Sovran

Limitless Performance

The first three-way loudspeaker system able to control energy diffusion at low frequencies, using Chario Loudspeakers proprietary Doublet Radiation principle. Doublet Radiation underpins the theoretical foundations for a different approach towards sound challenges in small environments. Natural wood changes shape depending on ambient temperature and relative humidity. In other words, it adapts to climate conditions, generating tensions inside its fibers, which modify the macroscopic layout. This fact is well-known to master cabinet-makers, who employ adaptive techniques when assembling parts of any prized solid wood cabinet.Firstly, the right board has to be chosen and cut with precision to avoid creating isolated and incompatible sections. Secondly, the drying process and storage conditions are defined for the rough wood. Lastly, the sections are assembled in a precise order, to allow the moisture-absorbing capacity of each element to develop over time, eventually settling to achieve optimal sturdiness.The rest is time-honoured Italian craftsmanship at its finest.

HIDDEN PARTS

Vibration transmitted from the subwoofer to the structure has two negative effects, the cabinet acts as an additional uncontrolled radiator; and the other speakers oscillate around their point of rest, modulating emission and reducing sound detail. We separate the subwoofer. The cabinet comprises two vertical units, connected by four proprietary form and geometry puffers, effectively uncoupling the two cabinet masses.

Five Degrees Vertical Tilting

The Acoustic Doublet proprietary system developed for the Academy Sovran allows even small-scale systems to accurately convey sound and space. These emissions are determined by the size of the speakers and length of sound wave emitted. Most bookshelf loudspeakers will inadequately produce spatial imaging, since a physical distance of at least 1m is necessary between speakers. This is why the Sovran adopts the Reversed Woofer/Tweeter Alignment, which keeps the woofer as far as possible from the subwoofer and at the same time provides the ideal angle for modeling the energy response around the second crossover region.

Technical Focus

Serendipity Sovran Sonnet
CONFIGURATION 5-way Reversed Vertical Alignement Free-Standing 3-way Reversed Vertical Alignement Free-Standing 2-way Reversed Array
DRIVERS 1 Tweeter 32 mm SILVERSOFT™
dome NeFeB motor

1 Midrange 130 mm ROHACELL®
Poly-Ring NeFeB motor

1 Woofer 130 mm ROHACELL®
Full-Apex™ Poly-Ring NeFeB motor

1 Woofer 170 mm ROHACELL®
Full-Apex™ Poly-Ring NeFeB motor

2 Subwoofer 320 mm Natural Fibres –
2 Waves Surround HF motor
1 Tweeter 32 mm SILVERSOFT™
dome NeFeB motor

1 Woofer 170 mm ROHACELL®
Full-Apex™ Poly-Ring NeFeB motor

2 Subwoofer 200 mm Natural Fibres
Poly-Ring NeFeB motor
1 Tweeter 32 mm SILVERSOFT™
dome NeFeB motor

1 Woofer 170 mm ROHACELL®
Full-Apex™ Poly-Ring NeFeB motor
SENSITIVITY 93 dB SPL normalized to 1 m/2.83 Vrms/
de-correlated L/R pink noise in
ITU-R BS 1116-1 compliant listening room
90 dB SPL normalized to 1 m/2.83 Vrms/
de-correlated L/R pink noise in
ITU-R BS 1116-1 compliant listening room
90 dB SPL normalized to 1 m/2.83 Vrms/
de-correlated L/R pink noise in
ITU-R BS 1116-1 compliant listening room
LOW FREQUENCY CUT OFF 23 Hz @ -3 dB referred to C4 WETS 35 Hz @ -3 dB referred to C4 WETS 55 Hz @ -3 dB referred to C4 WETS
OVERLAPPING POINTS 240 / 500 / 1250 / 1850 Hz 100 Hz Doublet Xover //1180 Hz / LKR4 Derived (Δf=45°) MIDHIGH 1180 Hz // LKR4 Derived (Δf=45°)
RATED IMPEDANCE Modulus 4 Ω (min 3.0) Argument ±36° Modulus 4 Ω (min 3.0) Argument ±36° Modulus 4 Ω (min 3.0) Argument ±36°
LOW FREQUENCY LOAD NRS 2 π Vented Isobaric Compound Vented NRS Exponentional Hourglass Back-Firing Vented
VENT GEOMETRY Bi-Dimensional Hyper-Exponential Hourglass Type Bi-Dimensional Hyper-Exponential Hourglass Type Half-Exponential Hourglass Type
FINISHING Solid walnut and hdf Solid walnut and hdf Solid walnut and hdf
SPEAKER ORIENTATION Speakers should be titled inward facing the listener Speakers should be titled inward facing the listener Speakers should be titled inward facing the listener
LISTENING DISTANCE Optimum speaker-listener distance > 3.5m Optimum speaker-listener distance > 3.0m Optimum speaker-listener distance > 3.0m
LISTENING LAYOUT A carpeted floor in front of the speakers is recommended A carpeted floor in front of the speakers is recommended A carpeted floor in front of the speakers is recommended
SIDE AND BACK WALLS Should be at least 1m away from the speaker front baffle Should be at least 1m away from the speaker front baffle Should be at least 1m away from the speaker front baffle
SIZE 1610 x 400 x 580 mm (H x W x D) 1220 x 240 x 440 mm (H x W x D) 445 x 235 x 340 mm (H x W x D)
WEIGHT 100Kg ( single piece ) 47Kg ( single piece ) 14 Kg ( single piece )
SUGGESTED AMPLIFIERS IN NORMAL AMPING 400 W / 4 Ω Average Power
Run the cable from the power amplifier to the lower terminals of
the subwoofer binding post, then connect upper terminals to the
mid-high unit binding post by means of the short cable with
banana plug provided with the speakers
180 W / 4 Ω Average Power
Run the cable from the power amplifier to the lower terminals of the subwoofer
binding post, then connect upper terminals to the mid-high unit binding post by
means of the short cable provided with the speakers
Rated for 120 W / 4 Ω Average Power
SUGGESTED AMPLIFIERS IN BI-AMPING 200 W / 4 Ω Average Power
Run the cable from the power amplifier to the lower terminals
of the subwoofer binding post leaving upper ones idle. Repeat to
connect the power amplifier to the mid-high unit binding post
(two terminals only)
120 W / 4 Ω Average Power
Run the cable from the power amplifier to the lower terminals
of the subwoofer binding post leaving upper ones idle.
Repeat to connect the power amplifier to the mid-high unit
binding post (two terminals only )