Elac is no newcomer in the loudspeaker industry; as a matter of fact, besides benefiting from a more than 80-years experience in the field, Elac have spearheaded the branch and have built some loudspeakers that still are milestones in the audio world. Loved by many and envied by even more, these speakers have ended their commercial lives; but as some say “you cannot kill what doesn't die” - due to the high demands for certain coveted and most desirable series of Elac loudspeakers, the Germans have decided to re-issue some of them in limited editions, available through certain retailers only.
The Elac CL 82 is such a piece of engineering whose white papers have been once more laid on the desks of the Elac engineers. The CL 82 lives again, in the same eye-catching, great finishes: silver and titan.
The Elac CL 82 is once more the noble-looking bookshelf 2-way cabinet with rear-firing, double-flared bass reflex port for a deeper range of low frequencies without the chuffing ventilation noise. It sports a 180mm diameter woofer with pulp/aluminium foil sandwich cone for stiff and strong operation even at high volumes.
The Elac CL 82 sports a 25mm tweeter whose dome is made of aluminium magnesium manganese alloy and forms a one-part piece together with the wire coil. This particular feature ensures virtually no distortions and allows for operation at very high levels of strain without quality loss. At the same time, this dome-coil piece sports exceptional heat resistance, without audio quality loss, as well.
The Elac CL 82 sports bi-wiring terminals and has separate circuitry for bass and treble, even more, in case of significant overloads, the self-resetting fuse protects the whole device. With a frequency response between 38Hz and 23,000Hz, the Elac CL 82 works in 4 Ohms and sports 89dB sensitivity.