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Solano Center Channel

ELAC Carina CC281 Center Channel Speaker

Immerse yourself in the heart of cinematic sound with the ELAC Solano Center Channel Speaker, an epitome of precision engineering and audio excellence. Crafted with meticulous German precision, this center speaker is designed to complement your home theater experience. At its core lies the distinguished JET 5 tweeter, delivering unparalleled clarity and fidelity. With a perfect marriage of cutting-edge technology and German craftsmanship, the ELAC Solano Center Channel Speaker ensures that every dialogue and nuanced sound resonates with lifelike realism. Elevate your home entertainment to new heights as this speaker becomes the focal point of immersive sound, capturing the essence of ELAC's commitment to superior audio quality.

JET 5 Tweeter

Engineered and designed in Keil, Germany, the JET 5 Air Motion Transformer tweeter offers a wide frequency response (Up to 50kHz), low distortion, and remarkable clarity in reproducing the high-frequency spectrum, contributing to a more immersive and detailed audio experience for listeners.

Acoustically Optimized Cabinets

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

Downward Firing Port

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

Aluminum Sandwich Woofer

This specialized construction brings forth a myriad of benefits, starting with its rigidity and lightweight nature. By leveraging the inherent qualities of aluminum, these woofers effectively minimize unwanted resonances and distortions, ensuring a remarkably clear and accurate sound reproduction.

The inimitable JET tweeter


ELAC’s JET 5 tweeter is used throughout our loudspeaker range. This high-frequency driver enthralls with its lightning-fast response and wide dynamic range, offering minimal distortion, lots of headroom and a distinctly wider frequency range than conventional dome tweeters. 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.

JET Technology


• Air Motion Transformer principle
• Linear Frequency response > 50 kHz
• Extended lower frequency range
• Efficiency 92 dB / W / m
• Improved signal accuracy

AS Technology

Crystal Membrane

The The eye-catching surface of the crystal membrane is more than just an attractive design feature.
• Increased stiffness through crystal shape of aluminum cone
• Extended frequency range (XR), smooth roll-off
• Excellent large signal behaviour
• Minimized VAS, (lot of bass out of small cabinets)

Made for your home

Compact, attractive, and exceptional

A simple rectangular shape made with solid MDF and paired with a slightly curved, large front baffle leads to a compact but impressive look that fits into any decor. These qualities always inspire loudspeaker development at our German manufacturing site in Kiel. The Solano BS 283 bookshelf reimagines these attributes while remaining faithful to the design principle, forms, and materials for a harmonious result.

Designed as a perfect match


Cast aluminum baskets deliver an attractive look and feel. This rigid but light material ensures mechanical stability and sets the basis for highly accurate sound reproduction. Milled, sanded, lacquered, or anodized – The SOLANO series combines design and craftsmanship for a striking result.

Height × Width × Depth190 × 500 × 248 m
Weight12.0 kg
Type2 ½-Way, bass reflex
Woofer2 × 150 mm Ø , AS
Crossover Frequency450 | 2400 Hz
Frequency Range34 - 50000 Hz
Sensitivity87.5 dB at 2.83 V/m
Suitable for amplifiers from ... to ...4 Ω | 8 Ω
Recommended amplifier power40 - 250 W/channel
Nominal | Peak power handling120 W | 160 W
Nominal | Minimum impedance4 Ω | 3.6 Ω
FinishesBlack and White High Gloss
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