“He speaker system Supreme is without a doubt the project more ambitious ever created by Sonus Faber and represents the apogee of the 40th anniversary of the brand, where exquisite details, luxurious materials and meticulous craftsmanship elevate the work carried out far beyond the concept of a set of speakers, making it a testament to the company’s dedication to pushing the limits of technology. audio excellence. The Suprema embodies the natural propensity for innovative solutions from the R&D team of our company. In recent years, this department has given birth to a series of structural and technological advances that have culminated in the development of the Suprema. This project not only represents the highest performance product developed in the entire history of the firm, but it is also a critical milestone for its R&D team, acting as a test bed for the conception of a lasting legacy of technical solutions that will define the next generations of Sonus Faber.” This is what could be called a “declaration of intent” behind one of the culminating designs, as well as ambitious, signed by the respected Arcugnano manufacturer. Presented in public on January 9th at the CES event in Las Vegas, the Suprema set of loudspeakers is an absolutely “out of parameters” which puts the finishing touch to the different events carried out to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the founding of the transalpine company.
Superlative in every aspect, but above all, refined and exquisite, the Suprema is a monumental 2.2 speaker setupwhich means that it is made up of a main speaker full range and a subwoofer dedicated per channel, all of which is managed by a sophisticated splitter filter of active frequencies. This solution was the result of the brand’s engineering team’s desire to overcome conventional limits in terms of frequency range coverage, and bring acoustic performance to new levels of excellence. In line with what can be expected from a project designed and built without any compromise, the Suprema brings together a unique conglomerate of technology and the legacy of a unique company. This philosophy is immediately palpable in the visual aspect of the enclosures, when the iconic lute format used for the first time in the legendary Guarneri model (1993), having opted for the subwoofer radiators elliptical geometry used in another legendary development, the Stradivari column (2004). The reasons behind this choice are explained in these terms: in the first case, the lute shape represents the best solution when it comes to ensuring perfect disappearance of the acoustic box of the virtual sound scene, and in the second the elliptical geometry is appropriate for bear large transducers and the corresponding impact in terms of energy. In terms of materials, the Suprema harmoniously combines solid aluminum (perfect static properties), wood (fabulous harmonic qualities), carbon fiber (exceptional strength and ductility) and natural leather (touch sensitivity).
Entering the structure of each functional block, let us emphasize that each of the main boxes materializes in a 4.5-way front configuration Consisting of 4 woofers with a treated paper pulp cone and double air gap (to guarantee symmetry in the force of the magnetic motor and minimize distortion), 1 “midwoofer” with a treated paper cone, 1 Camelia midrange speaker, 1 “midtweeter” ” and 1 super tweeter (both with silk domes). To this configuration we must add a 2-way rear called SDA (“Sound Deep Adjustment“), which aims to improve the sound scene and dispersion, allowing the user to adjust levels treble and midrange, the first of them via Autoformer. Especially relevant is the grouping made up of the mid, mid-high and super high transducers, as it reflects the famous concept “The Voice of Sonus Faber”, adapted for the Suprema in a chamber made of recycled cork that can be tilted 4 degrees to achieve a optimal adaptation to any listening situation. Stands out, due to the refinement of its engineering, the aforementioned Camelliadesigned to combine naturalness and resolution at the highest level and equipped with a non-circular diaphragm whose distributed wave propagation structure avoids the creation of resonances inherent to circular structures. To this we must add the innovative scatter modifier with absorbent ring, which optimizes the movement of air in the transducer in order to reduce turbulence, while guiding the sound waves to reinforce their propagation towards the listening area. The Camelia is completed with a double magnetic drive scheme which maximizes dynamics and control, with the air flow that passes through it managed by an organic casing fine-tuned by the Arcugnano firm.
Finally, let us highlight that the main boxes of the Suprema incorporate a elaborate decoupling scheme with the living room floor developed jointly with the renowned Canadian firm IsoAcoustics. For their part, the subwoofers This completely “outside the box” version includes 2 woofers with a treated carbon fiber cone, 380 mm in diameter, which allow you to reproduce no loss or distortion frequencies of the order of 16 Hz. Needless to say, the management of such a complex creation has been the subject of maximum attention by the “parents” of the Suprema, combining a circuitry which reflects its most celebrated engineering solutions in the field (IFF technology, Paracross topology, Phase Coherent design) with a double monophonic structure electronics and completely balanced located in an elegant independent enclosure, which is responsible for managing the integration between the “full range” and subwoofer blocks. The Supreme Court admits wide possibilities of personalization (including the change of the internal wiring for one made of pure silver), while the manufacturer offers its buyer a custom installation (you can opt for a 2.1 configuration) with a specific calibration to optimize performance in the context of your room.