The younger of two models with an index of 16 in this series, ELAC WS 1645 is equipped with proprietary radiators and a crossover filter made from selected components. The speaker is highly versatile – it can be installed on a suitable shelf or simply hung on the wall, while due to the small depth of the case it will be almost invisible in the interior. ELAC WS 1645 has a high-quality finish (external design options: black or white matt), and is equipped with a fabric protective mesh with magnetic fixation.
The acoustic system is equipped with a JET 5 ribbon tweeter, the same as the traditional high-end ELAC acoustics. This head has an extended frequency range of up to 50 kHz, making the speaker perfect for reproducing sound (two or multi-channel) in new HD formats.
The bass driver in the speakers has a diameter of 115 mm and is equipped with a patented cone, the geometry of which prevents the formation of parasitic vibrations and resonances. The woofer is loaded on a phase inverter with an outlet on the side panel of the speaker, and its fine tuning allowed us to expand the bass range of this relatively small speaker up to 50 Hz. Thanks to this, the ELAC WS 1645 speakers can be used as part of stereo systems without the obligatory support of a subwoofer. In a home theater, these speakers can be used in all channels, including the center one, since their design allows not only vertical, but also horizontal placement.
Setting the AC crossover filter to 3400 Hz provided natural reproduction of the mid frequencies, which is extremely important for the sound quality of any piece of music. Due to the neutral and dynamic sound, the ELAC WS 1645 speakers can be used in high-end audio systems, including in combination with traditional Hi-Fi acoustics from leading manufacturers. High sensitivity and stable impedance ensure good compatibility of speakers with amplifiers and AV receivers of various brands.