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ELAC Announces VELA 2.0 Speaker Line Featuring JET 6 Tweeters and Aluminum Sandwich Woofers

Starting at $3,000/pair, ELAC’s VELA 2.0 series loudspeakers are just one step below the company’s top-of-the-line models.

ELAC Vela 2.0 Loudspeakers

2024 has been a busy year so far for ELAC with the announcement of the Elegant Bookshelf Speaker (BS 312.2) and the Solano (2.0) and Vela (2.0) speaker lines. 

In this article, we will focus on the Vela 2.0 speaker line which is comprised of six models. 

Building on ELAC’s highly successful and high-performing Series 400, the six speaker models in the Vela 2.0 line are well-suited for stereo music listening or home theater applications. 

Vela 2.0 Series Shared Features

Acoustically Optimized Cabinets: Vela speaker enclosures are well-engineered, featuring sturdy MDF outer walls and gloss-painted finishes. Strategically placed internal bracing adds to the cabinet’s structural integrity which minimizes vibrations that could distort sound and introduce unwanted coloration. Vela speakers employ convex baffles to reduce unwanted reflections. 

ELAC JET 6 AMT Tweeter
ELAC JET 6 AMT Tweeter

JET 6 Tweeter:  Engineered and designed in Keil, Germany, the JET 6 Air Motion Transformer tweeter provides a wide frequency response (Up to 50kHz), low distortion, and clarity in reproducing high-frequencies. This contributes to a more immersive and detailed audio-listening experience.

ELAC AS-XR Woofer Technology
ELAC AS-XR Woofer Technology

Woofer: The woofers used in the Vela 2.0 series incorporate a Crystal Membrane with AS-XR Technology that provides increased stiffness. The Aluminum Sandwich Membrane supports an Extended frequency range (XR) with smooth roll-off. Other features include a larger voice coil and an additional magnet ring which supports superior efficiency and higher thermal resilience. As a result, the woofer can play louder and longer without compromising speaker linearity.

Down-Firing Port: A die-cast bottom plate with an integrated double-flanged down-firing bass reflex port is incorporated into the Vela Bookshelf and Floorstanding speakers. This configuration provides more flexibility in speaker placement and reduces ventilation noise.

Tech Note: For center channel speakers, the port is on the rear of the speaker rather than the bottom. 

ELAC Bi-Amp/Bi-Wire Speaker Connections

Bi-Amp/Bi-Wire: All the speakers in the Vela 2.0 line provide connections that are Bi-Amp/Bi-Wire compatible for flexible speaker configuration setup. 

VELA Floorstander Comparison

ELAC Vela 2.0 Floorstanding Loudspeakers
FS407.2FS408.2FS409.2
Speaker DesignFloorstanding FloorststandingFloorststanding
Speaker Type2 ½-Way, Bass Reflex2 ½-Way, Bass Reflex3 ½-Way, Bass Reflex
Woofer2 × 150 mm (6-inch), AS-XR Cone2 × 180 mm (7-inch), AS-XR Cone2 × 180 mm (7-inch), AS-XR Cone
Mid-Woofer1 × 150 mm (6-inch), AS-XR Cone
TweeterJET 6 AMT TweeterJET 6 AMT TweeterJET 6 AMT Tweeter
Magnetic ShieldingNoNoNo
Crossover Frequency450Hz and 2400 Hz450Hz and 2550 Hz140 Hz, 360 Hz, 2700 Hz
Frequency Range (IEC 268-5)  30 – 50000 Hz28 – 50,000 Hz28 – 50,000 Hz
Sensitivity (2.83 V/m)88 dB 88.5 dB89 dB
Amplifier Compatibility4Ω – 8Ω4Ω – 8Ω4Ω – 8Ω
Recommended Amplifier Power40 – 300 W/channel40 – 400 W/channel40 – 450 W/channel
Power Handling (Nominal)130 W150 W200 W
Power Handling (Peak)170 W220 W280 W
Impedance (Nominal)4Ω 4Ω 4Ω 
Impedance (Minimum)3.2Ω at 200 Hz3.4Ω at 180 Hz3.4Ω at 105 Hz
FinishesBlack High Gloss (GB)
White High Gloss (GW)
Walnut High (GN)
Black High Gloss (GB)
White High Gloss (GW)
Walnut High (GN)
Black High Gloss (GB)
White High Gloss (GW)
Walnut High (GN)
Dimensions (HxWxD)1000 x 229 x 266 mm
(40 x 9 x 10.47 inches)
1142 x 276 x 332 mm
(44.96 x 10.87 x 13.07 inches)
1307 x 276 x 332 mm
(51.5 x 10.9 x 13 inches)
Weight19.1 kg
(41.8 lbs)
27.1 kg
(59.75 lbs)
32.1 kg
(70.1 lbs)

