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ELAC Electroacustic - ELAC Loudspeakers "A name stands for the strategy" -- ELAC Reviews
ELAC Electroacustic - ELAC Loudspeakers "A name stands for the strategy" -- ELAC Reviews
 
ELAC 4 PI PLUS.2 - 6moons (September 2014)

"The "Khallık Fernını" opener sports very wispy cymbal and brush work across a widely spaced drum set. Some of it is so fine as to nearly fall below the treshold of audibility. The 4pi Plus.2 lowered that threshold and with it lifted a small damper on decay lengths."

"The illusion of paralleled performers playing the same notes was heightened. The breathiness of the solo bass ney was enhanced as well. Close-mic'd piano had clearly more overtone action, more energy spray off the strings. "

"Clearer separation is one aspect of it and as such most apparent on dense material. It's like turning up overhead lights to increase contrast."

"The 4pi's effectiveness comes as no surprise. It is perfectly logical and predictable... why haven't we heard more about this brilliant invention?..."

"It's Elac's 4pi radiation which makes the decisive difference... the 4pi Plus.2 occupies a league of its own. In my book, that makes it an especially super tweeter indeed."

ELAC 4PI PLUS.2 - 6moons review

ELAC 4PI PLUS.2 - 6moons review

 
ELAC FS 509 VX-JET - Watt (April 2012 issue)

"IMPRESSING TECHNIQUE, LARGE SOUND"

We like:

·         Amazingly detailed

·         Great and well build construction

·         Very engaging and lifelike (sound)

We Believe: A huge speaker that can give you everything you desire for sound and sound experience, but not for beginners.

ELAC FS 509 VX-JET - Watt (Norway) review
ELAC FS 509 VX-JET - Watt (Norway) result
 
ELAC FS 509 VX-JET - Hörerlebnis (April 2012 issue)

"The brilliance with which this speaker reproduced the topmost layers is impressive. Seamlessly joins a full-bodied
Midrange and an opulent bass."

"... Even with high and highest levels, the 509 was acting totally stress free in the Bass."

ELAC FS 509 VX-JET - Watt (Norway) review
ELAC FS 509 VX-JET - Horerlebnis (Germany) review
 
ELAC FS 509 VX-JET - Stereoplay (March 2012 issue)

"Large floorstand loudspeaker with classy high gloss finish cabinet. The excellent two-way coax driver has a mechanical adjustment range. Very dedicated, analytical sound in the positive way. Also excels at large throw distances."

Rating: 85 points

Sound: "Absolute Spitzenklasse"

Price / performance: "sehr gut"

ELAC FS 509 VX-JET - Stereoplay (Germany) review
ELAC FS 509 VX-JET - Stereoplay (Germany) verdict
 
ELAC FS 509 VX-JET - AUDIO (February 2012 issue)

"... With the 509 you can buy not only a great dynamic, full and the transparent box, but also one which adapts to different acoustic listening rooms. Only these should not be too small."

Sound Rating: 102 points

Price / performance: "outstanding"

ELAC FS 509 VX-JET - AUDIO (Germany) review
 
ELAC FS 509 VX-JET- Stereo Sound Award & HiVi Award (Japan)
 
ELAC FS 509 VX-JET- Product of the Year 2011 in Hong Kong (March 2012 No.309 issue)
 
ELAC Spirit of Music CE - Stereo (March 2010 issue)
 
ELAC BS 184 - AUDIO review: "Balanced-clear, very dynamic and enormously alive playing loudspeaker."

"This speaker has no weaknesses and has grown all walks of life. It tops its all-round skills with audiophile virtues such as spaciousness, fragrant resolution and precision to the lowest layers. Not cheap but worth every penny."

ELAC Spirit of Music CE - STEREO (Germany) review
 
 
ELAC FS 247 - AUDIO (May 2012 issue)

"Laboratory:
Exemplary alignment and stability characteristics. Moderate Sensitivity - 86 dB at 4 ohms."

"The following:
Charismatic, artistic, vibrant, pleasantly warmed, smooth, and distribution."

"They are just beautifully shaped and flattering - transparent, fine saturated, with good light. The fact that they remain perfectly aligned with the center, I had not to write ... The scene is more focused ... and thus - locations are perfect, that is accurate and saturated, as indeed is closely related to the plasticity of sound."

