Italian loudspeaker specialists Sonus Faber have launched an all-new floorstanding speaker – Lilium, once again cementing their place at the junction of art and technology.
Coming in at $89,999 a pair, Lilium sits near the top of the Sonus Faber tree, and follow a similar design aesthetic to their larger siblings Aida. They are a stunningly beautiful thing to look at, let alone to listen to.
“It might be the most beautiful-looking large loudspeaker ever created”
Doug Schneider – Soundstage HiFi
“LYRA SHAPE” DESIGN
“Lyra shape” design, progressive thickness triple curvature cabinet walls damped spread resonance spectrum system, Sub-structural ribs are strategically placed for total rejection of spurious vibrations and standing wave control.
Sonus Faber designed a 260 mm infra woofer, using lightweight composite sandwich cone technology for maximum rigidity. It is implemented in an acoustically amorphous passive radiator tuned separated enclosure for maximum performance.
Non-resonant design, optimised amplitude/phase response for optimal space/time performance. “Paracross topology”. The impedance at low frequencies is controlled for a clear and flexible amplifier performance.
Sonus Faber “Arrow Point” Damped Apex Dome, a synthesis of the classic dome and ring transducer. A Sonus Faber-designed 28 mm moving coil driver, with vibration optimised mechanical interface.
A Sonus Faber-designed 180 mm neodymium magnet system with ultra linearity midrange. CCAW wire is used on a composite former “eddy current free” voice coil.
A triplet of Sonus Faber 180 mm lightweight “sandwich” cone structure (high-tech syntactic foam core and two external surface skins of cellulose pulp) woofers are integrated in an acoustically amorphous “stealth reflex” chamber.