KJ West One - Connoisseurs of Sound - Est. 1965
KJ West One - Connoisseurs of Sound - Est. 1965

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Il Cremonese, a no-compromise, high end loudspeaker to join the most iconic family in the Sonus faber catalogue, the Homage Collection, is an homage to Antonio Stradivari and to his outstanding violin “Il Cremonese”, celebrating its 300th anniversary in 2015.

The innovative five sides cabinet “Rhomboidal diamond design”  optimises the structural solidity of the wooden cabinets with a unique diamond shape that is immediately recognisable. Inspired by the shape of Lilium, Il Cremonese introduces clean lines and an elegant, minimal, and sharp design.

The tilt of the cabinet, its five non-parallel walls structure and the sides applied on the enclosure, increases structural strength of this loudspeaker system. The solutions adopted eliminate any possible resonance thanks to very strong reinforcing structures strategically placed within the enclosure.

This new and atypical Sonus faber form represents an evolution towards technological and visual innovation, simultaneously maintaining the historic milestones that marked the history of violin making, as well as the history of the Sonus faber brand itself.

For the reproduction of the lower frequencies, the Sonus faber SW 22 XT-08 has been developed, a powerful 220 mm infra-woofer. To obtain maximum rigidity, the structure of the cone is made of a lightweight “sandwich” cone structure of syntactic foam and cellulose pulp.This is also implemented in an independent tuned enclosure, acoustically ‘amorphous “stealth reflex” chamber.

Il Cremonese is mechanically decoupled from the floor through a new and innovative version of the patented system “Z.V.T.” (Zero Vibration Transmission). The new implementation of the Z.V.T. presents coaxial spikes metal / elastomer / metal that, compared to the previous version implemented on alternate surfaces, guarantees a further simplification in the construction and aesthetic lightness.

The “Stealth Reflex” system, deriving from the Sonus faber and Aida, and very well known by Sonus faber passionate, is an innovative and patented “para-aperiodic” interpretation of the tuned load. Besides allowing for a reduction in the dimensions of the cabinet size, it provides greater extension of the low frequency response and a dramatic containment of every form of distortion; also eliminating spurious ‘port’ noises, typical of traditional reflex systems. Thus, also, substantially contributing to the correct sound reproduction.



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