The following is a press release issued by Sonus faber.
Vicenza, Italy (September 8, 2020) -- Sonus faber is proud to announce Lumina collection, the new line conceived on the notion that now, more than ever, it is important to savor time for ourselves and celebrate life’s precious moments. In today’s world, we have come to fully appreciate our living spaces where these moments come to life.
Sound is one of the main elements that defines the way we live, with music raising our spirits, echoing our emotions, inspiring feelings of nostalgia and creating an atmosphere of belonging that starts in our homes. Music is the universal language able to activate processes in your body, in your mind, in your heart and in your soul. The true sound of music is something everyone deserves to have in their homes.
“Lumina” in Latin means “LIGHT”, but also a source of energy and life. To Sonus faber, this name can be broken down further to add complexity to the term, becoming a sort of acronym:
“LU” – LUXURY SOUND EXPERIENCE
The first two letters stand for luxury-- the taste of precious moments, the discovery of refined details and the understanding of truly relevant things. This element symbolizes our commitment to deliver a luxury music experience in all Sonus faber homes, which is facilitated through our longstanding tradition of refined materials and careful craftsmanship.
“MI” – MINIMALIST DESIGN
The second two letters stand for minimalist. This principal of minimalism directly captures the essence of the product, which was thoughtfully designed in conjunction with the theory “less is more.” The new collection encapsulates the core values of Sonus faber and the precious materials that identify the brand, such as real multilayer wood and leather and combines them with incredible performance in a simple yet luxurious design. Simplicity remains central to the collection’s identity with its easy set-up, accessible price point, and excellent sound performance-- empowering everyone to enjoy a true Sonus faber experience.
The cabinet of the collection is perfectly squared- the Sonus faber design department executed this minimalistic design in order to emphasize the quality of materials used. A careful study of proportions was carried out to guarantee accurate volumes for sound performances and compact dimension for set-up.
Lumina’s multilayer wood of the front baffle and the real wood veneer is available in iconic premium finishes including walnut and wenge, both in matte finish with maple inlays, with a third option available in piano black. All other surfaces of the cabinet are hand covered in our iconic black leather. The chrome rings around the drivers highlight shapes and proportions and give brightness to the front baffle while outlining the Voice of Sonus faber. Luminas are also provided with two pairs of nickel-plated terminals, allowing for an upgrade experience provided by bi-wiring and bi-amping. Luminas crossovers feature specifically designed Sonus faber branded high quality capacitors.
“NA” – NATURAL SOUND
Finally, the last two letters embody the natural sound reproduction and Voice of Sonus faber. The Lumina electro-acoustic project is targeting solutions designed for modern lifestyles and various listening environments, without compromising performance. Multichannel systems and multimedia solutions are perfect for Lumina, offering excellent room coverage for audiences to enjoy a captivating and authentic experience from every seat in the room. Due to updated technology, Lumina speakers are incredibly adaptable and sound excellent wherever they are placed.
Lumina's driver compliment features a myriad of proprietary Sonus faber technology:
The reflex ports give additional versatility for the models’ range, placed on the frontside of the bookshelf and center channel speakers and on the base, down firing, on the floor stander. Thanks to this solution, Lumina speakers are significantly less sensitive to their placement, allowing sound excellence even when placed close to a backwall or within a bookshelf setting. The beauty of Lumina is that you can place them wherever you want and are sure to enjoy a great performance and listening experience.
LUMINA COLLECTION AND THE HOME THEATER EXPERIENCE
The Lumina collection features three models: Lumina I, an extremely compact bookshelf speaker, that looks great as an individual stereo pair or as surround speaker in a cinema set up; Lumina III is an elegant floor-standing model that ensures powerful, distortion-free reproduction of large presentations; Lumina Center I is a center channel speaker option that ensures high speech intelligibility for games and movies. This essential combination of models is a perfectly balanced solution for traditional stereo system enthusiasts as much as for those looking to experience a multichannel home theater system.
Completing the range there are the Gravis I and II subwoofer models, to achieve maximum performance of one’s home entertainment system, deep low-frequency effects (LFE), and a fuller listening experience. Lumina and Gravis, in a 5.1 channel configuration, will offer you enveloping effects for movies and an immersive atmosphere for music concerts not just from the screen, but all around you.
Lumina collection is available in three finishes: Walnut, Wengè and Piano Black.
The suggested retail prices for the collection are:
- Lumina III: $ 2,199
- Lumina I: $ 899
- Lumina Center I: $ 699
Lumina Collection will be available worldwide from September 2020