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ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2

Bookshelf speakers

Item # 970DB62

ELAC's original Debut B6 bookshelf speakers were adored by our customers.

ELAC's original Debut B6 bookshelf speakers were adored by our customers.

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About the ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2

One of the best speaker values around

ELAC's original Debut B6 bookshelf speakers were adored by our customers. The newly designed B6.2s offer the same high level of performance in a taller, sleeker cabinet. They also sport an improved 1" silk dome tweeter for extended high-frequency response, and an updated 6-1/2" aramid-fiber woofer for smooth mids and punchy bass.

One of the best speaker values around

ELAC's original Debut B6 bookshelf speakers were adored by our customers. The newly designed B6.2s offer the same high level of performance in a taller, sleeker cabinet. They also sport an improved 1" silk dome tweeter for extended high-frequency response, and an updated 6-1/2" aramid-fiber woofer for smooth mids and punchy bass.

These affordable speakers are part of ELAC's highly anticipated Debut 2.0 speaker family. During a recent audition here at Crutchfield HQ, this overachieving bookshelf pair delivered Aaron Neville's "Ain't No Sunshine" with big, solid bass, nice overall balance, and clear instrument separation. 

"Sounds fantastic"

"Best sounding speakers I have ever heard. Fills the room at low volume without any detail missing. Fills the entire house at high volume!”

— Jason, a happy Crutchfield customer from Littleton, Colorado

Custom-built for excellent sound

Fans of ELAC know that renowned speaker designer Andrew Jones has been at the helm of the Debut series since the beginning. Jones himself designs the magnets, woofers, crossovers, and enclosures for each Debut speaker, which allows for high-quality components without the added cost of outsourcing parts and supplies.

Use these value-packed speakers as part of a stereo music system, or team up a couple of pairs with a Debut center channel and subwoofer for a dynamic home theater system. 

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Product highlights:

  • 1" silk dome tweeter with wide-dispersion waveguide for smooth, accurate highs and extended high-frequency response
  • 6-1/2" aramid-fiber woofer with oversized magnet and vented pole piece for punchy bass and midrange
  • frequency response: 44-35,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 87 dB
  • impedance: 6 ohms
  • recommended amplifier power: up to 120 watts
  • custom multi-element crossover with high-grade components to ensure smooth transition between drivers
  • 5-way binding post speaker terminals
  • bass-reflex (ported) cabinet with front-firing port for flexible placement against a wall or bookshelf
    • thick MDF cabinet walls with black ash vinyl finish
    • cabinet walls are internally braced for reduced resonance and improved stability
  • 7-3/4"W x 14-3/4"H x 11-5/16"D
  • weight: 16.3 lbs. (each)
  • warranty: 3 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # DB62-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 ---
Sensitivity 87 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 6
Frequency Response 44-35k Hz
Connector Type 5-way post
Bi-amp Inputs No
Height (inches) 14-3/4
Width (inches) 7-3/4
Depth (inches) 11-5/16
Weight (pounds) 16.3
Mounting Bracket Included No
Recommended Stand Height (inches) 24-28
Parts Warranty 3 Years
Labor Warranty 3 Years

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Features

Two-Way Driver Design: The Elac Debut 2.0 series DB62 bookshelf loudspeaker features a two-way driver design with a 1" tweeter, one 6.5" woofer, and a 2,200Hz 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 1" silk soft-dome tweeter features a wide-roll surround that improves power handling and a waveguide that improves directivity control by eliminating cabinet diffraction inherent in traditional box enclosures. The 1" silk soft-dome tweeter candle handle high frequencies up to 35,000 Hz.
  • 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. The revised shape of the aramid cone offers even greater stiffness and damping; far superior to polypropylene or paper. The added strength allows more flexibility in design to achieve a smoother, extended low-frequency response.
  • Custom Crossover: A custom seven-element crossover (2,200 Hz) with audio-grade components is implemented to ensure smooth transition between the tweeter and woofer.

Bass Reflex MDF Cabinet: The Elac Debut 2.0 series DB62 bookshelf loudspeaker uses a bass reflex cabinet with a front-firing flared port for greater efficiency and bigger bass response. Moving the bass port to the front of the cabinet means placement against walls or in bookshelves won't compromise performance. 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 black ash wood-grain vinyl finish. A detachable cloth grille is included.

5-Way Binding Posts: The Elac Debut 2.0 series DB62 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 2.0 series DB62 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 2.0 series DB62 bookshelf loudspeaker can simply be placed on a flat surface; like a table-top, stand, or shelf. The bookshelf speaker does not include a bracket, key-hole slot, or threaded insert for wall-mounting. However, you can wall-mount the DB62 speaker using the PinPoint side-clamping bracket (sold separately - see Accessories Tab).

