The company Electroacustic GmbH is founded on 1 September 1926 in Kiel. The company's focus is on the development of sonar technology and the research of signal and sound channels in air and water.
After the end of World War II, production is converted to urgently-needed consumer goods. The Kiel-based company builds sewing machines and car components, with just 248 of its former 5,000 employees. A product manufactured by ELAC for Siemens sets the trend for the future: a radio set. The first step on its successful journey into consumer electronics.
1984, ELAC starts designing loudspeakers. The company AXIOM Elektroakustik GmbH, a speaker specialist from the Taunus area near Frankfurt, in which John & Partner have since acquired shares, is integrated into ELAC.
1985, The development of the omnidirectional emitting 4Pi tweeter ELAC is able to make the leap into the world elite of speaker manufacturers.
1993, ELAC takes over the J.E.T. tweeter system from the Berlin speaker company A.R.E.S.. Over the years this unit is fundamentally re-engineered on an acoustic level and its production methods are optimized. It rises to the "JET" trade mark and becomes a unique feature for many ELAC products.
2003, JET experiences a technological quantum leap. It sets new standards in the world of HiFi systems in the form of the JET III.
2005. ELAC couples the JET tweeter with a mid-range speaker to form a unique transducer system. An acoustic milestone by the name of X-JET.
2011, ELAC presents the first adjustable coaxial speaker unit. The VX-JET (FS 509 VX-JET. ) combines the highest acoustic quality with the ability to adjust the speaker to individually accommodate any type of room and resulting acoustic challenges.