BASH Digital Fidelity Tracking Amplifier: At the heart of the ELAC EA101EQ-G stereo integrated amplifier is a brand new BASH
Tracking Amplifier capable of delivering 40W per channel into 8Ω
speakers and 80W per channel into 4Ω
speakers. This new amplifier uses a modulated switched mode power supply joined
to a conventional class AB amplifier. Switching at more than 400,000x 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.
- Power Output Continuous:
- 8Ω: 40 watts 2 channels @
1kHz (0.3% THD)
- 4Ω: 80 watts x 2 channels
@ 1kHz (0.7% THD)
- 2Ω: 70 watts x 2channels
- Power Output Burst:
- 8Ω: 65 watts 2 channels @
- 4Ω: 120 watts x 2
channels @ 1kHz
170 watts x 2channels
ABC Technology (Auto Blend & Calibrate): The companion iOS and Android
app (see EA101EQ-G App section below for more details) measures the near-field response of main speakers and subwoofer, then
pinpoints the subwoofer's optimal crossover frequency. Auto Blend results in the
perfect integration of clean, articulate bass. Room Calibration precisely
tailors your system for flattest frequency response across the audio spectrum,
optimized for your listening position and environment.
Bluetooth 4.0 w/ aptX: The ELAC integrated amplifier
features built-in Bluetooth 4.0 w/ aptX. You'll be able to stream stored music
and music apps from your Bluetooth source device (such as an Apple iOS device
Android OS smartphone/tablet, Windows PC or Mac laptop) to the ELAC integrated
amp. You can pair up to two devices to the ELAC EA101EQ-G. However, only one can
be used for music playback at a time.
- SBC & aptX Codecs: In addition to the standard SBC codec, the
EA101EQ-G amplifier supports aptX for wireless "CD-quality" music streaming
from compatible Android OS 4.0+ devices and other Bluetooth source device
(Apple iOS devices are not compatible with aptX).
- Basic Control: You can control basic playback functions like
Play/Pause & Previous/Next Track from the included IR remote. Advanced music
navigation and song/artist/album info display will still be done from your
Bluetooth source device.
Note: The ELAC EA101EQ-G does not support Bluetooth hands-free phone
Asynchronous USB-B Input: The EA101EQ-G features an
asynchronous USB-B 2.0 input for connection to your Windows PC or Mac computer,
so you can play your digital music library through the ELAC integrated
amplifier. The integrated amp's asynchronous USB-B port offers support of 2ch
PCM audio file up to 24-bit/192kHz. Your computer's inferior DAC and clock are
bypassed for the EA101EQ-G's high-performance 24-bit/192kHz DAC and
high-precision clock, eliminating timing errors and jitter while delivering a
more natural, detailed, and accurate sound.
Note: There is also a rear-panel USB-A port that is used only for
updating the integrated amplifier's firmware.
Dual Analog Inputs: The ELAC integrated amp is equipped
with two stereo RCA inputs for connection of analog audio source devices. There
is no Phono input (a phono-preamp or turntable with built-in phono preamp is
Three Digital Inputs: The ELAC EA101EQ-G is outfitted with two optical
(toslink) digital inputs and one coaxial (RCA) digital input for connection of a
digital audio source, like your TV, Blu-ray player, CD player, or network
player. All three digital inputs are capable of supporting up to 24-bit/192kHz
2ch PCM audio, as well as Dolby Digital 2.1.
Note: Due to the differences in optical transmitters and optical cable
quality/length, 192kHz is not guaranteed on the integrated amp's optical digital
Binding Post Speaker Terminals: The ELAC integrated
amplifier is fitted with 5-way binding post speaker terminals to connect a pair of
speakers. The binding post terminals will accept bare wire (up to 14AWG), pin-connectors,
spade-lugs, and banana plugs (single or dual).
Subwoofer Output: The ELAC EA101EQ-G offers a mono-RCA subwoofer
output for connection of a powered sub.
Headphone Output: The EA101EQ-G features a front-panel 1/4" headphone
jack for connecting a set of headphones. The integrated amp's speaker outputs will mute
automatically when headphones are connected. The amp's speaker outputs will
resume when headphones are disconnected.
Remote Control: The included IR remote provides wireless operation of
the ELAC EA101EQ-G amplifier. It offers Power, Source Selection, Volume Up/Down,
Play/Pause, & Previous/Next Track control. Using ELAC's free iOS or Android app you can even teach
the integrated amplifier to respond to other IR remote controls
(see EA101EQ-G App below for more details).
EA101EQ-G App (for iOS & Android): The EA101EQ-G App is a setup
application for Apple iOS (coming soon) and
4.4+ that connects to the amp via Bluetooth
Low Energy. Using the app on your compatible Apple iOS or Android device, you
can setup the ELAC amplifier from the palm of your hand with
ease. App setup features include - source select, master volume, offset
(individual source) volume, source naming, bass/treble, sub volume, balance,
Auto Blend, IR remote learning, and screen brightness. The app will open to the
Master Volume screen when initially launched.
- Master Volume: The Master Volume slider sets the amplifier output
volume. It affects the output to the speakers and sub (if used), and
headphones if connected.
- Offset Volume: The Offset Volume slider sets the output of each
connected source relative to the other sources. This allows adjusting the
source levels so when switching from one source to another, one won't be
very loud and another very soft.
- Input Names: Each of the inputs can be renamed to indicate the
actual connected source. The revised name will appear
in the app and on the integrated amplifier's front-panel display.
- Bass & Treble: You can adjust the integrated amp's Bass &
Treble from -12 to +12 dB.
- Speaker Balance: Speaker Balance adjusts the relative volume of the left
and right speakers. Use this control to adjust the stereo sound from the
speakers if they are unevenly placed relative to the listening position.
Each control can be adjusted +/-100 with 0 being center.
- Remote Learning:
Front-Panel Display: The ELAC EA101EQ-G integrated amp
features a front-panel OEL (Organic Electro-Luminescence) display to indicate
source selection and volume level. You can even create a custom name for each
input that will display on the front-panel. The front-panel display does not indicate a
music source's song/artist/album information. You can adjust the screen
brightness level from 1 to 100 using the EA101EQ-G App for Apple iOS and Android
Placement: You can locate the EA101EQ-G on a stable, flat surface such
as a shelf or table top. Make sure to provide enough space around the amplifier
for the free flow of air, and do no block any of the vents on the bottom, sides
or top; particularly if the amp is going to be located in a cabinet or closet.
Protection Circuitry: If the integrated amplifier's speaker outputs
sense a short, the amp will enter protect mode and "Protect" will appear in the
front-panel display. In protect mode, the amplifier will be shut down. To reset
the amp, power cycle the amplifier (unplug it from the wall AC outlet jack for 5
seconds and then plug it back in).
Firmware Updateable: To upgrade the EA101EQ-G with the latest
firmware, simply download the firmware update from
ELAC's website to your
computer. Then, copy the firmware to the root directory of a thumbdrive and
insert the thumbdrive into the unit's rear-panel USB-A port. Lastly, unplug the
power, hold down the Reset button while plugging the power back in and the
firmware update process begins.