So where none existed before, ELAC engineers created the Element Series. Starting with a clean-sheet, their design brief was clear: build the most powerful, versatile, easy-to-use integrated amplifier imaginable ; do it without compromising sound, reliability and a great user experience; and price it so fairly that it becomes a hands-down choice, even when compared against units at many times the price.
The BASH™ amplification solution
At their heart is a brand new BASH Tracking Amplifier delivering 80 Watts per channel into either 4 or 8 ohm speakers. This new amplifier uses a modulated switched mode power supply allied to a conventional class AB amplifier. Switching at more than 400,000 times per second, the supply tracks the incoming audio signal to ensure that the Class AB amplifier gets only the voltage necessary (with a little headroom) to cope with today’s dynamic movie and music content, thus maximizing the efficiency and potential of the amplifier.