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ELAC Debut 2.0 F6.2

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Overview

Our take on the ELAC Debut 2.0 F6.2

ELAC's original Debut F6 floor-standing speaker was a true customer favorite, garnering high praise and stellar reviews. The newly designed Debut 2.0 F6.2 offers even better performance in a taller, slimmer cabinet. This new tower also sports an improved 1" silk dome tweeter for extended high-frequency response, and a trio of updated 6-1/2" aramid-fiber woofers for smooth mids and punchy bass. 

ELAC's Debut 2.0 Series flagship

ELAC's original Debut F6 floor-standing speaker was a true customer favorite, garnering high praise and stellar reviews. The newly designed Debut 2.0 F6.2 offers even better performance in a taller, slimmer cabinet. This new tower also sports an improved 1" silk dome tweeter for extended high-frequency response, and a trio of updated 6-1/2" aramid-fiber woofers for smooth mids and punchy bass. 

"Excellent value for the price!"

"Everything sounds great. I am hearing details that I have never heard before...they sounded much better than a $2,000 set of [speakers] that I also listened to.”

— Jeromy, a happy Crutchfield customer from Louisville, KY

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.

A high-quality crossover directs traffic  

One of the F6.2's performance secrets is its custom-designed multi-element crossover. Jones uses this important component to ensure smooth frequency distribution between each of the drivers. The result is full, natural sound from a floor-stander that won't wreak havoc on your budget. Use a pair of the F6.2s as part of a great-sounding stereo or Debut 2.0 Series home theater system.

Product Highlights:

  • 3-way design
    • 1" silk dome tweeter with wide-dispersion waveguide for smooth, accurate highs and extended high-frequency response
    • 6-1/2" aramid-fiber dedicated midrange driver with oversized magnet and vented pole piece
    • dual 6-1/2" aramid-fiber woofers for punchy bass
  • frequency response: 39-35,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 87 dB
  • impedance: 6 ohms
  • recommended amplifier power: up to 140 watts
  • bass-reflex (ported) cabinet with rear-firing ports
  • custom multi-element crossovers 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
  • 8-1/8"W x 44-5/16"H x 11-5/8"D
  • weight: 44 lbs.
  • warranty: 3 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Floorstanding loudspeaker
  • Grille
  • 4 Spikes (hex-nuts attached)
  • Operating Instructions

So far I'm very satisfied with the Elacs. They have good, balanced response over the frequency range. Slightly more power is required than the Boston Acoustics they replaced. Time will tell as I listen to a wider range of music. They definitely make TV sound more clear.

Larry, Frederick, MD

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ELAC Debut 2.0 F6.2 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(20 Reviews)

ELAC Debut 2.0 F6.2

Larry Steven from Ft Walton Bch, FL on 1/10/2019

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Great speakers for the $$$! Very detailed & rich sounding, better than the klipschs they replaced. As they are 3-way speakers, I heard things I'd never heard before. But with 4 woofers you would think the bass would be better, but no. It's ok, just not outstanding. But I'm only just beginning. I'm very satisfied so far with these speakers. It will take more listening time to truly evaluate them

Pros: Clear and true highs, and great details. Truly a great speaker for the $$$. WOW!

Cons: Not enough bass with 4 woofers.

Outstanding speakers

Jack from Nampa, ID on 1/9/2019

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It amazes me how much sound comes out of these speakers. I have a relatively small, furniture packed room. The important thing is that splitting the bass to the two 6.5 inch drivers does the job well. Some folks with small rooms may not need a subwoofer. They rival the 8" drivers I had in my previous big heavy, 48" high, 3 way floor speakers.

Pros: These things breathe easy. Lots of head room even at 20% or 30% volume. You don't have to crank it up to hear real music. These would pair well with a 10" woofer in a small room such as in an apartment. You can hear everything the presentation has to offer without irritating your neighbors.

Cons: The bass is good and surprising but 8" drivers would be better assuming you don't have a subwoofer.

ELAC Debut 2.0 F6.2

Crutchfield customer from Ottawa, KS on 1/8/2019

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Sound is crisp and clear

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Wonderful sound, fantastic buy

Tom from Joplin, MO on 1/8/2019

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Terrific sound. I have an Onkyo tx rz620 driving them as I may eventually expand to surround sound. Also have a klipsch r-120 subwoofer for low end based on the reviews I read about low end on these speakers. Incidentally my subwoofer cable broke (thanks Crutchfield for sending a replacement so quickly) so I was using speakers without sub. They sounded great for the wide variety of music I like. The low end was solid enough. I would have sent the sub back if not for the great price (and eventual expansion to surround sound). If I knew that I wasn't going to expand system, no genuine need for sub. Very happy with the speakers. Final note - I put rubber feet on them (Stick on type from big box home store) as I have hardwood floors in living area. I was unable to locate the pointed, metal feet for use on carpet. If you have carpet, make sure they are included in box.

