ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2
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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.
— Jason, a happy Crutchfield customer from Littleton, Colorado
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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Felix, San Juan, PR
Average Customer Review(s):
Exelent sound for price
These speakers were a replacement for the KEF Q 150,s that I returned because I was not impressed at all by them. When shopping online for a replacement, I found a good deal on some open boxes. The reviews were overly praising and I took that into consideration in my purchase. I was impressed with the ELACs overall sound and construction. The ELACs are a good value purchase even at the full price, a very good deal open box. Are there better sounding speakers out there, yes, but not at this price, I don't think.
Pros: Value good sound
Cons: none that I see
Hooked them to a Yamaha cr2020. Great sound,much louder than I expected and overall a GREAT speaker for the price
Pros: Price is great and sound is surprising
Cons: A little lacking on punchy bass
I still can't believe how amazing these speakers sound. I had been hearing about them since the first Debut line, but thought that mostly non-audiophiles were buying them to use in home theater set up's (fine btw) and they weren't for serious 2 channel listening. i've connected these to a Musical Fidelity M6i integrated (200 Watts per channel into 8 Ohms) and Harman Kardon 730 twin powered stereo receiver and they leave me dumbfounded. I have many high end speakers and have caught myself listening to these more lately. Not bad for the price during the pre-Christmas sale. Thanks Andrew Jones and Crutchfield.
Pros: Tight bass Nice mid-range Tweeter goes beyond listening levels, but that's a good thing
Unbelievably good sound, considerining the modest price. They are both techinically good - smooth frequency respone, detailed, etc - plus so musical - involving, draw you into the performance, tap your foot/bob your head, for all types of music. The front port helps to have a wide range of placements.
Pros: Sound, sound, sound.
Cons: Unusual binding posts that will not work with the normal wrenches, are difficult to tighten. Taller than most of this type of speaker.
I stumbled on the half-off sale for these speakers completely by accident. I was reconstructing a small sound system in one room of my house, and the speakers I salvaged from another old system were crap. I decided to buy a set as a semi-delayed Christmas present for me and my wife, and hit Crutchfield at the tail end of the sale. I checked the specs and reviews, and these Elacs blew everything else out of the water, and the price was unbeatable. I ordered them Christmas night (Wednesday), and got a call from Crutchfield the next morning (!) to confirm my address, and received them on Friday. They are INCREDIBLE for the money. Very compact, so they fit where I needed them to fit; astonishing bass for unpowered bookshelf speakers; and beautifully clear highs. I'm amazed by the super quick turnaround and by the reach-out from customer service when normal people are fighting a hangover. Great product, great service.
Pros: size, sonic range, clarity
good speakers, if you don't need tower speakers this one do the job
Pros: the speakers handle 120 watts, they are good for most home audio receiver.
Cons: none so far, but if you think you need more bass, just add a subwofer
These speakers lived up to their reputation. They are attractive, well made, and sound great. I have been an audiophile most of my life, running a midlevel system and feel these speakers were definitely an exciting addition to a already good system. Crisp, clean, clear sound that bring enough bass for my listening needs in a 2 speaker set-up.
Pros: great sounding, well built, attractive, great price
Cons: speaker binding posts should be improved
For a relatively small enclosure I got very good bass and sound that belies its size. However, judging from its weight, the speakers must have heavy magnets. The frequency response is fantastic.
These are excellent bookshelf speakers especially for the price point - the only drawback is they are less efficient than some so make sure you have a well powered or high current amp or receiver to get the best of them!
These are great speakers for the money. I also got on sale - a fantastic value. Wish I could give 4.5 stars. I bought these for my 24 yr. old son who has a good job and wanted to put together his first real music system. We assembled and auditioned a group of 4 passive and 2 powered designs on music, video games and as a 2.1 audio system for movies. We both decided that the passive designs with an integrated amp was our preferred set up both for sound quality, feature set, future growth, versatility etc. These were the second cheapest retail and THE cheapest price paid of the entire group but they rose right to the top as far as performance for the buck as tested. It really came down to a choice between these and another passive design which we both thought actually sounded a bit better but lacked low end and really needed a sub for his intended use and music style. Also at 4ohm they needed a better more powerful amp to drive well and they were more than twice the cost paid. For the allocated budget, he made what I feel is the right choice - Elac 2.0 B6.s speakers and with the money saved was able to get a very nice full featured 2-channel 50wpc class A/B integrated amp with Bluetooth capability and sub-out for the same money as some of the speakers alone. Sounds great! Smart kid. I have to thank Crutchfield who supplied 2 of the 6 samples. Great product selection, generous shipping/trial policies and awesome support.
