Lexington, KY -- ELAN Home Systems' new Elios Speaker Line of 19 high-performance in-wall and in-ceiling architectural and cinema speakers is now shipping to dealers.
Developed from the ground up in direct response to the needs of today's homeowners with very specific input from custom electronics professionals, Elios incorporates never before used technologies and one-of-a-kind mechanical designs into its entire line of speakers. In addition, each Elios speaker is voiced in multiple real life-listening environments and installations, and over 100 select Dealers pre-auditioned Elios Speakers in March during a limited "Audition Phase" for the product line.
Buttons Clark, a 27-year industry pro in Chesapeake, Virginia, installed and tested Elios speakers as part of the ELAN audition in a home theater setting. "I have worked with a dozen speaker manufacturers at Buttons Audio and Video, and I can say that nothing comes close to the performance and value of the Elios line," Clark said. "These speakers are easy installs with a sound quality that was very satisfying. In our tests, the bass was powerful and tight, the mid and high-mids had a very pleasing warmth, the highs literally sparkled and over a week of testing, the speakers warmed even further for a truly lush sound. ELAN really got Elios right."
An industry first and foremost among the array of Elios innovations is its new hybrid tweeter design, which bonds a titanium/aluminum nano coating to a teteron dome substrate for high frequencies, precision, speed and transient response of metal tweeters with the desirable smooth and silky sound of soft dome tweeters. Also unique to Elios is a completely new and improved drywall leg clamping system.
"Elios is the highest performance, best sounding speaker line ELAN has ever shipped," said Bob Farinelli, ELAN's president and CTO. "In an economy where quality and value are of equal considerations for dealers and their customers, Elios delivers. The line not only raises the bar on the science of whole house sonics, but on the ease of installation so custom contractors can offer the best possible sound with more efficient, cleaner installations."
The complete Elios line is now shipping with MSRPs, ranging from $200 to $1,500 per pair. Designed to help Dealers on the sales front, a high-quality point-of-purchase display and limited-edition poster are also available from ELAN. All Elios speakers come with a limited lifetime warranty.