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ELAC BS 244 - Stereo & Video (Russia) review

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ELAC BS 244 - Stereo & Video (Russia) review

05.2008

 

ELAC BS 244 (50000 rub.)

ELAC BS 244 is characterized by special freshness, brightening the surface of the sonic material - impression they appear as a result of the lung and very uniform increase in the sound energy with an increase in the frequency. Undoubtedly, is high the contribution to the sonic result of firm JET tweeter.

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► Merits: very airy, musical sound, the very beautiful upper register

► Deficiencies: relatively shallow bass

Construction

In the past year by German company ELAC was presented rule 240, which is approached [topovym] to rules 600 and 300. Strictly, from the young rule 200 it differs only in terms of more stylish design and new “crystalline” diffusers. Furthermore, it is worthwhile to note the very pleasant polished finishing of housing with the slightly rounded edges, the converting column into the certain pleasant by feel the touch monolith. Two-band model BS 244 is largest [polochnikom] in a series. However, large it to name complicatedly - column is sufficiently compact according to the size. As tweeter is used strip emitter JET III, well recommended itself in the earlier models. Let us note that very strip radiation principle and high-precision performance make possible for this [tviteru] to reach supersonic frequencies in 50 kHz, in this case preserving the airiness of sounding. Diffuser 180- mm [SCh] dynamics is assembled on the sandwich- diagram checked, with exception of the fact that aluminum foil is fastened not only to the paper cone, but also directly to the voice coil. The application of a new diffuser makes it possible to improve damping and to enlarge operating range.

ELAC BS 244 - Stereo & Video (Russia) review verdict

Sound

The ELAC BS 244 sound is characterized by special freshness, brightening the surface of the sonic material - impression they appear as a result of the lung and very uniform increase in the sound energy with an increase in the frequency. Undoubtedly, is high the contribution to the sonic result of firm JET tweeter. It is known that the overtone chains stretch upward to three octaves, and the majority of upper overtones (harmonics) is fallen to the upper strip. It is sensitive because of the ability and correctly (in phase sense) to transmit maximally quiet is and at the same time extraordinarily important upper harmonics Hf- emitter fills sounding by air, beautiful acoustic haze, suspension.

BS 244 ideally accurately and very sharply articulates material in the entire range, especially in the upper register. It is desirable to still and still listen to many records, for example, of jazz ensemble with the high percussion in order to take pleasure by the staggering beautiful top ELAC.

Dynamic range is maximally wide. The lower register of German model corresponds to norm for the shelf acoustics, and the quality of bass - to big enough price of product. To sonic means it is sometimes missing support because of the small scarcity of the depth of lower register together with “[vosparyayushchim]” top. Model noticeably reproduces any music, that does not bet on lower register.

The results of measurements

It seems that the company ELAC know how to outdo their competitors. AFC speakers with incredible precision draws a straight horizontal line, leaving the other members of the test behind on parameters such as unevenness and imbalance. Very good response is measured at an angle of 30 °. Nice gentle slope observed in the low-frequency region, that's only the beginning is shifted to the middle frequencies (150 Hz). 

This is achieved by the lower cutoff frequency equal to 57 Hz. CED column is low, it is quite stable and rightfully occupies a leading position in the test. The dependence of the volume level of THD is insignificant. Particularly notable low-distortion plot 100 Hz - 20 kHz. The perfect combination of exceptionally flat frequency response and very low THD at this frequency section is a wonderful premise for a smooth sound monitor system. Impedance also leaves a good impression with one amendment - it drops to 3.66 ohms in a small area in the vicinity of 100-300 Hz.

ELAC BS 244 - Stereo & Video (Russia) review measurements

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Prepared according to the journal “Stereo & Video”, March 2008. ( www.stereo.ru )

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