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ELAC Announces Varro Subwoofer Line

The new lineup features seven models distributed across three different series

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The new ELAC Varro lineup of high-end subwoofers consists of three separate series —Premium Series, Reference Series, and Dual Reference Series.

All new Varro Subwoofers include:

  • BASH Amplifiers: The discrete implementation of these tracking amplifiers allows for maximum voltage swings, providing all the power that is needed and additional dynamic power throughout the entire operating range of the woofers.
  • Thick MDF Cabinets with Internal Bracing: To help eliminate cabinet flex and reduce cabinet resonances, all the Varro subwoofers are built with thick MDF cabinets ranging from 30mm (1- 3/16 inches) on the Premium series increasing to 36mm (1-7/16 inches) on the Dual Reference Series. Internal cross-bracing further reduces unwanted resonances that can negatively impact the subwoofer’s tonal balance.
  • Custom-Designed Woofers with Large-Diameter Voice Coils: Custom woofers were tailored to each of the Varro Series subwoofers. Matched to the power output of each amplifier, these drivers utilize large-diameter voice coils (2 inches on the Premium models and 2.5 inches on the Reference and Dual Reference Series) to accommodate higher power and the heat generated by the motor structure.
  • DSP (Digital Signal Processing): A dual 28-Bit DSP with a 147 MHz master clock frequency is utilized to process audio signals with high accuracy and minimum latency.
  • Advanced APP Control: Doing away with traditional analog controls, the new Premium Series subwoofers incorporate ELAC’s digital control system. Download the ELAC Sub Control 3.0 app for your Android or iOS phone or tablet and you have complete control of multiple subwoofers from the comfort of your sofa.
  • Auto Room EQ: Finding the perfect location for your subwoofer can be difficult or just not visually appealing. Utilizing the new Sub Control 3.0 app and your smartphone microphone, the subwoofer will optimize room EQ automatically, allowing greater flexibility in placement without sacrificing performance.
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The Reference and Dual Reference Series subwoofers include the below additional features.

  • HEX Surround Technology: ELAC’s exclusive HEX surround geometry allows for a very linear relationship between applied force and the resulting displacement in both directions. This ensures faithful reproduction of the recorded signal with low distortion even at high playback volumes.
  • Aluminum Sandwich Woofer: These new high-excursion woofers use a rigid and lightweight aluminum cone sandwiched with a treated paper cone using a special gluing process. This method retains the transient benefits of cellulose cones with the torsional rigidity of aluminum and allows for long-cone throws for better handling of high signal levels and low bass.
  • AirX2 Wireless Receiver Built-in: Both the Reference and Dual Reference Series subwoofers include ELAC’s AirX2 wireless receiver built-in. Add the optional AirX2 Wireless transmitter, connect it to your AV receiver, and you can wirelessly transmit subwoofer information to up to three Reference or Dual Reference subwoofers simultaneously.
  • Advanced Connectivity: In addition to the line-level inputs on the Premium Series, the Reference Series adds speaker-level inputs for use with receivers and integrated amplifiers without a dedicated subwoofer output. The Dual Reference Series adds balanced XLR inputs for compatibility with premium audiophile and professional audio gear.
  • Custom Install Ready: Both the Reference and the Dual Reference Series subwoofers feature an Ethernet port for connection to third-party control systems such as Control4, Savant, Crestron, and RTI.

The Varro line-up of high-performance subwoofers will be available through our nationwide network of dealers in March 2023.

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