Eltax Linear Response 6.5 Floorstanding Speakers

3.67/5 (9 Reviews)


Product Description

2-way floor standing speaker with Vifa components


Review Options:  Sorted by Latest Review | Sort by Best Rating

Reviews 1 - 5 (9 Reviews Total) | Next 15

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by carl a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: December 4, 2003

Bottom Line:   
i have used these for about 3 years and found them to be an average quality speaker until last year when i purcased a new yamaha amp. now i find then to be very impressive. so much so i went out and bought some eltax extreme 400 which at 400w each sound absolutly great. i now have the extreme 400`s as front speakers and the 6.5`s as the surround speakers. now when i have the amp on 6ch stereo the sound is amazingly crisp and clear, v,v loud. to make the eltax range of speakers work correctly you need to be able to power them with a good amp.

Expand full review >>

Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $120.00

Purchased At:   richer sounds, Mance



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by _MikeH_ a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: April 21, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I bought the Eltax LR6.5 yesterday from Richer Sounds Newcastle, I decided that these would be a risky bet but overall a better value over some Mission 702e speakers I also considered. I was replacing some Mission 701 speakers, so I needed something a little more smooth and a floorstander design. My budget was £110. Luckily I managed to grap the last pair from the "ex-display", meaning they come with a 3 month garantee, no box and no manual. They are supposed to be discontinued now. The speakers are supposed to be sold for £350 and in that respect sounded a good deal to me. I bought them and took them home. Up till now I have been pleasantly surprised with the subtle improvements. While there may not be such great difference over the 701s, there is noticeable nice spots, such as the smooth but detailed treble and better midrange. Vocals now appear more up-front and out of the speaker. There is better sound staging, and the air around the speaker is full of little details. I can now manage to recognize the different instruments in music, such as the use of a tambourine in some of Rooftop (Stereophonics J.E.E.P.). There is a noticeable difference in lower midrange, where small bass melodies can lie and somehow seem overlooked with the Mission 701s. I have yet to know how much these speaker have been used, they could have been used in Demos, and such, so I’ll have to see if there is a benefit in the future of some heavy use. At the moment there a definite sign of improvement. However, to say these designs cost £350 would seem a tad steep. Their finish is brilliant, even if mine are scratched, they still look gorgeous, and the drive units have a 25mm thick front baffle. They’re also bi-wriable, and they can be filled with sand, although it would be difficult to get it out. I recently noticed that the two speakers are not a pair when I wired them up, one has a black sticker and the other one white, I had to remove a drive unit to straighten a screw and notice the label “Spare Part No. 9042”, eh? The other woofer has a Vifa label on it. Seemingly these have some strange counterparts, but are not different in sound terms.

They may not have grills, boxes or a proper warranty but sound ace, although I’ve never heard a better speaker –since these are the most expensive speaker I’ve heard. I need to buy a new amp now, as there’s not a great bass kick. They are supp

Expand full review >>

Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $110.00

Purchased At:   Richer Sounds Newcas



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Eugene McGunigal a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: March 7, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I chose these speakers as an alternative to some Missions which were out of stock. They are musically well balanced but driven hard vocals do become distorted. Fortunately this is at uncomfortable levels. The bass is reasonably good and more than sufficient if you have a loudness filter. They are a nice piece of furniture but you may have to shell out at Ikea if you want a matching beech theme throughout. They are floorstanders but because of their slender design they do not dominate my sitting room.

Expand full review >>

Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   on line



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by sam storey a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 2, 2001

Bottom Line:   
i was initially dissapointed by the lack of thump, but after a long listenting session they began to losen up and i began to appreciate the incredible difference compared to my previous fl/st.
even if you don't like the sound of them, they would make great pieces of furniture for 120 quid!
perhaps not worth the £350rrp but well worth a listen for the discounted price.

Expand full review >>

Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $120.00

Purchased At:   Richersounds (Exeter)



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Mike Andrews a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: March 11, 2001

Bottom Line:   
See above.

Expand full review >>

Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $199.00

Purchased At:   Richer Sounds In £




Reviews 1 - 5 (9 Reviews Total) | Next 15

Review Options:  Sorted by Latest Review | Sort by Best Rating



Magneplanar:



PSB Speakers: