Sound ELAC FS 409 combines the qualities necessary for an in-depth analysis and savoring the most complex and diverse music and for easy, effortless listening to popular tunes and rhythms. However, they look great and can decorate the interior.
In our lab was visited by many models AU ELAC – the benefit of the company is very extensive range of products. We have become accustomed to the corporate identity of its speakers – understated, simple and elegant.
Appearance ELAC FS 409, it is lying down in this stereotype, suddenly made a strong impression. The reason, perhaps, varnished walnut veneer finish. It is made very high quality; tree structure is clearly visible through the layers of clear coat, it is as if lit from within; faces and edges are flawless body. Dark brown color blends wonderfully with black speaker cones and a cap, and metal rims around them – with elements of the pedestal. Offers three choices of finish, hopefully they will not disappoint.
This is a fairly large 3.5-way bass-reflex speakers, which leaves the port on the bottom edge, raised on legs above the base plate. This design simplifies the placement of speakers, making them sound less dependent on the proximity of the walls, as well as allowing them to flaunt the body surface smoothness, undisturbed holes, including for fixing grilles – they stick to magnets. However, connectors are fairly high that it will not allow to remove the cables out of sight, but apparently the developers are not compromised with the internal wiring conductors for aesthetic advantages.
The sound is ELAC FS 409 we pleased, even more than the exterior. It is tonally balanced and accurate, while HF is characterized particularly by the mobility and sparkle, the design and volume – ribbon tweeter JET 5 superbly provides these properties. Percussion in the jazz trio J. Loussier (CD Baroque Favorites) simply resplendent, it sounds flitting about the room, perfectly while being consistent with the parties of the piano and double bass.
Fast and rich clarity of the top and give rhythm to help drawing the texture in the bass range, while remaining round and pleasant hearing with any material, even in such a demanding, as countertenor David Daniels in the arias and cantatas by JS Bach (CD JS Bach. Sacred Arias & Cantatas) . This vocal Boldly, filling, with all the wealth of unusual timbres and techniques of singing.
Speakers with ease and complete equanimity and spend huge dynamic range in the record “Appasionaty” on SACD Ludwig van Beethoven. Complete Piano Sonatas. Igor Tchetuev. Rapid sound, subtle variations of the dynamics, the integration of all sub-bands, and most importantly, smooth and melodic provide high emotional perception and do not allow to break away from listening for a second.
The title track of the album with a concert of Patricia Kaas Toute la Musique, where she acts as a rock singer, sounds powerful, energetic, with a deep bass and volume, as well as with a clear attack in hard rhythm. The image of the singer on a huge stage perfectly focused characteristic dry voice is very suitable for this genre and is not accompanied emphasis sibilance even at a very high volume.
Sound ELAC FS 409 combines the qualities necessary for an in-depth analysis and savoring the most complex and diverse music and for easy, effortless listening to popular tunes and rhythms. However, they look great and can decorate the interior. So be sure to look at if you are looking speaker of the price range up to $ 10,000.