ELAC FS 247 - AUDIO (Poland) review cover
ELAC FS 247 - AUDIO (Poland) review measurements
 
ELAC FS 247 Black Edition - HiFi Test (March 2012 issue)

"Bass goes down surprisingly deep; Electric bass, double bass and drums convincingly depicted realistically and with enormous energy and great precision in the listening room"

"The resolution of detail is very good, also we like
the spatial imaging performance.
"

"The FS 247 BE plays extremely linear and convince
with their superior coverage. Also, the THD and decay is very first quality.
"

ELAC FS 247 Black Edition - PDF/FS_247be_rev- HiFi Test (Germany) review cover
ELAC FS 247 Black Edition - PDF/FS_247be_rev- HiFi Test (Germany) review measurements
 
ELAC FS 249 Black Edition - 6moons (March 2012 issue)
  • universally neutral tonal balance, this speaker plays no favorites with musical genres.
  • Plays well accented and with good detail both loudly and quietly.
  • Highly resolved finely nuanced treble
  • Bass is extended and substantial.
  • The Elac manages to completely disappear, i.e. the music decorrelates completely from the enclosures.
ELAC FS 249 Black Edition - 6moons review
 
ELAC FS 247 Black Edition - Audio Video (February 2012 issue)

"IN OUR VIEW
FS247 Black Edition - a very successful column of the German manufacturer. They sound very impressive, it is impossible to get bored with them. The deep bass, sparkling, velvety highs and unusual portion of energy -
Merit recommendation.
"

ELAC FS 247 Black Edition - Audio Video (Poland) review cover
ELAC FS 247 Black Edition - Audio Video (Poland) review verdict
 
ELAC FS 249 - Tendances Electroniques & Design (February-March 2012 issue)
ELAC FS 249 - Tendances Electroniques & Design (Canada) review
 
ELAC BS 244 Black Edition - i-fidelity (February 2012 issue)
ELAC BS 244 Black Edition - i-fidelity (Germany) review
 
ELAC FS 257 - LYD & BILDE (February 2012 issue)

"Elac FS257 has the kind of sound that impresses from the first second...

The sound is sparkling clear with a detail that goes beyond mainstream speakers."

Sound Rating: 6 stars - "Especially recommended"

ELAC FS 257 - LYD & BILDE (Norway) review
ELAC FS 257 - LYD & BILDE (Norway) review - verdict
 
ELAC FS 248 BE - AUDIO (January 2012 issue)

"Plus: a great timing, excellent sense of rhythm, dynamics, high resolution and very flexible."

Sound Rating: 94 points

Price / performance: "very good"

ELAC FS 248 BE - AUDIO (Germany) review
 
ELAC FS 609 CE - AV Magazine (December 2011 issue)

"I wrote down almost two pages on my personal notebook only descriptions of how these speakers behave in terms oftransients. As for the body of the instruments, the materialization and dynamic musical event , the FS 609 are simply score of 10 ! It is impossible not to yield to its enormous qualities and revere the brand even more by the sheer consistency in providing the consumers with extremely honest and consistent products, from the most modest over to its top line."

ELAC FS 609 CE - AV Magazine (Brazil) review verdict
ELAC FS 609 CE - AV Magazine (Brazil) review cover
 
ELAC FS 189 - Hi-Fi News (December 2011 issue)

"... Technically ELAC has a lotg going for it. Sensitivity is high, which is never a bad thing provided that the tonal balance and coloration level's don't suffer - which they donn't in the FS 189. It has one of the most neutral tonal balances of the group..."

"Elac's claim of 90dB sensistivity for the FS 189 accords very closely with our measured pink noise figure of 90.1dB. This - marginally the highest sensitivity of our group - is, moreover, achieved without recourse to a punishing load impedance. In fact the minimum impedance modulus of 4.3ohm - right on spec ... indicate that Elac presents the most bening load here, although it still demands an amplifier capable of driving low impedances"

"On-axis frequency response errors of ±2.2dB and ±1.8dB, 200Hz-20kHz are confortably the lowest in the group, as is the excellent pair matching figure of ±0.7dB over the same frequency range. The cumulative spectral decay waterfall is first class too..."

