Lumina CI is a 2-way Passive Bass Reflex Center Channel speaker by Sonus Faber. Center channel speaker is an important component of a home theater system set-up as it delivers the listener significant part of the on-screen dialogue from your television. It features a 1.15" high definition DAD Tweeter and 2 x 4.75" paper cone Woofer. The speaker has a frequency range of 65-24k Hz and a sensitivity of 87 dB. Sonus Lumina Center I has an MSRP of 1398$ per pair.
Lumina CI is a member of Sonus Faber's Lumina series of Passive speakers. Below you can see the main specs of these speakers.
Sonus Faber Lumina Series Speakers
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Sonus Lumina Center I has a Frequency response range of 65-24k Hz at ±3dB and Power Range of 30-100 watts. At a minimum frequency of 65 Hz, it is hard to expect a strong bass response from Lumina CI so depending on your intended use, using a subwoofer will significantly help to widen the response range.
Visit our Powered Subwoofers section to find a subwoofer to find out more about the available options.
Here we have a comparison of how Lumina CI's Low and High frequency values compare with the average, max and min Low and High frequency values in its class.
Center Channel Speakers
Center Channel Speakers
Among the speakers in our database with a max MSRP price of 1500$ (Pair), these are the 4 Passive Center Channel speakers that have the deeper bass levels than the Sonus Lumina Center I's 65Hz:
What is the Crossover frequency of Sonus Lumina Center I?
Crossover frequency of the Lumina CI is set to 2000 Hz. This is the threshold frequency where the higher frequency signals over this level are sent to the tweeter and the lower frequency signals are sent to the woofer by the crossover component.
Impedance and Sensitivity
Sonus Lumina Center I's nominal impedance level is 4 ohms and has a sensitivity of 87 dB.
Center Channel Speakers
Is the Sonus Faber Lumina Center I an easy to drive speaker?
8 Ohms is pretty much the standard impedance amongst stereo speakers and amplifiers so Sonus Faber Lumina Center I is not considered a difficult to drive speaker from nominal Impedance perspective.
With a sensitivity level of only 87 dB, Sonus Faber Lumina Center I is a difficult to drive speaker from Sensitivity perspective, make sure to choose an amplifier with hogh output if you like listening your music at high volume levels.
Lumina CI has Binding post type connectors and lets bi-amping/bi-wiring. Bi-wiring can provide improvements in the overall transparency of your loudspeakers by running separate speaker wires to the low & high frequency drivers from a single amplifier. Bi-amping allows the use of separate amplifiers for the high & low frequency drivers of your loudspeaker which may result in greater dynamic range & lower distortion.
Sonus Lumina Center I Speaker Size: Weight and Dimensions
Sonus Lumina Center I has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 6.6 x 20.6 x 8.4inch (169.0 x 524.0 x 213.0mm ). Each speaker weighs 7.60kg / 16.7lbs.
Base Surface Area and Volume
Base surface area of a loudspeaker may become a determining factor when the space in your room or desk is limited.
The base area of Sonus Lumina Center I is approximately 1116.1cm2 / 173.0inch2.
To have a better perspective on the real life size of Sonus Lumina Center I, let's compare it with a standard size Compact Disc which has a diameter of 4.7inch (120mm).
Here we have a comparison of how Lumina CI's weight compared with the average, max and min weights in its class.
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Cabinet type and Materials
Sonus Lumina Center I has a Bass Reflex
type cabinet and real multilayer wood finish. Bass Reflex type loudspeakers (aka Ported, Vented or Reflex Port) have enclosures that uses a port, hole or vent cut into the cabinet. Ported designs are generally more efficient than the Sealed designs.
Sonus Lumina Center I is a front-firing port speaker which gives you more flexibility compared to rear firing speakers when you need to place it close against a wall or other surfaces.
Sonus Lumina Center I is available in Black, Wenge, Walnut.
Lumina CI comes with magnetic grilles. The purpose of the grille is to protect the delicate driver elements from external impacts while still allowing the sound pass as clearly as possible.Since the included grille of the Lumina CI magnetic type, it is very easy to put it on and off.
What's in the Box of Sonus Lumina Center I?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of Lumina CI:
1 Center Channel Speaker1 Manual 2 Jumpers1 Grilles 1 Fabric dust guards
For more information about how to setup, use and maintain the Sonus Faber Lumina Center I, use the direct link below to download the official manual document:
Download User Manual for Sonus Lumina Center I
Here is a link to download the official brochure for the Sonus Faber Lumina Center I speaker:
Official Brochure for Sonus Lumina Center I
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the Sonus Faber Lumina Center I speaker can be found below:
Official Product Page for Sonus Lumina Center I