AS-61’s consummate attributes begin with ELAC’sinterport-coupled cavity cabinet” an inherently superior, elaborate configuration almost never found in speakers in this price range. Jointly responsible for AS-61’s prodigious low-end ability, each cabinet really contains multiple enclosures in one. AS-61’sconcentric midrange and tweeter get their own space in the cabinet, completely isolated from the woofer pair, which resides in a divided chamber vented by dual ports. Equally significant, AS-61’s entire enclosure bypasses external porting ” eliminating any noise caused by potential overdriving. This intricate setup also yieldssignificantly greater output ability, tighter, more extended low-frequency information, and lower distortionthan speakers that employ conventional external ports. You’ll immediately hear the difference.
The drivers and tweeter inside AS-61 are the realization of audiophile dreams. Every Adante model uses identical concentric midrange/tweeter and low-frequency drivers, all completely created anew by Jones and his team specifically for this series. The three-way AS-61 employsone one-inch soft-dome concentric tweeter, one 5.25-inch aluminum-cone midrange, one internally mounted 6.5-inch aluminum-cone woofer, and one eight-inch aluminum-cone passive woofer. The active driver remains invisible to the naked eye and works in concert with its larger, front-firing passive partner. By extension, the piston movement of the latter supplies taut, tuneful, powerful bass while the active driver benefits from exceptional linearity created by the interport-coupled cavity cabinet. AS-61’s active/passive combination is equaled in both technical and sonic magnificence by the concentric midrange and tweeter pairing. Providing remarkable point-source precision, power handling, articulation, and speed, AS-61’s concentric mid/tweeter personifies aural naturalism and clarity.
Indeed, on AS-61, everything gels. ELAC even goes as far to make certain the beautiful face of each cabinet ” an elegant, bonded-aluminum front baffle chosen for maximum rigidity ” boasts contours that incorporate advanced waveguides that ensure optimal dispersion from the drivers. Striking, furniture-grade finishes and the presence of four metal binding posts on every AS-61 further up the ante of a loudspeaker that will be talked about for decades to come.
Speaker type: 3-way, interport-coupled cavity
Tweeter: 1 x 1-inch soft dome, concentrically mounted
Midrange: 1 x 5.25-inch aluminum cone
Woofer: 1 x 6.5-inch aluminum cone, internally mounted
Passive radiator: 1 x 8-inch aluminum cone
Crossover frequency: 200Hz/2,000 Hz
Frequency range: 41 to 35,000 Hz
Sensitivity: 85dB at 2.83 v/1m
Recommended amplifier power: 50 to 160 wpc
Peak power handling: 160 wpc
Nominal Impedance: 4 Ohms
Binding posts: Dual pair 5-way metal
Magnetic shielding: No
Cabinet finishes: Gloss black, gloss white, satin walnut veneer
Accessories included: Binding post straps, manual, gloves
Dimensions (HWD): 19.06″ x 9.6″ x 15.81″
Weight: 35.3 lbs.