ELAC FS 189 - Hi-Fi News (UK) review cover 2
ELAC FS 189 - Hi-Fi News (UK) review cover 1
ELAC FS 189 - Hi-Fi News (UK) review cover 3
 
ELAC 330 CE - Hi-fi + (UK)

"...the music appears completely detached from the cabinet. It spreads across the room and hangs in space."

"Integration with that tweeter is one of the speaker's real strenghts."

"...they are capable of very interesting tonal resolution and they couple this with a musical top to bottom togheterness that is a constant surprise."

ELAC 330 CE - Hi-fi + (UK) review
ELAC 330 CE - Hi-fi + (UK) review
 
ELAC FS 187 - Mikrobitti (November 2011 issue)

Test winner in MikrobittiHi-Fi Magazine (Finland)

 

ELAC FS 187 - Mokrobitti (Finland) verdict
ELAC FS 187 - Mokrobitti (Finland) review
 
ELAC FS 249 - AV Magazine (October 2011 issue)
ELAC FS 249 - AV Magazine (Brazil) review points
ELAC FS 249 - AV Magazine (Brazil) review verdict
ELAC FS 249 - AV Magazine (Brazil) review cover
 
ELAC FS 187 - AUDIO (October 2011 issue)

"Juicy, plastic, slightly warmed, softened and smooth, clean and subtle"

"The colour of the FS 187 columns seems to be both warm and clean, smooth texture, devoid of naturalistic roughness. Midrange leads... round and soft, persuasive liquidity and "lyricism" - female vocals come out really beautiful, and are not lifted and brightened"

ELAC FS 187 - AUDIO (Poland) review cover 2
ELAC FS 187 - AUDIO (Poland) review cover 1
 
ELAC AM 150 - Stereoplay (September 2011 issue)

"Compact two-way active monitor in technology with an classic assembly and attractive lacquer cabinet. Analog plus digital input in cinch and XLR. Remarkably powerful and neutral sound even at high volumes. Extremely cheap!"

ELAC AM 150 Stereoplay (Germany) review cover 1
ELAC AM 150 Stereoplay (Germany) review cover 2
 
ELAC BS 243 - AV Magazine (July 2011 issue)
ELAC BS 243 - AV Magazine (Brazil) review points
ELAC BS 243 - AV Magazine (Brazil) review cover
ELAC BS 243 - AV Magazine (Brazil) review cover
 
ELAC FS 247 Sapphire Edition - Hi-Fi News (July 2011 issue)

"The FS 247 Sapphire Edition combines the sweetnes and ultra-wide imaging of Elac's proprietary JET tweeter with pace and neutrality across the rest of the spectrum. Impressive from the outset it is about as music-genre agnostic as loudspeakers get and very easy to live with. The somptuous good looks, fine attention to detail, accessories and superb finish make this sleek German speaker excellent value"

"The first thing anyone will notice when hearing ELACs for the very first time is the sound of that JET tweeter. It is breathtakingly sweet and articulate. Suddenly metal domes sound hard and 'ringy' in comparison to the JET's sophistication and detail. It sounds clean, crisp and seamlessly well balanced throughout the top end of the spectrum with wide, wide, projection. Clearly the design of the tweeter's baffle will encourage a considerable horizontal soundstage you can measure in acres with a very generous listening sweet-spot"

ELAC FS 247 Sapphire Edition - Hi-Fi News (July 2011 issue) review cover 2
ELAC FS 247 Sapphire Edition - Hi-Fi News (July 2011 issue) review cover 1
 
ELAC FS 67.2 - WHAT HI-FI? (May 2011 issue)

"Air and transparent sound; rhythm; clear bass, expressive vocals, great focus, scope and organization of space"

"Excellent speakers can lead vocals, even such a demanding, like Anna Netrebko on CD Sempre Libera."

"Beautiful focus and the formation of musical space - another distinctive feature of the loudspeaker, which in the aggregate in the tonal balance allows them to confidently carry out even the symphonies of Tchaikovsky."