Elac Debut 2.0 Series: The Elac Debut 2.0 series family of loudspeakers consists of two floorstanding loudspeakers (DF52/DF62), two bookshelf loudspeakers (DB52/DB62), two center-channel loudspeakers (DC52/DC62), a Dolby Atmos enabled loudspeaker (DA42), and two powered subs (S10EQ/S12EQ).

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Customer Q&A

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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My son has the earlier version of these speakers and they sound great. Great price point as well. [ Vance  Oct 09, 2019 ]
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You Tube reviews [ John  Aug 21, 2019 ]
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On sale...had the original B6 and thought it was ok-ish. [ Edward  Mar 18, 2019 ]
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Used your new headphone listening comparison. What a great tool, thanks [ Emmett  Feb 19, 2019 ]
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Recommendation from Maverick. [ Tom  Jan 03, 2019 ]
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The price was the same and competitive with a Amazon and B and H photo . I went with Crutchfield based on hearing about their good customer service [ Marvin  Dec 25, 2018 ]
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Reviews [ Arvene A.  Dec 24, 2018 ]
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I already own Elac's original Debut B6s as well as their Uni-Fi B5s, both of which I greatly enjoy every day. I was curious to hear how these revised B6s sound, and at $150/pair I could not resist ordering. [ Jack  Dec 24, 2018 ]
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Sale [ Peter  Dec 24, 2018 ]
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Great price and good revews on the elac speakers bought 2 pairs. And I have excellent experience with crutchfield in the past. [ Glenn  Dec 22, 2018 ]
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many good reviews about these speakers [ ANGEL  Dec 22, 2018 ]
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Great Sound [ John  Dec 21, 2018 ]
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Recommendations / reviews and the price break [ Jamey  Dec 19, 2018 ]
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Reviews and the person that built them ! [ James  Dec 19, 2018 ]
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I have floor Elac speakers. There are wonderful. [ William  Dec 19, 2018 ]
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Wide frequency response for bookshelf speakers and reasonable price. [ Juan  Dec 19, 2018 ]
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competitive prize for excellent product [ piotr  Dec 19, 2018 ]
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Online reviews, [ JIM  Dec 18, 2018 ]
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The reviews were all wonderful for these speakers, and at this price point, one cannot go wrong. [ Dave  Dec 18, 2018 ]
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need the rear channel speakers to complete my system [ Ricardo  Dec 18, 2018 ]
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The great reviews, and I couldn't pass up the great sale price! [ John T.  Dec 17, 2018 ]
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Recommended by a friend [ J  Dec 17, 2018 ]
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Have elac speakers and really enjoy. Using these to replace my front bookshelf speakers and will use the 5.2 as rear surround. Very happy with them. [ Shawn  Dec 03, 2018 ]
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Great reviews everywhere and great price point just in time for the holidays! [ Ankur  Nov 27, 2018 ]
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Great price, impossible to not buy when they are so cheap! [ Michael  Nov 27, 2018 ]
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Very good reviews across the board and 50% sale price. [ David Kennedy  Nov 27, 2018 ]
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half off! [ Carlos  Nov 27, 2018 ]
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The long list of positive reviews on these speakers have had me wanting a pair for quite some time. Cyber Monday deal finally had me ordering my pair! [ Brian  Nov 26, 2018 ]
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I read the reviews and followed the YouTube Chanel's following Andrew Jones and concluded these were the best speakers for the money and my budget. [ Phillip  Nov 26, 2018 ]
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I choose these speaker because of all the great reviews and outstanding price. [ Eric  Nov 26, 2018 ]
