The Italian company Sonus Faber has expanded its Lumina series of speaker systems with the Lumina II Amator bookshelf model and Lumina V Amator floor-standing speakers . The new products continue the minimalist design philosophy of Sonus Faber, however, you still get acoustics in sophisticated Italian style.
Both models are made in Italy and feature natural materials, including new front panels with a high-gloss wood veneer finish in three color options. Both models feature the dome tweeters used in other Lumina and Sonetto series models, with a soft silk diaphragm.
The two-way Lumina II Amator monitors feature a 29mm tweeter and mid/bass driver with a custom basket and 15cm cone made from cellulose pulp mixed with other natural fibers, while the Lumina V Amator floorstanding speaker uses the same 29mm tweeter, 15 cm midrange driver and a pair of low-frequency drivers with a diameter of 16.5 cm with diffusers made of paper pulp. In a two-band model, areas of responsibility are separated at a frequency of 2.6 kHz, and in a three-band model, at frequencies of 260 Hz and 2.85 kHz.
The frequency response of the Lumina II Amator bookshelf model extends from 55 Hz to 24 kHz, with a sensitivity of 86 dB (2.83 V/1 m) and a nominal impedance of 4 ohms. The floorstanding Lumina V Amator operates from 38 Hz to 24 kHz and exhibits a sensitivity of 89 dB SPL (2.83 V/1 m) at the same 4 ohm nominal impedance.
In Europe, new items should go on sale in December 2023, in other regions the start of sales is scheduled for January next year. The recommended retail price for the Lumina II Amator is €1,499 per pair of speakers, while the Lumina V Amator will retail for €3,499 per pair. Both models are available in high-gloss red, high-gloss wenge or high-gloss walnut.