ELAC FS 67.2 - WHAT HI-FI (Russia) review
ELAC FS 67.2 - WHAT HI-FI (Russia) review
 
ELAC FS 67.2 - AVmagazin (April 2011 issue)

"The FS 67.2 - an attractive design, impeccable workmanship - including its gloss lacquer surfaces - and useful features.

The FS 67.2 provides, despite its low price, a loudspeaker with consistently high-quality technology, making the corresponding sound: Elac FS 67.2 can satisfy also the demanding music listeners. Interested parties need not consider the balance between the priorities of optics and acoustics, because the FS 67.2 excellently meets both needs."

ELAC FS 67.2 - HiFi Test (Germany) review
ELAC FS 67.2 - HiFi Test(Germany) test results
 
ELAC BS 53.2 - Stereo & Video (March 2011 issue)

"The sound of this inexpensive bookshelf speaker was well balanced and clear in the whole band. The tweeter is just fine sewn to the midbass driver..."

"Very good job of the designers in the configuration of this model. The frequency response and THD measurements show very, very good results. The frequency response has a small unbalance and is close to zero. This means a smooth output at all frequencies, in the operating range..."

ELAC BS 53.2 - Stereo & Video (Russia) review
ELAC BS 53.2 - Stereo & Video (Russia) review
 
ELAC BS 63.2 - HiFi Test (April 2011 issue)

"Sonically and visually convince us the Elac BS 63.2, so that we can recommend to all those who are looking for a nice speaker with compact size for home listening."

ELAC BS 63.2 - HiFi Test (Germany) review
ELAC BS 63.2 - HiFi Test (Germany) review
 
ELAC FS 68.2 - PC Welt (April 2011 issue)

Elac FS 68.2 won a first place in the German PC Welt magazine:

1. ELAC FS 68.2

2. Canton GLE 470.2

3. Quadral Shogun X

ELAC FS 68.2 - PC Welt (Germany) review
 
ELAC FS 247 - Audio Test (February 2011 issue)

"spatial and dynamic resolution, dry, contoured bass, bass and dispersion control, rubber feet and spikes."

ELAC FS 247 - Audio Test (Germany) review
ELAC FS 247 - Audio Test (Germany) test results
 
ELAC FS 58.2 - Stereoplay (February 2011 issue)

Elac FS 58.2 became to be a Testwinner in German magazine Stereoplay 02/2011 in a strong competition between 5 other brands:

1. ELAC FS 58.2

2. Canton GLE 4702

4. Monitor Audio Bronze BX5

ELAC FS 58.2 - Stereoplay (Germany) review
 
ELAC BS 184 - WHAT HI-FI? (January 2011 issue)

"Universal artists, endowed with musical sensitivity. For a fairly modest price, you get advantages of more expensive speakers."

"... Put a live album by Patricia Kaas, and you will see that they are spiritually rich and transmit voice, even in this flawed record - except that sibilants could be a little quieter. On the other hand, it is the sharpness of execution coupled with the ability to penetrate the emotional essence of the songs that makes BS184 truly universal! satellite music lover."

ELAC BS 184 - WHAT HI-FI (Russia) review
ELAC BS 184 - WHAT HI-FI (Russia) review
 
ELAC FS 67.2 - HiFi Test (January 2011 issue)

"I like the revised Elac FS 67.2 not only for the looks: especially in sound the slender tower speaker have much to offer. Whoever hears will not believe that  these excellent speakers can be called for only 700 €. Sound tip - and to listen to the dealer"

ELAC FS 67.2 - HiFi Test (Germany) review
ELAC FS 67.2 - HiFi Test(Germany) test results
 
ELAC BS 243 - HI-FI World - Best Stand Mount Speaker (January 2011 issue)

"ELAC is building with the small tower speaker line FS 67.2 60.2 one for its price range perfectly crafted design speaker, the fine glossy coat front with the contrasts of the silvery chassis reflects sound too. Fine lines and amazing dynamics characterize the crystal-clear, but never on the field tending sound. Respect and Price Tips are the deserved reward."

ELAC FS 67.2 - i-fidelity (Germany) review
ELAC FS 67.2 - i-fidelity (Germany) test result
 
ELAC BS 243 - HI-FI World - Best Stand Mount Speaker (January 2011 issue)

"ELAC's use of their JET ribbon tweeter is the hi-fi equivalent of a turbo charger; it magically wipes away so many of the pitfalls of small speakers by using a superb treble transducer that wouldn't disgrace a speaker at several times the price."

