Elipson celebrates 80th anniversary with special edition gold spheres and turntable

Elipson celebrates 80 years with special edition products

Not many audio companies have been around for 80 years, so we certainly don't begrudge Elipson making a song and dance about its 80th anniversary. France's oldest speaker brand, Elipson really made its name with its spherical speakers, which first hit the market in 1967 with the BS40 / 2 model.

Fittingly, the latest version of the Elipson spheres, the Planet L, are one of three products - three of the company's best-selling products - getting upgraded and rereleased for the company's 80th birthday. 

Both the Planet L spherical speakers and the Prestige Facet 8B bookshelf speakers have been given new and improved crossovers, plus a fresh satin black and gold finish. 

Also getting the birthday treatment is the Alpha 100 RIAA BT turntable, the wireless version of the Alpha 100 RIAA. Again, while there's the same black and gold cosmetic upgrade, there's also the promise of a new and improved phono stage.

Like the gold finish? There's always this £4 million solid gold music system... 


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Joe Cox
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Joe is the Content Director for What Hi-Fi? and Future’s Product Testing, having previously been the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across the print magazine and website for almost 20 years, writing news, reviews and features on everything from turntables to TVs, headphones to hi-fi separates. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung; reported from CES, the Bristol Show, and Munich High End for many years; and written for sites such as the BBC, Stuff, and the Guardian. In his spare time, he enjoys expanding his vinyl collection and cycling (not at the same time).