ELAC Adante AC-61 Center Channel Speaker
Power. Gracefully refined.
After turning the audiophile world on its collective ear with the remarkable Debut and Uni-Fi Series loudspeakers, ELAC undertook the mission of creating one of their most ambitious speakers to date. About it, ELAC’s chief engineer Andrew Jones says, “With Adante, what we’re trying to do is bring excellent value to a new price point.”
Adante will surely redefine your concept of what it is possible for an affordable loudspeaker to achieve. Adante’s advanced design starts with a precision-built cabinet that features Interport-Coupled Cavity bass loading to exploit the highest performance from new active and passive bass drivers. The inherent superiority of this design solution delivers some of the most authoritative, realistic bass around. Complementing Adante’s custom low-frequency drivers is the all-new concentric midrange/tweeter, a natural-sound wonder engineered expressly for the Adante series. To make sure they look as good as they sound, each Adante cabinet features a furniture-grade finish in a choice of gloss white, gloss black or genuine satin walnut veneer. The face of each cabinet is an elegant, bonded-aluminum front baffle for maximum rigidity, contoured to incorporate waveguides that ensure optimum dispersion from each driver.
The Adante AF-61 Floorstanding Tower, AS-61 Stand Mount Monitor and AC-61 Center Channel each represent a “clean sheet” design unique to ELAC, where technical solutions, precision engineering and superior craftsmanship all come together to create a breathtaking trio of loudspeakers that sound—and look—like nothing else in the world. Go ahead and challenge Adante with everything you’ve got. We did. Further proof that ELAC is the life of sound.
Dynamic performance. Daring design.
The ultimate Adante is a bold loudspeaker that breaks through boundaries and challenges the limitations of traditional designs. Engineered and built to quality standards that exceed every expectation, the AF-61 Floorstander delivers performance that will satisfy the most demanding audiophile. It is a loudspeaker of substance for uncompromising listeners searching for the speaker that does it all, at a price as satisfying as its sound.
Speaker type: 3-way, interport-coupled cavity
Tweeter: 1 x 1-inch soft dome, concentrically mounted
Midrange: 1 x 5.25-inch aluminum cone
Woofer: 3 x 6.5-inch aluminum cone, internally mounted
Passive radiator: 3 x 8-inch aluminum cone
Crossover frequency: 200Hz / 2,000 Hz
Frequency range: 39 to 35,000 Hz
Sensitivity: 87dB at 2.83 v/1m
Recommended amplifier power: 50 to 160 wpc
Peak power handling: 160 wpc
Nominal impedance: 6
Binding posts: Dual pair 5-way metal
Magnetic shielding: No
Cabinet finishes: Gloss black, gloss white, satin walnut veneer
Accessories included: Binding post straps, manual, gloves, outrigger plate, spikes
Height: 52.34 in / 1329.4 mm (with outrigger plate and spikes)
Width: 9.6 in / 243.7 mm
Depth: 15.67 in / 397.9 mm (with grille)
More information here: https://www.elac.com/series/adante/