Pros: Quality, full range, room filling sound. Front port so can be used in tight spaces or actually on a shelf if necessary. Price/performance value.
Cons: For the money paid? - None.
Much better speaker than the original b6. Better high end.
Pros: Better high end
I replaced an old set of Yamaha bookshelves with these, and the sound coming from these is amazing. They sound like they should be much more expensive than they are.
Pros: Sound Size
Great sounding speakers at great price and fast delivery
Pros: Well balance sound
A huge step up from my Optimus Pro LX10's and my Radio Shack Nova 7's. So happy I bought them.
Pros: Price (bought them on sale), punchy bass and great highs
Cons: No rubber or felt pads included.
Well above my expectations! You what clean crystal clear sound! Here they r! I studied and looked at 100s of speakers! Did the reviews and everything! I just went with these and happy I did!
Pros: None yet
Cons: Not any at this time!
These speakers sound very full and alive but on piano music at mid high volumes I experience distortion in one speakers tweeter but it could have been a one of a kind thing
Pros: -Great sound signature very natural -Best sound stage of any speakers I've heard -very full
Cons: -One tweeter was distorted -tweeters dont click and chime lije some other speakers.
I'm currently using these with a Yamaha R-S202 stereo receiver for music listening. For the price, these are excellent speakers. Very clear, great soundstage, and well balanced. Initially I had paired them with an old home-theater-in-a-box receiver and was a bit underwhelmed by the low range, but I figured out that the receiver was trying to send the low range to a subwoofer that I didn't have connected (and it wasn't adjustable due to being a home-theater-in-a-box setup). So I bought the R-S202 stereo receiver and immediately heard the difference in bass. No need for a subwoofer, unless you really want it to thump. From low to high, these speakers sound very clear, natural, and balanced. A couple of things to note: I've read from multiple sources that these speakers like lots of power and I would have to agree. They sound really good with the R-S202, but the higher the volume the better they sound and I'll be looking to move up to a nicer amp in the future. Also, they are kind of plain looking, especially with the covers on. But I wanted great sound for a good price and they deliver perfectly on that.
Pros: Clarity, soundstage, value
Cons: None for the price
My first "proper" stereo speaker (previously had some open box home theater speakers) and it may possibly be my last. Also had the matching open box subwoofer with my old speakers, no need for that any more! You get a speaker that images well, has good tight bass and is super clear. Voices sound like voices in the room, not a speaker playing the voice. The front port allows me to put the speakers close to the front wall. As an entry audiophile speaker, there is no downside, beside possibly the finish. I think the speaker looks good when up in the room, but there are more attractive speakers out there for sure. I mainly listen to rock, blues, country and bluegrass, and these speakers cross every box. I don't think you need a sub unless you want the deep, deep home theater rumble, but for music, it's perfect. All of this is coming from cheap sources and electronics, so I'm looking forward to upgrading those to get even better performance. Also putting them up on Pangea speaker stands improved their performance. Buy these now!
Pros: Clear, images well, easy to drive, great bass, easy placement
Heard them only one time before I purchased. Wanted to take advantage of sale so I went for it. So far I'm extremely satisfied with purchase. They sound excellent for a bookshelf speaker and for that price there a steal. Andrew Jones is a rock star. Most I would pay would be $300. a pair. As always Crutchfield reps,staff,human resources and front office....a large cut above the rest!
Cons: Would like to have had rubber feet
I paired these speakers with a Yamaha R-S202 receiver and placed them in a 10'x10' room (home gym). These speakers fill the room with detailed sound and can produce some serious bass! No need for a sub with my setup which is what I was aiming for. Mainly listen to rap, hip hop, and rock while I'm working out and all sound great through these bookshelf speakers. Highly recommend!
Pros: Excellent price, plenty of bass, excellent sound
I'm using these speakers with a 45 watt/channel vintage Fisher receiver and hear details in music I never noticed before. With a little tweaking of EQ there's plenty of bass, and I don't feel the need to use a subwoofer. Beautiful detailed sound, and a great value.
I use them in 2.1 setup with 50 watt Onkyo amp and 10 inch sub woofer. They have a warm sound, open and balanced. The sound stage is really good.So far all music genres sound great!
