz - 30.000 Hz, sensitivity 91 dB SPL (2,83 V/1m) at nominal impedance of 4 ohm. Power handling: 50W - 300W, without clipping - very impressive. There is an old audio saying that an impressive must have an impressive weight and when you take a look at Elipsa red with 97 Kg per pair you can assume right away that you're about hear something extraordinary. And this is true: If you have a chance to hear them, do it, and if you don't, find the nearest dealer. You won't regret it. ■
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