Sorry for the poor quality, I put it up quick for anyone as anxious as I am about details:
Basically the Elac Argo, which will be released as the Elac Navis due to “Argo” being too close to a competitors product, is better than the LS50W from my listening to both while in Denver Colorado at RMAF.
In the video I talk about sound details if you care to follow along. (Listen to Jurassic Park, Main Theme, from the Greatest Hits of John Williams album with a film reel cover, then watch the video and you can get a rough idea of how the Navis sounds compared to your system.)
In short, I decided to build a nearfield system around this, powered by a MiniDSP to calibrate it and work as a midrange DAC. It’s also the only bookshelf that sounded like a floorstanding speaker to me, and also the only time where I was shocked there wasn’t a sub.
Super cliche when people say that, and I assume people who say that have never heard a decent pair of speakers, or when it’s a professional reviewer, that they are flattering a sponsor product.
In this case, and only this case, I felt these bookshelf speakers didn’t need a sub, and I though there was one behind the Elac banner in the video initially because there was so much room back there and it was fluttering when bass hit.
The worst thing about them to me is that they don’t have a built in DAC or Chromecast capabilities, and after that… The finish. Sorry, but I think almost all wood in speakers looks archaic, and matte black (ThinkPads and black “bedliner” finished speakers,) age far better and have a more timeless look.
If it were a super red African Pauduk with gold dust or almost totally black wood impregnated with silver dust, then I might like it, but wood looking wood isn’t really my cup of tea.