The center console speaker is usually the first speaker noticed in a home theatre. So it only makes sense you want something that not only sounds good but looks the part. The ELAC Vela CC401 is just that. With 2 woofers and the legendary JET 5 tweeter encased in a sleek angled cabinet, it more than impresses in both audio and visual aspects.
The Vela range was made to replace the very successful Line 400 series which is not an easy task by any means. But by using the acoustic technology from the Line 400 series and putting it into a brand new sophisticated design, the Vela range has done just that. From the new waveguide which minimizes baffle reflections, to the specially shaped baffle itself and the angling of the cabinet, all aspects improve the definition of sound.
Crystal membrane driver
The eye-catching surface of the crystal membrane is more than just an attractive design feature. The drivers employ the crystal membrane, and their design is based on ELAC’s Aluminum-Sandwich Technology. By resembling the surface of a large crystal, the aluminum-foil stamping stiffens the aluminum dome, diminishing resonances and minimizing coloration, while improving power handling and dynamics.
JET 5 tweeter
The ELAC JET tweeter is one of the most legendary tweeters in the industry and has won international praise with its transparent and effortless sound image. Due to many additional design changes, like an improved new neodymium magnet system, even higher efficiency, higher sound pressure levels and frequency response up to 50 kHz was achieved.
The core of the JET tweeter is the folded foil membrane. The fold width is only 0.84 mm and the folding and fixing of the membrane is still executed by hand. Due to continuous improvement, the JET 5 tweeter creates an effortless, airy and resonance-free image up to 50,000 Hz.
For a more flexible speaker placement and to minimize ventilation noise, the bass reflex port is directed to the floor, exiting the bottom of the speaker cabinet in a down-firing configuration.
- Recommended amplifier power: 40 to 250 wpc
- Nominal/peak power handling: 120 / 160 wpc
- Enclosure Type: 2.5 Way Bass Reflex
- Frequency Response: 32Hz to 50kHz
- Nominal Impedance: 4 Ohms
- Sensitivity: 88.5 d
- Tweeter: JET 5
- Woofer: 2 x 150 mm AS -XR cone
Find out more here - ELAC Vela Range Brochure