Internationally renowned speaker designer Andrew Jones joins ELAC to create the ELAC Debut speaker series, the first of many series planned. The introduction coincides with ELAC’s return to North America with an exhibit at T.H.E. Show Newport in Irvine, Calif., May 29-31, 2015.
“ELAC is pleased to bring Andrew Jones on board, as the company expands into a global market with products that establish benchmarks for performance and quality at every price point and in every category of the consumer audio market,” said Gunter Kürten, managing director of the 89-year old company.
Designed in ELAC’s new Southern California design facility, ELAC Debut series aims to redefine the concept of affordable speakers with eight models, including bookshelf, floorstanding, center-channel and Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers, complemented by three powered subwoofers.
“My design objective was to achieve the most accurate sound possible in speakers that deliver performance far exceeding their cost,” said Jones. “I’ve employed materials and design specifications not found in speakers in this price range. From cone materials, to driver geometry, to subwoofer amplification, we built serious value into the Debut series."
Industry veteran Andrew Jones’ 35-year career includes a portfolio of award-winning loudspeakers. Jones' previous positions included chief speaker engineer at Pioneer Electronics, Technical Audio Devices (TAD), KEF, and Infinity.