”On top of its musical skills and subtlety, the Elipson can pump it out at party levels in larger rooms, too.”- ‘Hi-Fi Choice’ – Recommended.
France has brought us many wonderful things in life: vintage Champagne, wonderful Cognac, delicious Calvados, and now the Elipson Prestige 8B. Here we have a design with good drive unit integration; one where listeners did not pinpoint specifically the bass, nor the midrange, neither the treble. This shows that there is a seamless soundstage presented as a coherent whole. That in itself is an achievement worthy of note. Elipson have demonstrated in the 8Bs that competent speakers can be created at this price-point and, in so doing, have set a benchmark which other manufacturers would do well to follow. In any A/B comparison of similarly priced models at a high street shop, the Elipsons might seem a tad restrained, laid back even. But, consider this: it is the other speakers being auditioned which are too forward, while the French design is, in fact, creating what the recording engineer intended you to hear. As in most things, it’s horses for courses – and each listener must decide on personal preference. That said, it carries my recommendation – especially for classical and jazz listeners who are constrained to this level by budget. - The Ear
Efficient design for great sound with a wide range of amps
The Elipson Prestige Facet 8B is a high efficiency speaker that’s designed to work exceptionally well with a wide range of amps. Even low powered amps will drive this speaker to high levels, giving a rich, dynamic sound. The standmount design makes it ideal for smaller and medium-sized rooms or even as a part of a Prestige Facet home cinema speaker system.
Sound through design
The Prestige Facet range of speakers feature a unique range of design principles. Sculpted facets around the drive units not only give the speakers their name but also optimises the sound dispersal. The result is a smoother, more focused sound quality. The bass unit uses a ‘bullet’ phase plug to further harmonise the sound. Using a double layer, reinforced baffle, the immensely rigid cabinet strongly resists distortion, giving clean, precise sound.
Available in a style to suit your home
The Prestige Facet 8B looks every bit as good as it sounds. Choose between black or white finishes for contemporary style. For a more traditional look, walnut effect with black front baffle is also available. Whichever finish you choose, the compact size with plinth and rounded edges make these neat speakers unobtrusive in your room.
Flexible enough to suit a wide range of amps and decors, the Elipson Prestige Facet 8B is an assured music maker.
System: 2 ways
Frequency range: 47 - 25000 Hz
Impedance: 6 Ω
Sensitivity: 91 dB
Max music power: 85 Watts
Terminal type: Bi-wiring / bi-amp
Terminal finish: Silver plated
Enclosure: Bass Reflex
Warranty 2 years
Delivered with user's manual.
Dimensions (W x H x D):18.1 x 20.7 x 15.9" / 460 x 525 x 405 mm
Gross weight: 44.8 lbs / 20.3 kg
Net weight: 17.7 lbs / 8.05 kg