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ELAC Debut 2.0 SUB3010

Powered subwoofer with Bluetooth® control and auto EQ

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Overview

Our take on the ELAC Debut 2.0 SUB3010

ELAC broke the subwoofer mold with their original line of Debut Series subwoofers. Now, the Debut 2.0 SUB3010 offers even better performance and customization to deliver excellent bass from anywhere in your room.

High-quality bass tailored to your room

ELAC Debut 2.0 SUB3010 powered subwoofer

The SUB3010 pairs a 10" powered woofer with a 10" passive radiator for potent bass.

ELAC broke the subwoofer mold with their original line of Debut Series subwoofers. Now, the Debut 2.0 SUB3010 offers even better performance and customization to deliver excellent bass from anywhere in your room.

This high-tech sub is a perfect complement to Debut 2.0 bookshelf and floor-standing speakers. Use it as part of your stereo or home theater system with confidence.

Control everything from your phone

Out of the box you'll notice that the SUB3010 doesn't have the usual assortment of knobs, switches, and adjustment options on its back panel. That's because it uses your smartphone's microphone along with sophisticated on-board software to deliver the most accurate bass possible.

Simply download the ELAC SubEQ app and let its powerful processing customize the subwoofer's settings for your room, wirelessly via Bluetooth. You'll enjoy chest-thumping bass from the sub's 10" woofer and 10" passive radiator, while its high-octane 200-watt RMS amplifier provides plenty of horsepower for your music and movies.

Calibration made easy

The magic behind the SUB3010 lies in how you set it up and control it. Everything is done from your device's touchscreen. The SubEQ app uses Bluetooth Low Energy, a wireless connection between your device and your sub that requires no pairing and no passcode.

The calibration process begins by capturing a near-field measurement of the subwoofer's bass output. Simply hold your phone or tablet within one foot of the sub and press "Analyze." The app then records what's coming out of the subwoofer, capturing sound before it's affected by its interaction with the room's reflective surfaces and other sound-muddying anomalies.

Then you'll do the same measuring process from your favorite listening position. The app's software compares the first measurement against the second, then automatically smooths out the EQ curve, delivering crisp, accurate bass to your ears. Level control and other audio adjustments are made through the app. You can even calibrate multiple SUB3010s independently in your system. 

Product Highlights:

  • frequency response: 28-150 Hz
  • high-efficiency built-in BASH® amplifier delivers 200 watts of continuous power, 400 watts dynamic power
  • 10" front-firing, high-excursion woofer with doped-paper cone
  • 10" down-firing passive radiator with doped-paper cone
  • easy auto EQ room calibration using built-in microphone on Apple® or Android™ devices
  • free ELAC SubEQ app controls room equalization, auto EQ, parametric EQ, volume level, crossover frequency, phase, and listening presets
    • no controls on subwoofer, requires an Apple (iOS 7.0 and up) or Android (OS 4.3 and up) device for wireless control over Bluetooth 4.0
  • calibrate multiple SUB3010s independently in your system
  • passive radiator cabinet design
  • continuously variable low-pass 50-150 Hz crossover
  • LFE RCA input
  • includes spiked feet for use on carpeted floors
  • thick MDF cabinet walls with black ash vinyl finish
  • cabinet walls are internally braced for reduced resonance and improved stability
  • 13-15/16"W x 14-11/16"H x 15-1/16"D
  • weight: 32.1 lbs.
  • warranty: 3 years speaker, 1 year amplifier
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Powered subwoofer
  • 9' AC power cord
  • 4 Spikes
  • 4 Hex-nuts
  • Operating Instructions

Great powerful but balanced sound. Pairs well with the ELAC F6 and C5. Blu tooth control is very easy to use.

Mike, South Bend, IN

Reviews

ELAC Debut 2.0 SUB3010 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(4 Reviews)

Great

Crutchfield customer from Sanford, FL on 12/9/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Outstanding especially when optimized using the Ap. For the price it will be hard to beat.

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Balanced sound

Mike from South Bend, IN on 12/9/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great powerful but balanced sound. Pairs well with the ELAC F6 and C5. Blu tooth control is very easy to use.

