Elac Concentro: This is a true benchmark speaker!
October 2, 2019
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With clearly articulated ambitions to achieve high-end supremacy, The Concentro from Elac is a true benchmark loudspeaker. Commemorating 90 years of Elac history, it boasts one of the most ambitious designs in the audiophile landscape today.

The distinctive oval shape forms an imposing silhouette, while the gleaming surfaces combine to create a spectacular yet graceful and almost sculpted figure. Take the sophisticated front baffle that appears to flow in three dimensions, featuring curves that allow optimum propagation and dispersion of sound waves. This central highlight further emphasizes the underlying concept behind the Concentro: full concentration on the center, the ideal point source.

When it comes to peak performance the Concentro brings together many a tech breakthrough. Take the JET-5, one of the most legendary tweeters in the industry, delivering lightning-fast response and wide dynamic range, offering minimal distortion, lots of headroom and a distinctly wider frequency range than conventional dome tweeters. The bass and low/midrange drive units employ Elac’s patented crystal cones while incorporating the company’s proprietary Aluminum-Sandwich technology which enables exceptionally long cone throw for better handling of high signal levels and low bass. Elac ‘s Long Linear Drive (LLD) woofers use high-quality titanium bobbins for greater mechanical stability, while also reducing eddy-current losses and helping achieve deeper and more precise bass reproduction.

Integral oval side panels of precious wood, carbon fiber or leather surround a pair of side-firing 250mm woofers on either side of the enclosure. On top is a dual-concentric 127mm midrange with JET-5 tweeter at its acoustic center. Beneath this is a front-firing 177mm crystal membrane midrange/woofer. Nearly unlimited dynamic range aside, the end result is a near point-source presentation of the sound source and flawless, pinpoint imaging.

A speaker that simply commands admiration, the front and rear sides of the Elac Concentro are finished in high-gloss lacquer in a virtually unlimited range of colors.

The Elac Concentro will retail at $75,000. In our part of the world, Advanced Integration represent the iconic brand. +9611484216

by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He is a CES 2020 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2018, CES 2017, 2016. and 2015. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering. Reach him at: editor@t3me.com.
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