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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.

California customers:
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Item # 970DB62

In stock
$349.98 pair

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

High-performance amplifier recommended. See receivers & amps for this speaker

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 up to 120
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
The ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2 replaces these items:

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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.

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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What receiver do you recommend to power these?
[ Andrew  May 12, 2020 ]
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I've tried them with numerous receivers and all of them performed well with these Elacs. How much power you'll need depends on the size of your listening area and the amount of volume produced. While I can't offer specific advice on models or brands I can tell you that I've used them with Yamaha, Pioneer and Denon receivers in surround sound systems and they have all been great performers for music and movies. The speakers are rated at 120 watts so it's unlikely that you'll have concerns about too much power, rather I'd be more concerned with having too little to make them perform optimally. The smallest of my receivers was rated at 70 watts with 2 channels driven and produced truly impressive amounts of sound along with amazing clarity. Generally speaking I don't think the industry is making any surround sound receivers that won't be powerful enough to deliver good performance from the B6.2. Crutchfield sells one of the receivers I own, the Yamaha RX-V385 and it's been solid as a rock in my den. Without getting into details about receiver purchases I'll simply say it was a starter system but it's a true workhorse so going from there on to more powerful units I'd say the sky is the limit.
[ bob  May 15, 2020 ]
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They are fairly easy to drive and only 6 ohms so most any amp will drive them. I've driven them with a small Emotiva integrated amp (~50@8 ohms) but now using them in my garage with an old Nakamichi 620 amp that's got far more power than they need but makes them sound excellent. Most any decent amp with reasonable power will be fine.
[ ROBERT  May 12, 2020 ]
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I power mine with a older Denon 4311AVR. Running straight stereo. They sound terrific not lacking anything in that price range. I could listen or watch all day. Use a decent amp. That Denon was a flagship amp in it's day
[ GARY D  May 12, 2020 ]
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Sorry I am not an audiophile so I am not sure if I can make any good suggestions. But I use these speakers with a basic Yamaha R-S202 bluetooth receiver and a subwoofer in my warehouse and they are excdellent.
[ Alvin  May 12, 2020 ]
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how do you mount these speakers on the wall? I am getting them for a small room and do not have options to place on furniture or room for stand mounts. Is anyone using a wall mount that you can recommend to me?
[ Laurie  Mar 16, 2020 ]
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I use shelf brackets bought from Home Depot. Works perfectly! Two under each speaker. Just make sure they extend to the edges of the cabinets and you're all set!
[ Carl Baugher  Mar 16, 2020 ]
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They Don't....for best sound they should be a foot or two away.
[ charles  Mar 16, 2020 ]
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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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