When creating Sonus Faber Elipsa Red applied technology and materials used in the manufacture of musical instruments. And indeed the speaker looks like an unusual stringed instrument.
The full name of this model is quite Italian: Sonus Faber Cremona Elipsa Red Violin. Sonus Faber — is undoubtedly the name, indicating an ancient Italian family, from which the speakers. Elipsa Red Violin — a proper name, and the name itself describes Elipsa body profile and the last two words indicate the type of finish (mahogany, covered with a special lacquer, normally used in the manufacture of violins). And finally, Cremona — it is something like a middle name, means belonging to the acoustics of the eponymous series. In the latter, by the way, it can be questioned when we first met, because Elipsa is quite explicit in the design of the outward signs of the older model series Stradivari Homage.
In an effort not to give the most expensive series of Cremona features brand flagship, the developers used the original building, the design of which was created with an eye on the shape of a violin soundboard. Its walls have a multilayer structure. Small elements made of solid maple, hand-matched in appearance and resonant properties, as is done when creating a deck of a musical instrument. But in this case, control of the resonance properties is not necessary to create a specific set of resonances, as is done, for example, the violin or the cello. The challenge developers — to repay unwanted vibration and overtones. The oval shape of the body, its very solid mass and the number of ribs, arranged in strategic locations, quenched own unwanted internal resonances and reflections.
For external use lacquer finish used in the production of violins, which is also in common with the classical model Elipsa musical instruments.
Red Elipsa compared with model Stradivari has fewer speakers. This is absolutely the classic 3-way configuration with three cones, but they set no less remarkable than the older model. Treble ring tweeter reproduces production Scan Speak, equipped with a neodymium magnet. It is set in the case of a special technology that minimizes resonance. Reverse quenched radiation in a special chamber, made of wood in the form of an acoustic labyrinth. Most important from the standpoint of reliability sounding midrange unit was developed in collaboration with engineers Scan Speak. This radiator is 150 mm cone type of cellulose, running high-symmetric magnetic system (Symmetric Drive Motor System). It is set in a ventilated chamber, operation of which is close to the open acoustic design. 260-mm production SEAS woofer cone has a light diffuser made of aluminum-magnesium alloy. To minimize the distortion in the center, the core is a special structural element, relieving the radiator from the compression distortion and resonances that occur when working on medium and high volume.
Crossover sets the crossover frequency of 250 Hz and 2,300. According to research experts Sonus
Faber, these frequency bands allow us to make the most seamless joint, not perceived by the ear. Crossover is optimized in terms of minimizing the phase distortion. In the same purpose, obviously, is the slope and the upper body acoustics backward equalizing distance from the listener’s ears to each of the three emitters.
The front panel on which the three radiator, trimmed in leather. In combination with the rounded shape of the housing allows it to reduce the negative effects of diffraction to a minimum.
The skin itself is hardly pereotrazhaet sound waves and swept back wall have faces that are the main problem in the flow of classic rectangular «rooms». The speakers can be a kind of grill cover, which is a vertical row of taut rope «strings». The main idea of the decisions of this kind — the expansion of the radiation and the alignment of sound in general. Let’s see how it is in reality.
On the approximation of the sound for natural, fine-tuning taking into account peculiarities of human hearing anything about the studio precision and clarity somehow say almost all manufacturers of speakers. Thus the real acoustic sound can be virtually any. What to do — marketing requires. In the description of Sonus Faber speakers also referred to the liveliness and natural sound, fine-tuning allowing for the auditory perception of sounds the human ear and the other is quite familiar arguments in favor of this model. But it is necessary to turn the system and it is clear — we are the very rare case where a brochure telling the truth and nothing but the truth. On natural and natural to say somehow even uncomfortable sound is so realistic and expressive that no epithets do not convey what he heard in full. Given that the acoustics of the original design is often colored sound, it is very difficult to tie that stands in front of his eyes, the quality and scale best sound studio model that Elipsa Red reproduces in full.
Lively, very accurate, dynamic, perfectly focused and intense poslez vuchiyami-sound speakers provide a wide range of volume. Genre, or of any specific preferences Elipsa Red does not show, and unlike many neutral sounding models, it plays all not exactly the same, and are equally impressive and spectacular. Provide high-quality amplification and source quality, and the result will exceed your wildest expectations.
AFC seeks to linear, which provided almost perfectly balanced acoustics sound. Distortion slightly grow in the range of the tweeter. Schedule impedance as a textbook: peaks at frequencies section resonance woofer and fazoin-divertor, but the levels are pretty small differences that pleases. The measured sensitivity was even higher than stated.