From the top-of-the-line Elysian 4 and down through the series, the complete range has been the proud recipient of countless awards and honours to support its claim to be a boundary-pushing, price-point-defying example of luxurious loudspeakers.
Developed in response to market demand, Elysian 3 brings all the magniﬁcence associated with its preceding sister models but oﬀers the 3-way conﬁguration and ﬂoor-standing design, as seen in Elysian 4, but in a generally more living room-friendly, more compact-footprint format.
As with all Elysian models, each component is engineered to the very highest standard. The drivers, the crossover, the cabinet – every aspect has been developed in harmony and without cost constraint to push the project to its performance limit.
The Elysian 3 is loaded with the class-leading AMT HF unit; a radically diﬀerent way of moving air, using a large, pleated, lightweight diaphragm driven across its surface by rows of strategically placed metallic strips immersed in a strong magnetic ﬁeld. The pleats in the diaphragm contract and expand under the inﬂuence of the musical drive, squeezing the air between them to form the desired waveform.
Not only is this an efficient way of moving air but it is also very accurate as the diaphragm is under close control of the motor system at all times. In addition, the AMT is a velocity, rather than pressure, transducer, capable of producing scintillatingly fast transients and dynamics. The result is a wide bandwidth device that achieves low distortion naturally and delivers wonderful musical detail.
A central phase plug is specially shaped to linearise the output across a wide bandwidth, even off-axis, enhancing a natural response to the music which can be heard anywhere the listener wishes to sit.
This midrange driver enables the ELYSIAN speakers to deliver voices and instruments with astonishing realism. Vocalists seem to be present in the room with the listener – simply close your eyes and listen to the palpable presence of singers in the acoustic space.
The midrange unit is matched with a glass fibre matrix cone for the bass unit, in this case, terminated with a highly flexible rubber surround and driven by a specially developed low-distortion motor system. Mounted on a die-cast aluminium chassis, the magnet system features an aluminium ring for eddy current control, immersing the 17.5mm long, 38mm diameter voice coil in high flux over 12mm of linear excursion.
In order to plumb the depths of the lowest frequencies in recorded music, the 220mm bass units – one in the ELYSIAN 2 and two in the ELYSIAN 3 and 4 which are capable of reaching down below 28Hz in-room, revealing the full body and impact of percussion, stringed and wind instruments.
Combining the outputs of the drivers is an advanced computer-modelled crossover that has been developed over hundreds of hours of listening tests, fine-tuned to make sure that the blend between the drive units is seamless. Crossover slopes have been modelled on each individual driver’s acoustic response, matched to Linkwitz-Riley characteristics, with the crossover frequencies chosen to maximise the optimum, linear performance of each drive unit. Of particular note is the phase consistency across the drive unit output, allowing a wide range of seating position and encouraging the power response to be highly linear throughout your listening room.
Crossover components have been chosen for their transparency, with silicon-iron cored coils for bass and midrange featuring low DCR that allows the amplifier excellent control of the drivers, plus air core coils in the treble and low ESR, Polypropylene capacitors throughout the signal path, ensuring that you hear all the musical detail with nothing held back.
You’ll hear the full body of instruments like cello and bass guitar, without straining to enjoy the complete dynamics of the musical recital. Whether you are listening to solo piano, full orchestra or a jazz trio or multi-instrument rock performance, ELYSIAN is more than capable of bringing the thrill and excitement of the performance into your listening room.
|General Description||3-way floorstanding speaker|
|Enclosure Type||Bass reflex|
|Bass Driver||7" (180mm) coated fibre glass|
|matrix cone x 2|
|Midrange Driver||6" (150mm) coated fibre glass|
|Treble Driver||27 x 90mm AMT|
|Sensitivity (2.83V @ 1m)||89dB|
|Recommended Ampliﬁer Power||30-200W|
|Nominal Impedance||4Ω (compatible 8Ω)|
|Frequency Response (+/-3dB)||44Hz ~ 22kHz|
|Bass Extension (-6dB)||35Hz|
|Crossover Frequency||375Hz, 2.9kHz|
|Cabinet Volume (in litres)||9.4L, 35L|
|Height (on plinth)||1050mm|
|Width (on plinth)||263mm|
|Depth (with terminals)||(285+30)mm|
|Carton Size||425 x 415 x 1155|