ELAC: The Best Floorstanding Speakers Under $20,000

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If you’re a music lover, you may have a collection of your favorite tracks, whether in vinyl, CD or digital form. Can your speaker system do justice to the incredible sound of your favorite tracks? Can high-fidelity sound reproduction be achieved with stand-mounted or bookshelf speakers, or would it be worth investing in floorstanding models?

While a pair of generic bookshelf speakers might do for ordinary music listeners, true audiophiles know that nothing beats floorstanding speakers from a trusted manufacturer in terms of audio quality and listening experience. Here’s why.

Why Floorstanding Speakers Are a Must for Music Lovers

Both bookshelf speakers and floorstanding models are great options, whether you’re building your own HiFi system from scratch or upgrading to higher-end models. However, floorstanding speakers generally deliver a better audio experience than bookshelf speakers. 

Because floorstanding models are larger, they have the capacity for more drivers than bookshelf units. This means more balanced and powerful sound in the different parts of the audible spectrum (treble, midrange and bass). In a typical floorstanding speaker, the drivers are built into the top part of the cabinet enclosure–or on the level of your ears if you’re sitting down.

Floorstanding models deliver deeper bass response and more powerful, room-filling sound. They produce audio that’s clear and neutral, with no distortions even at high volume. They should also heighten the quality of the sound of music.

While there are many bookshelf models that provide great audio output, such as ELAC’s products, their performance is not at par with floorstanding speakers because of technical limitations. Simply put, there isn’t enough space inside their cabinets for many drivers. 

They also have to be wall-mounted or placed on shelves or stands to keep them at ear level. However, their size and placement versatility make them an ideal option for home theater systems in small rooms.

If size isn’t an issue and audio quality is what matters most to you, then floorstanding speakers are the way to go. 

Hi-Fi on a Budget: The Best Floorstanding Speakers Under $2000

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to spend a fortune to get a superior set of floorstanding speakers that both look and sound amazing. The following are some floorstanding speakers that deliver luxury performance and aesthetics at down-to-earth prices. 

ELAC Debut 2.0 F5.2 Floorstanding Speaker

When ELAC’s Debut series was first released, it was an absolute game-changer, thanks for its impressive sound at an affordable price point. The ELAC Debut 2.0 is even better. It has been completely redesigned and improved to deliver higher resolution and cleaner sound regardless of the source, whether it’s a CD, a turntable, a DVD player or a TV. 

The speakers feature a newly designed silk dome tweeter that allows a response of up to 35,000 Hz. Meanwhile, woven aramid fiber woofers ensure you feel every thrum of a bass guitar or pounding of a drum, down to 42 Hz. 

The F5.2 has larger vinyl-wrapped MDF cabinets than the previous version, giving it a sturdier feel. Meanwhile, the internal bracing delivers enhanced strength in structure.

The F5.2 speakers haven’t gone unnoticed by the HiFi/audio electronics industry. They were awarded 4.5 stars and a “recommended” badge by Hifi Choice magazine. 

ELAC Debut 2.0 F6.2 Floorstanding Speaker – DF62

One of the best floorstanding speakers under $20,000 on the market, the F6.2 comes with all the bells and whistles of the F5.2, but it comes with a little extra in the tweeter and woofer departments. 

With its wide-roll surround, the soft-dome tweeter is a new innovation from ELAC. Sound reproduction at high frequencies is excellent, as the Debut 2.0 F6.2 can process up to 35,000 Hz. In fact,  the F6.2 has a wider frequency range as well, capable of response between 39 Hz and 35,000 Hz. 

Just add an app-enabled ELAC system, and you’ve got yourself an audio system that delivers high-end sound without breaking the bank. Dolby Atmos drivers are optional but recommended if you want a fully three-dimensional audio experience. 

The speaker is also a visual treat. The thick MDF cabinet’s black ash vinyl melds well with most home interiors. Apart from being attractive, it’s also functional, as the thickness and internal bracing of the enclosure reduce vibrations that cause audio colorations. 

ELAC Uni-Fi 2.0 Floorstanding Speaker – UF52

Compact in size but massive in performance, the Uni-Fi 2.0 features the same technology as the other speakers in the Uni-Fi series. It offers impressive sound projection for larger spaces. It will please even the most discerning of music lovers, with the bass sounding textured and deep without affecting the vocals. 

The ELAC Uni-Fi 2.0 model innovates with its three-speaker setup, with separate tweeter, midrange and bass drivers. On the aesthetic side, it’s a great addition to any room in the home, thanks to the elegant black finish on its sturdy MDF enclosure. 

ELAC Carina Floorstanding Speaker – FS247.4

The star of this speaker is the 1” JET folded ribbon tweeter, which is utilized in many of ELAC’s loudspeakers and has won praise internationally. It delivers true HD audio, incredibly fast response, expansive dynamic range and minimal distortion. Meanwhile, the 5.25” aluminum woofer, thanks to its compound curvature, offers excellent bass dynamics.

The ELAC Carina FS247.4 has a frequency range from 34Hz to 30,000 Hz, delivering exceptional-quality sound at any frequency. You also won’t be distracted by ventilation noise, as the speaker features downward firing points. 

Shop for Floorstanding Speakers at ELAC

While some audiophiles might not blink an eye at spending an arm and a leg on speakers, it’s not really necessary. Some of the best floorstanding speakers under $20,000 deliver comparable or even better performance and reliability than luxury models.

ELAC  is a trusted and internationally recognized leader in the loudspeaker and audio equipment industry. We are dedicated to making excellent sound quality more accessible to all music lovers, regardless of their budget. 

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