Lumina II is a 2-way Passive Bass Reflex Bookshelf speaker by Sonus Faber. It features a 1.15" high definition DAD Tweeter and 1 x 6" paper cone Woofer. The speaker has a frequency range of 55-24k Hz and a sensitivity of 86 dB. Sonus Lumina II has an MSRP of 1199$ per pair.
What size of room is the Sonus Lumina II speaker good for?
The size of the room that you are planning to use the Sonus Lumina II is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various size of environments considering its size and max power parameters:
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What are the speakers in Sonus Faber's Lumina Series?
Lumina II 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 II speaker?
Sonus Lumina II has a Frequency response range of 55-24k Hz at ±3dB and Power Range of 30-150 watts. At a minimum frequency of 55 Hz, Lumina II will provide an average bass depth so depending on your use case, you may consider supplementing your system with a subwoofer.
To focus on the subwoofers that are in a similar price range with Sonus Lumina II, check the Powered Subwoofers under $1500. Alternatively, find the Full list of Powered Subwoofers regardless from the price.
Here we have a comparison of how Lumina II's Low and High frequency values compare with the average, max and min Low and High frequency values in its class.
Among the speakers in our database with a max MSRP price of 1500$ (Pair), these are the 5 Passive Bookshelf speakers that have the deeper bass levels than the Sonus Lumina II's 55Hz:
What is the Crossover frequency of Sonus Lumina II?
Crossover frequency of the Lumina II is set to 1800Hz. 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 is the Impedance and Sensitivity of the Sonus Lumina II? Is it an easy to drive speaker?
Sonus Lumina II's nominal impedance level is 4 ohms
and has a sensitivity of 86 dB
Nominal Impedance of 4 Ohms means that the Sonus Faber Lumina II 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 II with an AVR but use an Integrated Amplifier instead.
With a sensitivity level of only 86 dB, Sonus Faber Lumina II is a difficult to drive speaker from Sensitivity perspective, make sure to choose an amplifier with high output if you like listening your music at high volume levels. You may especially have hard time using Tube amplifiers which are traditionally very low power compared to Class A/B or Class D speakers.
Check our Integrated Amplifiers page to find an amplifier to pair with the Sonus Lumina II.
Lumina II 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 II External Dimensions and Weight
Sonus Lumina II has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 12 x 7.1 x 10.3inch (304.0 x 180.0 x 263.0mm ).
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 II is approximately 473.4cm2 / 73.4inch2.
To have a better perspective on the real life size of Sonus Lumina II, let's compare it with a standard size Compact Disc which has a diameter of 4.7inch (120mm).
Here we place the Sonus Lumina II virtually next to a standard width amplifier and turntable on a BDI Octave Media Cabinet to get a better idea about the size.
The Sonus Lumina II weighs 5.65kg / 12.4lbs (per piece). Here is a comparison of how Lumina II's weight compared with the average, max and min weights in its class.
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Cabinet type and Materials
Sonus Lumina II 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 II 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 II is available in Black, Wenge and Walnut.
Lumina II doesn't sport any built-in mounting bracket so you need an external structure to mount on walls.
Does the Sonus Lumina II come with a Grille?
Lumina II 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 II magnetic type, it is very easy to put it on and off.
What's in the Box of Sonus Lumina II?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of Lumina II:
2 Bookshelf loudspeakers1 Manual 2 Jumpers2 Grilles 2 Fabric dust guards
For more information about how to setup, use and maintain the Sonus Faber Lumina II, use the direct link below to download the official manual document:
Download User Manual for Sonus Lumina II
Here is a link to download the official brochure for the Sonus Faber Lumina II speaker:
Official Brochure for Sonus Lumina II
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the Sonus Faber Lumina II speaker can be found below:
Official Product Page for Sonus Lumina II