Lucera

Just Right

 

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Lucera

 

 

Like the Razz, the Volti Audio Lucera is a three-way, hybrid horn/bass-reflex loudspeaker, with high sensitivity, wide bandwidth, superb build quality and captivating sound.

However, the Lucera is a true step up in performance, boasting higher sensitivity, a powerful 15″ woofer, and higher quality mid/tweeter drivers.

Designed, built, and priced to fit between the Razz and the Rival in our lineup, you may find the Lucera to be Just Right!  

Light Beige Premium Cloth

Placement Flexibility

The Lucera is room-friendly and can be positioned against a wall, in a corner, or pulled out into the room.  It is front-ported which allows the greatest flexibility in placement since the port does not rely on, nor is affected by, walls behind or beside the speaker.

The sensitivity and ease of drive make the Razz capable of filling a very large room whereas the superb integration ensures it will also work in an intimate, near-field setting.

Details and Specifications

  • 15” high-power and high-sensitivity woofer – bass reflex configuration, ported
  • Large midrange horn with a 2” throat and a shallow wide-dispersion design
  • High quality 2” outlet midrange compression driver with a composite diaphragm
  • High quality neodymium horn tweeter
  • Custom made crossovers featuring high quality components, all hand-wired
  • Bi-wire at the input terminals

Sensitivity: 99db

Recommended amplifier power: 8wpc (min.), 80wpc continuous (max.)

Bandwidth: 32Hz – 18kHz

Nominal Impedance: 8ohm (connect to 8ohm taps)

Dimensions: 40” tall, 18” wide and 14” deep

Weight: 110 lbs. each

Rosewood Veneer

Sound Signature

With a frequency response of 32Hz – 20Khz and a sensitivity of 99db (2.83v/1M), Lucera delivers glorious, full range, tactile sound from as little as a handful of amplifier watts

The Lucera shares the same “Volti” sound signature as all of our speakers:

  • Effortless power delivery
  • Wide dynamic range
  • Finely resolved articulate mid-range
  • Immersive, room-filling sound
  • Pinpoint imaging and wide soundstage
  • Sings-with-one-voice driver integration
  • Full-range bandwidth
  • Tight, deep bass
  • Accurate tone and timbre
Beauty, Built To Last

Volti Audio is known for building beautiful speakers.  We also put an emphasis on durability and longevity.

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Finish:

The Lucera comes with real wood veneer applied in a vacuum bag for a glass-smooth surface.  We use a “permanent” two-part glue to bond the veneer to the cabinet.  By contrast, many manufacturers use PVA glue or contact cement, which are not ‘permanent’ glues.

Volti Audio is known for beautiful finish work.  The lacquer finish used on the wood veneer of Lucera cabinets is catalyzed and designed to resist damage from UV light.  We use a medium-rubbed lacquer finish to allow the character and texture of the wood grain to show through, so you always know you’re looking at a real piece of wood.

The durable textured paint finish used on some panels of the Lucera is a commercial grade coating designed to handle wear and tear better than typical paint finishes.  This coating is easy to clean and is not damaged as easily as smooth, glossy coatings.

Your Lucera speakers will be veneered on the top, sides, and front edges, with paint applied to the backs, inset fronts, and bottoms.

 

Cabinet:

You will never find MDF or ‘flakeboard’ used in the construction of a Volti Audio speaker cabinet.  We think of our speakers as 100-year products, and we use the finest wood, adhesives, and fasteners in the construction of the Lucera cabinets.  The Lucera cabinet is built from 1” thick Baltic Birch plywood, fully braced, and properly damped.    We welcome comparisons to any other speaker – especially in the same price range as the Lucera.

 

Components:

Driver and crossover components are Pro-Audio grade, meaning they are very durable and capable of being used a lot harder than they ever will be in your home.  This means that the drivers are never near their max, and will last a very long time because of that.  The Lucera woofer for instance, is capable of continuous 600 watt input – ten times what it will ever handle in the Lucera – and unlike woofers with rubber surrounds, it has a resin impregnated cloth surround that will last for decades.

 

Cloth:

The cloth used on the standard grills for the Lucera is a high quality, acoustically transparent black stretch cloth.  There is an available upgrade to Premium woven cloths, which add a beautiful texture to the front of the speaker, and resists fading and tearing much better than the standard stretch cloth.   All of our cloth is stretched tightly and secured in place with plenty of staples.

 

The Lucera speakers truly do offer both Beauty and Durability

Craftsmanship . . .

. . . is the quality that comes from creating with passion, care, and attention to detail.  It is a quality that is evident in every aspect of the Lucera speaker.

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The materials used in the Lucera are meticulously selected for their physical beauty, durability, and sonic characteristics.

The look, feel and sound of the Lucera is the combination of great craftsmanship, great materials and attention to details.

Consider the workmanship and high-quality materials for the grill frames.  They align and snap onto the cabinets with magnets and are made from a solid piece of ½” thick Baltic Birch plywood, cut by CNC, sanded, primed, painted, and then covered with a durable cloth.

Go ahead, find another speaker on the market at any price point that is made with 1″ Baltic Birch plywood.  Most cabinets are made with inferior materials, such as MDF or ‘flakeboard’

Take a look at the crossovers in other speakers, even ones costing many times more than the Lucera.  You probably will not see the quality level of components used in the Lucera, nor will you see one of the very nice features of the Lucera, crossovers that are separated into two plates inside the cabinet to minimize interference between the low and high filter components.

