Elac's Sub Woofers
ELAC subwoofers are easy to add to your existing speaker system, thanks to built-in power amplification. Audio quality and power efficiency have long been at odds when it comes to amplifier design. Traditional Class AB amplifiers, which account for about 90 percent of all amplifiers made, are capable of producing prodigious power and excellent sound, but do so at the expense of efficiency. In fact, up to 50 percent of these amplifiers’ energy is wasted, dissipated as heat. Heat becomes an added liability when such amplifiers, in the case of powered subwoofers, are enclosed in a speaker cabinet.
Class D switching amplifiers, on the other hand, run cool and occupy relatively little space. Compact, lightweight and efficient, they are a sensible choice for the latest applications, especially when used for powering subwoofers. Until recently, however, the sound quality achieved by typical Class D designs has not been suitable for the best audio applications. New technology has improved these designs to compete with the best of traditional amplifier topologies.
This is combined with ELAC’s advanced control app making room integration a breeze. Auto EQ utilizes the ELAC SUB Control 2.0 app and your smartphone’s microphone. The SUB3010, SUB3030, and SUB3070 subwoofers automatically equalize to your room’s characteristics using a 12-band parametric equalizer. Manual adjustment is available as well.
The Debut subwoofer is engineered with thick MDF outer walls and a textured vinyl finish. The cabinets incorporate specially designed internal bracing to add stiffness and strength to the outer walls. The bracing reduces cabinet vibration, which causes unwanted coloration to the sound.
Custom Hi-Fi offers several Elac subwoofers. Stop by and do an audio comparison shopping.