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Olympica III

$13,500 USD pair


Olympic Theatre.
It is design, planning, harmony, proportions, acoustics, sensitivity, search for beauty, wonder, expert processing of materials, emotions. One of the greatest works of the Master and chief architect Andrea Palladio created before his death as a perennial gift to Vicenza, enriching it further with another precious gem and a universal example of beauty and ingenuity. True and exemplary values that all can enjoy and make their own thanks to their glorious and radiant presence. And Sonus faber created in this beautiful and fortunate land could not but make this teaching and principles its own since its very beginning, inextricably linking them to their own history and then applying them in its Musical instruments which proudly resonate with the harmony of the city and the art that inspired them.  In acknowledgement of the unique legacy of Andrea Palladio, Sonus faber has decided to create  Sonus faber Olympica, a sincere homage to the Olympic Theatre, temple of geometric pleasure in the voice of Music, the container in which sound seamlessly expands and an accurate reference model of acoustic enhancement.

The project.
Sonus faber wanted to create a family of speakers rich in design, evocative of those visual and tactile emotions characterized by its production. Wood and leather blend with timeless craftsmanship, the final result communicating a love and passion for music. The Sonus faber Olympica project is made up of a new family of passive acoustic speakers that will add to the existing catalogue from the Vicenza factory, characterized by the use of two iconic Sonus faber materials: walnut wood and leather. The launch of the new family has occurred in two phases. The first three models, Olympica I (2-way bookshelf), Olympica II (3-way floor-standing) and Olympica III (3-way floorstanding), has been presented to the world at the prestigious trade show Munich High End 2013 from 9 - 12 May, while Olympica Center has made its premier on September 2013. With this new project, Sonus faber has been able to balance quintessential style and significant elements of technological innovation, combining modernity with the classic stylistic canons of Sonus faber. This has been possible thanks to the enormous teamwork by the R&D department, headed by Paolo Tezzon and Livio Cucuzza, as well as a significant growth in terms of manpower and resources. The new Sonus faber Olympica line also represents the desire to offer a range of models that everyone can find the right solution in terms of use (two channel or home theatre) and space (bookshelf or floor-standing in various dimensions). While guaranteeing the Sonus faber historical quality in terms of materials, careful assembling performances and of course the exclusive charm of a loudspeaker made as a musical instrument and entirely produced in Italy.


3-Way floor standing, paralaminar stealth flow vented loudspeaker.

Enhanced “Lyre shape” design, progressive thickness triple curvature cabinet walls damped spread resonance spectrum system. Solid walnut vertical clamps employed.

Sonus faber “Arrow Point” DAD (Damped Apex Dome), synthesis of the classic dome and ringTransducer 29XTR2. A Sonus faber designed 1.1” (29mm) moving coil driver. The ultra dynamic linearity is given by the new Neodymium motor system.


Sonus faber M15XTR. A totally Sonus faber designed 6” (150mm) ultra dynamic linearity mid-woofer.CCAW wire is used on a composite former “eddy current free” voice coil. The dynamically linearmagnetic field motor incorporates triple Kellog/Goeller rings. A special custom diaphragm is made with a real time air dried non pressed blend of traditional cellulose pulp, kapok, kenaf and other natural fibers, developed according to the most natural sound. To further inhibit any residual cone coloration we are using a transparent viscous surface damping coating. Special coaxial anti-compressors are used, designed to remove cavity resonance and distortions.

Sonus faber woofer W18XTR is a direct descendant of the 8.75” (220mm) speaker used in “Aida”. Dual low-frequency drive units are used in the Olympica III. The lightweight “sandwich cones are made from a blend of a synthetic foam membrane and coated with cellulose pulp are voiced to blend with the midrange drive unit and exhibit its same sonic characteristics. The result is absolute definition and coherency in the critical mid frequency range. A long-throw motor system with a 1.5" diameter controlled "eddy current" voice coil is implemented for high speed, dynamic performance and linearity.

Non-resonant “progressive slope” design, optimized amplitude/phase response for optimal space/time performance. “Paracross topology” on both the tweeter hi-pass and midrange band-pass. Crossover points are 250Hz - 2.5kHz.

Frequency Response

35 Hz – 30.000 Hz, tuning port included.

90 dB SPL (2.83 V/1m).

Nominal Impedance
4 ohm.

Suggested Amplifier Power Output
50W – 300W, without clipping.

Long-Term Maximum Input Voltage (Iec-268-5)
22V rms.

43.9 x 15.9 x 20 in. / 1114 x 403 x 508 mm

Weight (pair)
194 lbs / 88 kg - net weight
201 lbs / 91 kg - shipping weight

Walnut or Graphite.