ELTIM S614 "Solo", floorstanding Fullrange speaker pair

ELTIM S614 "Solo", floorstanding Fullrange speaker pair
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A very strange, yet absolutely amazing performing full range loudspeaker based on
MOREL SCM-634 and only 20g of ELTIM Angel hair.


This 6Moons review was with our test/demo (mkI) version.
In summer 2017 we modified it as mkII:
slightly larger cabinet, standard NO filter parts, regular internal wiring.
The mkI correction filter still can be mounted, decreasing high mid and extending top high a bit.

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This ELTIM SOLO (S614) fullrange design is one of the many DIY kits our Louis  in our former function as "MOREL Europe". Due to the quality of the driver in combination with the lack of crossovers, the sound is overwhelming homogonous and actually makes you smile within seconds, because what you hear doesn't match with what you see. The amazingly deep and controlled bass cannot come from this single 16cm. unit, we agree to that. YET, many (even professional) people have listened to our mkI test/demo model at our office and at shows, ALL showing me their goosepimples, wondering where this rich and open sound is caused by. Even the MOREL general and export managers where truly amazed while visiting us in 2014: "Louis, how are you doing that? This is not possible".  They about all also start looking for a subwoofer, because a deep, well controlled bass with THIS punch and sound quality cannever come from a pair of 16cm's. Yet, it does actually AND even in very high quality AND even at a high power level. Perhaps it's the amazing quality of the driver, the double chamber philosopy, the ELTIM (!!) Angel Hair but most probably a succdesful design combination. We don't know and don't care, but it does make us smile evey day for years in our livingroom now as probably several builders do as well.  If we are attending at a show, you simply have to listen to it. If we do, we will demonstrate with our own amplifiers as well.

Over the years listening to it as you would, we did find some points we believed we could improve a bit. Actually, there were only three minor items: some female vocals sounded a bit "thin", we missed the real top frequency range sometimes and the dispersion pattern sounded a bit narrow in certain types of classical music, causing a quite small "hot spot". Strange enough, you could sit about everywhere while listening to popular music or watching/listening TV programs.

We made the mkII version 16mm wider, allowing the unit to "breathe" more easily into the cabinet. Now, the 28mm thick front is a bit wider and the "cheeks" are longer as well. With this new cabinet we tested WITHOUT any crossover parts, just 1 meter of internal wiring, that's it. And here is an example of the "overtweaking" we all tend to do. In the mkI we tried to flatten the units frequency graph with some components. Although the frequency graph is not flat as a ruler now, it turns out that just a plain unit sounds much richer and now the top end is truly there. The vibrating bass guitar snares and deep church organ notes sound fantastic. Female vocals (simply the news reader f.e.) is now clear without "overdoing". The top end is clear and crispy. Cymbals, tamborines, etc. sing and sound great, without overdoing.


 
      NEW, mkII version in production                                          Backbone with BP252G








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