Sonus faber has expanded its Lumina range to include a new flagship floorstander, the Lumina V (£2,499), and a powerful yet compact standmount speaker, the Lumina II (£999). The Lumina II and Lumina V A/V speakers are designed to offer the ‘voice of Sonus faber’ in both stereo and multichannel systems, and are positioned to offer greater power handling for larger spaces. Each has a multilayer wood front baffle available in three finishes, walnut and wengè with maple inlays, plus piano black, the cabinets are finished in a black leather.
The Lumina II is the second standmount speaker in the collection and joins the smaller Lumina I. The Lumina II enjoys a larger cabinet volume with a 150mm midrange driver. It can be placed within a bookcase or shelving unit, in addition to stand use as a stereo pair, or as rear channels in a home cinema system.
The Lumina V is the second floorstanding Lumina model, joining the existing Lumina III. As the new flagship, it benefits from a number of key design elements including a lute-shaped mid/high internal chamber. The chamber maximises structural rigidity and the acoustic performance of the midrange, while simultaneously reducing standing waves. It features Sonus faber’s hybrid IFF crossover which combines Interactive Fusion Filtering, first introduced in the Maxima Amator, with the Paracross Topology, where reactive components (capacitors and inductors/coils) are placed on the negative rail of the circuitry. The resulting benefits include a reduction in the drivers’ back EMF (electro motive force), allowing them to operate in a maximally interconnected and organic way, while lowering the crossover’s sensitivity to radio frequencies.