Carina Bookshelf

Elac Carina Bookshelf Speakers - BS 243.4

ELAC Carina Bookshelf Speakers, where precision engineering meets audio excellence. At the heart of these speakers lies the exceptional JET tweeter, a hallmark of ELAC's commitment to delivering uncompromised sound quality. The Carina Bookshelf Speakers redefine the listening experience, offering a perfect blend of innovative design and cutting-edge technology. With a downward-firing bass reflex port for versatile placement and minimal noise, these speakers create an immersive audio environment. Explore the depths of your favorite music and movies with the rich, detailed sound reproduction that only the ELAC Carina Bookshelf Speakers can provide. Elevate your audio journey to new heights with a speaker system that embodies the essence of superior craftsmanship and sonic perfection.

JET Air Motion Transformer Tweeter

Delivering true high-definition sound, ELAC’s JET tweeters enthrall with its lightning-fast response and wide dynamic range, offering minimal distortion, lots of headroom and a wider frequency range. The ELAC JET tweeter is one of the most legendary tweeters in the industry and has won international praise with its transparent and effortless sound image.

Compound Curvature Aluminum Woofer

To complement the prowess of the JET tweeter and ensure a smooth shift from the woofer, an innovative compound curvature cone has been engineered. Its purpose is to effectively manage cone breakup, extending it far beyond the woofer's operating range. Further enhancing the speaker's capabilities, a sizeable voice coil and an oversized vented pole piece magnet have been integrated, delivering exceptional bass dynamics and a robust, powerful performance.

Downward Firing Port

The bass reflex port on the Carina series is designed to exit downward from the bottom of the speaker cabinet, allowing for greater flexibility in speaker placement and reducing ventilation noise.

Acoustically Optimized Cabinets

Each Carina enclosure undergoes meticulous engineering, featuring sturdy MDF outer walls and an elegant satin painted finishes. Strategically positioned internal bracing enhances the cabinet's structural integrity, minimizing vibrations that could otherwise distort the sound and introduce unwanted coloration.  


Design Goals

Our goal was to build on the success of the Elac 240 series We wanted a that maintain our heritage, with a modern contemporary design yet unmistakably Elac. Our key objectives were :
• Develop new driver designs to offer differentiation
• Give some shape and add material to beautify
• Use die cast baskets with diamond cut but remove rectangular metal around driver
• Use JET Technology
• Maintain a family look
• Preserve the traditional look but modernize it



We have taken our 240 series and reimagined it, bringing a modern contemporary design inspired by the Life of Sound! The simple, yet striking Carina Series, offers more than just remarkable sound.

A refined design, yet traditionally Elac


The Benefits

• Aluminum woofer with extended frequency range
• Jet Folded Ribbon Tweeter offering wide dynamic range
• Bi-wiring configuration to enhance midrange
• Die cast bottom plate with integrated double flanged down-firing bass port
• Convex baffle shape reducing reflections

Aluminum Woofer 

Compound Curvature Cone

Utilizing a single piece cone construction with compound curvature, the cone has been optimized for extended response and pure piston operation throughout its operating range, to seamlessly blend with the JET tweeter. A rigid cast chassis supports an oversize magnet with large vented pole piece to maximize drive force, minimize non-linearity and provide increased power handling and dynamic impact.

Air Motion Tweeter


Delivering true high-definition sound, ELACs JET tweeters have been at the forefront of tweeter performance, providing extended high frequency response, wide directivity and high efficiency for lightning-fast response and wide dynamic range.

Downward Firing


The die cast double flanged super silent bass reflex port on Carina faces downwards, exiting the bottom of the speaker cabinet to be redirected outwards, minimizing vent noise and allowing for a more flexible speaker placement.

Floor standing models have rear and down firing ports to deliver incredible low end extension

Type:2-way Vented box
Woofer:1 x Aluminum cone 5-1/4
Tweeter:JET folded ribbon
Crossover frequency:2.7kHz
Frequency range (IEC 268-5):46Hz - 30kHz
Recommended amplifier power:30 to 150 wpc
Peak power handling:100W
Nominal | Minimum impedance:6 Ohm / 4.8 Ohm
Finishes:Satin Black, Satin White
Net Weight (each):14.73 lbs / 6,7 kg
Dimensions (HxWxD):08.52 × 08.06 x 12.54 (319 x 216 × 245 mm)
Carina BS243 Sales Sheet Version: 1.0.0 (English) Download
Carina Owners Manual Version: 1.0.0 (English) Download

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