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ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2

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Overview

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
  • bass-reflex (ported) cabinet with front-firing port for flexible placement against a wall or bookshelf
  • 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
  • 7-3/4"W x 14-13/16"H x 10-9/16"D
  • weight: 16.5 lbs. (each)
  • warranty: 3 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • 2 Bookshelf loudspeakers
  • 2 Grilles
  • Operating Instructions

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.

Anonymous, Mount Kisco, NY

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ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(10 Reviews)

So close but .

Roberto from Longmont, CO on 6/7/2018

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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.

ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2

Anonymous from Mount Kisco, NY on 6/4/2018

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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.

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Simply awesome speakers!

Josh from Mountain View, CA on 6/2/2018

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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!

DEFINITE buy- Should trump any other non-essential purchase.

Bill from Eastern Shore, MD on 5/25/2018

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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.

Great Speakers!

hugo from Orlando, FL on 5/20/2018

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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.

Pros: Everything

Cons: None

ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2

Anonymous from Tunkhannock, PA on 5/11/2018

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Still a great buy. More refined than the original.

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Superb Value, Excellent Sound

Sound from Oceanside, CA on 5/11/2018

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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.

Cons: None

ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2

Anonymous from Hazlet, NJ on 5/2/2018

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They are well worth the money

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ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2

Dan from Orlando, FL on 4/29/2018

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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

Sounds Fantastic

Jason from Littleton, CO on 4/24/2018

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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!

Cons: None

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Features and Specs

Enclosure Bass Reflex
Video Shielded No
Tweeter Type Soft-dome
Tweeter Size (inches) 1
Midrange Size (inches) N/A
Woofer Size (inches) 6.5
Woofer Composition Woven Aramid-Fiber
Woofer Surround Rubber
Power Range ---
Sensitivity 87 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 6
Frequency Response 44-35k Hz
Connector Type 5-way post
Bi-amp Inputs No
Height (inches) 14-3/4
Width (inches) 7-3/4
Depth (inches) 11-5/16
Weight (pounds) 16.3
Mounting Bracket Included No
Recommended Stand Height (inches) 24-28
Parts Warranty 3 Years
Labor Warranty 3 Years

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Features

Two-Way Driver Design: The Elac Debut 2.0 series DB62 bookshelf loudspeaker features a two-way driver design with a 1" tweeter, one 6.5" woofer, and a 2,200Hz crossover. Both the tweeter and woofer have been custom designed by Andrew Jones to deliver an exceptional audio experience that can't be delivered with typical off-the-shelf parts

  • Cloth Dome Tweeter w/ Wave Guide: The 1" silk soft-dome tweeter features a wide-roll surround that improves power handling and a waveguide that improves directivity control by eliminating cabinet diffraction inherent in traditional box enclosures. The 1" silk soft-dome tweeter candle handle high frequencies up to 35,000 Hz.
  • Woven-Aramid Fiber Woofer: The bookshelf speaker features a single 6.5" woven aramid-fiber cone woofer with rubber surround, oversized magnet, and vented pole piece. The revised shape of the aramid cone offers even greater stiffness and damping; far superior to polypropylene or paper. The added strength allows more flexibility in design to achieve a smoother, extended low-frequency response.
  • Custom Crossover: A custom seven-element crossover (2,200 Hz) with audio-grade components is implemented to ensure smooth transition between the tweeter and woofer.

Bass Reflex MDF Cabinet: The Elac Debut 2.0 series DB62 bookshelf loudspeaker uses a bass reflex cabinet with a front-firing flared port for greater efficiency and bigger bass response. Moving the bass port to the front of the cabinet means placement against walls or in bookshelves won't compromise performance. The cabinet is made of MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard) to strengthen and stiffen the cabinet, helping minimize unwanted vibrations that can discolor music or movie content. The MDF outer walls of the cabinet are covered with a black ash wood-grain vinyl finish. A detachable cloth grille is included.

5-Way Binding Posts: The Elac Debut 2.0 series DB62 bookshelf loudspeaker is fitted with a set of 5-way binding-post terminals which will accept bare-wire (up to 10AWG), pin-connectors, spade-lugs, and banana plugs (single or dual).

Applications: The Elac Debut 2.0 series DB62 bookshelf loudspeaker can be used in a 2ch stereo application, or used as your front speakers and/or rear surround speakers in a multichannel home theater application.

  • 2Ch Stereo or Front Speaker Placement: For optimum stereo imaging, place the speakers so that an equilateral triangle is created between the speakers your main listening position. You can also angle ("toe in") the speakers towards the listening position to gain a more focused central image.
  • Rear Surround Placement: In a 5.1channel surround setup, avoid placing the speakers forward of your listening position. The speakers should be spread apart wider than the front speakers. In addition, try to elevate the speakers to the same height or slightly higher as the front speakers for the most enveloping soundfield.
Note: In either application, the speakers should be placed 1' to 2' away from boundaries such as wall and corners. Close proximity to a side or rear wall will enhance bass performance, but being too close may result in bass that is unnatural.

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

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

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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 ]
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