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Several audio review sights listed this speaker as the best set for under $300. [ tom  Nov 26, 2018 ]
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Glowing reviews, was saving up to buy at full price pleased to see sale price [ tim  Nov 26, 2018 ]
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Technical reviews combined with price [ Raymond  Nov 26, 2018 ]
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Amazing sound stage for a $150 (BF sale) speaker, bass. Slightly warm and missing the highs of $500 speakers with grill on. Take frill off for slightly airier performance. [ Dustin  Nov 26, 2018 ]
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Aaron and Deano provided solid help in answering my questions and pointing to a good product. Help like that makes purchasing audio equipment without hearing it easy. [ R  Nov 25, 2018 ]
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friend recommendation [ Rick  Nov 25, 2018 ]
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reviews are all good and 1/2 price as black friday deals. it was hard to resist. [ YONG JIN  Nov 24, 2018 ]
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good price good reviews [ steven  Nov 24, 2018 ]
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I heard good things about these speakers [ DUANE  Nov 23, 2018 ]
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Audiophile quality at a budget price. Hard to beat the sale price. [ Jeffrey  Nov 23, 2018 ]
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Based on outstanding reviews from multiple websites, technical reviews and amazing price drop of $ 100.--no brainer! [ Mike  Nov 23, 2018 ]
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unbeatable quality to price factor [ thawatt  Nov 23, 2018 ]
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Good reviews, reasonably priced [ Ted  Nov 23, 2018 ]
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reviews and sale [ PETER  Nov 22, 2018 ]
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They were on sale plus i always want some Elac speakers [ Jabbari  Nov 21, 2018 ]
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I have seen good reviews. [ TOMY  Nov 18, 2018 ]
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Rave reviews first price second [ Ed  Nov 18, 2018 ]
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They match the rest of my speakers. [ justin  Nov 18, 2018 ]
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This was on my son's birthday wish list. These two way speakers appear to be of very good quality. [ Gerald  Nov 17, 2018 ]
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Glowing reviews for sound quality vs price. [ Lucas  Oct 10, 2018 ]
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For my son for Christmas. [ JUDY L  Oct 09, 2018 ]
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Reviews [ Terry  Sep 21, 2018 ]
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Highly recommended by Steve Gutterman, Audiophiliac on You Tube [ Tom  Jul 12, 2018 ]
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Recommendation from salesman Stone. [ Jim  Jul 08, 2018 ]
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Great reviews [ J  Jul 07, 2018 ]
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Great speakers in a smaller (wife friendly) size. I would have liked another pair of floor standing speakers but there just wasn't a convenient place to put them. These speakers are going to be used as rear surround speakers. [ Paul  Jun 12, 2018 ]
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I chose these bookshelf speakers because they can be placed on a shelf within 1 inch of the back wall. They have great reviews everywhere you look and I want to audition them for myself. [ william  May 17, 2018 ]
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Great reveiws [ K  May 17, 2018 ]
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Outstanding ratings for previous version. Highly rated elsewhere as well [ Patrick  May 14, 2018 ]
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Highly reviewed [ Jason  May 13, 2018 ]
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Needed low cost speakers and got reviews from CNET. [ Tim  May 11, 2018 ]
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Sound & Vision review [ John  May 03, 2018 ]
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Zeos liked them [ JOHN R  Apr 19, 2018 ]
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Discussion with Marissa, as well reviews. Replacing Polk Ti400s, too large for new space. [ Ed  Apr 18, 2018 ]
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5 questions already asked

