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This mighty little amp is packed with musical tech we haven't seen in any integrated amp at this price. Its 80W A/B performance however the circuitry is actually 160W meaning it can quickly send more power for transient spikes to either speakers or sub. Its special Class D is only used for its power while the Class A/B is the output. Its our favorite small amp. --TA
"Elac’s Element EA101EQ-G amp/DAC nails the sweet spot of price, performance, and worthwhile features with surprisingly audiophile sound and the added value of auto-EQ and app-enabled subwoofer crossover/blending...After a few hours, I simply sat back and listened, and I loved what I heard." -- Daniel Kumin, Sound and Vision
"..you should be able to enjoy the amp at its best, whether you're in the lounge, shed or anywhere else in the house, and should you move it from one position to another." What HiFi Full Review
80 Watt-per-channel integrated amp with DSP
This integrated amplifier marks ELAC’s return to the amplifier category. The Element Series EA101EQ-G Integrated Amplifier solves two of the biggest problems with two-channel audio: proper blending of a subwoofer with your main speakers and room correction. Our advanced DSP and innovative smartphone application provide all the tools necessary for anyone to achieve a true audiophile system at an affordable price.
The Element EA101EQ-G makes quite a statement and is guaranteed to change the rules of the game for integrated amplifiers, with sound quality and feature-rich control flexibility that make it the go-to solution for a no-compromise sound system. Once you experience what it can do—especially with the new Debut, Uni-Fi, or Line 240.3 loudspeakers—your world of sound just might be altered forever.
At its heart is a brand new BASH Tracking Amplifier delivering 80 Watts per channel into either 4 or 8 ohm speakers. This new amplifier uses a modulated switched mode power supply allied to a conventional class AB amplifier. Switching at more than 400,000 times per second, the supply tracks the incoming audio signal to ensure that the Class AB amplifier gets only the voltage necessary (with a little headroom) to cope with today’s dynamic movie and music content, thus maximizing the efficiency and potential of the amplifier.
ELAC’s free iOS and Android app allows users to fully control and set up their system. The app includes innovative features not found on any other products in this class—anywhere.
The companion IOS and Android app measures the near-field response of main speakers and subwoofer, then pinpoints the subwoofer’s optimal crossover frequency. Auto Blend results in the perfect integration of clean, articulate bass. Room Calibration precisely tailors your system for flattest frequency response across the audio spectrum, optimized for your listening position and environment.
Easily rename each input to match your source. The revised name will appear in the app and on the integrated amplifier’s front panel display.
Using our free iOS or Android app you can teach the Element Amplifier to respond your favorite IR remote control.
With built-in Dolby Digital Decoding, the Element amplifier has been designed to sit at the heart of your entertainment system. Simply connect the audio output from your TV to the Element Amp and experience your favorite movies or TV shows like never before.
Amplifier: BASH Digital Fidelity Tracking Amplifier
Power output Continuous:
2 x 80 Watts 2 channels driven into 4 ohms @ 1kHz
2 x 40 Watts 2 channels driven into 8 ohms @ 1kHz
2 x 70 Watts 2 channels driven into 2 ohms @ 1kHz
Power output burst (CEA 2010*):
120 Watts 1 channel driven into 4 ohms @ 1kHz
65 Watts 1 channel driven into 8 ohms @ 1kHz
170 Watts 1 channel driven into 2 ohms @ 1kHz
Power and THD+N, 1kHz:
4 ohms 70 Watts @ .07%
8 ohms 40 Watts @ .03%
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: (Full Power Digital input): 101dB
Broadband Frequency Response: 20Hz to 40kHz +/- 1.8dB
Analog inputs: 2
Digital inputs: 3 total; 2 optical / 1 coaxial (192kHz 24-bit)
USB input: 192kHz 24-bit asynchronous
Subwoofer Output: 1
Headphone output: 1 (100mW @ 16 ohms)
Bluetooth audio: Yes with aptX
Audio Decoding: Dolby Digital
App Control: Yes, iOS and Android control app (Android App available now, iOS App will be available mid December). A Bluetooth 4.0 low-energy Android or iOS device is required to use this application.
Room Correction: ABC (Auto Blend & Calibrate)
All specifications subject to change.
Power Off 120Vac: .86W
Auto Off 120Vac: 5.45W
Reviews ELAC Element Integrated 80W Amplifier
"A headstart for happiness with the ELAC Element" -- John Darko Full Review