Stand Box ELAC FS 189 in Test

The ELAC FS 189 (2000 euro prop pair) is equipped with a JET-tweeter and three divergent wired bass. A reflex tube sits back, the second in the base. She sounds very dedicated and broadband with solid rich bass and high level reserves.

  1. Stand box ELAC FS 189 in test
  2. Data sheet

Also the ELAC FS 189 is not a child of sorrow, but more emphasis on authority and volume. Their three woofer working in the bass hand in hand, but only one driver is controlled so that he denies the acquisition range to the midrange. These divergent control keeps the acoustic Center compact and prevents a large spatial representation.

If the deep layers are space or installation due to powerful, so the upper bass reflex tube on the back of the boxes can be close. The necessary plug is included. The second pipe in the socket is always in action.

The midrange is equipped like the bass driver with a very stiff aluminium sandwich diaphragm, which retain their shape even at large amplitudes. For the height, the in-house JET tweeter is responsible – a known signal faithful film spotlights with often folded membrane as well as strong rod magnets.

Three subwoofers help the slender column to a powerful bass Foundation. The baskets are distinctly aerodynamically designed.

The elaborate construction given the FS 189 in addition to an advantageous small Watt demand deep bass skills with values until 35 Hertz close to.

The fine, always relaxed-looking high-frequency character stands for the ELAC in refreshing contrast to the powerful bass range. This results in a very energetic, almost spectacular sound impression in the sum.


Manufacturer ELAC
Price €2000.00
Rating 54.0 points
Test procedure 1.0




Technical data and test results

General data
Width 20.0 cm
Height 110.5 cm
Depth 29.7 cm
Weight: 23.0 kg
Installation tip: free standing, distance 2.5 m, normal sq-damped rooms up to 40 m
Measured values
Operating voltage for 90 dB SPL 3.1 V
Impedance minimum stp 4.0 ohms
Maximum volume upper value 108 dB
Maximum volume lower value (> 45 Hz) 108 dB
Lower cut-off frequency (-3dB) 36 Hz
Lower cut-off frequency (-6 dB) 33 Hz
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Sound Top-class
Naturalness 11
Fine resolution 11
Border dynamics 10
Bass quality 10
Figure 12
Sound points (70 points) 54
Measured values 8
Practice 5
Valency 7
Overall rating (max. 120 points) well – very well 74
Price / performance Very good
tested in output 10 / 11