Elac Partners with Brooklyn Designer on Special-Edition Speaker

Elac, the German maker of high-quality speakers, has announced a special edition of its popular Debut ConneX powered bookshelf model featuring a minimalist aesthetic created by the Brooklyn-based fashion label Adsum.

In addition to a distinctive tubular metal stand and detachable magnetic grilles, the designer speaker (DCB41-DS) boasts a modern feel with squared-off edges and painted cabinets. The speakers ship with a "bespoke" remote control and custom-colored cables.

Elac says the urban aesthetic was conceived with the space-conscious city dweller in mind. "Elac and Adsum’s partnership melds advanced audio engineering with urban streetwear aesthetics, setting new standards for style and acoustics,” said Joe Riggi, CEO of Elac Americas Inc.

The speaker is two-way design that combines a 4.5-inch woofer with a 0.75-inch soft-dome and 100-watt amplifier in a 9.6-inch-tall bass-reflex enclosure. It supports streaming via aptX-enabled Bluetooth and offers an array of inputs, including HDMI ARC, optical digital, 96/24-capable USB, and analog RCA (switchable between phono and line-level). A subwoofer output is also provided.

Priced at $650/pair, the new DCB41-DS is available only through Crutchfield, B&H (bhphotovideo.com), and Elac. An HDMI cable and speaker wire are included.

For more information, visit elac.com.