LINE 500 FS 509 VX-JET

The FS 509 VX-JET

Reproduces even the most challenging musical material with unprecedented authority and effortless dynamics, irrespective of room size. This 4-way, bass-reflex design incorporates the VX-JET tweeter with its innovative dial, so sound can be adjusted to the listener’s preference, from the pinpoint imaging of a near-field monitor to room-filling stereophonic sound

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  • Product Information
    • Features

      • Giants of sound.
        Perhaps the greatest innovation of the Line 500 is the ELAC VX-JET transducer. The acclaimed drive unit, which combines the renowned JET tweeter with a ring-radiator midrange driver in a concentric arrangement, provides the foundation of these speakers’ remarkable sound. What sets it apart is the variable X-JET suspension, hence the designation VX-JET.
      • Crystal membrane midrange and bass drivers
        The eye-catching surface of the crystal membrane is more than just an attractive design feature. All woofers and midrange drivers of the Line 500 employ the Crystal Membrane (patent pending) and their design is based on ELAC’s Aluminum-Sandwich AS Technology. The crystal-shaped inverse aluminum dome is joined to the paper cone in a special gluing process to result in the desired sandwich construction. Resembling the surface of a large crystal, the aluminum-foil stamping stiffens the aluminum dome, diminishing resonances and minimizing coloration, while improving power handling and dynamics. The voice coil design of the midrange and bass drivers results in an expanded range of the respective drivers by nearly an octave. The wide, double-asymmetrical rubber surround of ELAC’s TT 180 woofer can handle up to ±15 mm excursions for truly prodigious volume and lowest distortion, a unique engineering achievement for a driver of its size.
      • JET 5 tweeter
        Delivering true high-definition sound, ELAC’s JET 5 tweeter enthralls with its lightning-fast response and wide dynamic range, offering minimal distortion, lots of headroom and a distinctly wider frequency range than conventional dome tweeters. 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.
      • JET 5 tweeter
        Delivering true high-definition sound, ELAC’s JET 5 tweeter enthralls with its lightning-fast response and wide dynamic range, offering minimal distortion, lots of headroom and a distinctly wider frequency range than conventional dome tweeters. 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.

        The JET tweeter was developed to perfection on the basis of the famous Air Motion Transformer by loudspeaker pioneer Dr. Oskar Heil. Its operating principle is based on a concertinaed-foil membrane, driven by a strong magnet system of neodymium rods. This motor drives the air considerably faster than the pistonic motion of a conventional driver, with gains in higher sensitivity and extraordinary dynamics. Due to many additional design changes, like an improved new neodymium magnet system, even higher efficiency, higher sound pressure levels and frequency response up to 50 kHz was achieved.

        The core of the JET tweeter is the folded foil membrane. With a fold width of only 0.84 mm, a major requirement in the JET production is precision. To guarantee repeated accuracy and unchanging quality even with high production capacity, gluing and handling are now executed by two SCARA robots. The folding and fixing of the membrane, however, are executed by hand, since for production steps requiring extreme precision, the manual dexterity of skilled technicians is irreplaceable. Due to continuous improvement, the JET 5 tweeter creates an effortless, airy and resonance-free image up to 50,000 Hz, and with its linear frequency response is ideally suited for the reproduction of DVD-A and SACD.

      • Grille magnets
        All Line 500 speakers are equipped with a metal grille that is attached only through the force of magnets hidden beneath the surface of the cabinet. Listeners who prefer to look at their speakers and listen without a grill will appreciate the clean design and uninterrupted surfaces of the impeccable ELAC cabinetry.
      • Bi-wiring
        Listeners seeking ultimate treble and bass frequency detail will appreciate two pairs of terminals that offer a convenient solution for bi-wiring or bi-amping the FS 509 VX-JET and FS 507 VX-JET speaker systems. These high-quality, gold-plated terminals offer easy and are suitable for larger cable cross sections s well as for high-quality spade lugs.

    • Specifications

      Speaker Type  4-way, bass reflex
      Tweeter  1 x JET 5
      Midrange 1 x 180 mm AS-XR cone, LLD 1 x 50 / 105 mm AS-XR ring radiator
      Woofer 2 x 220 mm AS-XR cone
      Crossover frequency  120 / 600 / 2,800 Hz
      Frequency response 24 to 50,000 Hz
      Sensitivity 89 dB at 2.83 v/1m
      Recommended amplifier power 80 to 600 wpc
      Nominal/peak power handling 280 / 350 wpc
      Nominal impedance 4 Ω; minimum 3.1 Ω @ 75 Hz
      Binding posts 5-way metal
      Magnetic shielding No
      Cabinet finishes/td> High gloss black, white or walnut veneer; oiled walnut
      Accessories included Magnetic metal grille; bi-wiring set
      Dimensions (w x h x d)
      Width 320mm
      Height 1,373mm
      Depth 466mm
      Net weight (each) 57.2kg

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