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ELAC speakers
#307315 05/20/10 12:36 AM
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Dropped by our ELAC dealer yesterday to listen to the ELAC 248 floorstander.

My oh my....for such a slim size (about 20% slimmer than the M60), the dynamic, clarity, accuracy and the bass are awesome!!!

It immediately gain my attention as soon as the music begin playing using a NAD entry level CDP and a VTL power amp. But the speakers do need high power amp to drive it as when they change to a Yamaha 1065 to drive it....the sound becoming so-so only.

The price is a killer though as it's made in Germany but for those who like to experience it, I can say it's better than the M60 (I have not heard the M80) by many ways, but the M60's price is a killer. I could buy 3 pairs of M60 to get a pair of the 248.

But I would say it even beats the B&W 8xx series (which is even more expensive) to my ears.

Hope your Axiom lovers don't flame me, it's my hobby to listen to others the gaining high rave review and I think that ELAC is not that popular in the US though.

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mpyw #307322 05/20/10 01:06 AM
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Elac is a luxury German speaker. Their speakers look really nice and I bet they sound really good as well. Must have been a fun experience to audition them.


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BlueJays1 #307324 05/20/10 01:12 AM
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I Googled ELAC and came up with East Los Angles College.




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RickF #307326 05/20/10 01:16 AM
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 Originally Posted By: RickF
I Googled ELAC and came up with East Los Angles College.



I've driven by that place once ... well only once while accelerating... I wouldn't hang around UCLA or the other one much after dark either


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mpyw #307341 05/20/10 02:11 AM
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Its always nice to hear about other speakers. I seem to remember a review of these on Audioholics or some other place. As I recall they give a lot of performance for such a slim package, but you pay for it.

Thats the thing about Axiom, they may not produce the definitive speaker, but they get you most of the way there at an unbeatable price.

If I ever win a lottery, I would be tempted to buy a pair of B&W 800Ds, but I sure am happy with my M80s.


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fredk #307345 05/20/10 02:29 AM
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Have you ever auditioned the 800d Fred?


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BlueJays1 #307346 05/20/10 02:38 AM
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 Originally Posted By: Dr.House
Have you ever auditioned the 800d Fred?


I've never auditioned the "800d Fred", but I enjoyed Wilma!


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fredk #307348 05/20/10 02:41 AM
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this is the 248

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Glitchy #307353 05/20/10 02:58 AM
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 Originally Posted By: wordgasm
 Originally Posted By: Dr.House
Have you ever auditioned the 800d Fred?


I've never auditioned the "800d Fred", but I enjoyed Wilma!

I am very afraid to audition anything I can't afford! My 'I want' list is long enough.


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mpyw #307354 05/20/10 03:00 AM
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That looks different than the speaker I'm thinking of.


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