The Prestige Facet 14F is a 2-and-a-half-way floorstanding speaker. Equally clear and detailed in the highs as it is deep and lively in the lows, this speaker will allow you to rediscover your favorite tracks.
The Elipson Prestige Facet 14F speaker introduces a host of innovative technologies. The most visible is undeniably the ring of sculpted facets surrounding each driver, which gives the range its name. A rigorous design process ensures optimal acoustic performance, while an elegant finish allows the speaker to blend in harmoniously with your interior decor.
The Prestige Facet 14F is availble in black, walnut and white. Signs of a high-quality finish include a double-layer front panel to which a black or white lacquer is applied. This floorstanding speaker is equipped with a bass driver and a 17 cm mid-low driver. The latter is fitted with a bullet-shaped phase plug to limit vibrations and, consequently, reduce distortion. A 25 mm soft dome tweeter reproduces highs with finesse and precision. The multifaceted, sculpted silicone surround rings encircling each driver reduce the baffle effect and limit diffractions. The result is a more linear response curve and a smoother listening experience.
Extra attention has been paid to the speaker's cabinet. The lacquered front panel is composed of two dense, thick materials and strengthened by several internal brackets. The speaker's steep-slope filter relies on highly efficient, audiophile-grade components. As for the finish quality, it is not overlooked and offers benefits such as premium-quality vinyl and a lacquered front panel.
At Elipson, the back counts as much as the front. That is why our designers have created rounded, high-end dual speaker terminals which offer the possibility of biwiring and biamplifying while benefiting from silver-plated contacts to maximize signal transmission. Banana plugs may also be connected to the terminals.
Neutral and accurate, this speaker delivers sound which is free from colouration and faithful to the original recording. Impressions of smoothness and serenity emanate from each track as it is masterfully reproduced, without any hint of harshness.
The Prestige Facet 14F's high sensitivity allows it to be paired with any amplifier with a power rating of 150 W or less per channel. Its lively performance make it an excellent left or right front channel speaker for a multichannel home cinema installation.
Elipson is a French brand that dates back to 1938, known as Multimoteur at the time. Since the start this speaker company has focused on loudspeakers with a strong visual identity, the elliptical shapes are coupled with the name. The still legendary BS50 loudspeaker from Elipson was launched in 1953, an elliptical loudspeaker with the driver facing upwards to an acoustic reflector. It made a huge statement in the 50’s.
A lot of today’s design builds on the philosophy from that time. They strive to push the boundaries outside the normal hi-fi train of thought, as beautifully demonstrated by the current top of the range, Sound Tree. A loudspeaker system built up from a subwoofer “trunk” with twelve Planet M speakers hanging from it like branches with apples, hanging from the tree with varying lengths.