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Rosso Fiorentino Elba Series 2

£4,700.00£5,500.00

BRINGING HIGH END SOUND TO YOUR HOME

The newly improved Elba series 2 floor standing loudspeakers are a great all-round speaker which combines power with grace for an exciting audiophile listening experience.

 

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Description

The engineering challenge behind the new Elba Series 2 was to put in our entry level model the same enthusiasm, design expertise and innovation that we put in our higher-end speakers so as to give the listener the pleasure of a real high-end acoustic experience.

Made in Italy with superior materials and craftsmanship, Elba series 2 sports a twin 6.5” woofer each one featuring coated fibreglass cones for optimal stiffness and damping properties over membrane resonances and a re-designed motor system which minimizes power compression.

These two mid-woofers work in a vented loading volume where the ports are directly placed behind both the upper and the lower woofer units drastically reducing their time delay. Each aluminium damped port has been retuned optimizing turbulence and in accordance with the new motor parameters of the drive units. The result is a system with an increased bass frequency extension and control compared to its predecessor.

On top of the front baffle sits a 26 mm wide surround silk dome tweeter powered by a double magnet that offers an extended high frequency response to about 40kHz together with a great off-axis dispersion.

However, the high quality of the Elba is not limited to its drivers.
Hidden but critically important is the newly designed crossover, which carefully links the drivers together for a coherent emission on both vertical and horizontal axis and gives the Elba a drastically limited impedance variation, making it extremely compatible with a wide range of amplifiers. The use of audio grade capacitors exclusively customized for Rosso by ClarityCap, together with our new proprietary made in Italy inductors and precision thick film resistors, put the high-end quality of this circuitry beyond doubt.

The beautifully finished enclosure, made in Italy by skilled craftsmen, makes use of the multi-layer construction which, in a more sophisticated way, is to be found in all our models.
The use of multi-layered panels made of mechanically different materials, guarantees the right balance of sturdiness and damping properties thus forming the basis for a clean and powerful sound.

This is a simple, clean, elegant design which encompasses all the technology, expertise and performance, typical of a Rosso Fiorentino loudspeaker. A floorstander built to blend with style into your home capable of creating a dynamic and captivating high-end sound.

Specification

Type
2.5 -way rear-ported floorstander
Sensitivity
88 dBspl (2.83V, 1m)
Nominal impedance
6Ω (minimum 4Ω)
Drive units
1 x ø 26mm (1 in) hand treated textile diaphragm with wide surround 2 x ø 165mm (6.5 in) coated fiber glass cone woofer
Frequency response
(±3dB) 40 Hz – 30 kHz (typical in-room bass resp. -6dB @35Hz)
Crossover frequencies
60 Hz – 2.2 kHz
Recommended amplifier power
30W – 150W into 8Ω with unclipped sound signal
Cabinet
Solid HDF fiberboard, internal damping elements, 3 different absorbent materials
Dimensions
Height:1086mm (incl. plinth and spikes) Width: 236mm | 270mm inc plinth Depth: 290mm | 320mm including plinth
Net weight
27 Kg (59.5 lb) each
Cabinet
Finish exclusive RF silky matt black coating black carbon fibre pattern leather (front panel)
Side panels
Black carbon fibre pattern leather natural real walnut veneer other finishes on request

THE WAY WE ARE

Rosso Fiorentino is more than just a loudspeaker manufacturer.
RF is enthusiasm for the magic that happens every time we create a sounding machine, it’s a way of life, it’s love for music and for its ability to stir emotions and bring people together.

From the very beginning I wanted RF to be different from the other brands for its absolute acoustic performance, refined craftsmanship and Italian elegance. With the Rosso Fiorentino systems, I wish to convey our culture to the listeners, a culture that is deeply rooted within all members of our company, and which is based on a common passion for live music, an academic background in electroacoustics, and the instinctive pursuit of elegance.

Our is a Tuscan company and from our history and culture we draw inspiration to always look for new ways to improve ourselves. Our loudspeakers embody the soul of the place where they are made. Their sound reflects the character of our land… straight, essential, always caring for proportion and detail, made to last.
Francesco Rubenni
ELECTROACOUSTIC DESIGNER AND FOUNDER, ROSSO FIORENTINO AUDIO SRL

ITALIAN ELEGANCE

Elegance is a very important aspect of our life, a balance between innate good taste and precise choices, care for the essence and meticulous attention to each detail.
Here at RF we always look for elegance in the design. This means that our style is more than a set of aesthetic traits, it is a collaborative work between designers and engineers searching together for the ‘necessary beauty’ where every line and proportion is conceived to reach the desired acoustic performance as well as to visually reveal the characteristic of the loudspeaker system.

Francesco Rubenni and his collaborators are driven by an unparalleled passion for music and electroacoustics. Every new project is a challenge, a constant research looking for new ways to reach a better performance but at the same time never forgetting their final target…the emotional pleasure of listening to music.

We like to think of our design as the result of a deep technical understanding of how loudspeakers work and the client’s desire for an involving and breathtaking listening experience.

THE WAY WE WORK

The design of RF models is carried out by Francesco and his collaborators. Francesco follows every step of the creative process, from the initial ideas to the first sketches on paper, which then become technical, computerized and eventually ready for simulations and optimisation of the production methods and processes.

At the prototype stage, the design becomes a physical shape and the long process of measurements, listening and fine tuning takes place. During this part of the work Francesco uses all his expertise and passion to model the sound and to improve every single technical parameter of the loudspeaker.

However, as we all know, a dream never comes true unless it is shared with others.

During the listening session all the RF team joins in , but that’s not all, at this stage the involvement of our musician ‘friends’ becomes really important. Involving them in the tuning  of our system, in making recordings, in listening back,  in trying different technical solutions, enables us to make well balanced loudspeakers capable of playing any kind of music and evoking deep emotion in the listener.

THE MEANING OF A BRAND NAME
ROSSO FIORENTINO

Rosso Fiorentino (Giovan Battista di Jacopo, Firenze 1495 – Fontainebleau 1540) was one of the most talented and unconventional Florentine artists of the early 16th century.
He assimilated the innovations of Leonardo, Michelangelo and Raffaello but went on to experiment with a freer technique and more abstract forms.
His paintings forcefully express the strength of the colours, the sophisticated interpretation of the details, the luminosity of the reflections and an underlying artistic rigour.
The gauntlet he threw down to those who had already interpreted all there was to interpret is something that intrigues us and inspires our work daily.

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