ELAC BS 243 - HI-FI WORLD review - "an excellent new ribbon tweeter-equipped standmounter"
"...Hooked up to a beefy transistor amplifier (if it's valves you're running they've got to be particularly punchy) and a decent front end, the Elacs really take your breath away. They're far more sophisticated than is expected at the price, with none of the squawking, screeching and boofing of many sub- £ 1,000 standmounters."
"The BS 243's inherently transparent nature, allied to realistic three dimensional imaging, rhythmic alacrity and extended, delicate and sparkling treble make them an essential audition for those looking for grown-up transducers that take up a small space."
 
ELAC FS 68.2 - AUDIO (January 2011 issue)
"Plus: Very honest, balanced, high - resolution box with super dynamic and precise articulation. Minus: Too honest for difficult shots :) " ELAC FS 68.2 - AUDIO (Germany) review
ELAC FS 68.2 - AUDIO (Germany) review verdict
 
ELAC BS 243 - HI-FI World (October 2010 issue)

"... frequency response analysis shows they are almost ruler-flat, meaning, they will provide great tonal accuracy and balance, but also low colouration..."

ELAC BS 243 - HI-FI WORLD review - "an excellent new ribbon tweeter-equipped standmounter"
"The ribbon treble unit Elac use is a good example of this, measuring far flatter than dome units, and this gives the BS 243 an unusually even treble characteristic above 4kHz that will almost certainly translate into smooth, clean treble, of exemplary ribbon quality."
"As for the bass? That, if anything, was the surprise package. It was pacey and effective but without strain or boom. "
 
ELAC BS 184 - AUDIO (September 2010 issue)
 
ELAC BS 184 - AUDIO review: "Balanced-clear, very dynamic and enormously alive playing loudspeaker."

"Incredibly, the power and vitality sprayed by Elac BS 184..."

"...on the Elac, one could not escape the impression of a freshly cleaned window pane."
"Balanced-clear, very dynamic and enormously alive playing loudspeaker."
"Well-balanced with a slightly decreasing, but extensive bass... THD continuously at a low level in bass, amazing reserves."
 
 
ELAC FS 249 - Hifimaailma (June 2009 issue)
 
ELAC FS 249 - Hifimaailma (Finland) review

ELAC FS 249 assured the Hifimaailma listening jury, winning a EUR 5000 floorstanding speakers comparison test.

"Sound has a nice purity and unity, above average ... and is a universally appealing package for all forms of music."
"The speaker sound is a natural presence ... without intruding; it was a vibrant and inspiring to listen acquaintance."
ELAC FS 249 - Hifimaailma (Finland) review
 
 
ELAC FS 249 - LYD & BILDE (October 2009 issue)

"The sound is characterized by an unusually high correlation in the upper frequency range, with an almost perfect transition between the tweeter and midrange. Put another way, it is difficult to hear that you listen to the speakers and not the real thing ... "

ELAC FS 249 - Hifimaailma (Finland) review
"All vowels are simply masterful rendered and Elac sounds clearly better singer than the Audiovector. Katie Melua lovely voice clearly drawn up in front of us "
"... a speaker that sounds very well balanced and comfortable, no matter what type of music you challenge them with. It is especially in the top of the frequency range that great impresses FS 249, but bass response is also very deep and precise. ."
LYD & BILDE (Norway) review
 
ELAC FS 247 & ELAC BS 243
ELAC FS 247 & BS 243 - Japanese "STEREO SOUND" BEST BUY Award
ELAC FS 247 & BS 243 - Japanese "STEREO SOUND" BEST BUY Award cover
STEREO SOUND (Japan) "Best Buy" Awards:
 
1. ELAC FS 247
2. Harbeth HL Compact 7 ES3

3. ATC SCM19
1. ELAC BS 243
2. B&W CM1

3. BOSE 77WER
 
 
 
