The Air-X 403 speakers can be used two ways, either connected via an audio cable or wirelessly through the ELAC Air-X Base.
This is a wireless box with analogue and digital inputs, which can transmit signals to up to three pairs of Air-X speakers.
Analogue connections include a pair of RCA plugs and a 3.5mm mini jack. You also get two inputs for optical and one for USB.
The speakers cost $A4995 the Air-X BASE is sold separately for $695. The Bluetooth connector costs an additional $199.
The Base acts as the central control unit to which a wide variety of sources and output signals can be connected.
Audio signals are losslessly transmitted at 24-bit resolution with a sampling rate of 48 kHz.
The AIR-X AMP offers a range of special features, but employs a Class A/B amplifier design.
Three amplifiers with a combined output of 225 W deliver a powerful audio punch even in multi-way loudspeakers, while internal DSP functions allow for comprehensive and extremely precise adjustments to the sound.
The loudspeaker’s character can thus be perfectly tailored to its surroundings. Balanced and unbalanced analogue inputs on the amplifier unit also enable the connection of playback equipment in situations where wireless transmission is not desired.
The AIR-X 403 and AIR-X 407 loudspeaker models provide impressive evidence of the new system’s capabilities.
An AIR-X system can also include numerous loudspeakers, all of which can be controlled by one or more AIR-X Base units.
Owners can deliver the same content throughout the house or different content in every room – one Base unit can control up to three zones.