Highlights of this design

Classic Design

This is the original Dave Ellis 1801b, designed by Dave with a Dennis Murphy crossover. What started out as a DIY design built by many people, this design was turned over to Salk Sound when Dave decided to no longer offer it himself.

Hiquphon Tweeter

Features the incomparable 3/4" Hiquphon dome tweeter for super-smooth, non-fatiguiing treble.

Seas Exel W18 Woofers

The magnesium-coned W18, one of Seas' finest offerings, is renowned for its midrange detail. If it is in the recording, you will hear it.

Pinpoint Imaging

You can easily located each performer in space for a very realistic presentation. If a small monitor was ever an over-achiever, this one definitely qualifies.


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Frequency Response

Extreme Accuracy

Flat Response

As you can see in this frequency response plot, the Ellis 1801 design is extremely accurate with ruler flat response. You will hear the music EXACTLY as it was produced.

Phase Coherent

In addition to flat frequency response, the Ellis 1801 design is phase coherent in the crossover regions resulting in a speaker that images exceptionally well.

Ellis 1801


Model Ellis 1801
Design 2-way ported
Tweeter Hiquphon OW1
Woofer Seas W18
Response +/- 3db 45Hz - 20kHz
Sensitivity 84 dB
Impedance 8 ohms
Amplification 100 watts
Alignment Ported
Dimensions 9 W x 14 D x 19 H
Weight 27 pounds
Price$2395 per pair in black satin or white finish

$2695 per pair in a standard veneer **

Custom veneer or automotive finishes quoted on request.
* All dimensions in inches.
** Standard finishes include curly maple, curly cherry, curly walnut, oak and straight mahogany. Wood veneers can also be dyed. So, for example, you can have deep rose-red curly cherry or electric blue curly maple. See gallery for examples.

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