Elac Adante AF-61 (took some diy to make perfect)

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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 8,266
    edited February 2019
    Would like to get my ears on the bookshelf version at some point.

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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,542
    Me too. They are beasts. 19x10x16 and 35lbs!
    Would like tot hear them with their matched sub
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AS-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u

    HT - Panasonic BDP/Tivo Bolt - Marantz SR5013 - Def tech C and In ceiling - Sony XBR 75"
  • WLDockWLDock Posts: 2,763
    The bookies and center seem like a nice setup for a Movie / Music system.
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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,542
    Yeah. I want the center. But I’m not paying retail for it. $2400 with the stand!
    I can wait.
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AS-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u

    HT - Panasonic BDP/Tivo Bolt - Marantz SR5013 - Def tech C and In ceiling - Sony XBR 75"
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,542
    So at the gathering with @treitz3 and @jdjohn , besides finding out about the resistance anomaly between the two sets of binding posts on each tower (see thread https://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/184184/non-jesse-approved-bi-amping ) Tom realized another issue. He was in the listening position when all of a sudden he jumped up and started stacking pillows where he was sitting. Since he had already been throwing pillows around the room trying to redecorate, I left him to it - but no something else was afoot. The Elac towers are quite tall - 52"+. The midrange and tweeter are concentric, so that whole upper register of sound is coming at you from close to 4' off the ground. The Elac driver does a good job of throwing the sound out, but Tom's keen ears heard it improve when he sat on the mountain of pillows he had created.
    So I did have the spike plates that came with the speakers (for using the outrigger feet on hardwood) and I added them to the back feet only. This tilted the tower forward a few degrees. Just enough to get that tweeter pointing right above the ear, but perfected the imaging. The front feet are still spiked so they are at least half coupled to the floor though the carpet.
    Food for thought.
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AS-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u

    HT - Panasonic BDP/Tivo Bolt - Marantz SR5013 - Def tech C and In ceiling - Sony XBR 75"
  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 1,468
    Next time we'll have to get Tom a booster seat ;) Ya know, it's funny you mention this since, when we were leaving, I thought I noticed the Elacs being tilted more forward than I recalled. I wasn't just imagining it! I was probably cleaning some records on the Okki Nokki when you guys made the change.

    "Sometimes I do what I want to do. The rest of the time, I do what I have to." - Cicero, in Gladiator
    Regarding collectibles: "It's not who gets it. It's who gets stuck with it." - Jimmy Fallon
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,742
    ... hope the neighbood's seismically quiescent.

    B)
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,901
    Ah yes, the forward tilt. Good stuff.

    Tom has a sharp ear but he's also crazy 😜
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,542
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    ... hope the neighbood's seismically quiescent.

    B)

    Me too since they weigh over 100lbs each
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AS-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u

    HT - Panasonic BDP/Tivo Bolt - Marantz SR5013 - Def tech C and In ceiling - Sony XBR 75"
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 17,105
    VR3 wrote: »
    Ah yes, the forward tilt. Good stuff.

    Tom has a sharp ear but he's also crazy 😜

    Please god say there wasnt tequila there.... if so..... keep any further commentary, or photos to yourself :wink:
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,742
    Vulcans had (have) sharp ears, as I recall.
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,542
    Now that we have M700 power going to them with the AS Satori cables, these things have truly transformed
    Cannot wait for the next meet as I believe @jdjohn and @treitz3 will be pleasantly surprised by the improvements
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AS-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u

    HT - Panasonic BDP/Tivo Bolt - Marantz SR5013 - Def tech C and In ceiling - Sony XBR 75"
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,542
    Ok - testing the Polk forum's waters here - any interest in buying these? would be willing to meet at a certain distance but first wanted to make sure the buyer knew the history of them. I consider it to be an improvement as you will find from this thread. Others might not see it that way and would hate for someone not to know.

    I am looking to get $2k OBO out of them and have everything they came with EXCEPT the boxes. And FYI only reason I am selling is I actually got their younger siblings because the tweeter was too high AFF for my low couch.

    They are flawless.
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AS-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u

    HT - Panasonic BDP/Tivo Bolt - Marantz SR5013 - Def tech C and In ceiling - Sony XBR 75"
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,542
    Ok. Guess I’m keeping them lol.
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AS-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u

    HT - Panasonic BDP/Tivo Bolt - Marantz SR5013 - Def tech C and In ceiling - Sony XBR 75"
  • Gerres26Gerres26 Posts: 617
    Wouldn’t hurt to throw those bad boys on the flea market here and see what happens. More folks would probably see them there.
  • tophatjohnnytophatjohnny Posts: 2,981
    Amen to that. They look amazing.
    "if it's not fun, it's not worth it & remember folks, "It's All About The Music"!!
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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,542
    these are sold locally.
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AS-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u

    HT - Panasonic BDP/Tivo Bolt - Marantz SR5013 - Def tech C and In ceiling - Sony XBR 75"
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,901
    Congrats!
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,542
    Thanks bro
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AS-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u

    HT - Panasonic BDP/Tivo Bolt - Marantz SR5013 - Def tech C and In ceiling - Sony XBR 75"
  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 1,468
    Awesome! I bet the wifey was happy.

    "Sometimes I do what I want to do. The rest of the time, I do what I have to." - Cicero, in Gladiator
    Regarding collectibles: "It's not who gets it. It's who gets stuck with it." - Jimmy Fallon
  • BlueBirdMusicBlueBirdMusic Registered User Posts: 1,169
    Great "sale" Joe.
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,542
    jdjohn wrote: »
    Awesome! I bet the wifey was happy.

    Yeah. And actually said “it sounds better”!
    Thank You fellers.
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AS-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u

    HT - Panasonic BDP/Tivo Bolt - Marantz SR5013 - Def tech C and In ceiling - Sony XBR 75"
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