Pros: Sound quality, build quality, sale pricing

Cons: None

ELAC Debut 2.0 F6.2

Crutchfield customer from Perrysville, OH on 12/31/2018

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About anything would have been an upgrade from the bookshelf speakers I was using but I can't believe how mush of one. I am hearing things I never had before. Sound is full and clear. As for other comments about the bass, you will not do better with a speaker of this size without a sub.

Pros: Clear sound. Sale price.

Cons: None

ELAC Debut 2.0 F6.2

Crutchfield customer from New Orleans, LA on 12/30/2018

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Really great speakers that lived up to the reviews. I have them in a smallish room, and they sounds great. Couldn't be happier with the service from Crutchfield. Everything arrived a day early.

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Just buy them already!

PJ San Antonio from San Antonio, TX on 12/28/2018

Budget friendly or not these speakers are amazing. I got them mainly for two channel vinyl playback in direct mode or pure audio mode on my Onkyo RZ 820 receiver and man am I glad I did. The imaging and sound stage are superb. I had to keep getting up to check if my center channel was on ( it wasn't) . Stop reading reviews and buy them already. Luckily I got mine on sale half off but they are worth every penny and more. And paired with the C6.2 for movies you can't go wrong.

Pros: Excellent sound and imaging. Easy on the eyes or at least spouse friendly.

Cons: Maybe Feet/ spikes could be better but that's about it.

ELAC Debut 2.0 F6.2

Crutchfield customer from Park Ridge, IL on 12/21/2018

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Great sound, a warmer sound than my old speakers. Great Value.

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Great Sound, Great Price

Allen from Lafayette, LA on 12/14/2018

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Very happy that I chose the Elac Debut 2.0 series for upgrades to my fronts and center. I can't say enough about how good they sound, especially for the price. These towers are detailed and highly resolving, while still able to produce a good bit of energy in the room. On quality tracks, musical instruments sound like instruments, not recordings of them. We are enjoying listening to more complex music such as classical more often now, simply because it is so much more enjoyable to listen to on these speakers. I installed these towers along with a matching Debut C6.2 center and a pair of SVS12-NSD subs. Even though low frequency reproduction is pretty good on these towers, the subs allow for high energy in the sub-60 hz range. I've played test tones to see where the real frequency roll-off is, and it seems somewhere around 50 hz to me. Not that it's quiet at 40 hz, but roll-off is very noticeable there, and it won't exactly thump the room in that range like a sub can. But if you add a sub or two, you've got quite a combo with these towers. Above the very low frequency stuff, these towers have no problem getting to high volume with modest power. I'm only running a 90 wpc AVR, and I have no problem getting these speakers to uncomfortable volume levels (even without heavy content for the subs). Fit and finish is better than I expected. They won't win beauty contests, but they are simple and handsome. In summary, I can't believe I paid so litt

Pros: Excellent sound quality, good detail to the sound. I don't think there's a better value in tower speakers today.

Cons: Low frequency extension could be better, but that's splitting hairs at this price range. If you want anything below 35 hz, you need a sub anyway unless you pay $$$ for truly full range speakers and a big enough amp to drive them.

ELAC Debut 2.0 F6.2

Crutchfield customer from Bellingham, WA on 12/9/2018

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Outstanding value. Picked them up on a Black Friday sale; The hype around ELAC being an affordable entry-level audiophile speaker is earned. Excellent detail and more low-end than I expected from reading other reviews. Free shipping for over 110lbs didn't hurt either.

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ELAC Debut 2.0 F6.2

Crutchfield customer from Tucson, AZ on 12/9/2018

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Still in break-in phase, but the ELAC's sound amazing -- especially for the price. Replaced a 25-year-old pair of Klipsh towers. I like the sound on the low end but these boys will crank, too. And, the slim towers look great! Pairs up beautifully with my Marantz amp and Pro-Ject turntable.

Pros: Solid, heavy speaker Great sound from low to high volume Nice appearance Surprising decent bass

Cons: None so far.

Elac speakers

Larry from Frederick, MD on 12/5/2018

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So far I'm very satisfied with the Elacs. They have good, balanced response over the frequency range. Slightly more power is required than the Boston Acoustics they replaced. Time will tell as I listen to a wider range of music. They definitely make TV sound more clear.

Pros: Good imaging, response over frequency range.

Cons: Rather stark appearance.