VELA Bookshelf & Center Channel Speakers Comparison

ELAC Vela 2.0 Bookshelf Loudspeakers
BS403.2BS404.2CC401.2
Speaker DesignBookshelfBookshelfCenter Channel
Speaker Type2-way, Bass Reflex2-way, Bass Reflex2 ½-Way, Bass Reflex
Woofer1 × 150 mm (6-inch), AS-XR Cone1 × 180 mm (7-inch), AS-XR Cone2 × 150 mm (6-inch), AS-XR Cone
TweeterJET 6 AMT TweeterJET 6 AMT TweeterJET 6 AMT Tweeter
Magnetic ShieldingNoNoNo
Crossover Frequency2400 Hz2400 Hz450Hz and 2400 Hz
Frequency Range (IEC 268-5)  41-50,000 Hz38-50000 Hz32 – 50000 Hz
Sensitivity (2.83 V/m)86 dB87 dB88.5 dB
Amplifier Compatibility4Ω – 8Ω4Ω – 8Ω4Ω – 8Ω
Recommended Amplifier Power40 – 200 W/channel40 – 200 W/channel40 – 250 W/channel
Power Handling (Nominal)70 W80 W120 W 
Power Handling (Peak)100 W120 W160 W
Impedance (Nominal)
Impedance (Minimum)3.2Ω at 260 Hz3.2Ω at 240 Hz3.6Ω at 180 Hz
FinishesBlack High Gloss (GB)
White High Gloss (GW)
Walnut High (GN)
Black High Gloss (GB)
White High Gloss (GW)
Walnut High (GN)
Black High Gloss (GB)
White High Gloss (GW)
Walnut High (GN) 
Dimensions (HWD)362 × 191 × 240 mm
(14.25 x 7.52 x 9.4 inches)
412 x 276 x 332 mm
(16.22 x 10.87 x 13.07 inches)
191 x 653 x 233 mm
(7.52 x 25.71 x 9.17 inches)
Weight7.1 kg
(15lbs 10oz)
9.7 kg
(21lbs 6 oz)
11.8 kg
(26 lbs)
ELAC Vela 2.0 Center Channel Loudspeaker

Availability and Pricing

The Vela 2.0 speaker line will be available in early May through ELAC and its nationwide dealer network at the following prices:

  • BS403.2 6-inch Bookshelf Speakers High Gloss Black (GB) or White (GW): $2999.98 (pr)
  • BS403.2 6” Bookshelf SpeakersHigh Gloss Walnut (GN): $3199.98 (pr)
  • BS404.2 7” Bookshelf Speakers High Gloss Black (GB) or White (GW): $3,499.98 (pr)
  • BS404.2 7” Bookshelf Speakers  High Gloss Walnut (GN): $3,499.98 (pr)
  • FS407.2 6” Floorstanding Speaker High Gloss Black (GB) or White (GW): $2,999.98 (ea)
  • FS407.2 6” Floorstanding Speaker Higih Gloss Walnut (GN): $3,199.98 (ea)
  • FS408.2 7” Floorstanding Speaker High Gloss Black (GB) or White (GW): $3,499.98 (ea)
  • FS408.2 7” Floorstanding Speaker High Gloss Walnut: $3,699.98 (ea)
  • FS409.2 7” Floorstanding Speaker High Gloss Black (GB) or White (GW): $3,999.98 (ea)
  • FS409.2 7” Floorstanding Speaker High Gloss Walnut: $4,299.98 (ea)
  • CC401.2 6” Center Speaker High Gloss Black (GB) or White (GW): $2,299.98 (ea)
  • CC401.2 6” Center Speaker High Gloss Walnut: $2,299.98 (ea)

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