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Element 12

An uncompromised, 2-way stand-mounted speaker, unlike any other.

The Element 12 is a passive loudspeaker with an integral stand, designed and developed to deliver a specific style of musical presentation… one that’s dynamic, rhythmic, tuneful, engaging and addictive.

As with its Stratton Acoustics Elypsis 1512 sibling, the Element 12 employs advanced driver technologies, crossover techniques and enclosure construction, and marries them with bespoke, artisanal design and manufacture.

And again, like the Elypsis 1512, some very specific design decisions have been taken in order to recast the traditional compromises of passive stand-mount loudspeakers and to achieve the Element 12’s ultimate musical goals.

The Element 12 employs a 300mm bass/midrange driver and a decoupled, waveguide-loaded 29mm soft dome tweeter. Both are contained in a braced bamboo ply enclosure, its 57 litre internal volume being reflex loaded by two ports, tuned to 38Hz. The result is an electro-acoustic design that achieves performance levels almost unheard of among stand-mount passive hi-fi speakers.


System Type Twin reflex-loaded, two-way, high-sensitivity passive loudspeaker
Enclosure Fully braced bamboo ply with CNC machined aluminium trims
Integrated Stand Folded Voronoi geometry structural panels with a bamboo ply base
Bass / Mid Drivers 300mm (12 inch) with NeFeB motor, paper diaphragm and twin voice-coils
Tweeter 29mm (1.2 inch) waveguide loaded NeFeB motor soft dome
Crossover Two-way with third order slopes
Crossover Frequency 1.7kHz
Frequency Responses 50Hz to 18kHz ±2dB
Low Frequency Cut-off -6dB @ 37Hz
Midband Sensitivity 94dB for 2.83V @ 1m
Nominal Impedance 8Ω (6Ω minimum between 100Hz and 10kHz)
Electrical Phase < ±45° between 100Hz and 10kHz
Group Delay <10mS above 50Hz
Amplifier Compatibility Any
Connections Bi-wire custom binding posts
Speaker & Stand
Width (W) 500mm // 19.7in
Height (H) 1214mm // 48in
Depth (D) 596mm // 23.5in
Weight 47.6kg // 105lb

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