Pros: Great sound and value.
Cons: would like to magnetic grille covers.
These speakers are fantastic. You cannot go wrong with these - I am rediscovering my music all over again. They are driven by a Marantz 2 channel integrated amplifier (40 x 2) and these things really deliver. I wish they came in white to match my decor and blend in to the white bookshelf a bit more, but we're using them without the black grill to give a slightly softer look.
Pros: Reasonable price, solid build, recessed binding terminals allow you to put these nearly against the wall
Cons: not really a con, but wish they were offered in white
Best speaker for the money. You can't go wrong with those Elac's
Great depth and clarity.
Pros: Balanced clarity Price The sounds really fill a room
Cons: Can't think of any
Replaced my EPOS ELS-3 speakers on the surround duty with these, and wow! Full bodied before I crossed them at 80Hz.
These speakers are a steal at the price. Clear treble without spit or sizzle. Articulate midrange with gorgeous vocals. A decent soundstage with good image depth for the price. Bass is mostly missing but what there is plays without boom. Can play quite loud in 11x20 room but headbangers should look elsewhere. Get a pair or three for home theatre.
Pros: Articulate speakers with no glaring deficiencies.
Cons: Needs a subwoofer for sub 60hz power and deep bass drive.
Amazing speakers for the price! :-)
Wonderful set of speakers. All the time I took to decide was worth it
Pros: Perfect for a small room
Although not fully broken in, these speakers are great. Initially I was skeptical about all the hype but let me tell you they are very good. I am running them with a basx emotiva a-100 and they really sing. I recommend these speakers to anyone who needs to fill a small to average size room.
Pros: Sound quality
Cons: For the price, none.
Great soundstage, good bass - enough so that depending on your usage you may not need a sub. Very solid midrange and clear but not piercing highs. Great well rounded speaker. Using for music and movies/tv. Seem well built, nice heavy feel. Heavy enough that if you're not using stands you'll want to get some foam or at least silicone/rubber feet to separate them from the surface they're on - that cleared up the bass and midrange a lot. Not very pretty but that's secondary. Take the grills off if you can, seems like there's a lot of plastic material in the grill that can't be doing any good for the sound.
Pros: Soundstage, build quality, well rounded sound profile
Cons: Not the prettiest. No real cons.
There is a reason these get rave reviews. Better than more expensive speakers!
Installed the speakers and listened to them a couple times. I have not listened to them enough to decide if they are cracked up to be all I have read in reviews. That will happen in time. I can say at this point they are no better or worse than the twice as big, 3 way speakers that came with my stereo, which is a 25 year old Sony system. I do like the price I paid for them.
Cons: Time will tell
The B6.2 is a significant improvement in refinement over the first generation B6. Lows are much less boomy, highs are much less shouty though still a little bright for my taste, resolution & coherence & off-axis performance is better, overall a smoother integration of all the elements. Were the original B6 3 times better than the Pioneer BS22? Maybe for some people, but I didn't think so. It was much easier to nit-pick. At the sale price the value is off the charts and for the money it is very difficult to find any faults. Bravo ELAC and Andrew Jones!
Pros: Great value for the money.
Cons: Not the best lookers if you want to use them with the grills off.
Great sound in a small package. I replaced my old Infinity tower speakers to save room. My wife always complained about their size. Coupled with my JBL speaker they sound great.
Great sounding bookshelf speaker. A little on the power hungry side, but not that bad. I would buy again.
Pros: Sound Price
Great sound! Love the punchy bass for only being bookshelf speakers.
Exceptional speakers for the price. Great sound and clarity. Highly recommend.
Pros: Price point. Build quality. Sound.
Great little speaker for the price.
Pros: Sound and value
I go back 50 years in Hi-Fi and have owned many speakers over the years. These are the best I have ever owned and show just how far the technology has come. They have outstanding resolution and control over the entire sound spectrum and seem to disappear in the room. Excellent job ELAC engineers! Best of all , the price is not prohibitive!!
Pros: You"ll hear things you haven't heard from familiar songs
Cons: You' ll want their bigger speakers!
Great sound - hard to tell a diff between these and my $1500 pair.
Unbelievable bass from such a small package! That being said, the frequency blend across the spectrum is so smooth that the listening experience is thoroughly enjoyable. With Crutchfield you get it all at an incredible price!