 
Model Publication / Source Date Note

60.2 Series

ELAC BS 63.2 reviews
HiFi Test (Germany)
05.2011 Test winner
       
ELAC FS 67.2 reviews 04.2011 Oberklasse - Very good
01.2011 Very good
       
ELAC FS 68.2 reviews PC Welt (Germany) 04.2011 Test winner
02.2011 Very good
01.2011 Test winner
       

180 Series

ELAC BS 182 reviews
01.2011
Very good
11.2010
Recommended
       
ELAC BS 184 reviews
01.2011
Very good
09.2010
Very good
       
ELAC FS 187 reviews 11.2011 Teste Winner (5 stars)
10.2011 Very good
12.2009 Spitzenklasse (70 p)
09.2009 Ubberagend - 5 Star (64 %)
 
   
ELAC FS 189 reviews Hi-Fi News (UK) 12.2011 Highly commended
11.2009 Spitzenklasse (Sehr Gut)
10.2009 Spitzenklasse (85 p)
       

200 Series

 
ELAC BS 203 A reviews 09.2007 Recommended
08.2007 Recommandé (5 stars)
01.2007 Recommended
10.2006 Recommended
07.2006 Highlight
       
ELAC BS 207 A reviews 04.2010  
02.2006  
       

240 Series / 240 Black Edition Series

ELAC BS 243 reviews AV Magazine (Brazil) 07.2011 Diamante Recomendado
Hi-Fi World Award (UK) 01.2011 Best stand mount speaker
Hi-Fi World (UK) 10.2010 5 Globes
11.2007 Preistipp
na Diapason D'Or
11.2008 Very good
11.2008 Recommended
 
ELAC BS 244 reviews i-fidelity (Germany) 02.2012 Highlight
05.2009 Sehr gut - Spitzen klasse (83p)
05.2009 Very good
Revue Du Son (France) 02.2009 Recommandé (5 stars)
11.2008 Recommended
05.2008 Recommended
03.2008 Editor's Choice
02.2008 Highlight
11.2007 Recommended
 
ELAC FS 247 reviews HiFi Test (Germany) 03.2012 Highlight - Spitzenklasse
Audio Video (Poland) 01.2012 Editorial recommendations!
Hi-Fi News (UK) 07.2011 Highly commended
Audio Test (Germany) 02.2011 Test winner
STEREO SOUND (Japan) - Test winner
03.2009 Highlight
03.2008 Spitzenklasse - Test winner (85p)
03.2008 KATEGORIA A (HI-END)
11.2007 Exzellent (65%)
05.2008 Spitzenklasse (73p)
01.2008 Highlight
04.2008 Sehr gut
11.2007 Recommended
11.2007 5 stars
 
ELAC FS 248 reviews AUDIO (Germany) 01.2012 Sehr Gut (94p)
Vi-Fi (Netherlands) 01.2011  
HiFi Test (Germany) 06.2009 Sehr Gut - Spitzenklasse
       
ELAC FS 249 reviews 6moons (Germany) 04.2012 Rcommended
TED (Canada) 03.2012 Rcommended
AV Magazine (Brazil) 10.2011 Diamante Referencia
05.2010 Outstanding
10..2009 Very good
06.2009 Test winner
04.2009 Loudspeaker of the year 2009
06.2008 Sehr gut
06.2008 Strongly Recommended
04.2008 Excellent (95 %)
01.2008 Sehr gut
12.2007 KAUFTIPP
11.2007 Hi-End-Klasse (94p)
       

300 Series

ELAC 310 IB (CE) reviews 08.2009 Excellent (100%)
07.2009 Best Buy
05.2009 Exzellent (82%)
na Meilleur Achat
10.2006 Preisleistung Sieger
08.2006 Recommended
 
ELAC 330 CE reviews avmentor (Greece) 03.2012 Recommended
12.2011 Very good
04.2009 Outstanding
12.2008 Sehr gut
High Fidelity (Greece) Issue #35 Very good
08.2007 Highlight
05.2006 Very good
02.2002 Recommended
06.2000 Excelent
       

500 Series

ELAC FS 509 VX-JET reviews 04.2012 Very good
04.2012 HIGH-END
03.2012 Product of the year
03.2012 Sehr gut (85p)
02.2012 Outstanding (102p)
01.2012 GRAND PRIX Award
       
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