ELAC LINE 240.3 Series Floorstanding Speaker - White High Gloss - FS249.3-GW (Each) - Special Order

Model: FS249.3-GW
  • Description
  • Features
  • Specifications

  • Not in Stock. Custom Order

    A proven formula: the concept behind the FS 249.3 is technically sophisticated yet eminently straightforward in that its 3-way bass-reflex design employs a specialized driver for each frequency band. The result impresses with deep and accurate bass, authentic midrange, and superb high-frequency reproduction.

  • Crystal membrane driver

    The eye-catching surface of the crystal membrane is more than just an attractive design feature. Drivers employ the Crystal Membrane (patent pending) and their design is based on ELAC’s Aluminum-Sandwich AS Technology. The crystal-shaped inverse aluminum dome is joined to the paper cone in a special gluing process to result in the desired sandwich construction. Resembling the surface of a large crystal, the aluminum-foil stamping stiffens the aluminum dome, diminishing resonances and minimizing coloration, while improving power handling and dynamics. The voice coil design of the drivers results in an expanded frequency range, and driver surround allows for longer cone excursions for truly prodigious volume and lowest distortion, a unique engineering achievement for a driver of its size.

    JET 5 tweeter

    Delivering true high-definition sound, ELAC’s JET 5 tweeter 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.

    The JET tweeter was developed to perfection on the basis of the famous Air Motion Transformer by loudspeaker pioneer Dr. Oskar Heil. Its operating principle is based on a concertinaed-foil membrane, driven by a strong magnet system of neodymium rods. This motor drives the air considerably faster than the pistonic motion of a conventional driver, with gains in higher sensitivity and extraordinary dynamics. Due to many additional design changes, like an improved new neodymium magnet system, even higher efficiency, higher sound pressure levels and 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 repeated accuracy and unchanging quality even with high production capacity, gluing and handling are now executed by two SCARA robots. The folding and fixing of the membrane, however, are executed by hand, since for production steps requiring extreme precision, the manual dexterity of skilled technicians is irreplaceable. Due to continuous improvement, the JET 5 tweeter creates an effortless, airy and 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.

    Bass reflex ports

    ELAC’s bass ports are a proprietary design feature. Flared on both sides, the double-flare port has been designed to minimize ventilation noises and to reduce friction losses of traditional ported cabinets.

    Down-firing port

    For a more flexible speaker placement and to minimize ventilation noise, the bass reflex port on the FS 249.3 and FS 247.3 is directed to the floor, exiting the bottom of the speaker cabinet in a down-firing configuration.

    Grille magnets

    Line 240.3 speakers are equipped with a grille that is attached only through the force of magnets hidden beneath the surface of the cabinet. Listeners who prefer to look at their speakers and listen without a grill will appreciate the clean design and uninterrupted surfaces of the impeccable ELAC cabinetry.

    Bass control

    The sound of loudspeakers is heavily influenced by room-acoustics. In some cases the room shape and especially the furnishings offer less than ideal conditions for the optimum set-up of the loudspeakers, sometimes resulting in bass reproduction that is too strong. Closing the bass reflex ports compensates for unfavorable acoustic conditions when speakers are installed, for example, close to a wall. When loudspeakers are used close to walls or in small rooms and the bass is too prominent, the ELAC Bass Control plug can be used to improve the bass reproduction by reducing the low frequency output. Just insert one or both of the supplied ELAC Bass Control plugs into the bass ports until the bass is at the correct level relative to the midrange and treble.

  • Speaker type: 3-way, bass reflex

    Tweeter: 1 x JET 5

    Midrange: 1 x 140 mm AS -XR cone

    Woofer: 2 x 180 mm AS -XR cone

    Crossover frequency: 500 / 2,800 Hz

    Frequency response: 28 to 50,000 Hz

    Sensitivity: 90 dB at 2.83 v/1m

    Recommended amplifier power: 30 to 400 wpc

    Nominal/peak power handling: 200 / 250 wpc

    Nominal impedance: 4 Ω; minimum 3 Ω @ 120 Hz

    Binding posts: 5-way metal

    Magnetic shielding: No

    Cabinet finish: High gloss black or white

    Accessories included: Magnetic fabric grille; M8 spiked/rubber feet

    Height: 45.2 in / 1,147 mm

    Width: 10.2 in / 260 mm

    Depth: 14.5 in / 368 mm

    Net weight (each): 68.3 lb / 31.0 kg


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