For the price these are great speaker. I was actually pleasantly surprised at the quality of sound coming from these budget speakers. Sound separation of voices and music is very good, nice sound stage, surprisingly good bass and clarity makes this a great speaker for the price you pay. These are easily good enough to be your front left and right mains in my opinion considering the size of your room of course. I actually purchased these for my daughter for her first set of speakers. She listened to them and was thrilled at the sound quality.
I picked these Elac speakers to replace a pair of Energy pro 4.5s. I wanted something a bit newer and more compact. I have not fully broken these in but have observed a couple of things. Of course my view is subjective. Initially, right out of the box, I was not impressed at all. I was ready to repack them and send them back. However after just a few days of listening my view has changed dramatically. These are good, in fact very good. Not great, but very good. I took note of a few things early on. These don't sound the least bit boxy. They are quite open for this price point. I feel that the speakers are as open as they can possibly be considering this. The treble is somewhat bright, however that could be a product of the amp. The base is very tight, lacking slightly in the very low frequencies. Not at all muddy or boomy. The separation is excellent and the sound stage is placed well. Placement can affect this of course. Where these shine the most for me so far is vocals. The 1k range on these rivals many speakers that I have heard for 10 times the price. I caught these on sale a Crutchfield for half off. If you can get these for anywhere near that price, grab them and hold a couple doors open until you need them
Pros: really good for a small investment These do a lot of things very well excellent vocals not fatiguing
Cons: binding posts are a bit difficult to work with possibly a tad bright up top
The ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2 is a very good compact speaker for the price. It's not perfect ... but few compact speakers are "perfect". Also, please remember to re-run your receiver's equalizer setup. It makes a big difference. I purchased my Onyko A/V receiver from Crutchfield several years ago, and it included the Audyssey equalizer and reference mic and a very easy-to-use setup. I needed to downsize my front speakers because of space restrictions. I hated to ... they were high-end Infinity 6 Kappa large floor standing 3-way speakers with a 10" woofer, 6" midrange, and the famous Infinity ribbon tweeter. This was combined with a 650w Polk 15" sub-woofer, Mirage center speaker, and Nanostat rear satellites. The 6 Kappas are excellent, and somewhat bright due to the ribbon tweeter, but were equalized using the Audyssey equalizer. When I first disconnected the 6 Kappas and plugged in the ELAC B6.2 ... I was very disappointed. I have the Celine Dion concert DVD "A New Day" which has a great sound 5.1 soundtrack ... and I saw the concert live in Las Vegas. Initially, the ELACs had no high end, and sounded muddy. Then I realized that I was playing the ELAC's using the 6 Kappa's equalization profile! The 6 Kappas are very bright and have a lot of base and the 6 Kappa equalizer profile actually turned down the high-frequency bands and much of the woofer. This was not appropriate for the ELAC B6.2. When I re-equalized for the ELAC it was night-and-day.
Pros: Good sound from compact speaker. Excellent voice reproduction and imaging.
Cons: No rubber feet (so just add them) Connectors could be recessed a bit more so banana plugs would not stick out of the back as much.
Not as good as the original Debut. Treble is super forward, exposing bad recordings -- and making placement trickier. Bass ports on the front don't do much, when the tweeter has so many nodes. Bass is not nearly as forward as original. The best strength of the original Debut speakers was that they gave music appropriate weight, and punched way above their price point in terms of making it seem like the music has oomph. Taking measurements, the speakers had very little sound under 200hz. This leaves almost the lower two octaves of music out. Debut 2.0 speakers are more analytical and not as fun. If you liked the original Debut speakers, these are completely different. About me: Have designed OEM car stereos that have sold hundreds of thousands of units. Tested with iPhone XS --> Hafler power amp --> Debut 2.0 Mac Mini --> Emotiva XPS pre-amp --> Hafler power amp --> Debut 2.0 Mac Mini --> Peachtree Decco pre-amp --> McIntosh power amp --> Debut 2.0 Lack of bass was not due to lack of power!
Pros: Incredibly clear voices Present upper-midrange.
Cons: Surprising lack of bass - drops bottom two octaves Treble so present it exposes errors in a recording.
