ELAC AIR X WIRELESS
Germany loudspeaker manufacturer Elac has introduced a family of wireless active loudspeakers as part of its Air-X system. The system consists of active loudspeakers each equipped with an Air-X AMP amplifier unit, and the Air-X BASE base station, which can be purchased separately. The BASE acts as the central control unit to which you connect your various digital and analogue sources for lossless 24-bit/48kHz conversion and r.f. transmission via Elac’s 2.4GHz ‘KleerNet’ to the active speakers.
The Air-X AMP is Class A/B design which Elac rates with a power output of 225-watts into 4 . Integral DSP functions allow you to make adjustments to bass and treble and invoke a loudness contour if desired. For those who don’t want or require wireless connectivity, both balanced and unbalanced analogue inputs are provided. Two bookshelf/standmount models are available, the Air-X203 and Air-X403, and two floor-standers, the Air-X207 and Air-X407. The Air-X system can accommodate multiple loudspeakers, all of which can be controlled by one or more Air-X BASE units. ‘ You can play the same music throughout the house or play back different signals in every room,’ said Philip Sawyer, of Synergy Audio Visual, which distributes Elac in Australia. ‘ A single BASE unit can control up to three zones, offering the kind of flexibility that is a joy to hear. With the AIR-X system, Elac has a product family whose combination of wireless functionality and superlative playback quality is without precedent.’ For further information, please contact Synergy Audio Visual on (03) 9459 7474 or visit www.synergyaudio.com