ELAC Spirit Of Music CE

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  • TT180AS-XR : doua difuzoare de bass high-power de 180mm cu membrane sandwich hartie-aluminiu, dotate cu magnet dublu si cu bobina din Kapton®, suspensie larga din cauciuc (DAS) si inel din ferita aditional pentru eficienta marita si rigiditate imbunatatita a membranei. In combinatie cu cabinetul perfect conceput ofera un comportament optim la semnal mare cu bass puternic, scurt si adanc
  • TT180AS-XR : difuzor low-midrange de 180mm cu membrana sandwich hartie-aluminiu, proiectat special pentru gama de frecvente medii-joase
  • MT115AS-XR : difuzor midrange de 115mm cu membrana sandwich hartie-aluminiu si magnet din neodymium
  • JET III : tweeter cu tehnologie Air-Motion-Transformer (folded foil)
  • 4Pi : tweeter ribbon omnidirectional 360 grade

Spirit Of Music CE: Relaunch of a Cult loudspeaker

The Spirit of Music has become a renowned reference loudspeaker worldwide that “recreates the perfect sound of a sparkling fireworks with spatial sound ambience” and has therefore received a great number of awards. Now ELAC's R&D engineers started to upgrade the cult loudspeaker with their latest technology.

Dimensions H × W × D
H: 1520 mm
W × D top: 172 × 155 mm
W × D bottom (with plinth): 380 × 445 mm
43 kg
5-ways, bass reflex
Bass Ports
2 × 180 mm AS-XR cone
2 × 60 mm (with Bass Control Plug)
Low Midrange
1 × 180 mm AS-XR cone
1 × 115 mm AS-XR cone
1 × JET III and 1 × 4Pi II ribbon
Recom. Amplifier Power
at Nominal Impedance
min 100 W / channel
Crossover Frequencies
200 / 800 / 3,000 / 15,000 Hz
90 dB / 2.83 V / 1 m
Nominal Impedance
suitable for amplifiers (from ... to)
4 Ω
4 ... 8 Ω
Minimum Impedance
2.8 Ω at 300 Hz
Frequency Range acc. to IEC 268-5
24 ··· 53,000 Hz
Nominal / Peak Power Handling
220 / 300 W
black high gloss
cherry veneer high gloss
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4Pi II Omnidirectional Tweeter Unit

360 degree omnidirectional sound: an 0.006mm aluminium ribbon forms the membrane, which due to its low weight shows an extroardinarily high sensitivity. When a current passes this membrane it expands and contracts like a breathing cylinder. Driven by a strong neodymium magnet system, the flexible ribbon yields maximum levels up to 53,000 Hz.

The 4Pi technology creates homogenous radiation of high frequencies and offers homogenous sound propagation. Precise imaging and a 360 degree omni-directional sound radiation pattern results in an enlarged actual listening area.

VX-JET and 4Pi loudspeaker -  16255 Hz sound wave dispersion
VX-JET coaxial system 4PI two way system
16255 Hz sound wave tridimensional dispersion pattern

Treble Unit

The JET tweeter is one of the most legendary tweeters in the hi-fi trade and has won international renown with its unusual transparent and effortless sound image.

The JET tweeter was delveloped to perfection on the basis of the famous 'Air Motion Transformer' by loudpseaker pioneer Dr Oskar Heil. Its principle: a concertinaed foil membrane is driven by a strong magnet system of neodymium rods.

This 'motor' drives the air considerably faster than the conventional pistonic technique. High sensitivity and extraordiary dynamics are the result. Due to continuous improvement, the JET III tweeter creates an effortless and airy resonance-free image up to 53,000 Hz, and with its linear frequency response is ideally suited for the reproduction of Hi-Res Audio music.

Midrange Unit

The MT 115 AS-XR midrange is designed in the ELAC proprietary aluminium sandwich technique. In a special glueing procedure, an crystal stamped aluminium foil is joint to a pulp fibre cone to form a sandwich membrane. The result: reduced partial oscillations, no distortions and an optimised large signal behaviour.

ELAC Spirit of Music CE - 4PI PLUS.2 Omnidirectional ribbon tweeter and JET III Air Motion Transformer tweeter

Low Midrange Unit

Even though it looks similar to the two drivers below, the differences for the 180 mm AS-XR cone low midrange driver are further reaching. The voice coil has a different length and the driver has very diferent electromechanical proprieties. This top 180 mm driver has a shorter voice coil and is in fact a second midrange, more specifically is a dedicated transducer for the "lower-midrange" frequency band and deals with the frequencies in the 200 - 800 Hz interval, in a separate, closed compartment.
ELAC 180mm AS-XR cone low midrange driver

Bass Units

The woofers of the Spirit Of Music CE are designed in the ELAC proprietary aluminium sandwich technique. Due to the specially wide double asymmetrical ('DAS') rubber surround, ELAC's 180mm AS-XR woofers can handle up to ±15mm long stroke. This provides maximum level supply and mellow low bass. For a driver this size, such a large displacement represent a unique engineering achievement.

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