Stenheim Alumine Three SE
3-Way Floor Standing Speaker
According to the talented team at Stenheim, the design objective behind the creation of the Alumine Three was to use distil the key qualities of the critically acclaimed Alumine Five and focus them into a compact speaker with a smaller footprint and more accessible cost. The resulting speaker has been so successful in fulfilling that brief, that it has developed a reputation globally as being exceptional value for money. It has rapidly become a favourite among audiophile and music loving communities around the world.
Made in Switzerland, the new Alumine Three speaker is the product of many years of research and unparalleled knowledge of audiophile technology. Some manufacturers focus on the senses, others on technology. Stenheim’s approach combines the two because they understand the impact of physical constraints on subjective listening quality. Every design decision was informed by a passion to connect the listener’s emotional engagement to the music and the musician. It plunges you into the heart of music as if you’re listening to it live. Listen to the notes vibrate, detect every nuance of the voice, touch or bow movement and feel all of the musician’s intention.
The Alumine Three is small in stature but it sounds much bigger than it looks. Despite its compact dimensions, it embodies all of Stenheim’s fundamental design principles:
- A larger than expected bass-mid driver with a sophisticated, treated paper cone.
- A fabric dome tweeter, carefully horn loaded for increased efficiency.
- A high order, phase-coherent crossover to preserve the fragile but all-important temporal and spatial information in the stereo signal.
- A thin-wall aluminium cabinet built with hidden fixings and golden ratio dimensions.
- Low-volume damping materials to kill cabinet resonance and internal standing waves without killing musical dynamics.
Physically, it has a timeless, refined design with clean lines and light, neutral shades. In terms of blending into home décor and not drawing undue attention to itself in a room, this speaker is perfect. It has a strong, understated appearance where it exudes quality and craftmanship. The fact that it has no visible rivets, screws or join lines adds to that presence and feeling of timelessness. Stenheim are not interested in fleeting trends. They are interested in creating heirloom quality audiophile speakers that are built to last and above all, to rediscover your listening pleasure.
The Alumine Three is a remarkable achievement however if you were looking for the ultimate expression of this speaker, Stenheim have created the SE version. This model simply uses very expensive crossover components and very high quality internal wiring. The standard speaker is so good that some people feel that the SE versions have a degree of ‘the law of diminishing returns’ however we disagree. The difference is next level and the SE versions are rare, ultimate expressions of the design. The Alumine Three SE surely must be one of the very best sonic experiences available from a speaker of such compact proportions – true high-end sound in a sophisticated non-obtrusive package. Prodigious value and performance!
Stenheim Alumine Three
Stenheim Alumine 3’s with Esoteric F-03a
Road Trip Switzerland – Stenheim
|Type||3-way floor standing speaker with 4 high efficiency transducers|
|Construction||Massive aluminium cabinet with 3 independent chambers. The midrange and tweeter chambers are closed & the other has a laminar flow front port|
|Frequency Response||32Hz – 35kHz|
|Power Handling||150W RMS, 300W (peak)|
|Min. Recommended Amplifier||10W|
|Sensitivity||93 dB SPL/2.83V/1m (measured in a semi-reverberant room)|
|SPL max||109 dB|
|Nominal impedance||8 Ohms|
|Drivers||2 x 8-inch woofers
1 x 5 1/4-inch neodymium medium drivers
1 x neodymium tweeter
|Crossover||Passive 3-way crossover using audiophile grade components|
|Finishes||Light shiny Grey, Dark shiny grey, Full Black, Wood veneer or Leather veneer, Special finishes on demand|
|SE Version||Special Edition version has ultimate quality components (crossover, internal wiring and connectors)|
|Dimensions||1,050mm (H) x 250mm (W) x 330mm (D)
14.3 inches (H) x 9.8 inches (W) x 13 inches (D)
|Weight||70 Kg each|