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ELAC Debut 2.0 C5.2

Center channel speaker

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Building an ELAC Debut 2.0 home theater system? Then consider ELAC's custom-designed C5.2 as your...

Building an ELAC Debut 2.0 home theater system? Then consider ELAC's custom-designed C5.2 as your...

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About the ELAC Debut 2.0 C5.2

The centerpiece of your Debut 2.0 system

Building an ELAC Debut 2.0 home theater system? Then consider ELAC's custom-designed C5.2 as your all-important center channel. It's voice-matched to Debut 2.0 bookshelf and tower speakers, and provides crystal-clear dialogue and realistic center-channel sound effects. Its relatively compact size and front-firing ports make it a nice fit for smallish entertainment cabinets or shelves.

The centerpiece of your Debut 2.0 system

Building an ELAC Debut 2.0 home theater system? Then consider ELAC's custom-designed C5.2 as your all-important center channel. It's voice-matched to Debut 2.0 bookshelf and tower speakers, and provides crystal-clear dialogue and realistic center-channel sound effects. Its relatively compact size and front-firing ports make it a nice fit for smallish entertainment cabinets or shelves.

An upgraded customer favorite

The original Debut Series center channels were a hit with our customers. The newly designed C5.2 has been re-engineered to get the most out of today's home theater receivers, leaving more power for your system's other speakers.

The C5.2 also sports an improved 1" silk dome tweeter for extended high-frequency response, along with a pair of updated 5-1/4" aramid-fiber woofers for smooth mids and punchy bass.

"Great sound"

"[I] don't do many reviews, but this is so worth the money....great sound and price beyond what you could imagine.”

— Doug, a happy Crutchfield customer from Dayton, Ohio

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.

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Product highlights:

  • 1" silk dome tweeter with wide-dispersion waveguide for smooth, accurate highs and extended high-frequency response
  • dual 5-1/4" aramid-fiber woofers with oversized magnet and vented pole piece for punchy bass and midrange
  • frequency response: 55-35,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 87 dB
  • impedance: 8 ohms
  • recommended amplifier power: up to 120 watts
  • bass-reflex (ported) cabinet with front-firing ports for flexible placement against a wall or cabinet
  • custom multi-element crossover with high-grade components to ensure smooth transition between drivers
  • 5-way binding post speaker terminals
  • thick MDF cabinet walls with black ash vinyl finish
  • cabinet walls are internally braced for reduced resonance and improved stability
  • 21-5/16"W x 7-1/8"H x 9-3/8"D
  • weight: 18.5 lbs.
  • warranty: 3 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # DC52-BK

What's in the box:

  • Center channel loudspeaker
  • Grille
  • Operating Instructions

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ELAC Debut 2.0 C5.2

Crutchfield customer from Deland, FL on 6/16/2019

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This ELAC center channel pairs nicely with my ELAC uni fi5 left and right speakers. Dialogue is crisp and clear unlike the sound that came out of my tv speakers. I'm happy with it.

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Very satisfied

Ajit from Campbell, CA on 2/27/2019

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Great addition to my two Elac Debut Speakers that I bought from Crtuchfield and a huge improvment to the pverall sound.

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A value oriented speaker

Crutchfield customer from Dayton, OH on 1/29/2019

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Rec'd this speaker about 1 week ago so only has about 40 hours on it. Delivery was prompt, packaged adequately, looks good, appears well made, great price. I installed it to replace a Def Tech 600 center in a Procinema 5.1 system as a try-out for new house under construction. It is a physically much bigger speaker than the DT but integrated into the 600 system surprisingly well (we are not critical listeners). I am a little disappointed in the vocal clarity, seems a bit harsh, especially with female voices and only slightly better than the DT center, but less neutral (probably 3 stars on dialogue clarity). On music, the bigger drivers seem to provide a fullness to the audio but, again, a slightly harsher sound. Details good. Great value. Overall, I'm satisfied enuf that I ordered 2 Elac Debut 5.2 bookshelfs for the new house to complete the front wall. Will report on those products after a couple of weeks of tryout.

Pros: Value Appearance

Cons: Slightly harsh sound

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Holy smokes!

William from Largo, FL on 1/24/2019

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Well, Ill have to say, all the 5 star reviews to date are right one. Just hooked up the ELAC Debut 2.0 C5.2 to complete my current system, and I couldn't be more impressed. Clean ,clear and pure,but the mid/ base response is impressive as well. Replaced my old 1992 Polk S10 monitors with a set of Klipsch R51ms and an R120 Sw sub, but something was missing. Well, the old Polk CSR center had to go, and the Elac not only plugged the hole, but out performs the R51-M by a long shot. smoothed out the entire sound spectrum, after i dialed back the R51s 4 dB, the sound stage is spectacular. I couldn't be more impressed.

Pros: Clean, pure sound out performs speakers I've heard at 3 times the price. Would make mains.

Cons: None. Now I want the ELAC Debut 2.0 F6.2 as my mains, the Klipschs would be my surrounds.!

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Great value.

Crutchfield customer from Garland, TX on 1/15/2019

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For the money, this is an outstanding center channel. Speech clarity is excellent, especially considering the size and shape of my room.

Pros: Cost, clarity, reasonable size

Cons: none

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ELAC Debut 2.0 C5.2

Tim from Redondo Beach, CA on 9/13/2018

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Voices on everything I watch come in crystal clear now.

