Active Monitor AM 180:
Compact and yet so versatile
The rigidity of the aluminium aluminum combined with the damping of a cellulose layer - thanks to aluminium aluminum sandwich technology, the audio reproduction achieved by ELAC bass drivers is very precise.In a special glueing procedure, an aluminium foil of 0.2 mm is joint to a pulp fibre cone to form a sandwich membrane.
The result: reduced partial oscillations, no distortions and an optimized large signal behaviour.
In combination with the aluminum-coloured tweeters, the aluminum sandwich woofers also make innovative technology a visual experience.
Adjust the frequency to your personal audio tastes - our active speakers offer various filters for individual preference settings.To adapt the Active Monitor AM 150 to different room situations and to personal listening preferences, several filter functions are provided.
The lower frequency range may be damped by a lowshelf filter, which is selectable in 3 modes (0 dB, -2 dB, and -4 dB). This filter can be used to optimise the bass frequency range to different placements of the speaker such as on a desktop, bookshelf or free standing.
The highshelf filter is also selectable in 3 modes and may be used to emphasise or to damp the treble level (0 dB, -2 dB, and +2 dB).
Another filter, which is also selectable in 3 modes, may be used to adapt the frequency range of the AM 150 to a subwoofer. This is a lowcut filter with 3 selectable crossover frequencies (flat, 80 Hz, and 100 Hz), which allows an optimised overlay without disturbing low frequency sound waves in the room.
The speaker is equipped with a cloth frame which is held by magnetic force. No pins and catchers are visible.The front covers (wooden frame with cloth) 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.
High definition audio: ELAC’s JET tweeter fascinates listeners with its dynamic and authentic audio, offering lots of headroom with a distinctly wider frequency range than conventional dome tweeters.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 JET tweeter was developed to perfection on the basis of the famous 'Air Motion Transformer' by loudspeaker pioneer Dr Oskar Heil. Its principle: a concertinaed foil membrane is driven by a strong magnet system of neodymium rods.
This 'motor' drives the air considerably faster than the conventional pistonic technique. High sensitivity and extraordiary dynamics are the result.
Due to many additional design changes (e.g. new neodymium magnet system) a higher efficiency and a smoother sound pressure level frequency response up to 50 kHz was achieved.
The core of the JET tweeter is the folded foil membrane. With a fold width of only 0.84 mm, a major requirement in the JET production is precision. To guarantee the repetition accuracy and unchanging quality even with high output, this production step has been automised. The folding and fixing of the membrane, however, are executed by hand, since for production steps requiring special dexterity human manual skills are irreplaceable.
Only the glueing and handling are now executed by two SCARA robots.
The absolutely reliable precision of the robot in glueing and handling thus ideally supplements the irreplaceable work by hand.
Due to continuous improvement, the JET III tweeter now creates an effortless and airy resonance-free image up to 50,000 Hz, and with its linear frequency response is ideally suited for the reproduction of DVD-A and SACD.
Watch television without having distorted color - thanks to magnetic shielding these ELAC speakers can be installed right next to CRT screens or devices with hard drives sensitive to magnets.Thanks to the magnetic shielding, these speakers can also be set up in proximity to cathode ray tube TVs or devices with integrated hard disks or attached to them without creating interference.