FS 509 VX-JET
To minimize mechanical vibrations the baskets are made of casted aluminum for a maximum of rigidity.To minimize mechanical vibrations the baskets are made of casted aluminum for a maximum of rigidity.
For those interested in the extra detail of treble and bass performance by using separate wires or amplifiers, the ELAC bi-wiring terminal offers a convenient solution which is easy to access.High-quality terminals with easily accessible inclined and gilded binding posts are also suitable for larger cable cross sections (16 mm²) as well as for high-quality spade ends (e.g. WBT products).
The eye-catching shape of the crystal membrane is far more than just an attractive design: it reinforces the tried-and-proven aluminium sandwich technique, improving its acoustic behaviour.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 speaker is equipped with a metal grille which is held by magnetic force. No pins and catchers are visible.The front covers (metal grilles) of some ELAC loudspeakers protecting the drivers mounted on the front baffle are fixed magnetically. Therefore the front baffle is completely smooth and do no longer provide holes for sticking the front cover.
The High Definition Spikes are made of massive chromated brass for a solid stability.Very solidly designed spikes (with M 10 thread) ensure the secure position and the necessary clearance to the floor.
A short dial on the speaker – a big impact for sound: From wide open stereophonic sound to sweet spot monitor sound, the adjustment of the VX-JET provides a flexible listening experience and room adjustment. Even at varying distances, with different room acoustics, VX-JET loudspeakers can be adjusted progressively to meet your requirements.A short dial on the speaker – a big impact for sound: From wide open stereophonic sound to sweet spot monitor sound, the adjustment of the VX-JET provides a flexible listening experience and room adjustment. Even at varying distances, with different room acoustics, VX-JET loudspeakers can be adjusted progressively to meet your requirements.