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Rosso Fiorentino Volterra Series 2

£10,800.00£11,700.00

The Rosso Fiorentino Volterra Series 2 Floorstanding loudspeakers, offer a full, pristine sound, unconventional electro-acoustic solutions with a distinctive Italian design.

 

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Description

The Volterra Series 2 is a  floor standing loudspeaker design which embodies the heritage of the Rosso Fiorentino brand and its own, now classic and unmistakable style.

Aesthetically, the Volterra series 2 retains most of its original shape and proportions appearing similar to its predecessor. However, it is actually entirely redesigned featuring all the elements of our most recent engineering developments.

A floor standing loudspeaker design which embodies the heritage of the Rosso Fiorentino brand and its own, now classic and unmistakable style.
Aesthetically, the Volterra series 2 retains most of its original shape and proportions appearing similar to its predecessor. However, it is actually entirely redesigned featuring all the elements of our most recent engineering developments.

Volterra sports a modular enclosure design and was amongst the first Rosso speakers to implement the concept of using mechanically different materials in one composite structure where each material absorbs and damps the resonant frequency of another material in the system. The result of this ‘team work’ is a cabinet incredibly still and firm where panel vibration modes are drastically reduced revealing great micro and macro dynamic details in the sound.

This concept has been further developed in the Volterra series 2 by adding extra aluminium panels on the sides, new and advanced internal damping pads and a bracing system that, implementing a firm connection with the midwoofer and lower woofer magnet, significantly reduces the transmission of unwanted vibrations from these drivers to their front baffles. In addition, each module (upper-middle-lower) is further isolated from the others by the use of rubber inserts that join the modules without putting them directly in contact with each other.

HYBRID VENTED / CLOSED BOX SYSTEM

Volterra is a 2.5-way floor standing loudspeaker. The principle drive unit topology at the heart of this system remains a unique approach to loudspeaker design. Its optimised dual hybrid loading volumes comprised of vented 6.5in mid-woofer and 8in closed box woofer, enables the Volterra to deliver an incredibly extended and controlled frequency response, a thoroughly captivating sound-stage, rich in details and dynamics, and, no small thing, the ability to fit perfectly into a large variety of living spaces.

THERE IS LIFE ABOVE 20kHz

At the top of the front baffle sits the “ribbon/soft dome” section, a Rosso trademark, which combines the silk dome tweeter with our new ribbon ultrasonic generator for an amazing detailed and extended high frequency response. The wide dispersion of the new ribbon ultrasonic generator perfectly complements the smooth and detailed 28mm neodymium silk dome tweeter and starts to function at around 30 kHz and goes all the way up to 100kHz. The resulting wide-bandwidth performance greatly enhances the “atmosphere” and naturalness of the reproduced sound, giving it a truly three-dimensional quality. Nowadays, the highly extended frequency response found in the Volterra is even more interesting, with the increasing diffusion of high-resolution digital formats alongside vinyl.

Specification

Type
2.5-way rear-ported/close box floorstanding system
Sensitivity
88 dBspl (2.83V, 1m)
Nominal impedance
6Ω (minimum 4Ω)
Drive units
1 x ribbon diaphragm ultrasonic generator 1 x ø 28mm (1.1 in) silk dome neodymium tweeter 1 x ø 165mm (6.5 in) Nomex diaphragm woofer 1 x ø 200mm (8 in) Nomex diaphragm woofer
Frequency response
38 Hz – 100 kHz (typical in-room bass resp. -6dB @35Hz)
Crossover frequencies
60 Hz – 2.2 kHz
Recommended amplifier power
70w – 200w into 8Ω with unclipped sound signal
Cabinet
multi-layer composite construction comprised of aluminium panels, solid HDF fiberboard and rubber damping elements 3 different internal absorbent materials
Dimensions
Height: 1066mm (42 in) incl. plinth and spikes Width: 279mm (11 in) Depth: 315mm (12.4in) – 375mm (14,8in) incl. plinth
Net weight
40 Kg (88.2 lb) each
Cabinet
black matte coated aluminium front baffle exclusive RF silky matte black coating leather covering on middle lateral panels
Side panels
High gloss black natural Italian walnut Custom leather covering

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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