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Do you ever get cabinet resonance with this set of speakers on stands? Listen to Susan Wong's "close to you" 8 seconds in and you'll see what I mean
[ David  May 07, 2019 ]
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I have owned the Elac Debut 2.0 for 9 months and have yet to experience any cabinet resonance.
[ Lamarr  May 08, 2019 ]
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Hey David, I wasn't familiar with that specific version of Close to you but I did look it up and play it repeatedly to see if I could reproduce the cabinet resonance you experienced. It never happened for me. I thought it might be simply a matter of volume but even at increased levels of volume it never showed up. I'm a big fan of these speakers, I have them in several rooms of my home so I even tried them in different rooms and never got the resonance you mentioned. I have them in a surround application and in 2.1 but it just didn't happen for me. I'm not sure if that's meaningful in the sense that your speakers might be different somehow, I don't have any means other than my ears of evaluating this sort of thing. I hope someone with a superior level of tech expertise can perhaps weigh in on why this might be happening. Good luck with future listening.
[ bob  May 07, 2019 ]
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I have speakers mounted right next to my kitchen cabinets and have no issues with any vibrations or similar. (If that's what you're asking...?) They are completely awesome!
[ Jason  May 07, 2019 ]
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Do you get any Cabinet resonance from these speakers? Play Susan Wong's "Close to you" and check at 8 and 19 seconds in. Sounds boxy
[ David  May 06, 2019 ]
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Not hearing it. I would characterize their sound as on the bright side if anything. How long have you had the speakers and how long have you had them playing. I noticed a significant change after about 10-12hrs of listening they really "burned in" and sounded better than right out of the box.. Your question is vague as well. What is your speaker placement? On stands in book shelf etc.? How far from the walls? 2 channel or do you have a sub for the lows? Size of room? empty and reflective or cozy and soft? At what listening level are you experiencing this? What is your power source? Many variables come into play but ultimately sound is a personal event and only you know what it sounds like to you and what you like. I have found these to be great little speakers and amazing for the $$
[ Ric  May 08, 2019 ]
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Hi, does running these 6 ohm speakers at 8 ohms affect the sound? I live in an apartment and listen at a lower volume so not concerned so much about stressing my amplifier (Denon AVR 2400) I have the amp set at 6 ohm now but wondering if at low volume 8 ohm will sound any better.
[ Chris  Jan 01, 2019 ]
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I would use the 8 ohm setting for six ohm speakers; i always thought that, if using only two speakers, you should not set the amp at a lower impedance than the speakers themselves. As to sound, just try it and see which you prefer.
[ John  Jan 13, 2019 ]
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These speakers are rated at 6 ohms and that's where their best efficiency will be. Having said that the manufacturers designed them to operate at a nominal 6 ohm load but I've never known speakers that were grossly affected by a slight difference in ratings. My own experience would lead me to say that without actually putting these speakers on a bench and testing them the difference would really be minimal. The 8 ohm load would mean that your amp would generate a lower wattage output but as far as sound goes I don't know why it would be seriously altered. Tube amps do need impedance matched components but the Denon AVR 2400 shouldn't have any trouble with these speakers and since you specifically mention that you listen at lower volumes I can't see any reason not to use the 6 ohm load but it should be well withing tolerance if you do. There may be some speakers and receivers that don't match well and that would have negative effects when used together but the average multimedia receiver these days is pretty flexible within normal usage. Speakers and receivers deal with a spectrum of resistance in any form of music because of the frequency range. Lower frequencies typically elicit a higher impedance, higher frequencies generate a lower impedance. Point being that a speaker is never exactly at the rated impedance but the engineers in charge have given it a general rating. All speakers that produce music do so at varying impedance levels and have a general range that they are most efficient at.
[ bob  Jan 13, 2019 ]
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Sorry, but I don't know that aspect of audio electronics.
[ James  Jan 12, 2019 ]
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Im very sorry but I'm unable to knowledgeably answer this question.
[ Leane L.  Jan 12, 2019 ]
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sorry - I really do not know.
[ STEVE  Jan 12, 2019 ]
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Why is there a CA prop65 warning, is it due to to formaldehyde? much appreciated thanks
[ John  Dec 17, 2018 ]
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John, you need to get a copy of the Material Data Safety Sheet from Elac. The answer to your question lies on the MSDS for this product. My speakers came without the Prop 65 warning, Prop65 is updated frequently and the speakers may have been found to have a substance recently identified. Good luck with your search for the answer, Elac will have it.
[ Paul  Dec 23, 2018 ]
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Sorry, but I honestly don't know.
[ Joseph  Dec 17, 2018 ]
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The Crutchfield warning does not mention the specific chemical but I read elsewhere that it is Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) which is added to plastics to make them flexible. I am not sure if it creates much of a risk since the speakers are probably not going to be handled much after they have been positioned for optimal sound.
[ Nigel  Dec 17, 2018 ]
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I have no idea. Probably you'd have to call Elac America to get the answer.
[ Stephen  Dec 17, 2018 ]
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Would these speakers match well with a Sonos Connect Amp? In a room about 12x17?
[ Ferret  Aug 06, 2018 ]
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Hi, just hooked these speakers up to the 55 watt Sonos Connect Amp and they sound amazing right out of the box -- crystal clear highs and tight, solid bass. Rich sound with volume on amp between 30% and 40% of max volume. At 50% sound is still amazing, but threatens the peace with the neighbors. The system is being used in a 450sf studio apt with 9ft ceilings; the main area of the apt that the system is in is about 250sf. I suspect the speakers will sound even better after a couple weeks of break in. Good luck!
[ John  Aug 18, 2018 ]
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Not sure. I'm not familiar with that amp. I'm running these ELAC's with a 200W / channel power amp. They like clean power I can tell you that. Incredible performers at this price point. Crazy good.
[ Patrick  Aug 10, 2018 ]
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I haven't heard the Connect:Amp, but 55 watts is enough to power the Elacs in a room that size. But from my reading, it appears the Connect:Amp will only handle files up to CD resolution -- not high resolution files. For me that would be a deal-killer, with so many high resolution files available from certain streaming sites now. I use my laptop (MacBook) as a music server with Audirvana or the Tidal app to handle the files. That was the amp doesn't need to contain a DAC. Hope this helps. Steve
[ Stephen  Aug 10, 2018 ]
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That is a large room. But they may work with that amp. My Belle's 150 v2 could drive them but only when I push the volume up. At low level they had no detail n sounded compressed. 125 wt. 250 into 4ohm. I have Dali speakers now, they sound great at any volume.. They cost 540. So thats more money.hope that helps.
[ ROBERTO S  Aug 10, 2018 ]
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