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Elac: Slimline wall-mounted loudspeakers

Two new ranges of discreet wall-mounted loudspeakers that have a shallow cabinet depth of just 84mm (94mm including baffle cover), but promise to deliver full-scale sound, have been introduced by Elac.

The €690 WS 1645 and €990 WS 1665 loudspeakers share the same powerful 115mm woofer equipped with AS-XR technology, combined with the highly detailed JET 5 tweeter. The WS 1665 has two woofers, making it particularly suitable for large listening rooms or high playback volume settings.

The €399 WS 1445 and €499 WS 1465 models share the same cabinet as the 1645/1665 models, and are fitted with one or two 115mm woofers, supported by a 25mm silk dome tweeter.

There is also the compact €299 WS 1425, which boasts a “meticulously constructed coaxial drive unit” and a “balanced acoustic signature”.

Comprehensive mounting options permit horizontal or vertical positioning, useful for multichannel applications that incorporate a conventional centre position, as well as providing greater freedom in terms of installation.