Elac CC501 VX-JET (Walnut Highgloss)
Reference speakers for special audio moments: The 500 Series sets standards acoustically as well as visually. Speakers for true audiophiles.
If compromises are no alternative - then the CC 501 VX-JET is the center speaker to choose. With the CC 501 VX-JET surround sound grows to an experience which seems to overcome the barrier between fiction and reality.
High definition audio: ELAC’s JET tweeter fascinates listeners with its dynamic and authentic audio, offering lots of headroom with a distinctly wider frequency range than conventional dome tweeters.
The ELAC 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 developed to perfection on the basis of the famous 'Air Motion Transformer' by loudspeaker 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 many additional design changes (e.g. new neodymium magnet system) a higher efficiency and a smoother sound pressure level frequency response up to 50 kHz was achieved.
The core of the JET tweeter is the folded foil membrane. With a fold width of only 0.84 mm, a major requirement in the JET production is precision. To guarantee the repetition accuracy and unchanging quality even with high output, this production step has been automised. The folding and fixing of the membrane, however, are executed by hand, since for production steps requiring special dexterity human manual skills are irreplaceable.
Only the glueing and handling are now executed by two SCARA robots.
The absolutely reliable precision of the robot in glueing and handling thus ideally supplements the irreplaceable work by hand.
Due to continuous improvement, the JET III tweeter now creates an effortless and airy resonance-free image up to 50,000 Hz, and with its linear frequency response is ideally suited for the reproduction of DVD-A and SACD.
|woofer||2x 180 mm AS -XR cone|
|midrange||1x 50/105 mm AS-XR ringradiator|
|minimum impedance||3.5 Ω at 105 Hz|
|nominal impedance||4 Ω|
|nominal/peak power handling||220 / 300 W|
|recommended amplifier power||60 - 500 W / channel|
|suitable for amplifiers||4 ... 8 Ω|
|sensitivity||89 dB / 2.83 V / m|
|frequency range (IEC 268-5)||29 - 50,000 Hz|
|crossover frequency||550 / 2700 Hz|
|height x width x depth||293 x 940 x 413 mm|