Stenheim Reference Ultime Three

Reference Floor Standing Speaker

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The Ultime Series is an opportunity to move the Stenheim sound into that absolute reference sphere, where a music enthusiast is making a substantial investment in the pursuit of excellence on many levels.

The types of systems are usually situated in larger rooms or listening spaces and generally speaking, need to move more air, so more drivers and greater frequency extension and projection is the objective.

We refer to them as ‘Alumines on steroids’, however that is a humorous oversimplification, as the Ultime series have even greater levels of attention to detail paid in almost all aspects of their design.

Key to their performance is their ability to create a three-dimensionality to the sound. To achieve this, they need to communicate both more detail and in the right time domain. They need to be extremely accurate and at the same time convey the physical energy of a performance. Another key is to be able to create a larger soundstage in width, height and depth.

The Reference Ultime Five speaker system (2 towers and 2 or 4 subs) was created along pure and well-studied lines to create not only a superb aesthetic, but unparalleled sound rendition, based on the concept behind the already well-reputed Reference Statement. It will enthral listeners with its exceptional musicality, vibrantly, ‘aliveness’ and natural soundstage. Then there is its flawless rendering of any genre of music, along with impressive sound levels from the deepest bass to the highest notes. The Reference Ultime Five is also distinct in its exceptional ease-of-use, thanks to remote operation of the MTM couple (Medium-Tweeter-Medium) diffusion angle. It also adapts to all amplification systems and rooms, thanks to the 2 monaural 3way active crossovers (medium-bass-sub bass) included in 2 separate CH Precision housings.

This is a speaker system that is built with wisdom and experience to stand the test of time. It has a rare ability to highlight the beauty and sanctity of music over all else. It is beyond audiophile references and terminology. It is beyond technology discussions and all about a higher level of engagement with music and the sensation of live music listening. It pulls you right into the present moment and creates a musical landscape that you simply lose yourself into.

Product Specifications

Type Reference loudspeakers
Construction 2 full range towers with:

  • 2 x 8 transducers in full d’Appolito
  • 8 x 13 inch woofers
  • 4 x 6.5 inch neodymium medium drivers
  • 2 x neodymium tweeters
  • 2 ribbon super tweeters
  • 2 x back ribbon super tweeters

2 or 4 Alumine Sub with:

  • 4 or 8 x 13 inch high excursion subwoofers
  • 2 or 4 x 1500W mono block amps
Options Motorized angle deviation of the MTM section
Frequency Response 15Hz – 100kHz
Power Handling Alumine Sub including mono amplifiers : 2 or 4x 1500W

Bass section : 1,400 W RMS

Medium-tweeter section : 250 W RMS

Total power handling : 100 – 7,500 W RMS

Sensitivity 96 dB SPL/2.83V/1m
Crossover Passive-active 5 ways system, with 2 analogue active mono crossovers
Warranty 5 Years
Dimensions Connection with 2 stereo or 4 mono separate amplifiers (1 stereo or 2 mono for passive version)
Finishes Light shiny Grey, Dark shiny grey, Full Black, Wood veneer or Leather veneer, Special finishes on demand
Warranty 5 Years
Dimensions Tower:
1,720mm (H) x 370mm (W) x 560mm (D)
67.7in (H) x 14.5in (W) x 22in (D)Sub:
600mm (H) (stacked 1,200mm) x 400mm (W) x 700mm (D)
23.6in (H) (stacked 47.2in) x 15.7in (W) x 27,5in (D)
Weight 2 x 240 Kg each and 2/4 x 100kg