KJ West One - Connoisseurs of Sound - Est. 1965
KJ West One - Connoisseurs of Sound - Est. 1965

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Elac BS314 Loudspeakers (Pre-owned)

Ex-Demo / Pre-Owned

RRP - £3,875 (With stands) / Our Price - SOLD

This is a pre-owned pair of Elac BS314 in very good condition that were traded in by one of our customers. They one fairly big mark and a few small minor marks but other than that they are in great condition and full working order.  We do not have the original packaging so collection is required. 

These speakers DO NOT come with stands.

The BS314 is a very nice speaker with unique design principles. 

Acoustic design is one way to describe the shape of the aluminum BS 314 cabinet. Although acoustic considerations take precedence over form, the end result is still a visual delight. By dispensing with a conventional front baffle, the BS 314 also possesses the same unique sonic character as the smaller BS 312 – in a nutshell, room-filling and open.

To minimise mechanical vibrations the cabinets are made of casted aluminum for a maximum of rigidity.

A special feature are the ELAC proprietary bass ports. As if from the wind tunnel, the double flare port has been designed so as to minimise ventilation noises and to reduce friction losses.

All woofers and midrange drivers of this series contain the "Crystal Membrane" (patent pending) and their design is based on the well-known "Aluminum-Sandwich AS Technology" which was developed by ELAC a couple of years ago. The crystal-shaped inverse aluminum dome is joined to the paper cone in a special glueing process resulting the desired sandwich construction.

The stamping of the aluminum foil looks like the surface of a large crystal, this is where the term "Crystal Membrane" come from. This stamping stiffens the aluminum dome considerably which diminishes the membrane-internal resonances resulting in less sound coloration and additionally improves the large signal behaviour noticeably.

The voice coil is not only - like usually - joined to the neck of the paper cone (see position "1" in the picture) but also to the bottom of the aluminum dome (position "2"). This design results in the expansion of the transmission range of the respective woofers or midrange drivers by nearly an octave. Therefore the abbreviation "XR" (eXtended Range) has been introduced.

Due to the specially wide double asymmetrical ('DAS') rubber surround, ELAC's TT 180 woofer can handle up to ±15 mm long stroke. This provides maximum level supply and mellow low bass. For a driver this size, such a large displacement represent a unique engineering achievement.

The ELAC JET tweeter is one of the most legendary tweeters in the hi-fi trade and has won international renown with its unusual transparent and effortless sound image.

The LLD driver technology (Long Linear Drive) is based on the movement of a short-wound coil (winding height: 6.5 mm) in a long air gap (height: 16 mm) with a homogeneous magnetic field. This design results in extremely linear (without distortions) movement within an amplitude of ±8 mm. The voice coil exactly mirrors the applied audio signal.

Demonstrations are available in Central London.

Ex-Demo / Pre-Owned range

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