The Navis Powered Bookshelf Speaker
ELAC’s new Navis Series answers every minimalist audiophile’s dream of a no-compromise powered speaker driven by best-inclass amplifiers that are truly deserving of the name “high end.” While most powered speakers rely on Class D digital designs, ELAC engineers build in 300 watts of pure analog amplification— for maximum power and exceptional sound. Add the Discovery Connect wireless transmitter to your system, and Navis becomes a wireless speaker that lets you enjoy streaming content without a cable in sight.
Inside each Navis Bookshelf Loudspeaker is a Tri-Amp Pure Analog Amplifier, employing three separate amps for each transducer: a 160-watt BASH AB amplifier for the woofer, a 100-watt BASH AB amplifier for the midrange, and a 40-watt Class AB amplifier for the tweeter. A total amplifier power of 300 watts ensures that each transducer is optimally—and amply—powered, eliminating clipping and crossover distortion, and driving each transducer with authority. Specs like a 110 dBA signal-to-noise ratio and 100 uV noise floor could only come from such audiophile-quality amps!
Local inputs include balanced XLR, RCA and Wireless, when used with ELAC’s Discovery Connect wireless transmitter to stream Discovery, Spotify Connect, Bluetooth, AirPlay and Roon. Just switch Wireless “Off” for a no-compromise analog input and output.
Navis’s elegant design integrates perfectly with any interior. Its enclosure has a fine-furniture finish, available in Gloss Black, Gloss White and Wood Veneer. A dedicated floor stand completes the installation, and is recommended for optimum performance.
All New Custom Designed Midrange/Tweeter
One reason the Navis sounds so natural is because of its in-house developed transducer, a 4-inch aluminum midrange driver with a concentrically mounted 1-inch soft-dome tweeter. Combined, this signature configuration lets Navis set the performance standard for its class.
The Speaker Stands
- Speaker type: 3-Way Powered
- Tweeter: 1″ Soft Dome Concentrically Mounted
- Midrange: 4″ Aluminum
- Woofer: 5-1/4″ Aluminum
- Frequency Response: 44Hz – 28kHz
- Crossover Frequency: 2.2kHz / 260Hz
- Total Amplifier Power: 300 Watts Total
- Bass Amplifier: 160 Watt Bash Amplifier
- Midrange Amplifier: 100 Watt Bash Amplifier
- Tweeter Amplifier: 40 Watt Class AB Amplifier
- Inputs: RCA / XLR / AirX² Wireless
- Cabinet finishes: Gloss Black, Gloss White, Gloss Ebony Emara
- Height: 13.58″
- Width: 7.44″
- Depth: 9.45″
- Net weight (each): 17.85lbs
The LS-80 speaker stand has been custom designed to match the new range of speakers from ELAC: Navis, Carina and Vela. Each stand comes with a selection of top plates with hole patterns to match the chosen speaker, allowing it to be securely fixed to the stand. The stand itself is constructed from an aluminum center column with a steel top plate and a substantial 3/8” thick steel base plate. The mass of the base plate adds extra stability to the stand. The center column is fillable with your choice of material to add further mass and damping to the stand. The stand comes equipped with spikes and discs allowing use on either carpet or solid floors.
- Color: Gray
- Dimensions (WxHxD) each: 10.00″ x 23.00″ x 09.63″
- Net Weight: Navis – 13.70 lbs / Vela – 13.20 lbs
- Gross Weight: 32.63 lbs
- Box Dimensions (LxWxH): 23.5″ x 11″ x 4″
- Top Plates and Drilled Holes for securing Navis, Vela, and Carina Series Speakers