Hear Music Played with Involving Detail, Effortless Dynamics, and High-Def Clarity: Designed by Andrew Jones, ELAC Carina FS247.4 Tower Speakers Feature Outstanding JET Tweeter
Designed by renowned engineer Andrew Jones, the ELAC Carina FS247.4 tower loudspeaker will wow you with its ability to disappear and place music in a sonic spotlight, revealing the involving detail that make first-rate audio performances so thrilling. Jones' refinement of ELAC's award-winning JET tweeter and creation of a new set of woofers lend to a transducer whose seamless frequency presentation and effortless dynamics will likely have you revisiting your favorite albums and soundtracks until the wee hours of the morning. Delivering absorbing high-definition sound, Jones's version of ELAC's proprietary folded ribbon tweeter is characterized by laser-quick responsiveness and a wide-spanning range that lead to visceral presentations. Carina FS247.4 also produces minimal high-frequency distortion and features loads of headroom.
Indeed, Jones' signature achievement in the Carina Series comes from merging such outstanding tweeter performance with the all-important midrange and challenging lower frequencies. By modifying the JET's lower-frequency characteristics, incorporating a new multi-element crossover to achieve a higher rate of roll off, and creating a single-piece aluminum dish cone for its two 5.25-inch mid- and low-frequency woofers, Jones hit the 2.7kHz "sweet spot" crossover point. As a result, Carina FS247.4 comes on as an elegantly refined, impressively dynamic, and hauntingly transparent speaker that lays similarly priced models to waste.
Not satisfied with merely breaking sonic boundaries, Jones also insisted Carina FS247.4 work well in nearly any listening environment. To meet that goal, Carina FS247.4 is a vented box system, enabling it to plumb lower frequencies than one would expect from such a compact speaker. By venting Carina's sound downward, low frequencies spread out across the bottom plate and increase your placement options – regardless of the proximity to walls and surrounding furniture.
Available in beautiful satin black or white finishes, and equipped with binding post straps, outrigger feet, spikes and floor-protecting discs, Carina FS247.4 stands as a convenient, affordable audiophile tower armed with the muscle you need to turn the latest high-resolution audio and cutting-edge home-theater soundtracks into realistic experiences. And it all comes backed by ELAC's three-year warranty and Music Direct's 60-Day Satisfaction Guarantee.
JET Folded Ribbon Tweeter
Delivering true high-definition sound, ELAC's JET tweeters enthrall with its lightning-fast response and wide dynamic range, offering minimal distortion, lots of headroom and a wider frequency range. The ELAC JET tweeter is one of the most legendary tweeters in the industry and has won international praise with its transparent and effortless sound image.
Compound Curvature Aluminum Woofer
To match the capabilities of the JET tweeter and guarantee a seamless transition from the woofer to the JET tweeter, the compound curvature cone has been developed to control the cone breakup and move it well beyond the operating range of the woofer. A large diameter voice coil and over-sized vented pole piece magnet combine to give remarkable bass dynamics and a rich powerful performance.
Downward Firing Port
For a more flexible speaker placement and to minimize ventilation noise, the bass reflex port on the Carina Series is directed to the floor, exiting the bottom of the speaker cabinet in a down-firing configuration.