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ELAC Debut B6

Bookshelf speakers

Item # 970B6

ELAC's Debut B6 bookshelf speakers deliver dynamic sound with incredible detail and powerful bass.

ELAC's Debut B6 bookshelf speakers deliver dynamic sound with incredible detail and powerful bass.

Discontinued item
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Item # 970B6

About the ELAC Debut B6

Room-filling sound with great bass

ELAC's Debut B6 bookshelf speakers deliver dynamic sound with incredible detail and powerful bass. Designed by renowned speaker engineer Andrew Jones, the B6s were created from the ground up to deliver high-end audio performance with a modest price tag. When I got the opportunity to listen to them here at Crutchfield headquarters, I was blown away.  These remarkable speakers  offer a wide soundstage, pristine imaging, and surprisingly deep bass for their size. 

Room-filling sound with great bass

ELAC Debut B6 Bookshelf speakers

The Debut B6 bookshelf speakers offer incredible sound for music and movies.

ELAC's Debut B6 bookshelf speakers deliver dynamic sound with incredible detail and powerful bass. Designed by renowned speaker engineer Andrew Jones, the B6s were created from the ground up to deliver high-end audio performance with a modest price tag. When I got the opportunity to listen to them here at Crutchfield headquarters, I was blown away. These remarkable speakers offer a wide soundstage, pristine imaging, and surprisingly deep bass for their size. 

Tower-like sound from a bookshelf speaker

One of the most impressive qualities of the B6 speakers is their ability to accurately play low frequencies. Even in our cavernous training room, they belted out authoritative bass without strain. They are perfect for the front or surround sound channels in a home theater. Or use a pair for a killer 2-channel music system. For a living room, dorm, or office system the B6s will provide a true full-range listening experience without the need for a subwoofer taking up floor space.

Custom components deliver high-end performance

Many budget-level speakers use inexpensive, lightweight parts to keep the price down. Unfortunately, this often means a sacrifice in audio performance. The B6s stay true to their audio roots by using custom-designed, high-quality crossovers. This attention to detail lends to the overall magic that these speakers offer. Smooth high-frequencies from the 1" silk dome tweeter complement the powerful 6-1/2" woven aramid-fiber woofer. The result is full, natural sound that won't break your budget.

A legendary speaker designer strikes again

Andrew Jones made a name for himself designing phenomenal high-end speakers across the industry. Lately, he's turned his attention toward creating speakers that offer excellent performance at very affordable prices. The Debut B6 speakers are his latest triumph. They make a perfect match in a surround sound setup with the entire ELAC Debut line, all of which were designed by Jones.

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Product highlights:

  • 1" silk dome tweeter with deep spheroid waveguide for improved sound dispersion
  • custom-designed 6-1/2" woofer with woven aramid-fiber cone for smooth punchy bass and midrange
  • frequency response: 44-20,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 87 dB
  • impedance: 6 ohms
  • recommended amplifier power: 30-120 watts
  • bass-reflex (ported) cabinet design
  • custom multi-element crossover with high-grade components to ensure smooth transition between drivers
  • 5-way binding post speaker terminals
  • black brushed vinyl finish
  • 8-9/16"W x 14-1/16"H x 10-15/16"D
  • weight: 14.3 lbs. (each)
  • warranty: 3 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # DB61-BK

What's in the box:

  • 2 Bookshelf loudspeakers
  • 2 Grilles
  • Operating Instructions

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Features & specs

Enclosure Bass Reflex
Finish MDF/Vinyl
Color Black
Video Shielded No
Tweeter Type Soft-dome
Tweeter Size (inches) 1
Midrange Size (inches) N/A
Woofer Size (inches) 6.5
Woofer Composition Woven Aramid-Fiber
Woofer Surround Rubber
Power Range 120
Sensitivity 87 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 6
Frequency Response 44-20k Hz
Connector Type 5-way post
Bi-amp Inputs No
Height (inches) 14-1/16
Width (inches) 8-9/16
Depth (inches) 10-15/16
Weight (pounds) 14.3
Mounting Bracket Included No
Recommended Stand Height (inches) 24-31
Parts Warranty 3 Years
Labor Warranty 3 Years

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Features

Two-Way Driver Design: The Elac Debut B6 bookshelf loudspeaker features a two-way driver design with a 1" tweeter, one 6.5" woofer, and a 3,000Hz crossover. Both the tweeter and woofer have been custom designed by Andrew Jones to deliver an exceptional audio experience that can't be delivered with typical off-the-shelf parts

