Product Comparison: Elac Navis ARB51-GB vs KEF LS50W


General Specifications
Brand
Elac
KEF
Model
Navis ARB51-GB
LS50W
Origin
China
China
About the Product
ELAC’s new Navis Series answers every minimalist audiophile’s dream of a no-compromise powered speaker driven by best-inclass amplifiers that are truly deserving of the name “high end.”
The LS50 Wireless Music System is a complete and fully active music system. Sharing the same winning acoustic features of KEF’s renowned LS50, LS50 Wireless enables the user to easily enjoy excellent music reproduction, previously only achieved with a system comprised of separate high quality components.
Key Specs
Sensitivity
110 dB
85 dB
Power RMS
25 watts
Impedance
8 ohms
Size & Weight
Height
13.58 in.
11.8 in.
Width
7.44 in.
7.9 in.
Depth
9.45 in.
12.1 in.
Weight
17.85 lbs.
22.5 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Elac Navis ARB51-GB Premium Powered Bookshelf Speakers - (Pair) Gloss Black
  • Pleased! These speakers are solid and have weight to them.
  • What makes these small bookshelf speaker impressive is the sound stage, it is absolutely great! There presence is very, very pleasing.
  • Replacing Dali 102 they are 2/3 the size and twice the weight.
  • Grab it especially when it's on sale. To get the potential out of these little monster speakers, feed it with enough power and good music source.
  • I can't believe so much sound comes out of this little speakers, is unbelievable and at the price they are going for is a bargain.
KEF LS50W Wireless Powered Music System (White, Pair)
  • The little KEF is incredibly articulate, detailed, images well, but is never strident.
  • I wanted to upgrade my sound system in my computer room. These little gems have worked perfectly.
  • I'm blown away by how much and how good the sound that comes out of these little speakers is!
  • These are perfect for anyone looking to create a small (but with big sound) 2.0 or 2.1 system for a small to medium space!
  • I don’t see how anyone could be disappointed by the bass response of this speaker on its own; it really is exceptional for such a small cabinet.
Audio
Peak Power
300 watts
100 watts
Min. Frequency Response
44 Hz
45 Hz
Max. Frequency Response
28 kHz
28 kHz
Tweeter Size
1 in.
1 in.
Woofer Size
5.25 in.
5.25 in.
What customers say about "Audio"
Elac Navis ARB51-GB Premium Powered Bookshelf Speakers - (Pair) Gloss Black
  • The sound stage is vast and musically punchy but with great clarity. A real delight especially for the price.
  • Great speakers that sound much larger than they have a right to.
  • In terms of what I can tell you about the sound, I can say that the fawning reviews are not hype or groupthink, but pretty accurate.
  • These will probably sound good with cheap amps/receivers. Midrange is good.
  • Small room, small budget, but big, beautiful sound.
KEF LS50W Wireless Powered Music System (White, Pair)
  • They produce a wonderful image and are very musical and detailed.
  • The amplification and DAC portions perform very well. They play loud and don't get too strained while doing so.
  • They produce very tight and musical bass that is well-integrated into the speakers' overall voice.
  • These speakers play cleanly and maintain their focus and tonal balance up to very high volume levels.
  • The sound is well-balanced and has dynamic punch.
Features
Color
Gloss Black
White
Tweeter Material
Soft Dome
Magnesium/aluminium alloy
Woofer Material
Aluminum
Aluminum
Extras
Powerful Trifecta, Flexible Connections, Custom-Designed Midrange/Tweeter, Custom-Designed Woofer, Beautiful Cabinets
Ultimate Flexibility, Comprehensive Connectivity, Ramp Up The Occasion, KEF Control APP, KEF Stream APP
What customers say about "Features"
Elac Navis ARB51-GB Premium Powered Bookshelf Speakers - (Pair) Gloss Black
  • Exceedingly happy with this purchase as a nearfield setup at the computer. They sound and look great.
  • They deliver a very coherent sound with a nice, wide, and focused soundstage freeing the music from the confines of its sturdy enclosures.
  • Detailed sound, good quality and well made speakers. Nice design and pure sound.
  • Amazing design, very good sound, awesome price. I’d definitely recommend them.
  • The quality of sound emitted by these diminutive speakers is just amazing.
KEF LS50W Wireless Powered Music System (White, Pair)
  • They look like art work... I have them on Dynaudio Stands. Jesus Christ the sound is amazing.
  • They sound amazing. Look fantastic. Have every feature you could ask for.
  • The coaxial design also makes you experience the music as truly one piece, and the speakers stay incredibly clear and strong at lower volumes.
  • The biggest fly in the ointment here is the not ready for prime time app that runs (in my case) on Android to control the speakers.
  • Some things can only be controlled by the app, some only the remote. Not the best solution.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
3 year(s)
5 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
1799.99 $


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