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Andrew Jones from Elac ?
« on: June 01, 2015, 22:52 »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/tPX4s--IuxE&fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/tPX4s--IuxE&fs=1</a><a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/cNL6u29B1V4&fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/cNL6u29B1V4&fs=1</a>

http://www.stereophile.com/content/herb-reicherts-day-two-show

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Re: Andrew Jones from Elac ?
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2015, 23:12 »
The sub is super man.
Built-in auto EQ app + auto calibrate the iPad !!!
See the 2nd clip @ around 6mins onward.


Below is the clip for the sub only.
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/QvFVmjioDac&fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/QvFVmjioDac&fs=1</a>
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Re: Andrew Jones from Elac ?
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2015, 07:46 »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/tPX4s--IuxE&fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/tPX4s--IuxE&fs=1</a><a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/cNL6u29B1V4&fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/cNL6u29B1V4&fs=1</a>

http://www.stereophile.com/content/herb-reicherts-day-two-show

Yes after the Pioneers... now he's with Elac to help create a range of high-performing yet affordable speakers for Elac company  :D

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Re: Andrew Jones from Elac ?
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2015, 08:47 »
Yes after the Pioneers... now he's with Elac to help create a range of high-performing yet affordable speakers for Elac company  :D

Can't blame him since Pioneer is moving away from AV, it will be interesting to see a showdown between Elac Debut B5 and the Pioneer SP-BS22-LR. Akan datang, will it be elac or இல்லை illai ;)
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why is it so dam  hard to obsoleted this turning pieces of equipment ?

https://youtu.be/_sBBaNYex3E

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Re: Andrew Jones from Elac ?
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2015, 08:52 »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/QK5fKs1-Abg&fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/QK5fKs1-Abg&fs=1</a>
why is it so dam  hard to obsoleted this turning pieces of equipment ?

https://youtu.be/_sBBaNYex3E

https://youtu.be/cYLQytuZ4KA

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Re: Andrew Jones from Elac ?
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2015, 20:30 »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/_j0vbUFHvNQ&fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/_j0vbUFHvNQ&fs=1</a>
why is it so dam  hard to obsoleted this turning pieces of equipment ?

https://youtu.be/_sBBaNYex3E

https://youtu.be/cYLQytuZ4KA

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Re: Andrew Jones from Elac ?
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2015, 11:15 »
Fwd to 5:50 min

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/Hv540Tx7Nq0&fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/Hv540Tx7Nq0&fs=1</a>
why is it so dam  hard to obsoleted this turning pieces of equipment ?

https://youtu.be/_sBBaNYex3E

https://youtu.be/cYLQytuZ4KA

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Re: Andrew Jones from Elac ?
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2015, 18:43 »
Cnet's review of B6

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It was immediately clear the Debut B6 sounded like a much bigger speaker when we played Kraftwerk's 2003 "Tour de France" album. The synths' deep bass pulses reached way down low, yet bass definition remained absolutely rock solid. Impressed, we cranked the volume higher and higher, but detected no strain or increased distortion. Even much larger entry-level tower speakers such as the Polk T50 can't match the Debut B6's low-end authority.

The sheer immediacy of the sound is the next thing we noted: the Debut B6 is bright and clear, a huge advance over the Pioneer SP-BS22-LR bookshelf speakers, which sounded softer and cloudier (see CNET's review of the Pioneer 5.1 system for comparison). The SP-BS22-LR also miniaturized the sound: there was less "there" there.

Wilco's tune "Jesus, Etc" in 96 kHz/24-bit high-resolution audio was positively vivid. Jeff Tweedy's vocal was precisely centered between the two Debut B6 speakers, and the tonality of the guitars and violins was rendered accurately with a nice sense of depth to the stereo soundstage. At this point we switched over to the Bowers & Wilkins 685 S2 bookshelf speakers, which are about the same size as the Debut B6s. The 685 S2 sounded softer, and less clear overall. However, we detected a tiny bit of coarseness or sibilance on Tweedy's vocals on the Debut B6, while that aspect was tamed on the B&W speakers.

Returning to Kraftwerk's "Tour de France," the 685 S2 speakers' bass wasn't as nimble, tight or well controlled as the Debut B6's low end. That speaker's bass superiority was even more evident with the stepped synth bass notes that tumble down on the Beta Band's tune "Life." The 685 S2 blurred some of the notes together, and while the Debut B6 wasn't perfect it was better. All in all, we felt the Debut B6's midrange was more transparent and clear overall, but the 685 S2 was smoother and more refined.

But here's the thing: the Bowers and Wilkins 685 S2s sell for more than twice the price of the ELAC Debut B6s -- $700 per pair versus $280.

Next, we compared the Debut B6 with ELAC's slightly smaller Debut bookshelf speaker, the B5 ($230 per pair; that's £150 or AU$310). At first they sounded similar when listening to guitarist Ry Cooder's soundtrack score for "Paris, Texas," but as we continued the smaller speaker sounded a wee bit brighter and leaner in the bass, with a more recessed soundstage than the Debut B6. The Debut B5 is awfully good, but for just $50 more we preferred the fuller sounding Debut B6. Both speakers revealed the subtle shadings of every pluck and scrape of Cooder playing his acoustic guitar.

Conclusion
We were shocked that the Debut B6 outshone Bowers & Wilkins' more-than-twice-as-expensive 685 S2 speaker on a number of counts. Pair the Debut B6 with a decent integrated amp like the NAD C 316BEE, or Onkyo's excellent TX-8020 stereo receiver, and perhaps a U-Turn Orbit turntable, and you'd have a killer budget, yet fully audiophile-grade stereo system.

And that's the ultimate takeaway here: the rare achievement of true audiophile quality at a low price. Speaker shoppers always want bargains -- speakers that blow away the competition at a rock bottom price without sacrificing quality. The ELAC Debut B6 is that speaker. It's a stunning achievement. Andrew Jones has again raised the bar.
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Re: Andrew Jones from Elac ?
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2015, 15:25 »
Elac Debut is available on Amazon.com and it ships to Singapore!...Tested putting the B6 in the cart all the way to just before placing order.

https://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&page=1&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3AB014GSEPY8%7CB014GSEQ06%7CB014GSEQ2O%7CB014GSEQCY%7CB014GSEQWE%7CB014GSER6O%7CB014GSEUJ8%7CB014GSEVFQ,ssx%3Arelevance

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Re: Andrew Jones from Elac ?
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2015, 15:28 »
What are the notable/famous designs that Andrew Jones has come up with?
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Re: Andrew Jones from Elac ?
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2015, 15:36 »
Andrew Jones has designed TAD speakers and the famous cheap and good Pioneer SP-BS22-LR...check out other xtremeplace threads.

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Re: Andrew Jones from Elac ?
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2015, 14:21 »
What are the notable/famous designs that Andrew Jones has come up with?

Andrew Jones knows his nuts..

I owned his BS22.. and indeed it is really really good for the price i'm getting it for.


Am hoping to own his ELAC B6 as well.
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Re: Andrew Jones from Elac ?
« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2015, 14:42 »
Especially when it went down as low as S$76 a pair including free shipping... ;D

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Re: Andrew Jones from Elac ?
« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2015, 21:36 »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/mMzisbcYu4c&fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/mMzisbcYu4c&fs=1</a><a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/GeRP-THWgm8&fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/GeRP-THWgm8&fs=1</a>
why is it so dam  hard to obsoleted this turning pieces of equipment ?

https://youtu.be/_sBBaNYex3E

https://youtu.be/cYLQytuZ4KA