I have the original B6 and the B6.2 and I love them. They're absolutely not the same speaker, AJ redesign truly made a difference. The originals have a slightly more colored sound but they're marvelous speakers and when they first appeared they couldn't be beaten by anything in that price range. Enter the B6.2 and wow, it's amazing. The price point makes this a winner by any standard that's a fact. What's even better is that this is a richer, more detailed sounding speaker than it's older brother and it has an even better top end. The tweeter redesign is impressive. When listening to music with brass or string content, the clarity and detail that these speakers produce is just amazing. Surprisingly they also have a low end that's capable of punching percussion and deeper rumbles. They're a great all around speaker and when given some power they can produce room filling sound that's entirely musical. I use mine in an Atmos system so along with music they have to be capable of imaging and large amounts of movie sound effects. They're entirely up to the task of creating anything that the studios can throw at them. For the first time in my life I can watch a popcorn munching big adventure movie with explosions galore and never hear a moment of distortion. Then I can put on a movie that's nothing but dialogue and it's just as smooth and easily heard as though it were live. The vocal reproduction is deft and subtle and nothing like a the bigger hammer appr
Pros: Crystal clarity and punching bass. Works equally well in Atmos movies and in music. Gob-smacking volume when driven properly.
Cons: If a deeply beautiful cabinet with a piano type finish is important to you then keep looking. These aren't exceptional looking speakers. They're nicely finished but not show pieces. Not a con to my thinking but be aware that they aren't light and should be placed with good support.
I bought these Elacs for the spare bedroom stereo. I won't pretend I'm a golden ear professional reviewer who can describe how the Elac performs in different frequencies, in the highs, midrange, or lows, but I'll say that at first listen out of the box, I was very impressed with its clarity, tonal balance and bass output for a speaker selling at this price point. I switched back and forth between the Elacs and a my B & W 805S speakers. On CDs I was familiar with, the B & Ws had deeper bass, even though the Elac's spec claim a lower frequency spec. The 805s were more detailed and had more ambience in the midrange and highs. It's important to remember the Elacs were not broken in and that these were my first impressions straight out of the box. Also, the B & Ws cost almost 10 times, weighs twice as much (~ 13# vs. 26#, more bracing?), and were broken in. I will say that the Elacs are very impressive and a bargain for the price. If you Google search reviews on this model you will find several positive reviews saying that it's surprisingly a very good speaker. For the money, I think these would be really hard to beat. An excellent value and an affordable solid entry into the audiophile world. I'm basing my rating on these points.
Pros: Excellent value for the money. Sonically a well balanced speaker.
These speakers are a great value! I did research online prior to purchasing and they were consistently rated very highly. They are well constructed and sound amazing! I upgraded from small Energy Take Classic speakers and the difference in sound quality, sound stage, and detail is tremendous! I highly recommend these speakers. The representatives at Crutchfield are very knowledgeable and always happy to provide advice and assistance without aggressively trying to make a sale. Great experience!
Pros: Detail Warmth of Sound Price
I heard very positive reviews on these speakers and decided to try them. I bought a 65" LG OLED and Polk speakers from Crutchfield last year and wanted to update my side speakers. I've been using the ELAC Debut 2.0 speakers for several weeks and they sound great. I'm very pleased with the purchase.
Pros: Sound great
Cons: Replaced a pair of Kenwood KL-777DX speakers I bought in 1969. I still love the Kenwoods.
The praise for these speakers are deserved, though I have to say that these speakers sound better louder than softer.
A nice entry level pair of speakers. After one week of burn in they sound better. They need power in order to sound really good. In low volume they are ok.
These sound really good. They are small, but fill a decent size room with clear sound. The range is good from pretty solid low end through the highs. I look forward to any chance I can get to play some music through these.
Pros: Great sound Easy to power
Great sounding speakers, but you really need the power to drive them. At low volume the sound doesn't seem as rich. When you turn them up the really come alive.
very good sounding speaker for a budget price
Excellent,clear highs and mid-range. Vocals could be a little better. The imaging is good but could be detailed. The bass is deep for a bookshelf speaker. I would recommend.
Pros: A very bright speaker, good deails and bass
Cons: Bass becomes muddy and vibrates the cabinet at higher volume.
