AV123 ELT 525 Surround Sound Speaker System

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AV123 ELT 525 Surround Sound Speaker System

Introduction

To say I was excited about the prospect of reviewing AV123’s new entry-level surround sound system is an understatement. For those that don’t know, AV123 is one of many companies that sell loudspeakers from their website only. The drawback is that one cannot audition the speakers before you purchase them. However, these companies usually offer an “audition period” where you can listen to them in the comfort of your own home without any pressure to buy as the company will refund 100% of your payment (these particular speakers carry a 3 year warranty with a 30 day trial period, see website for details). In addition, AV123 offers financing options based off of purchase price, which is nice. The main reason that I was so excited about reviewing these speakers is that I have an unusually large room that is also unusually difficult to place speakers in, as it has built in shelves and cabinets along the front wall.

Specifications

  • ELT-525T Tower Speakers
  • Design: Two-way, Ported
  • Drivers: One 1" Cloth-dome Tweeter, Two 5.25" Paper Mid/Bass
  • MFR: 48 Hz - 20 kHz ± 3 dB
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms
  • Sensitivity: 87dB @ 1w/1m
  • Crossover: 2 kHz, 2nd Order Acoustic
  • Dimensions: 37.9" H x 6.2" W x 9.9" D
  • Weight: 30 Pounds/Each
  • ELT-525C Center Channel Speaker
  • Design: Two-way, Ported
  • Drivers: One 1" Cloth Dome, Two 5.25" Paper Mid/Bass
  • MFR: 74 Hz - 20 kHz ± 3 dB
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms
  • Sensitivity: 86dB @ 1w/1m
  • Crossover: 2.4 kHz, 2nd Order Acoustic
  • Dimensions: 6.2" H x 17.7” W x 9.9” D
  • Weight: 15 Pounds/Each
  • Mounting: 1/4”-20 Threaded Insert
  • ELT-525M Surround Speakers
  • Design: Two-way, Ported
  • Drivers: One (1) custom 5.25" woofer and one (1) 1" tweeter
  • MFR: 60 Hz - 20 kHz ± 3 dB
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms
  • Sensitivity: 83dB @ 1w/1m
  • Crossover Point: 2.2 kHz, 2nd Order Acoustic
  • Mounting: 1/4-20 Threaded Inserts
  • Dimensions: 11.25" H x 6.12" W x 9.81" D
  • Weight: 10 Pounds/Each
  • Current Pricing for ELT-525 System (not including subwoofer) $799 USA
  • MFW-15 Subwoofer
  • Design: Slot Ported
  • Driver: 15"
  • Amplifier: 350 Watts RMS
  • MFR: 18 Hz - 200 Hz ± 4 dB; Bass Extension In-room: 15 Hz
  • Inputs: Line-Level and Speaker-Level
  • Crossover: Adjustable 40 Hz - 150 Hz
  • Phase Control: Variable 00-1800
  • Dimensions: 23.9" H x 18.1" W x 22.4" D
  • Weight: 110 Pounds
  • MSRP: $499 USA
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