Get a Free Pair of LS-80 Speaker Stands with Purchase: ELAC Navis ARB-51 Features an Analog Amplifier for Each Driver, 300 Watts of Power to Provide Sublime Impact
The Absolute Sound Product of the Year and 2019-2020 EISA Award-winning ELAC Navis ARB-51 is unlike any powered bookshelf loudspeaker you have ever seen – or heard. Determined to give each 35.7-pound unit Gold's Gym-like power and muscle, ELAC engineers equipped each driver with its own dedicated analog amplifier. That's correct: Navis ARB-51 leaves Class D digital designs for the competition and goes its own route with a total of 300 watts of pure analog fuel, resulting in playback distinguished by staggering impact, clarity, and fullness. Navis ARB-51 also seamlessly works with the optional ELAC Discovery Connect wireless transmitter, which turns the speaker into a wireless model that streams content from Discovery, Bluetooth, AirPlay, Roon, Spotify Connect, and more.
Designed from the ground up, Navis ARB-51 offers sublime midrange and high-frequency performance complemented by truly deep, taut bass. The secrets behind its success owe to an in-house-developed four-inch aluminum midrange with a concentrically mounted one-inch soft-dome tweeter to supply oodles of insightful detail, transparency, and responsiveness. The best-in-class combination is complemented by an in-house-developed 5.25-inch aluminum-cone woofer that serves up head-turning amounts of slam, punch, and low-end oomph. Navis ARB-51 is one of the most fun – yet audiophile-minded – bookshelf speakers to hit the market in decades.
In addition to claiming mind-boggling specs (a 110dBA signal-to-noise ratio and incredibly low noise floor), Navis ARB-51 also gives you connectivity options in the form of balanced XLR, unbalanced RCA, and AirX Wireless inputs. When you only desire no-compromise analog performance, just switch the Wireless option to "off" and you're off and running. ELAC's furniture-finish enclosure and elegant architecture further ensure Navis ARB-51 will put a smile on your face every time you see – and hear it. 100% Music Direct Guaranteed.
LS-80 Speaker Stands
If you've wisely invested in a pair of ELAC Navis, Vela, or Solano Series loudspeakers, you naturally want them to perform to their highest-possible level. Custom-designed to accommodate each speaker series, ELAC LS-80 speaker stands come with a selection of top plates featuring drilled hole patterns to match your speaker, securely mounting it to the stand. (Screws are included.) Simultaneously elegant and substantial, each stand is comprised of an aluminum center column with a steel top plate and beefy 3/8"-thick steel base plate. The mass of the latter contributes extra stability while the center column can be filled with any material of your choice to further add mass and damping. Spikes and discs for use on carpet or solid floors also come standard.
"Part of a new, two-strong active speaker range from ELAC – there's also the larger floorstanding ARF-51 – this bookshelf design combines custom drivers and an analogue crossover design all perfectly integrated with inbuilt amplification to give a sound of remarkable precision and clarity."
—2019-2020 EISA Award, Best Active Stereo Speaker
"I couldn't have been more impressed with the electrifying performance and value of the ELAC Navis ARB-51. It's one of the rare small compacts that you don't have to scale back expectations to enjoy."
—Neil Gader, The Absolute Sound, Editors' Choice and Product of the Year Awards
"Elac's initial foray into the active- loudspeaker arena brings with it a lot of advantages: size, simplicity, value, and, most important, all-around sonic excellence. In particular, the ARB-51's driver-EQ flexibility means you can place the speakers either close to a wall—within a foot or so—or well out in the room and hear similar results."
—Daniel Kumin, Sound & Vision
"There's so much to admire about Elac's Navis ARB-51—their neutrality, their warmth, their expressiveness, and, of course, their incredible value for money. For two pennies under $2000, you get a superb three-way, stand-mounted speaker, and amplifiers matched to the individual drivers and with a total output of 300Wpc."
—Gordon Brockhouse, Soundstage!
Speaker type: 3-Way Powered
Tweeter: 1" Soft Dome Concentrically Mounted
Midrange: 4" Aluminum
Woofer: 5-1/4" Aluminum 3 x 5-1/4" Aluminum
Frequency Response: 44Hz - 28kHz
Crossover Frequency: 22kHz/260Hz
Total Amplifier Power: 300 Watts
Bass Amplifier: 160 Watt Bash Amplifier
Midrange Amplifier: 100 Watt Bash Amplifier
Tweeter Amplifier: 40 Watt Class AB Amplifier
Inputs: RCA/XLR/AirX Wireless
Dimensions (HWD): 13.58" x 7.44" x 9.45"
Weight: 35.7 lbs
Dimensions: 10.0" x 23.0" x 9.6"
Weight: 13.2 lbs.