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post #31 of 41 Old 01-08-2017, 04:47 PM
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Are they still Chinese speakers or has Elac produced them in Germany?

Figure at that serious price hike, they are probably in house at Elac in the old country. Things are getting interesting...
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Complete Disclosure: I am an ELAC Dealer, but some might find this video (from FaceBook) interesting.

https://www.facebook.com/weareELAC/v...9844449239020/
Thanks for sharing. Couldn't tell much about sound quality obviously but it's cool to see them being demo-ed and you get a better sense of their size from the video than the pics.

They look big for bookshelf speakers. If I'm understanding the specs correctly the 6.5 inches woofer is inside the cabinet and the one on the outside is a "passive radiator" that is 8 inches. If that is really 8 inches these will be some pretty large bookshelfs.

I wonder if anyone can comment on the concept of putting the woofer on the inside and using a passive radiator? How is that type of design supposed to influence the sound? Not knowing much about speaker design, it seems odd to put the woofer inside the cabinet. I'm sure it makes perfect sense. I'd just love to hear the theory behind it. Apparently this particular design concept is similar to something KEF has done.
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I wonder how these match up to Elac's best bookshelves, the amazing (and more expensive) BS 314.
Anyone?
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These Elac standmount monitors seem to be really good!

I can't wait to listen to the floorstanding speakers for $5000 now!

They might be bringing back an improved version of the Pioneer TAD speakers.

http://www.hifiplus.com/articles/chr...-channel-audio

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That's exactly what I was wondering.
They are Jones designed speakers
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Does anyone know if dealers have started receiving (in US)? I recall shipping being "2Q17" but we have only a month left and dealer I spoke with didn't seem confident he'd receive before July....

After listening to a podcast interview of AJ, I really wanted to listen to these. On very high end of budget but his philosophy makes me think they'd be great bang for the buck.
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Does anyone know if dealers have started receiving (in US)? I recall shipping being "2Q17" but we have only a month left and dealer I spoke with didn't seem confident he'd receive before July....

After listening to a podcast interview of AJ, I really wanted to listen to these. On very high end of budget but his philosophy makes me think they'd be great bang for the buck.
I just talked to Andrew Jones today at the LA Audio show at the Sheraton he said the adante's will be available in AUGUST. also they are made in China ,They sounded Great !
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I was going to be buying the Kef R300, but came across these speakers. I will be holding off buying the Kefs until the reviews come out for these. The AS-61 seem to be between the Kef R300 and Reference 1. The R300 weigh 26 lbs and the Ref 1 weight 40 lbs., the AS weigh 35 lbs.
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Hi all ..

i am planing to buy the ELAC AS-61 for near field use on my desktop ,, some say they sound like KEF LS50 which are perfect for desktop use .. Any body know if they could be used on a desktop ?

Thanks in advance

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edit ,,, sorry i didnt know there is a thread for ELAC ..

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I ordered the As-61 and matching center channel for our new retirement lake Home that will be complete in April or May. I needed something other than my Maggies that my wife would allow on display in our downstairs great room/home theater area. IMO, these are much better than the comparably priced B&W’s I listened to. I would have loved to get the floor standing version but they simply won’t work and I was planning on a sub anyway. The Maggies will get set up in our regular home 2 hours away but I will get the opportunity to listen to both a lot this year with retirement only a few months away.
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