Many other quality details can be found on Lucera speakers, like the use of polyurethane adhesives, custom cut Lexan input plates with high quality five-way binding posts (bi-wire-able), drivers mounted with machine screws and inserts (rather than wood screws into flakeboard), the use of high-quality damping material.

Components

The Lucera features a 1” compression driver that utilizes a Polyimide diaphragm and a very powerful Ferrite magnet structure mounted to a “Bi-exponential” aluminum horn lens that extends frequency response smoothly out to 18Khz without the annoying and harsh sounding peaks that other high-sensitivity horn tweeters exhibit.  The Lucera tweeter is dynamic and smooth beyond what you find in other horn speaker designs.

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The Lucera features a 2” outlet midrange compression driver with a dome shaped composite diaphragm, an annular phase plug, and a neodymium magnet – feeding into the 2” throat of a large midrange horn with a shallow profile.  The midrange is carefully voiced and integrated through the crossover and with extra damping applied to the horn lens.  The midrange of the Lucera is where the music lives!

The Lucera features a cutting-edge woofer, with low distortion, high sensitivity, a neodymium magnet, cast-aluminum frame, and a host of other features that all work together to help produce tight, low bass that is detailed and musical beyond what you might expect from its compact cabinet size.  

The Lucera features hand-built crossovers with very high quality Metalized Polypropylene Capacitors, 14ga air-coil, hand-wound copper inductors, and metal-oxide resistors, all mounted on separate high and low frequency wooden boards that are carefully located within the cabinet to reduce vibration and interference with driver magnets.  These Volti Audio crossovers are the key to the great integration and overall voicing you hear from the Lucera.

The Lucera is able to reproduce nine-full-octaves of rich, smooth, ultra-low distortion sound because of these great drivers and components.

Value

Like all Volti Audio loudspeakers, the Lucera has an exceptionally high parts and labor cost relative to the selling price.

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Our chosen business model is to sell direct to our customers, without dealers or distributors.  This essentially cuts the price of our speakers in half compared to loudspeakers sold through dealers.

The quality of materials, the craftsmanship, the meticulous finish work, and our direct-to-customer sales approach make Volti Audio loudspeakers the best value for money loudspeakers available.

Photos

Photographs of Lucera speakers from all angles showing our different wood veneer finishes and grill cloth options HERE

Press and Testimonials

Read what Customers and the Press have to say about Lucera speakers

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Pricing

The Lucera is offered for sale fully veneered, finished, with black stretch-cloth grills and packed in very heavy-duty boxes ready for shipping for $11,750/pr.

The boxes are strapped to a pallet and shipped via Truck Freight.  Shipping cost is not included in the prices below.  Please contact us for shipping cost.

We have many beautiful wood veneers to choose from, please contact us for currently availability.  Below you will find pictures of some of the veneer species available.

 

Walnut
Mahogany
Cherry

Natural Ash

Bosse Cedar
Rosewood
Red Gum
Blackened Ash

The standard black stretch cloth grills are very nice, but I do offer Premium grill cloth options as well.  There is a $500 upcharge for any Premium grill cloth.  

Here are some examples of the Premium cloth:

Premium Black Weave
Premium Gray Texture
Premium Tan Mix Weave
Premium Light Beige
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Standard grill cloth for the Lucera is a black stretch cloth made by Mellotone Fabrics.  Unlike many other black grill cloths which can look a bit washed out or even a bit purple in color, the Mellotone cloth is very dark black in color, and we like using it for this reason.

The Premium black woven cloth has a great vintage look to it.  One of the nice things about this cloth is that it does not show dust or cat hair like the black stretch cloth does.  It is also the most durable cloth we use,and will likely last for decades on your speakers.

I’m often asked about acoustic transparency of the various cloths that we offer.  The black stretch has the best sound transmission, with almost no noticeable change in the sound of the speaker with the grill on or off.  The Premium black woven cloth is a close second to the black stretch, and is a cloth that you can leave on the speakers even during critical listening sessions.

The light beige, tan mix weave, and gray all make a slight but noticeable difference in the high frequency transmission.  Fine to leave on for most listening, but when it really counts – you know those late night sessions when the AC power is clean and you’re in the zone with the music – you’ll want to remove them.  Easy to do, just pull the bottom out and they drop right off the magnets.

Direct-To-Customer Sales

 

What does that mean exactly?  It means you are buying Volti Audio speakers directly from the manufacturer with no distribution costs and no dealer markups.  The price you are paying for your pair of Volti Audio speakers is about half what the cost would be if sold through a dealer, and that is a major reason why Volti audio speakers are an exceptionally good value.

You would expect to pay more than $20,000 for a pair of Lucera speakers, given the exceptional sound and build quality.  Lucera can easily compete against speakers that cost far more than that.  But because they are sold direct to you, the price is just $11,750 for the pair.

Are you ready to experience Lucera for yourself?

To purchase a pair of Lucera speakers, please send an email to me, Greg Roberts of Volti Audio, voltiaudio@gmail.com

I’ll reply back as soon as I can to answer any questions you have about the Lucera speakers.

If you already know exactly what you want, send that info to me along with your full name and shipping address, and I’ll send you an invoice that has itemized pricing, shipping cost, production timeline, and payment options.

A $1,500 deposit will put your order in the queue here at the shop with the balance due when the order is ready to ship.

I look forward to building a great pair of Lucera speakers for you.