Wondrous Performance, Outstanding Value: Featuring the Proprietary JET5 Tweeter, ELAC Solano FS287 Tower Speakers Deliver Exceptional Dynamics, Rich Detail, and Vast Soundstages
In the decades since ELAC was founded in 1926, the company has been dedicated to developing innovative technology for outstanding performance, and that legacy continues with the Solano series, which includes the incredible FS287 tower speakers. In keeping with ELAC design principles, the FS287 comes with the renowned JET5 tweeter, which supports the mid- and low-frequency ranges with a driver that combines the subtle look of a smooth, anodized aluminum membrane with world-famous AS-XR technology. What isn't visible is the membrane's unique AS-XR sandwich construction and its special combining process.
The result of ELAC engineers' meticulous attention to detail is state-of-the-art sonic performance that will leave you wondering how so much sound can come from speakers that have such an accessible price.
The FS287 speakers deliver incredible, full-range sonics, with shimmering high notes, realistic midrange tones, and—thanks to two 5.9-inch woofers—rich, deep bass. Handcrafted in Kiel, Germany, the JET5 tweeter is internationally renowned for its remarkably accurate reproduction of the high-frequency range. Because of the advanced construction principles and the materials used, the JET5 is capable of transmitting audio signals with frequencies up to a staggering, supersonic 50,000 Hz.
With these speakers, vast, immersive soundstages will fill your room, meaning that you won't have to position your chair in a narrow, unsatisfying sweet spot. The F287s can excel in a traditional, two-channel hi-fi system. Or, partnered with other speakers—such as the ELAC Solano BS283 bookshelf models and the CC281 center channel speaker, which are also carried by Music Direct—these tower speakers can be the sturdy anchor for an amazing home theater setup.
Standing 38.8 inches tall, these speakers will be a significant presence in your listening space, but not a visually overwhelming one. At 10.2 inches wide and 11.8 inches deep, with an elegant black cabinet, the FS287s offer sleek aesthetics that will enhance any entertainment space. A simple rectangular shape made with solid MDF cabinetry, paired with a slightly curved, large front baffle, combine for an impressive yet compact look. Additionally, the cast aluminum baskets are particularly important: This rigid but light material ensures mechanical stability and sets the basis for highly accurate sound reproduction.
Whether the premium materials are milled, sanded, lacquered, or anodized, the Solano series combines innovative design and careful craftsmanship for striking results—both sonically and visually. Like all Music Direct products, these exceptional loudspeakers come with the 100% Music Direct Satisfaction Guarantee.
"The Solano FS287 is a good option if you are looking for better sound performance but don't want to immediately clutter your room with colossal speakers. These elegant ELACs with a luxurious finish are easy to install, even close to a wall. They offer clear detail and a good spread. Together with the surprising burly bass performance, this makes the ELAC Solano a great choice for music and TV sound."
—Home Cinema Magazine
In a world of ever-changing brands, products, and trends, ELAC builds on its heritage by consistently introducing visionary designs. Launched in 1926, ELAC has a deep commitment to creating products that deliver spectacular sound. It all began in Kiel, Germany, when Electroacustic GmbH was founded to focus on the development of sonar technology and the research of signal and sound channels in air and water.
ELAC's passion for music and fascination with sound followed with its first consumer audio product, the PW1 record player in 1948. Over the decades, ELAC continued to lead the burgeoning audio industry with innovative turntables and electronics. During the 1970s and 1980s, a high-quality ELAC turntable was the backbone of some of the world's finest sound systems.
By 1984, ELAC was designing loudspeakers in conjunction with AXIOM Electroacoustic Speaker Specialists. One year later, ELAC's newly developed 4Pi omnidirectional tweeter—a driver that combined extended range with broad dispersion—helped bring true "high end" to high-end audio. It turned the listening world on its collective ear and elevated ELAC into the ranks of the elite speaker manufacturers.
ELAC and innovation go hand-in-hand. In 1993, ELAC introduced the JET folded-ribbon tweeter. With an expanded frequency response up to 35 kHz, the JET tweeter proved that a driver whose response goes beyond the limits of human hearing sounds better over its entire range. The JET has been continually refined and is featured today in both home and automotive applications.
ELAC has earned its stellar reputation—from the beginning—through a combination of advanced technology, uncompromising build quality, outstanding European design, and, most importantly, incredible sound. Today, a large range of affordable speakers and electronics makes ELAC quality accessible to music lovers who cherish a strong price-to-performance profile.
Every product ELAC creates is engineered to offer stunning performance, exquisite craftsmanship, and unequalled value—as well as unmistakable ELAC style.
Type: 2.5-way, bass reflex
Woofer: 2 x 150 mm Ø, AS
Tweeter: JET 5
Frequency: 450/2400 Hz
Frequency range (IEC 268-5): 30 - 50,000 Hz
Sensitivity: 87 dB/2.83 V/m
Suitable for amplifiers: 4 - 8 Ω
Rec. amplifier power: 40- 300 W/channel
Nominal/peak power handling: 130 W/170 W
Bominal impedance: 4 Ω/3.5 Ω
Dimensions (HWD): 38.8" x 10.2" x 11.8"
Weight: 41.9 lbs.