Sonus Faber Lumina Center I 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 699$.
What size of room is the Sonus Lumina Center I speaker good for?
The size of the room in which you are planning to use the Sonus Lumina Center I is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various sizes of environments considering its size and max power parameters:
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(* Approximate Room sizes: Small < 100sq. ft / 9 m2, Mid-size: 100-220 sq. ft / 9-20 m2, Large 220-400 sq. ft / 20-36 m2, Very Large: > 400 sq. ft / 36 m2.
Average Floor Height: 9" / 2.7m. Typical room sizes differ from country to country, and the actual listening experience changes depending on floor height, room shape, surface materials, listening position, speaker locations, etc.)
What are the speakers in Sonus Faber's Lumina Series?
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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What is the Frequency Response of the Sonus Lumina Center I speaker?
Sonus Lumina Center I has a Frequency response range of 65-24k Hz at ±3dB and Power Range of 30-100 watts.
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
What is the Crossover frequency of Sonus Lumina Center I?
The 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.
What are the Impedance and Sensitivity of the Sonus Lumina Center I? Is it an easy-to-drive speaker?
Sonus Lumina Center I's nominal impedance level is 4 ohms
and has a sensitivity of 87 dB
Center Channel Speakers
Nominal Impedance of 4 Ohms means that the Sonus Faber Lumina Center I is a difficult to drive speaker from nominal Impedance perspective, make sure that you choose an amplifier than can provide 4 Ohms for this speaker.
Many AVRs (audio/video receiver) in the market may have difficulty when the speakers dip below the 4 Ohms levels (this may cause clipping or even physical damage), so we recommend to not pair the Sonus Faber Lumina Center I with an AVR but use an Integrated Amplifier instead.
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 a high output if you like listening to your music at high volume levels. You may especially have a hard time using Tube amplifiers which are traditionally very low power compared to Class A/B or Class D speakers.
Check the amplifiers that are in a similar price range to the Sonus Lumina Center I:
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 External Dimensions and Weight
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 ).
Base Surface Area
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 get 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).
The Sonus Lumina Center I weighs 7.60kg / 16.7lbs per piece. Here is a comparison of how Lumina CI's weight compares 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 a 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 and Walnut.
Does the Sonus Lumina Center I come with a Grille?
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 to pass as clearly as possible. Since the included grille of the Lumina CI is 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
Here is a list of accessories that we think you may need for the Sonus Faber Lumina Center I.
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