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ELAC Debut 2.0 C5.2

James from West Warwick, RI on 9/5/2018

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Excellent sound and tone. Running full debut 2.0 7.2.4 atmos set up . Its beastly with dual 3010 subs.

Pros: Everything

Cons: None

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Great Center Channel!!!!!

Donald W. from Prescott Vly, AZ on 9/3/2018

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Received in the three day promised delivery period. Packaged perfectly. This center channel speaker is for my B6 bookshelf ELAC speakers. I also have an SVS SB-2000 sub all connected to an Onkyo TX-NR646 receiver. I called Crutchfield for advise on where to set the crossover frequencies and got those numbers from Trevor right away. This center channel really improved my setup immensely. I hear all voice from movies, baseball games, etc. soooo much better than before. There is a rich, crisp sound from my system that was missing before I had this center speaker. This is a great value for the price to any system. I am a definite ELAC fan. Love my setup. Thank you Crutchfield!!

Pros: Value, Sound, Classy looks

Cons: None!

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Perfect Match

Dave from Oak Forest, IL on 7/10/2018

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Bought this to match my four Elac B6.2 speakers. Having the bass ports located on the front of the speaker enabled me to mount it on a shelf under my TV. Sound is clear and a perfect match for my other speakers. There a reason that Elacs have been getting rave reviews lately. Highly recommended.

Pros: Clear and precise sound, bass ports located in front to allow placing the speaker close to the wall and a good match tonally for other Elac speakers.Also,a great value.

Cons: None so far.

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Wonderful sound!

Steven from Raleigh, NC on 6/28/2018

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Great clarity and detail!

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Great sound

Doug from Dayton, TN on 5/2/2018

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Don't do many reviews but this product is so worth the money. I have had lots systems and speakers but you get everything you could ask for at the right price.

Pros: Great sound and price beyond what you could imagine.

Cons: None in my book

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Very pleased

Don from Westwood, NJ on 4/23/2018

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Have been in use 10 days. Coming from a very well reviewed speaker that was perfectly fine. I wanted to try Mr.Jones new speaker. After all Crutchfield has a 60 day return policy. Well it is not going back. Has more punch in movie viewing with voices having more texture and are very clear even in low volume levels. Cabinet has no vibrations even

Pros: Voices real. Explosions have more punch. Even at low volume sound is very clear.

Cons: None well I can't comment on claim tweeter reaches 35k. I can't hear above 17k.

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ELAC Debut 2.0 C5.2

Crutchfield customer from South Bend, IN on 4/8/2018

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Great sound...very reasonable price

Pros: Wonderful sound for price range

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Features & specs

Enclosure Bass Reflex
Tweeter Soft-dome
Midrange size (inches) N/A
Woofer size (inches) 5-1/4
Connector Type 5-way post
Power Range ---
Sensitivity 87 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Frequency Response 55-35k Hz
Height (inches) 7-1/8
Width (inches) 21-5/16
Depth (inches) 9-3/8
Weight 18.5 lbs
Parts Warranty 3 Years
Labor Warranty 3 Years

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Features

Two-Way Driver Design: The Elac Debut 2.0 series DC52 center-channel loudspeaker features a two-way driver design with a 1" tweeter, two 5.25" woofers, 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.
  • Dual Woven-Aramid Fiber Woofers: The center-channel speaker features two 5.25" woven aramid-fiber cone woofers 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 (2,200Hz) 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 DC52 center-channel loudspeaker uses a bass reflex cabinet with two front-firing flared ports for greater efficiency and bigger bass response. Moving the bass ports 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 DC52 center-channel 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).

Placement & Mounting Options: The center-channel speaker should be placed directly above or below the center of your TV screen. It can rest on a flat surface like a table top, shelf, or stand. Try to keep the center-channel as close to the same level as your front speakers for a more even soundstage. If this is not possible, you might try tilting the center speaker up (if too low) or down (if too high) to aim it wards the listening area. The speaker should be positioned approximately 1' to 2' away from boundaries, such as walls or corners.

Note: The center speaker does not include a bracket, key-hole slot, or threaded insert for wall-mounting. However, you can wall-mount the DC52 speaker using the PinPoint universal center-channel 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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Great reviews and sale price [ Peter  Jan 25, 2019 ]
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I was evaluating a ELAC 7.1.2 system (Debut) for new house under construction. Main concern is whether ELAC debut has clear dialogue for HT since I have some hearing issues. Sale price and return policy at Crutchfield made try-out very attractive. Will use in existing 5.1 system to evaluate. [ New User  Jan 22, 2019 ]
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Because I have Elac Debut F6 front speakers [ David  Aug 24, 2018 ]
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Excellent reviews ,own atmos add ons and a pair of f6s already .these complete my set [ James  Jul 13, 2018 ]
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My brother suggested them [ Luke  Jul 10, 2018 ]
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Good review on your web site. Front air ports. [ Bernard  May 20, 2018 ]
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Sound & Vision review [ John  May 03, 2018 ]
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Excellent reviews from multiple websites for the ELAC Debut 2.0 speakers as well as customer comments on Crutchfield, Amazon, and various online forums. Crutchfield service reps help previously on the matching bookshelf speakers. Also, Crutchfield is only place that has it in stock and ready to ship today! [ Marcia  Apr 09, 2018 ]
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