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Sunfire Cinema Ribbon CRM-2 Bookshelf Speakers

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Sunfire Cinema Ribbon CRM-2 Bookshelf Surround Speakers

Introduction

When I first heard about the Sunfire Cinema Ribbons, I was very intrigued with the product, as I own the 6' tall Carver Amazing Platinum IVs that are the acoustic benchmark the diminutive 8" tall Sunfire Cinema Ribbons are supposed to mimic.

I have kept the Amazing Platinum IVs these last 19 years because I have not found a pair of stereo speakers under $10K that will out perform them in the areas of resolution, sound staging, bandwidth, and the ability to play at elevated levels with an extremely low level of distortion.

Specifications

  • CRM-2 Front Satellites
  • Design: 2-Way High Pressure
  • Drivers: HF- 60" Wave-Guide-Loaded Neodymium Ribbon , LF- Dual 4.5" High Back EMF Woofers
  • MFR: 95 Hz - 40 kHz
  • Sensitivity: (2.83v/1m) 90db
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms
  • Crossover Frequency: 1.5 kH
  • Power Range: 25 - 400 Watts
  • Maximum Output: 115 dB
  • Magnetic Shielding: Yes
  • Connections: 5-Way Gold Plated Binding Posts
  • Dimensions: 8.25" in x 5.5" W x 6" D
  • Weight: 8.9 Pounds/Each
  • Finish: Ebonized Rosewood
  • MSRP: $850/Each USA
  • CRM-2C Center Channel Speaker
  • Design: : 2-Way High Pressure
  • Drivers: HF- 60" Wave-Guide-Loaded Neodymium Ribbon , LF- Dual 4.5" High Back EMF Woofer
  • MFR: 95 Hz - 40 kHz
  • Sensitivity: (2.83v/1m) 90 dB
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms
  • Crossover Frequency: 1.5 kHz
  • Power Range: 25 - 400 Watts
  • Maximum Output: 115 dB
  • Magnetic Shielding: Yes
  • Connections: 5-Way Gold Plated Binding Posts
  • Dimensions: 6" H x 17" W x 3.75" D
  • Weight: 10.5 Pounds
  • Finish: Ebonized Rosewood
  • MSRP: $850/Each USA
  • CRM-2BIP Bi-Pole Rear or Side Satellites
  • Design: 2-Way High Pressure
  • Drivers: HF- Two 60" Wave-Guide-Loaded Neodymium Ribbons , LF- One 4.5" High Back EMF Woofer
  • MFR: 95 Hz – 40 kHz
  • Sensitivity: (2.83v/1m) 90db
  • Nominal Impedance: 6 Ohms
  • Crossover Frequency: 1.5 kHz
  • Power Range: 25 - 400 Watts
  • Maximum Output: 115 dB
  • Connections: 5-Way Gold Binding Posts
  • Dimensions: 8.25" H x 12.18" W x 3.6" D
  • Weight: 8 Pounds/Each
  • Finish: Gloss Black Lacquer
  • MSRP: $875/Each USA
  • SRS-210R SubRosa Subwoofer
  • Design: Sealed Enclosure
  • Drivers: Dual 10" High Back EMF
  • Amplifier: 2,700 Watts RMS
  • MFR: 18 Hz - 115 Hz
  • StillBass Anti-Shake Device to Reduce Vibration
  • Inputs: 5-Way Binding Posts
  • Dimensions: 44.5" H x 14.25" W x 3.75" D (Mounted Vertically)
  • Weight: 59 Pounds
  • Finish: Ebonized Rosewood
  • MSRP: $4,200 USA
  • SRA-2700EQ SubRosa Subwoofer Amplifier
  • Output: 2,700 Watts RMS
  • Equalization: Auto Room Correction with Included Mic
  • Balanced XLR, RCA and Speaker Level Inputs
  • Dimensions: 1.75" H x 17" W x 14.25" D
  • MSRP: Included with SubRosa
  • Sunfire

The original Carver Amazing Platinum IVs were large floorstanding dipole speakers (photo below) with a 60" vertical ribbon, and four 12" woofers in each panel. The ribbon and woofers of the Amazing Platinum IVs radiate energy equally to the front and back.

I will first compare the Sunfire Cinema Ribbons model CRM-2 as a stereo pair with the Sunfire SubRosa Subwoofer versus the full range Carver Amazing Platinum IVs. Then I will evaluate the Sunfire Cinema Ribbons and Sunfire SubRosa Subwoofer in a full 7.1 channel system.

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