Pros: Great sound at great price point

Cons: No legs other than sharp removable metal legs intended for carpeted floor. Would be nice if it also had removal rubber legs

As a 2.1 music sub: strong performer, some bugs

Jake from Leawood, KS on 8/3/2018

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Strong product at this price point. Sound quality once burned in is very good in my dedicated stereo area. Although, until I stopped using the Room EQ, it was atrocious. That feature created every bad sonic characteristic a subwoofer of this design can have. Terrible. All kinds of superposition issues, horrifying "I'm working way too hard" complaints from the sub, dB boost in all kinds of frequency bands; I'd rather just forget how it sounded before I disabled Room EQ. Obviously the bottom radiator vs a sealed box (e.g. the old M&K VX-7B) is a little less music oriented as there are time delayed sonics, but in my acoustically treated stereo area, and properly placed, it's not a huge issue. I'm using Wharfedale Diamond 225s on quality stands with an NAD 3020v2, Pono, Cambridge CXC transport and mid-level AudioQuest for all my connections - so it's congruous with my Stereophile class C/B (D?) setup. The app needs a lot of improvement. There is no documentation anywhere; Elac, the developer site, within the app itself - nothing. On one not-antique iOS device my low-pass would reset to 115Hz and require adjustment each time. Problem is not occurring on other iOS devices. I'm experienced with home audio and have tools, so lack of instruction is just a nuisance. low-pass curvature is not adjustable, necessitating fiddling with the eqs, especially if you have steep roll offs between 80-40 Hz, as the 225s do. At 65 LPF, blends well. If you put in the effort, great entry lev

Pros: Value, decent extension, great spikes, app-based adjustment is a godsend, breadth of adjustability for room sonics, sounds great with music after you invest the setup time

Cons: No app documentation, some app bugs, Room EQ is a cruel joke that should not ever be used, make sure you know how to install acoustic paneling and are familiar with an app like AudioTools

ELAC Debut 2.0 SUB3010

Crutchfield customer from Guaynabo, PR on 4/28/2018

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Nicely integrated into my all-Elac system with two Uni-Fi towers, center channel and bookshelves, and two Debut height speakers --giving bass a bit more clarity and heft. I'll be honest --those Uni-Fi towers do not skimp on bass, so this purchase was probably not needed, but I thought it would be a fun addition come movie time and when playing video games. I still have to do more testing since I just finished my setup, but I am very pleased with the product's build quality and setup was a brease!

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Features and Specs

Enclosure Passive radiator
Video Shielded No
Woofer Size (inches) 10
Woofer Composition Doped Paper
Firing Direction Front
Wireless No
Preamp-Level Inputs Yes
Speaker-Level Inputs No
Speaker-Level Outputs No
Low-Pass Crossover Freq 50-150 Hz
High-Pass Crossover Freq N/A
Phase Switch Yes
Amplifier Output (watts) 200
Frequency Response 28-150 Hz
Height (inches) 14-11/16
Width (inches) 13-15/16
Depth (inches) 15-1/16
Weight 32.1 lbs
Speaker Parts Warranty 3 Years
Speaker Labor Warranty 3 Years
Amplifier Parts Warranty 1 Year
Amplifier Labor Warranty 1 Year

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Features

Elac Sub Control 2.0 App: The Elac Debut 2.0 series SUB3010 powered subwoofer does away with traditional analog controls. Instead, the powered sub incorporates Elac's advanced digital signal processing (DSP) that is controlled from the Elac Sub Control 2.0 app on your Apple (iOS 9.2+) or Android (OS 5.0+) device, wirelessly over Bluetooth 4.0. From the app on your compatible smartphone or tablet device, you can control the Auto EQ, Parametric EQ, Crossover, Phase, Delay, Volume, & Sound Presets. You will need to pair your compatible Apple iOS or Android device with the Elac powered sub before using the app.