This is a well designed and impressive speaker. I had been looking for a set of two way speakers with woofers between 6 and 8 inches. Frustratingly, recent designs give you either a small bookshelf speaker badly in need of a sub, or tower speakers. I was looking for speaker that could perform across a wide range without needing a sub in many uses (granted a sub is always an improvement). My first desire was an 8 inch woofer. Very few of the newer bookshelf speakers can do that. These ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2 speakers produce a very full sound across the frequency range. The 6.5 inch woofers perform excellently. High, mid and low frequencies were quite balanced and pleasing. I have been using them with an older (read excellent sounding) receiver/amp in stereo music applications and for viewing TV. I was quickly impressed. I attempted using them without a break-in period and was surprised at how well the bass was produced (I did later sent time to ensure proper break-in). These can be used in stereo music with pleasing results or as part of a theater set-up. I have used them as the front speakers with pleading results. They would be excellent for side or rear surround. I am somewhat embarrassed to give a completely positive review, but the design is excellent and sound was exactly what I was seeking.
Pros: -Very well balanced sound -Bass exceeded my expectations -Minimal break-in -Very useful as main stereo speakers -Can be used in a variety of theater applications
Cons: -Connectors are a bit difficult to tighten for my fingers
These are a great match for my moderate (50W) stereo and best value in bookshelf speakers I have found! The online Chat help I received was right on the money!
Great sounding speakers for the money. Using them for my rear surrounds. Setting up surround sound system in my bedroom. Andrew Jones knows how to build great speakers.
Pros: Great sounding speakers. The price is right for a great sounding pair of speakers.
Cons: For this price none.
These speakers are fantastic! I'm using them in a small room and they fill it up with sound. Clear and detailed.
Pros: Huge detailed sound in a small package.
The reviews speak the truth! No question these are amazing speakers for the price. Good midrange, hi highs, and impressive bass for their size. Vocal clarity is descent. I had them in my smallish bedroom and they were more than adequate, and I hadn't bought the center or sub yet. Powered them with the denon 1400 no problem. However, (and I realize this is a big step up in price, not just for the UB5s (+$200) but also for the appropriate receiver/power supply) BUT if you can step up to the Uni-Fi UB5s like I did you'll notice the next level performance and wont look back. The veil that lingers over the entire soundstage of the B6.2s is lost and true Hi-Fi clarity and imaging is revealed with the UB5s. If you're a novice to home audio like myself with a limited budget ($1000-1200) for a system and are looking for some "future proofing", I think it's worth stepping up for the UB5s initially with the intent to upgrade the receiver later on. After all, given the quick improvements in home theater and the fact that power is getting cheaper every year, I'm sure I'll get another reciever/power supply before I need new speakers. One could also argue that for $1200 you could get a full Elac debut system, be done and still have amazing sound for the price. Either way I think you'd be happy, I just like to tinker (aka spend money). Huge thanks to Crutchfield for their patience and amazing, honest tech support. It's because of them I found the perfect system:)
I'm no audiophile, I was just looking for the best budget entry level speakers I could find. I'm driving them with an 80w receiver and find that it's plenty of power - they get uncomfortably loud at about 65% max volume. They sound nice and look nice.
Was blown away by there at the Newport Audio Show a couple of weeks ago. Purchased for a simple living room system and background music. These perform WAY over their price tag.
Pros: Superb full rich detailed sound
Cons: Nothing to report
The Elac Debut's were a great addition to my surround sound system and Crutchfield had the right price and great delivery.
Took about 25hrs to break in. They sounded very cupped n flat then they came alive. Highs especially. Bass is tight n tune full. But not wide n deep. Lived with vonshwiekers vr1s for 13 years. Love their all around sound. They are in my home theater n I have them in all around me. I was hoping to get as close to that sound with the elacs. Big price difference. So I didn't expect that same level of sound. But the elacs can't do low level presentation or play all music to my satisfaction. Hearing box n driver coloration especially with jazz guitar. Also with piano notes. But for the price they are killer speakers. If ur going to build a not so large home theater system n can't afford much more expensive speakers. Go with these. I'm going to have to spend 2 or 3 times more to get where I want to be. My 2 CH system is Belle's reference 150 v2 . tascam CD player, project pre boxs2 DAC. Signal cables n powe cords . power company AC conditioner.room 13 by 16.
Pros: Sound nice at high level with bright recording.
Cons: Low level sound is life less. Box n driver coloration with electric guitar or some piano notes.
My living room is alive with music!!!! Wow!!! What an upgrade from my Pioneer SP-BS22's. Unbelievably clear and fills the room. If you're looking for amazing sound without the hefty price tag, look no further. Thank you ELAC.
