NEW SONUS FABER IL CREMONESE EX3ME SPEAKERS

 

Sonus faber writes: "We welcome Il Cremonese ex3me, our new creation that pays homage to the original project. The beloved Il Cremonese, combining it with the most iconic solution derived from the company's 30th Anniversary celebration concept speaker model, Ex3ma. The combination of these two jewels represents the birth of a unique loudspeaker system, embellished by the return of an historical Sonus faber finish: the classic “Red Violin”."

More than 5 years since its debut, Il Cremonese remains one of the most popular loudspeaker systems in the Sonus faber portfolio. Initially introduced with the intention of completing the Homage collection, due to its superb capability, this speaker immediately placed itself among the ranks of Sonus faber’s Reference collection catalogue, the line that perfectly exemplifies the brand’s excellence. This particular predilection turned the Il Cremonese into the perfect platform for one of the most important activities of the electro-acoustic design: experimentation. This is the birth of a unique loudspeaker system, embellished by the return of an historical
Sonus faber finish: the classic “Red Violin”.

BERYLLIUM DLC

From Ex3ma, Il Cremonese ex3me inherits the Beryllium DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) tweeter.


Sonus faber set aside its classic silk diaphragm Damped Apex Dome™ tweeter to approach this transducer construction.
Brilliant in terms of transparency and micro dynamics, the Beryllium tweeter diaphragm has formidable physical characteristics but it has a sound presentation often described as a “metallic flavor” which can often make listening unpleasant.


To mitigate this typical Beryllium characteristic we used a treatment called “Chemical Vapor Deposition“. A layer of D.L.C. is deposited on the diaphragm surface, turning it black and giving the Beryllium some of the typical properties of diamond— the most important being its amorphous nature and unmatched strength.

As a result, the new diaphragm is increasingly rigid with a nearly unperceivable higher resonant frequency, making it capable of extremely fast sound, very detailed and airy – free of coloration.

TYPE
Floorstanding
3.5 ways, 6 speakers
ACOUSTICAL LOADING
Bass-Reflex, Floor emission (woofers) / Rear (midrange) ports. “Stealth Reflex” technology
DRIVERS
Tweeter: 30 mm Diamond Like Carbon Beryllium dome diaphragm
Midrange: 150mm composite cone, Nd magnet
Woofers: 2x180mm composite cone, Fe magnet
Infra-woofers: 2x220mm Nanocarbon Fiber/Nomex Honeycomb Long Throw Subwoofer
CROSSOVER FREQUENCY
250 Hz and 2,500 Hz
FREQUENCY RESPONSE
25 Hz – 35,000 Hz
SENSITIVITY
92 dB SPL (2.83V/1 m)
NOMINAL IMPEDANCE
4 ohm
SUGGESTED AMPLIFIER POWER OUTPUT
100W – 800W, without clipping
DIMENSIONS (HXWXD)
1,450 x 398 x 622 mm
57 x 15.3 x 24.5 in
WEIGHT
84 Kg each – net weight
185 lb each – net weight