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New In-Ceiling Half-Depth Speaker With Integrated Baffle, And Low Profile On-Wall Speaker Offer Perfect Solutions For Space Restricted Installations Delivering Focused, Dynamic Sonic

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS, 01 February 2011 — ELAN® Home Systems (www.elanhomesystems.com), the industry leading manufacturer of award-winning Multi-Room audio/video and home control systems, today announced the European market launch of ELIOS™ Euro-Style speakers, the company’s new half-depth in-ceiling, and low profile on-wall architectural speakers. The two new ELIOS speakers are ELAN’s first speakers specifically designed for Multiple Dwelling Units (MDUs), and limited space installations. The introduction was made by ELAN Home Systems President Paul Starkey at the ISE 2011 Show in Stand #1L90 in the RAI Centre.

Developed from the ground up in response to international dealer and electronics systems contractor requests, the ELIOS ES71C 7″ In-Ceiling Speaker and the ES412 Dual 4″ On-Wall Speaker are engineered to work well in reduced depth and space with simple installation, and unsurpassed fit, performance, sonic focus and long-term durability. Both speakers are among the industry’s first to address the burgeoning MDU construction market and the specific construction and installation requirements commonly found in Europe and the USA retrofit market.

The ELIOS ES71C 7″ In-Ceiling Speaker finesses the physics of sound with several limited-space embellishments. ELAN engineers developed an all new mount and baffle for a working depth of only 2.56″, to fit in a quarter of the space available in normal USA installations, perfect for MDU’s, European construction and US retro installations. The new tooling supports a rugged seven inch woofer that is built to last and produces more bass at up to 50 Watts compared to the tiny 2.5″ and 3″ drivers currently being used by the competition. A pivoting tweeter lets the installer tune the system with pinpoint accuracy. Bringing these components together is a custom crossover, with each component carefully selected and evaluated for sonic performance and reliability. A steel baffle provides excellent sound isolation, preventing sound migration to rooms above through the ceiling.

The ELIOS ES412 Dual 4″ On-Wall Speaker features two active 4.5″ drivers and large magnet structure for precision performance that sounds great. The emphasis is on quality sound in a thin package that installs quickly based on the versatility of the speaker’s “wedge” shape and the mounting hardware provided. The sleek, yet rugged, ABS cabinet can mount directly to drywall and comes with brackets for a standard J-box or even a Euro style circular box. Speakers are available in White and Black with a choice of white, black & grey cloth options.

“With MDU and small-install opportunities growing across Europe, our engineers went back to the drawing board to design speakers that out-performed and out-played similarly-sized speakers – and at half the depth.” Said Starkey. “These solid performers install in minutes with a very pleasing frequency response that complements the ELIOS line for great acoustic balance throughout the installation.”

Unique to all ELIOS in-ceiling speakers is ELAN’s state-of-the-art drywall clamping system, which provides installers with the fastest, easiest, most reliable and trouble-free installation of any speakers on the market today. Made of virtually indestructible plastics, each “dog toggle” clamp rests atop its own “tower” which ensures a quick release every time. Additionally, the base of each clamping leg is considerably wider than traditional legs, providing increased surface area for a more secure fit against the inside of ceilings without causing the drywall to crumble.

The ELIOS ES71C 7″ In-Ceiling Speaker and ES412 Dual 4″ On-Wall Speaker are available for immediate delivery in either white or black.Designed for a lifetime of use, all ELIOS speakers come with a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

ELAN ELIOS EuroStyle ES71C 7″ In-Ceiling Speaker:

  • 7 inch mineral-filled Polypropylene woofer
  • ¾ inch, soft dome, pivoting tweeter
  • 50Hz-20kHz frequency response
  • 87dB sensitivity
  • 50 Watts RMS rated power
  • 8 Ohms nominal impedance
  • Custom”Q” single pole crossover
  • Cutout dimension 8.63 inches (220mm)
  • Outside frame dimension 10 inches (253mm)
  • Mounting depth 2.56 inches (65 mm)
  • Polyoxymethylene(POM) plastic winglet system accommodates up to 1.25 inch (32mm) wallboard thickness.
  • 16 gauge powder coated steel baffle
  • ABS frame

ELAN ELIOS EuroStyle ES412 Dual 4″ On-Wall Speaker:

  • Dual 4.5″ woofer
  • 1″soft dome pivoting tweeter; mica-filled co-polymer 4-1/2″ woofers
  • Large magnet structure
  • Stylish,yet rigid, ABS plastic cabinet
  • Direct to wall mounting or brackets for standard J-box / Euro style circular box.
  • Speaker weight 6.75 lbs.
  • Cabinet size is 10″ x 15.5 x 2.95″
  • Speakers available in white (ES412W) and black (ES412B)
  • Three cloth options to cover the entire speaker (white, black & grey)

About ELAN Home Systems:
Since 1990 ELAN® Home Systems has been an industry leading manufacturer of innovative, award-winning Multi-Room audio/video systems. ELAN systems were the first to integrate audio, video, phones and third-party products to create a seamless, easy-to-use “whole house” solution. ELAN systems and products are distributed through a comprehensive channel of select Dealers and Distributors throughout the United States, Canada and more than 58 countries worldwide. ELAN Home Systems is part of The AVC Group To learn more, visit www.elanhomesystems.com.

About The AVC Group, LLC:
Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, The AVC Group, LLC (www.theavcgroup.com) is a portfolio of pre-eminent manufacturers and marketers of state-of-the-art consumer and commercial audio, video, and control system solutions. The AVC Group is comprised of the following industry leading brands: NILES® Audio (www.nilesaudio.com), ELAN® Home Systems (www.elanhomesystems.com), Xantech® (www.xantech.com), ATON® (www.atonhome.com<), and Sunfire® (www.sunfire.com). The AVC Group, LLC is a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc.’s (www.nortek-inc.com) Home Technology Group.