Simply awesome speakers! I used them to replace my old Samsung HTIB front L/R speakers in my home theatre setup, along with a Denon X3400H AVR. The sound of rock music, classical, Blu-ray movies, spoken word -- really shines. I've definitely experienced less balanced & lower quality sound from much more expensive speakers (listen up, Bose lovers)! The Debut 2.0's are spot-on. I couldn't be happier!!! Big cheers to Andrew Jones & the folks at ELAC!
Pros: Well-balanced image Deep, rich bass Gorgeous sound! Great price point Solid, powerful design
Cons: Can't think of any!
You can stop looking for speakers. I've owned the B6 original. It's awesome. It has a laid back tweeter that I struggled with for a while because I'm used to sharper highs. Not quality wise- that was totally fine, just the freq. rolls off after 10K. So I've got the 2.0 now. AJ definitely listened to the critics because he put in this SWEET black rolled dome that extends to 35K? More importantly its NICE- and it goes low, somewhere around 800 to 1000 hz. Compared to the original this is a forward, brighter speaker. In general its a bit north of neutral for sure. Casual Clinical is the made up word that comes to mind. Mids and Lows are are good. Last generation had better low end, but it was also a PITB rear ported box. Mids better on this. Highs too x20. The imaging though. Dat imaging. It's the best I've owned. The waveguide on the tweeter makes a large sweet spot- you can definitely enjoy these off axis. When I got a whiff of the imaging these things were putting out I didn't think it was "good for the money". The imaging is good enough to make you unsure which speaker is projecting what into the center. A lot of time went into that engineering. Low volume playback is good; balanced bass retention good. High volume playback is a 10/10 without a price tag. No distortion. The room falls apart before the drivers do. These speakers need a LOT of power if you want it all. 100 watts per C for headroom. Buy them and
Pros: -The sound is excellent -The imaging is the best I've owned -Good bass response -Blends easily with a subwoofer (can be used stand alone) -Sophisticated, grown up aesthetic -High volume rock and roll speaker -Lower volumes you can be pretty critical. I've flattened the response and it sounds as it should. I like it as it as tho- minus the room EQ. It's easy enough to listen to forever. -Upgraded construction with bracing. -You become 46% cooler owning these.
Cons: There REALLY aren't any cons on this- even the compromises of both Debut series is spoken about by A. Jones. A possible issue for someone though would be that this speaker is more detailed than the previous gen. This means poorly recorded or mixed tracks will sound like absolute trash. You will hear the nastiness of modern mixing that's optimized for bluetooth speakers. 80s super aluminum treble boost? That's there too so be careful with that dial.
this speakers sounds great, strong bass , crips clear highs and balance sound, I have a Cambridge Topaz 20 , Pro Ject Debut Carbon and a blu sound node2, they sound amazing with everything.
Still a great buy. More refined than the original.
Outstanding speakers with particularly strong bass response. I have them mounted on brackets near the ceiling, right up against the wall. The front port allows them to really deliver the low-end and I have a subwoofer in my system, as well. Good mids with excellent clarity and very smooth top end. I use these speakers mostly for listening to my own mixes from my home studio and they have served me well for the month I've been using them. So far, so good!
Pros: Balanced with an impressive low-end.
They are well worth the money
Great balanced sound, even bass with no subwoofer. I have these in a built in book shelf and the front facing port let's these shine in this location. Sounded great out of the box and better with break in.
Pros: Great sound reproduction, looks good, and can handle all genres.
Cons: No bi wiring option
Amazing! Plenty of bass, nice mids, crisp clear highs. All my music is new again!
Pros: Best sounding speaker I have ever heard. Fills the room at low volume without any detail missing. Fills the entire house at high volume!
|Tweeter Size (inches)||1|
|Midrange Size (inches)||N/A|
|Woofer Size (inches)||6.5|
|Woofer Composition||Woven Aramid-Fiber|
|Frequency Response||44-35k Hz|
|Connector Type||5-way post|
|Mounting Bracket Included||No|
|Recommended Stand Height (inches)||24-28|
|Parts Warranty||3 Years|
|Labor Warranty||3 Years|
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
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.
