Elac FS 257 Floorstanding Loudspeakers

Elac FS 257 Floorstanding Loudspeakers

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Elac's FS 257 floorstanding loudspeakers tower with the same level of bespoke technological design and robust engineering one would expect from a product of German origin. Perhaps what people didn't expect though, is how beautifully these speakers present themselves in such a poetic way, with the Nigel Ng of Advance Audio describing them as being 'floor-standing speakers [that] don't know the meaning of blurred tones , producing only clear contours. Natural, free and unburdened—just like a blissful, sun-drenched morning by the sea' .

Sonically, these speakers are different from the previous model (the FS 247) in that they now utilise a softer high range and provide a solid, more liquid bass response than before. This is thanks to an upgrade in the crossover networks, operating at a different frequency than before. The 257 does not use a downward firing woofer either. Grilles are now magnetically attached/reattached to the front of the cabinet. 

The frequency range of these speakers ranged from 33Hz to 50kHz with a sensitivity of 88dBSPL/2.83V/m, and nominal impedance at 4 ohms. The speakers are 989mm tall and weight 17.4kg each. Similar to their smaller counterpart, the BS 253, these speakers were initially only going to be available for purchase in Germany but due to high international demand, are now available worldwide. 



Height X Width X Depth 989 × 220 × 320 mm
Weight 17.4 kg
Type 2½-way, bassreflex
Woofer 2 × 150 mm AS-XR cone
Tweeter 1 × JET III
Crossover Frequency 700 / 3,200 Hz
Frequency Range (IEC 268-5) 33 ... 50,000 Hz
Sensitivity 88 dB / 2.83 V / m
Suitable For Amplifiers 4 ... 8 Ω
Recommended Amplifier Power 30 - 250 W / channel
Nominal/Peak Power Handling 120 / 160 W
Nominal Impedance 4 Ω
Minimum Impedance 3.1 Ω / 230 Hz


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