Skip Navigation

ELAC Debut 2.0 C5.2

Center channel speaker

3 Reviews

Item # 970DC52

In Stock

Add to Cart

Ask an expert

Our VA-based experts can help.


Chat Email


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
  • 21-1/4"W x 7-1/8"H x 8-5/8"D
  • weight: 18.5 lbs.
  • warranty: 3 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Center channel loudspeaker
  • Grille
  • Operating Instructions

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.

Doug, Dayton, TN


ELAC Debut 2.0 C5.2 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(3 Reviews)

Great sound

Doug from Dayton, TN on 5/2/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

Very pleased

Don from Westwood, NJ on 4/23/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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.

ELAC Debut 2.0 C5.2

Anonymous from South Bend, IN on 4/8/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great sound...very reasonable price

Pros: Wonderful sound for price range



Hands-on research

Features and 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

Product Research


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).

Our Product Research Team

At Crutchfield, you'll get detailed, accurate information that's hard to find elsewhere. That's because we have our own in-house Product Research team. They verify what’s in the box, check the owner's manual, and record dimensions, features and specs. We stay on top of new products and technologies to help people make informed choices.

Q & A

Customer Q&A

Crutchfield asked  
Why did you buy this?

Good review on your web site. Front air ports. [ Bernard  May 20, 2018 ]
Sound & Vision review [ John  May 03, 2018 ]
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 ]