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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Recommendation from Maverick. [ Tom Jan 03, 2019 ]
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 ]
Reviews [ Arvene A. Dec 24, 2018 ]
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 ]
Sale [ Peter Dec 24, 2018 ]
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 ]
many good reviews about these speakers [ ANGEL Dec 22, 2018 ]
Great Sound [ John Dec 21, 2018 ]
Recommendations / reviews and the price break [ Jamey Dec 19, 2018 ]
Reviews and the person that built them ! [ James Dec 19, 2018 ]
I have floor Elac speakers. There are wonderful. [ William Dec 19, 2018 ]
Wide frequency response for bookshelf speakers and reasonable price. [ Juan Dec 19, 2018 ]
competitive prize for excellent product [ piotr Dec 19, 2018 ]
Online reviews, [ JIM Dec 18, 2018 ]
The reviews were all wonderful for these speakers, and at this price point, one cannot go wrong. [ Dave Dec 18, 2018 ]
need the rear channel speakers to complete my system [ Ricardo Dec 18, 2018 ]
The great reviews, and I couldn't pass up the great sale price! [ John T. Dec 17, 2018 ]
Recommended by a friend [ J Dec 17, 2018 ]
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 ]
Great reviews everywhere and great price point just in time for the holidays! [ Ankur Nov 27, 2018 ]
Great price, impossible to not buy when they are so cheap! [ Michael Nov 27, 2018 ]
Very good reviews across the board and 50% sale price. [ David Kennedy Nov 27, 2018 ]
half off! [ Carlos Nov 27, 2018 ]
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 ]
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 ]
I choose these speaker because of all the great reviews and outstanding price. [ Eric Nov 26, 2018 ]
Several audio review sights listed this speaker as the best set for under $300. [ tom Nov 26, 2018 ]
Glowing reviews, was saving up to buy at full price pleased to see sale price [ tim Nov 26, 2018 ]
Technical reviews combined with price [ Raymond Nov 26, 2018 ]
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 ]
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 ]
friend recommendation [ Rick Nov 25, 2018 ]
reviews are all good and 1/2 price as black friday deals. it was hard to resist. [ YONG JIN Nov 24, 2018 ]
good price good reviews [ steven Nov 24, 2018 ]
I heard good things about these speakers [ DUANE Nov 23, 2018 ]
Audiophile quality at a budget price. Hard to beat the sale price. [ Jeffrey Nov 23, 2018 ]
Based on outstanding reviews from multiple websites, technical reviews and amazing price drop of $ 100.--no brainer! [ Mike Nov 23, 2018 ]
unbeatable quality to price factor [ thawatt Nov 23, 2018 ]
Good reviews, reasonably priced [ Ted Nov 23, 2018 ]
reviews and sale [ PETER Nov 22, 2018 ]
They were on sale plus i always want some Elac speakers [ Jabbari Nov 21, 2018 ]
I have seen good reviews. [ TOMY Nov 18, 2018 ]
Rave reviews first price second [ Ed Nov 18, 2018 ]
They match the rest of my speakers. [ justin Nov 18, 2018 ]
This was on my son's birthday wish list. These two way speakers appear to be of very good quality. [ Gerald Nov 17, 2018 ]
Glowing reviews for sound quality vs price. [ Lucas Oct 10, 2018 ]
For my son for Christmas. [ JUDY L Oct 09, 2018 ]
Reviews [ Terry Sep 21, 2018 ]
Highly recommended by Steve Gutterman, Audiophiliac on You Tube [ Tom Jul 12, 2018 ]
Recommendation from salesman Stone. [ Jim Jul 08, 2018 ]
Great reviews [ J Jul 07, 2018 ]
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 ]
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 ]
Great reveiws [ K May 17, 2018 ]
Outstanding ratings for previous version. Highly rated elsewhere as well [ Patrick May 14, 2018 ]
Highly reviewed [ Jason May 13, 2018 ]
Needed low cost speakers and got reviews from CNET. [ Tim May 11, 2018 ]
Sound & Vision review [ John May 03, 2018 ]
Zeos liked them [ JOHN R Apr 19, 2018 ]
Discussion with Marissa, as well reviews. Replacing Polk Ti400s, too large for new space. [ Ed Apr 18, 2018 ]
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 ]
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 ]
Sorry, but I don't know that aspect of audio electronics. [ James Jan 12, 2019 ]
Im very sorry but I'm unable to knowledgeably answer this question. [ Leane L. Jan 12, 2019 ]
sorry - I really do not know. [ STEVE Jan 12, 2019 ]
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 ]
Sorry, but I honestly don't know. [ Joseph Dec 17, 2018 ]
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 ]
I have no idea. Probably you'd have to call Elac America to get the answer. [ Stephen Dec 17, 2018 ]
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 ]
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 ]
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 ]
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 ]