Elac Vela FS 408 Floorstanding speakers

Elac Vela FS 408 Floorstanding speakers

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Key info

  • JET 5 tweeter, 180 mm midrange driver, 2 x 180 mm woofer
  • Convex shaped baffle
  • Lacquered and wooden veneered cabinets
  • JET 5 tweeter reproduces frequencies to to 50,000 Hz
  • Bi-wiring and bi-amping ability

All specifications

Physical characteristics
Weight 27.1 kg per pair
Dimensions (HxWxD) 1142 x 276 x 332 mm
Speaker characteristics
Frequency range 28-50000 hZ
Recommended Amplifier Power 40 – 400 W/channel
Sensitivity 88.5 dB at 2.83 V/m
Impedance 4 – 8 Ω
Crossover frequency 450 | 2550 Hz
Drive units
Design type 2 1/2-way, bass reflex
LF 2 x 180 mm Ø, AS-XR Cone
MF 180 mm Ø, AS-XR Cone

The VELA FS 408 woofers are equipped with powerful magnet systems and feature a long-stroke design. This combination allows for breathtaking performance in the low-frequency range while the integrated AS -XR technology ensures the highest accuracy in mid-frequency range reproduction. As always within the VELA line, the JET5 tweeter completes the driver setup with its ease in performing and the capability to present the airband.

The superior output of VELA FS 408 in the low-frequency range is an update to the great performing VELA FS 407. The narrowed dispersion in midrange however differs from the one of VELA FS 409 offering more choices to find the perfect match in terms of room acoustics and personal taste.

The Benefits of Vela Design

• Crystal membrane woofer with an extended frequency range
• Jet 5 tweeter offering a wide dynamic range
• Bi-wiring configuration to enhance midrange
• Die cast bottom plate with an integrated double-flanged super silent down-firing bass reflex port
• Convex baffle shape reducing reflections

Elac Jet Technology

• Elac’s Jet tweeter is one of the most legendary tweeters in our industry; having been honored with many accolades for transparency and sound image.
• Linear frequency response > 50kHz
• Extended lower frequency range ~ 400 Hz
• Ultra-fast transient response – detail resolution
• Cope with ultra-high harmonics – adding some of the air and sense of space
• Designed and manufactured by Elac in Kiel, Germany

Elac AS-XR Technology

• Aluminum Sandwich Membrane with Extended Frequency Range (AS-XR)
• Extended frequency response and increased stability
• Increased stiffness• Smooth roll off
• Excellent large signal behaviour
• The crystal-shaped aluminum cone is joined to the paper cone in a special gluing process to result in the desired sandwich construction.
• Resembling the surface of a large crystal, the aluminum-foil stamping stiffens the aluminum cone, diminishing resonances and minimizing coloration, while improving power handling and dynamics

Design Elements

• Vanishing Point
• Minimal front baffle visual impact
• Eliminating the visual of a front port
• Integrating luxury material and finishes and highlighting their use
• Strength and beauty• Moving away from square lines and maintaining traditio
• Simple lines minimizing visual complexity
• Slight tilt to give the illusion of eye contact creating personal connection between you and the speaker.

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