Elac Vela BS 403 Bookshelf Speakers Oiled Walnut — Ex-demo

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Elac Vela BS 403 Bookshelf Speakers Oiled Walnut — Ex-demo

Key info

This is an ex-demo model. The speakers are in mint condition but the retail box has a few imperfections. Contact us for more info.

  • JET 5 tweeter and 1 x 150 mm woofer
  • High-class lacquered and wooden veneered cabinets
  • JET 5 folded ribbon tweeter reaches 50,000 Hz
  • Downward-firing bass port
  • Made in Germany

All specifications

Physical characteristics
Weight 7.1 kg per pair
Dimensions (HxWxD) 362 x 191 x 240 mm
Speaker characteristics
Active / Passive Passive
Frequency range 41 – 50000 Hz
Recommended Amplifier Power 40 – 200 W/channel
Sensitivity 86 dB at 2,83 V/m
Impedance 4 Ω | 3,2 Ω at 260 Hz
Crossover frequency 2400 Hz
Drive units
LF 1 x 150 mm Ø, AS-XR Cone
Included accessories
What's in the box Speaker Grilles


The advantages of the new Elac Vela are distinct. The angling of the cabinet in combination with the new wave-guide of the JET tweeter improves the definition of stereo and multi-channel audio in modern furnishing. But

there are more than the obvious changes. For example the optimized drivers are able to reproduce high-energy transients more precisely.

The convex shaped baffle and the big radius’s of the cabinet promote the acoustics because influences of cabinet to frequency response are reduced.

The bottom plate is made of aluminum and is featured with a down-firing bass reflex port which gives advantages in positioning the speaker.

Thanks to it’s flexible connections the Vela series offers the ability of using bi-wiring and bi-amping.

“The ELAC Vela BS 403 splits the atom, generating serious power from a tiny package. And rarely does so much dynamism come with such refinement. It’s like a BBC LS3/5a on steroids with an extra high and low octave hidden up each sleeve. If you’ve ever thought about installing subwoofers and super-tweeters, this diminutive speaker seems to cover those bases. It is a slightly tougher load than average, demands quality amplification with plenty of grip and relishes room to breathe, so don’t cramp it. Rarely does such a highly advanced tweeter and mid/bass driver come together in such a small enclosure that is as acoustically smart as it is beautifully constructed. If you’re after a contemporary-looking speaker that balances form and function with few compromises at an attractive price, you’ve found it.” – HiFi Choice Magazine.

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