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A complex design: high-class lacquered and wooden veneered cabinets, which have a trapezoid shape and are angled rearward, combined with aluminum and glass.
The design catches eyes but conduces acoustics, too. The sound of VELA shows it´s family background to successful series 400.
But the advantages 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
A unique tweeter yields superb sound
The VELA FS 409 uses ELAC's renowned JET 5 folded ribbon tweeter, which is hand-assembled in Germany to ensure the best possible quality.
This unique design works like the bellows in an accordion, squeezing air quickly and precisely to produce sound. Highs are incredibly smooth and detailed, while offering a realistic three-dimensional feeling of sound in space.
Exceptional midrange and bass
The FS 409 delivers ultra-smooth sound throughout its wide frequency range, thanks in part to a dedicated 6" midrange and dual 7" woofers.
Each of these aluminum and paper "sandwich" drivers features a die-cast basket and a unique, crystal-shaped cone design for rich, dynamic sound that can fill even large rooms.
Ideal for music and for movies
Use a pair of FS 409s with confidence as part of an audiophile-grade stereo system, or as the front channels of an ELAC VELA Series surround sound system.
Whether you're enjoying your favorite album or the latest superhero movie, you'll appreciate the crystal-clear, vividly realistic sound these speakers produce.
Upscale fit and finish
The FS 409 uses a sturdy, reinforced enclosure to reduce vibration and eliminate unwanted resonance. Its beautiful, grille-less design features a wood veneer exterior and a high-gloss lacquer finish.
You'll want a powerhouse amp to drive them
The FS 409s have a nominal impedance of 4 ohms. I recommend using high-performance amplification to get the best sound of out your pair.
In particular, I recommend matching them with ELAC's Alchemy Series DPA-2 amplifier. This high-end, space-saving amp offers plenty of power for the FS 409s to reach their full potential.
For the ultimate ELAC system, pair this amp with the Alchemy Series DDP-2
Stereo preamplifier/DAC/streamer. I auditioned the VELA BS 403s on this equipment combo, and man, what a treat it was to hear.
- 3-1/2 way, 4-driver design
- handmade JET 5 folded ribbon tweeter for lightning-fast response and wide dynamic range
- dual 7" aluminum/paper sandwich cone bass drivers
- 6" aluminum/paper sandwich cone midrange
- frequency response: 28-50,000 Hz
- sensitivity: 89 dB
- nominal impedance: 4 ohms
- high-performance amplification recommended to get the best sound
- recommended amplifier power: up to 200 watts RMS
- wood veneer exterior with high-gloss lacquer finish
- bass-reflex cabinet with down-firing port at the speaker's sturdy aluminum bass plate
- angled cabinet for improved high-frequency performance and musical imaging
- dual sets of binding post speaker terminals allow bi-amping or bi-wiring
- made in Germany
- no grille is included
- 10-15/16"W x 52-3/8"H x 13-9/16"D
- weight: 70.8 lbs.
- warranty: 3 years
Features & specs
|Tweeter||JET 5 (Ribbon)|
|Tweeter Size (inches)||---|
|Midrange Size (inches)||6|
|Woofer Size (inches)||7|
|Built-in Powered Sub||No|
|Dolby Atmos Drivers||No|
|Parts Warranty||3 Years|
|Labor Warranty||3 Years|
|Frequency Response||28-50k Hz|
|Subwoofer Amp Power||---|
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