NEW Elac Vela BookShelf. Black Lacquer. Brilliant Performance.
At True Audiophile
Highly Recommended is an understatement with the new Vela line. These rival speakers costing 3-6 times their price. Probably because the designer used to deign speakers at those prices. A complete no brainer for the price when you want a small reference speaker. Note: we have the full line, if you don't see what you want just email us. -- TA
Grill cloths are optional and an additional minor cost. We recommend running them without, but if you need them for safety or aesthetic reasons, we have them.
These speakers have generated loads of 'Best Speaker' reviews. Mostly from actual users so honesty works here. Five-star ratings from customers is common with these. Spend a little more and be happy for a long time.... TA
The ELAC Vela BS 403 (Vela) splits the atom, generating serious power from a tiny package. And rarely does so much dynamism come with such refinement. It’s like a BBC LS3/5a on steroids with an extra high and low octave hidden up each sleeve. If you’ve ever thought about installing subwoofers and super-tweeters, this diminutive speaker seems to cover those bases. It is a slightly tougher load than average, demands quality amplification with plenty of grip and relishes room to breathe, so don’t cramp it. Rarely does such a highly advanced tweeter and mid/bass driver come together in such a small enclosure that is as acoustically smart as it is beautifully constructed. If you’re after a contemporary-looking speaker that balances form and function with few compromises at an attractive price, you’ve found it.
ELAC VELA SPEAKERS - SOMETHING TRULY SPECIAL : Rarely does such a highly advanced tweeter and mid/bass driver come together in such a small enclosure that is as acoustically smart as it is beautifully constructed. If you’re after an aesthetically stunning speaker that balances form and function with few compromises at an attractive price, you’ve found it. The ELAC Vela BS 403 are among the best bookshelves you will ever hear.
If you are looking for a speaker that fits into a modern lifestyle and encourages you to unwind at the end of the day, this should be on your ‘must hear’ list.
The VELA Bookshelf Speakers
A complex design: high-class lacquered and wooden veneered cabinets, which have a trapezoid shape and are angled rearward.
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. For example the optimized drivers are able to reproduce high-energy transients more precisely.
Type: 2-Way, bass reflex
Woofer: 1 x 150 mm Ø, AS XR cone
Tweeter: JET 5
Magnetic shielding: No
Crossover frequency: 2400 Hz
Frequency range (IEC 268-5): 41 – 50000 Hz
Sensitivity: 86 dB at 2,83 V/m
Suitable for amplifiers from… to: 4 – 8 Ω
Recommended amplifier power: 40 – 200 W/channel
Nominal | Peak power handling: 70 W | 100 W
Nominal | Minimum impedance: 4 Ω | 3,2 Ω at 260 Hz
Finishes: Black High Gloss, White High Gloss, Walnut High Gloss
Optional accessory: Speaker grilles
Height x Width x Depth: 362 x 191 x240 mm
Weight: 16 lb