ANDREW JONES加入ELAC,DEBUT系列誕生

這下有趣了,TAD知名的工程師Andrew Jones加入Elac,並發表了全新的Debut系列,首先上市的包括了B5、B6書架喇叭、F5落地喇叭、C5中置、A4 DOLBY ATMOS環景聲道、S10、S10EQ、S12EQ等超低音。所有的喇叭箱體與元件都是全新設計,並非使用架上現有的產品。

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THE TECHNOLOGY THAT MAKES DEBUT BY ANDREW JONES GROUNDBREAKING

CUSTOM-DESIGNED WOOFER WITH ARAMID-FIBER CONE
Aramid fiber is employed in the woofers of all ELAC Debut passive speaker systems. Aramid fiber offers a superior strength-to-weight ratio and improved damping characteristics over conventional paper or plastic drivers. This added strength means arriving at designs that achieve a broader bandwidth with smoother response.

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SILK-DOME TWEETER WITH DEEP-SPHEROID CUSTOM WAVEGUIDE
The waveguide surrounding the new ELAC high-frequency driver features a custom, deep spheroid profile to improve directivity control and shield the dome tweeter from cabinet diffraction modes inherent in traditional box enclosures.

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INTRICATE CROSSOVERS
A custom multi-element crossover with high-grade components in each speaker ensures smooth transition between the drivers.

ROBUST CABINETS
Every ELAC enclosure is engineered for the long run with thick MDF outer walls and a luxurious textured vinyl finish. The cabinets of the F5 floorstander, the C5 center channel, the S10EQ and S12EQ subwoofers incorporate specially designed internal bracing to add stiffness and strength to the cabinet’s outer walls. This bracing greatly reduces cabinet vibration, which causes unwanted coloration to the sound. ELAC believes that the only parts of a speaker that should be moving are the speaker drivers themselves.

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SUPERIOR BUILD QUALITY
Count the parts and look at them closely. These don’t look like the components that go in such competitively-priced speakers, but rather, speakers that cost much more.

DEBUT SUBWOOFERS: BASS THAT TAKES YOU DOWN
Audiophiles know that recreating the very lowest frequencies is key to accurate music reproduction. Yet most affordable systems are compromised in the critical bottom octaves.

ADVANCED BLUETOOTH® CONTROL
Doing away with traditional analog controls, both the S10EQ and S12EQ subwoofers incorporate our advanced digital control system. Simply download (Apple devices / Android devices) the ELAC SubEQ app for your smartphone* and you will have complete control. No more fumbling around the back of the subwoofer again.

AUTO EQ
Utilizing the ELAC SubEQ app and your smartphone’s microphone, both the S10EQ and S12EQ subwoofers will automatically equalize to your room’s characteristics using a 12-band parametric equalizer. Full manual EQ is available as well.

CUSTOM BASS DRIVERS
Custom long-throw drivers provide bass that is fundamental to accurately reproducing today’s demanding music and movie soundtracks. Both S10 and S10EQ subwoofers employ a 10-inch driver, while the S12EQ employs a 12-inch unit. Both the S10EQ and S12EQ also employ a single 10-inch and 12-inch passive radiator, respectively, which improve the transient response and increase the efficiency of the system.

THE CHALLENGE FOR SUBWOOFER AMPLIFIERS
Audio quality and power efficiency have long been at odds when it comes to amplifier design. Traditional Class AB amplifiers, which account for about 90 percent of all amplifiers made, are capable of producing prodigious power and excellent sound, but do so at the expense of efficiency. In fact, up to 50 percent of these amplifiers’ energy is wasted, dissipated as heat. Heat becomes an added liability when such amplifiers, in the case of powered subwoofers, are enclosed in a speaker cabinet. Class D switching amplifiers, on the other hand, run cool and occupy relatively little space. Compact, lightweight and efficient, they are a sensible choice for the latest applications, especially when used for powering subwoofers. Until recently, however, the sound quality achieved by typical Class D designs has not been suitable for the best audio applications, but new technology has improved these designs to compete with the best of traditional amplifier topologies.

ENTER BASH® AMPLIFICATION
BASH (Bridged Amplifier Switching Hybrid) amplifiers, introduced in the mid 1990s as a “best of both worlds” solution for subwoofer amplification, combine the sound quality of Class AB with the efficiency of a Class D amplifier. While a Class AB amp uses fixed supply voltage regardless of input signal, BASH uses a Class D amplifier with power supply modulation to track the input signal, supplying only the necessary voltage to the Class AB amp as needed. The latest BASH technology has gone through three core evolutions and is further refined in these latest ELAC Debut subwoofers.

AUTO POWER ON/OFF
Debut subwoofers will detect when audio is being sent to the unit and power on. Also, to conserve energy, the subwoofer will power off after a long period of inactivity.

About Leo Yeh

身為發燒友已經將近30年,每天沉浸在High End音響的世界中,樂此不疲。