The kind of speaker I'd love owning
Here's a little peek behind the curtain at the life of a home speaker writer. When I research new models for our website, I envision how I'd use them in my own system. ELAC's VELA FS 407 has generated more imaginative energy than most models that come across my desk, inspiring daydreams of how this upscale floor-stander would perform in my living room.
That's because I've heard this speaker's baby brother (the BS 403), and know just how good VELA speakers sound. If you're in the market for an elite pair of floor-standers, the FS 407s are strongly worth considering.
- 2-1/2 way, 3-driver design
- handmade JET 5 folded ribbon tweeter for lightning-fast response and wide dynamic range
- dual 6" aluminum/paper sandwich cone drivers
- one for bass frequencies, and one for midbass/midrange
- frequency response: 30-50,000 Hz
- sensitivity: 88 dB
- nominal impedance: 4 ohms
- high-performance amplification recommended to get the best sound
- recommended amplifier power: up to 130 watts RMS
- wood veneer exterior with high-gloss lacquer finish
- bass-reflex cabinet with down-firing port at the speaker's sturdy aluminum bass plate
- angled cabinet for improved high-frequency performance and musical imaging
- dual sets of binding post speaker terminals allow bi-amping or bi-wiring
- made in Germany
- no grille is included
- 8-13/16"W x 40-1/4"H x 10-3/4"D
- weight: 42.1 lbs.
- warranty: 3 years