The new ConneX DCB41 active speaker pair from ELAC acts as an almost complete hi-fi system and thus offers HDMI eARC with CEC, analog RCA/phono, digital optical and USB (resolutions up to 96 kHz / 24 bit) on the input side. All inputs are located on the active speaker of the system, which also carries a speaker output through which it supplies its passive partner. In addition, the ConneX DCB41 can be controlled via Bluetooth and also carry a subwoofer output.
To improve the sound, the new ELAC speakers carry, among other things, a tweeter with waveguide, as well as a long-throw woofer, which aims to promise a powerful and precise sound. Furthermore, the rear-facing bass reflex tube is folded and is thus said to offer minimal ventilation noise.
ELAC's ConneX DCB41 powered speakers are supposed to become available from November 2022*, including removable covers and remote control. Available in black, walnut, orange or blue, the compact speakers come with an MSRP of around €530 per "set," consisting of one active and one passive speaker.
*Availability and prices for Germany.