AV Industry from France has announced this weekend’s Bristol HiFi Show will host the UK launch of Elipson’s new Legacy Series 3230 loudspeaker. We have spotted them at both Munich and Paris last year, so nice to see them in the UK.

The flagship in their new range of high-end audiophile two-channel loudspeakers, the new Legacy Series perfectly embodies the brand’s 80+ years of HiFi heritage by taking advantage of innovations derived from their legendary speakers, such as the La Religieuse speaker designed for the French ORTF in 1962 and the 4050 model which formed the sound system of the Grenoble Olympic games in 1968.

Avant-garde Design

Since taking over the brand in 2008, owner Philippe Carre wanted to reconnect with these avant-garde design high-end audio speakers with key models such as the 4260, and the current Planet L and M spherical speakers.

Manufactured in France, the new Legacy Series continues this quest in the form of three speakers all developed with bespoke components, cabinetry, loudspeaker drive units and filters. The range comprises a stand-mount/bookshelf speaker, the Legacy 3210 and two floor-standing speakers, the flagship 3230 and smaller 3220.

Legacy 3230 Floor Standing Speaker

First to launch is the Legacy 3230, a 3-way floor-standing speaker with a large bass-reflex lower enclosure tuned to around 26 Hz and stiffened by internal bracing. Made of 25 and 30 mm MDF the cabinet is encased with wood veneer wrapped around large radius curved walls.  Two types of damping materials treat the internal volume and a base plinth mounted on suspension points allows space beneath the enclosure for the large diameter profiled port.

The two 21cm bass only drivers with aluminium surfaced cellulose pulp cones work together up to 400 Hz and are mechanically compressed by steel rods to the rear.   The 15cm ceramic cone mid/bass unit with neodymium magnet performs between 400 and 3200Hz before a wide AMT ribbon tweeter takes charge. Both drivers are housed within a 15 mm thick silica resin sphere, a direct legacy of the 4050 speakers.  The second order crossover boasts a high-pass slope of 24 dB/octave for the tweeter and OFC wiring places four conductors on each polarity and ends with a double terminal block with wired insulated straps.

Price And Availability

Legacy Series will be available in the UK from next month and in walnut real wood and black satin silver oak veneer options at a UK SRP of £7,490 per pair.

See Elipson in Room 208 on the 2nd Floor

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