  • Auto EQ: The Elac SUB3010 powered sub and the Elac Sub Control 2.0 app are equipped with an easy-to-use and highly sophisticated Auto EQ function to automatically calibrate the EQ curve of the powered sub based on the room environment. Using the built-in microphone of your Apple iOS or Android device, the app calculates the room environment, room frequency response, and the sound reproduction of the sub. Auto room calibration is performed in two steps - first, your smartphone's microphone is placed directly in front of the powered sub for measurement; second, your smartphone is moved to your main listening position for measurement. The app will then calibrate the subwoofer based on these two measurement locations and provide visual parameters of the measured room, along with the automatically calculated EQ curve.
  • Parametric EQ: You can also choose to set the powered subwoofer's EQ curve manually by adjusting the Sub Control 2.0 app's parametric EQ. The parametric equalizer gives you the ability to adjust the audio output (within the subwoofer's range) to your preference. The app will let you choose and adjust the center frequency, bandwidth, and gain.
  • Low Pass Crossover: The app on your Apple iOS or Android device lets you setup the powered subwoofer's variable low-pass crossover from 50Hz to 150Hz to blend the bass output of the powered sub with the rest of the speakers in your system. If you are using a home theater AV receiver with an LFE output, you will need to set the crossover frequency to "Max" or 150Hz.
  • Phase: The Phase setting (0° to 360°) of the app ensures the bass signal reproduces by the powered subwoofer blends seamlessly with the rest of your speakers. When the powered sub and the rest of your speaker system are playing in Phase, bass reproduction sounds uniform.
  • Delay: The Delay parameter of the app enables you to delay playback of the subwoofer's audio signal in comparison with the rest of your speaker system and your main listening position. The delay can be set to 1 msec (13") to 20 msec (21.5'). If you are using an AV receiver with an LFE output and its own auto calibration function, then the receiver will set the delay time internally, so the SUB Control's Delay parameter should be set to "minimum" or 0.
  • Volume Level: The volume control of the Elac Sub Control 2.0 app on your compatible Apple iOS or Android device allows you to sets the subwoofer's output level relative to the output of the other speakers in your system for a well-balanced sound. You also mute and un-mute the volume of the powered sub from the app.
  • Sound Presets: From the Sub Control 2.0 app on your smartphone or tablet, you can choose from 4 different sound preset modes to suit your application, need, or preference. Select Normal for most applications, select Music to add subtle emphasis to the low bass range, choose Cinema to slightly boost the bass frequencies around 50Hz, or choose Night to reduce the maximum dynamic range and volume for late night enjoyment.
Note: There are no physical controls on the front or back of this powered subwoofer. The Elac Sub Control 2.0 app and a compatible Bluetooth 4.0 LE enabled Apple (iOS 9.2+) or Android (OS 5.0+) device is required for setup and operation of this powered sub.

200W BASH Tracking Amplifier: The Elac Debut 2.0 series SUB3010 utilizes a BASH tracking amplifier rated at 200W RMS and 400W Peak. Unlike conventional amplifiers, BASH amplifiers track the input signal and adjust the available supply voltage to a traditional Class AB amplifier. This makes the amplifier incredibly efficient, but also provides the on-demand power needed for dynamic movies and music.

10" High Excursion Woofer & Passive Radiator: A custom front-firing, high-excursion 10" doped paper cone woofer provides the quality and quantity of bass that is fundamental to accurately reproducing today's demanding movie soundtracks and music. The Elac SUB3010 powered sub also employs a down-firing 10" passive radiator to improve the transient response and increases the efficiency of the system.

Braced MDF Cabinet: The cabinet is made of MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard) with an internal horizontal brace to strengthen and stiffen the cabinet, helping minimize unwanted vibrations that can discolor music or movie content. The MDF outer walls of the cabinet are covered with a textured vinyl black finish. There is a metal grill on the front to protect the front-firing woofer.

LFE/RCA Input: The Elac Debut 2.0 series SUB3010 is fitted with a mono LFE/RCA input for connecting the powered subwoofer to your home theater AV receiver or integrated amplifier.

Auto Power On/Off: The SUB3010 powered subwoofer will detect when an audio signal is being sent to the amplifier and will power on. Also, to conserve energy, the powered subwoofer will power off after 15 minutes of no audio signal and inactivity. On back of the powered subwoofer is a LED that will illuminate blue to indicate that the powered sub is turned on; there will be no illumination when the subwoofer is turned off or in standby mode.

Spike Feet: The Elac Debut 2.0 series SUB3010 powered sub comes with 4 spike feet. The spikes screw into the  bottom of the powered sub enclosure. The spike feet work great on carpeted flooring. You should place protective discs (not included) under the spikes, if you are placing the powered sub on hardwood or tile flooring (no rubber feet are included).

  • Dimensions with Spikes: 13.9375" (w) x 15.5" (h) x 15.0625"
  • Dimensions without Spikes: 13.9375" (w) x 14.6875" (h) x (d) 15.0625"

Placement: Proper subwoofer placement can take some trial and error. In many cases, the best position for the powered sub is in the front corner of the room. If placing the subwoofer in the corner creates an abnormal amount of bass, you can try moving the subwoofer to one of the side walls near the front of the room.

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 powered sub (SUB3010).

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already have B6 speakers (4) and C5 center [ Langdon  Sep 01, 2018 ]
Good reviews [ Gary E  Apr 21, 2018 ]

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Auto room calibration is performed in two steps - first, your smartphone's microphone is placed directly in front of the powered sub for measurement; second, your smartphone is moved to your main listening position for measurement. The app will then calibrate the subwoofer based on these two measurement locations and provide visual parameters of the measured room, along with the automatically calculated EQ curve. You will find this information, and more, by clicking the "Details" tab on the woofer's main webpage and scrolling down below the "Features & Specs" table. [ Ryan  Jun 04, 2018 ]  Staff
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