  • Cloth Dome Tweeter w/ Wave Guide: The Elac Debut B6 features a 1" cloth dome tweeter with a custom-designed waveguide with a deep spheroid profile. This waveguide design is utilized to improve directivity control and shield the tweeter from cabinet diffraction.
  • Woven-Aramid Fiber Woofer: The bookshelf speaker features a single 6.5" woven aramid-fiber cone woofer with rubber surround, oversized magnet, and vented pole piece. Woven aramid fiber offers a superior stiffness-to-weight ratio and damping over common polypropylene or paper cones. The added strength allows more flexibility in design to achieve a smoother, extended frequency response.
  • Custom Crossover: A custom seven-element crossover (3,000Hz) with audio-grade components is implemented to ensure smooth transition between the tweeter and woofer.

Bass Reflex MDF Cabinet: The Elac Debut B6 bookshelf loudspeaker uses a bass reflex cabinet with a rear-firing flared port for greater efficiency and bigger bass response. The cabinet is made of MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard) to strengthen and stiffen the cabinet, helping minimize unwanted vibrations that can discolor music or movie content. The MDF outer walls of the cabinet are covered with a textured vinyl black finish. A detachable cloth grille is included.

5-Way Binding Posts: The Elac Debut B6 bookshelf loudspeaker is fitted with a set of 5-way binding-post terminals which will accept bare-wire (up to 10AWG), pin-connectors, spade-lugs, and banana plugs (single or dual).

Applications: The Elac Debut B6 bookshelf loudspeaker can be used in a 2ch stereo application, or used as your front speakers and/or rear surround speakers in a multichannel home theater application.

  • 2Ch Stereo or Front Speaker Placement:  For optimum stereo imaging, place the speakers so that an equilateral triangle is created between the speakers your main listening position. You can also angle ("toe in") the speakers towards the listening position to gain a more focused central image.
  • Rear Surround Placement: In a 5.1channel surround setup, avoid placing the speakers forward of your listening position. The speakers should be spread apart wider than the front speakers. In addition, try to elevate the speakers to the same height or slightly higher as the front speakers for the most enveloping soundfield.
Note: In either application, the speakers should be placed 1' to 2' away from boundaries such as wall and corners. Close proximity to a side or rear wall will enhance bass performance, but being too close may result in bass that is unnatural.

Mounting Options: The Elac Debut B6 bookshelf loudspeaker can simply be placed on a flat surface; like a table-top, stand, or shelf. The bookshelf speaker does not offer any wall-mount options.

Elac Debut Series: The Elac Debut series family of loudspeakers consists of two bookshelf speakers, two floorstanding speaker, a center-channel speaker, a Dolby Atmos enabled speaker, and two powered subs.

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3 questions already asked

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I will be buying the ELAC Debut B6s, but I want to run them with a suitable bluetooth amp connected to my phone. What do you have? I don't need a receiver.
[ Billo  Dec 17, 2016 ]
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I am using the NAD D 3020 DAC AMP - only rated at 30 watts per channel but has plenty of power to drive the Elacs! The NAD amp has Bluetooth as well.
[ John  Dec 31, 2016 ]
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I believe these speakers are designed to be driven with a mid to high power amplifier. (i.e. 60 plus watts per channel) Also, keep in mind they are 6 ohms speakers. There may be other options suited for your application. I recommend talking with a Crutchfield rep. They're awesome! Good luck.
[ Robert  Dec 26, 2016 ]
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I'm running an Onkyo amp. I can't help you with the Bluetooth amp,
[ Brian  Dec 18, 2016 ]
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I'm playing mine through a denon act-1613 receiver , sounds great ,can't speak for Bluetooth use but amp should have ample power to drive then max watts end 140
[ Robert Taylor  Dec 17, 2016 ]
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[ REX M  Dec 17, 2016 ]
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What is a good entry-level AV Receiver or stereo receiver to exploit the Elac Debut B6 speakers?
[ k  Aug 11, 2016 ]
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Thanks for your question. For information on selecting the best receiver I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences between the models and help you make the best choice for your system.
[ Kenny  Aug 12, 2016 ]  Staff
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when will the elac b6 speakers be back in stock?
[ Al  Aug 04, 2016 ]
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The latest ETA for the ELAC Debut B6 speakers is listed for 9/12/16, based on anticipated demand as well as communications with ELAC directly. You're welcome to reserve a pair risk-free on our website--we don't bill you for the purchase til the item ships; so you may cancel an order at any time prior to shipment, at no cost to you. I hope that helps. My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=159
[ Larry  Aug 08, 2016 ]  Staff

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