Engaging Center-Channel Sound without Any Bulky Speaker in View: Designed by Andrew Jones, ELAC Debut IW-DC51-W Custom In-Wall Center-Channel Loudspeaker Invites You to Enjoy the Show
The ELAC Debut IW-DC51-W custom in-wall center-channel loudspeaker eliminates a complaint common to many home-theater and surround-sound system enthusiasts: The sight of a bulky speaker in line with the video screen. Designed by Andrew Jones, based on the Debut Series C5, and made to virtually disappear into a wall, IW-DC51-W gives you complete seamlessness along with all of the high-fidelity sound you demand. All you need to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.
Indeed, IW-DC51-W treats sound as panoramic landscapes imploring to be laid out in detailed, vivid, and transparent fashion before your eyes. Able to seamlessly mate with ELAC's other Debut Architectural Series in-wall and in-ceiling speakers for a multichannel setup, IW-DC51-W offers formidable, lifelike performance that puts film dialogue and music information exactly where it needs to be in the soundstage. Defying its low cost, IW-DC51-W owes its sonic abilities to Jones' expertise and a range of high-end parts, features, and build-quality characteristics never before available at this price. A one-inch cloth tweeter, two 5.25-inch woven aramid-fiber woofers with oversized magnets, a deep-spheroid custom waveguide, and a custom crossover for smooth transition between drivers complement a robust molded cabinet that eliminates unwanted vibrations. ELAC has done it again.
Andrew Jones-Designed Drivers Match Intricate Crossover, Spheroid Waveguide
Andrew Jones custom-designed both the tweeter and bass driver to deliver an exceptional audio experience that can't be delivered with typical off-the-shelf parts. A custom crossover with audio-grade components ensures smooth transition between drivers. In addition, a custom-designed tweeter waveguide with a deep spheroid profile improves directivity control and shields the tweeter wavefront from cabinet diffraction.
Aramid-Fiber Cones Add Strength and Smoothness
Woven aramid fiber offers a superior stiffness-to-weight ratio and damping over common polypropylene or paper cones. The added strength allows more flexibility in design to achieve a smoother, extended frequency response.