Pleasing Speakers

Mark from Swansea, IL on 12/2/2018

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I've had these a few weeks now and they have about 80 hours play time. I haven't thrown a lot at them they can't handle content-wise. Upper-mid rolloff is much better than I thought it would be. Cymbal crashes, high hat subtleties, finger snaps, piano keys, etc are articulate and clear. I wouldn't use these without a sub. Below 100hz they are straining and get sloppy. I highly recommend the F6.2 for a nice, clear speaker that does not leave you fatigued. I have mine sitting on a pair of auralex foam isolation platforms and it helps tremendously. I auditioned these along with B&W, Martin Logan, Triangle, high-end Klipsch, Definitive, Wharfedale, and others including the higher end Elac. What I heard just did not justify the considerable difference in price. These are that good. I'm coming from a pair of Focal floor standers and believe it or not the Elac's are much more pleasing to listen to and are more accurate with red label recordings. It really bothers me when I read that a speaker is, "good for the money." Either they're good and pleasing to listen to or they aren't. There are a lot of speakers out there and either you like them or you don't. Crutchfield customer service is top rate. One of my speakers was missing a grill when they got here. That certainly isn't Crutchfield's fault. I called right away and they are to send out a new, replacement grill. My system: Outlaw 2160 Receiver Marantz TT 15s Marantz CD 6006 CD Pioneer R

Pros: Very clear and articulate highs. Mids are strong and do not sound colored. Bass is good above 100hz. Not fatiguing to listen to at any volume. Pleasing appearance in the grand scheme of things. No buyers remorse.

Cons: Vinyl finish is kind of cheap looking and durability is suspect. One speaker was received without a grill. A good sub is needed, especially at lower volumes.

True Hi-Fi

HTFan from CA on 11/20/2018

$199 ea on Black Friday sale? $400 a pair? Hands down the best value here at Crutchfield. This is an Audiophile speaker. Don't let the reviews that say the bass is weak fool you. The bass is outstanding! Calibration is everything. A. Jones designed these speakers like he did the Pioneer SP-F52 towers. Designed to play loud with zero harshness & chest punch bass! If you cannot get these to produce bass? Then you're a bluetooth type customer used to the mono pill. Take the red pill & wake up to Hi-Fi greatness with these Debut towers. I mean come on, $199 each for true 3 way, high element crossover towers? I guarantee, 2 of these upfront, 1 ELAC center & 2 ELAC B4 as surrounds and you'll have the ultimate surround setup. Detail in the soundfield will pop and give you goose bumps. I know how 3D the Andrew Jones speakers sound. True holographic, in the room sound. Now, a 6 ohm rating means you need to push at least 20 watts per channel at a minimum. If you've gotta' surround sound AV receiver rated at 100 watts per channel, you'll be experiencing movies & music at a true Hi-Fi level. HI-FI. Hi Fidelity! Yes? Few speakers under $500 a pair deliver true Hi Fidelity sound. These do it! Al Andrew Jones speakers do it. Even his $120 a pair Pioneer bookshelf models stunned CES audiences. No, anyone giving these a bad review isn't grounded at all. Home Theater fans & veteran Recording Artists like

Pros: Hi Fidelity! 3D holographic sound Treble designed to be played very loud without being harsh or brittle. Lush midrange. Accurate bass.

Cons: None. Unless you think tower speakers should be subwoofers too. These towers produce accurate bass but not sub harmonics. No tower speaker does at this price. So, subwoofer needed if shaking the room is required LoL.

Great speakers for the money.

Jim from Magnolia, TX on 11/11/2018

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Nice speakers. Very clean highs and midrange. Decent lows. Great especially for the money. I have them in a bedroom system.

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the sound is crispy clear

eddie from Coral Springs, FL on 11/5/2018

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i recently order a home theater elac system and it sounds amazing. Their recommendation was right.

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Great Sounding Speakers

Crutchfield customer from New York, NY on 9/14/2018

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Nice Quality build. Excellent speakers for the price. Running these off a 7 year old Onkyo TX-NR509 Home Theater receiver. Very Good clarity (A better amp would have made them sound even better) Got these on sale which made it a even better Deal.

Pros: Nice Big Cabinet with Solid Weight. Optional Spikes. Good Highs and Mids.

Cons: The grills are little cheap on these speakers. They do not line up properly and take some work to get them to fit properly.

They Are Nice

Phillip from Omaha, NE on 6/18/2018

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Good highs (4.2). Fair midrange (4.0). Ok Bass (3.8). The treble is clear and real, not tinny. I have hearing loss at 16k on, so...I am not a great judge. The middle mid is great, meaty and dimensional. Bass is good, but you need a sub. I cut these at 60hz and balance was much improved. Clean bass but wouldnt say crystal. They stay consistent through the volume range I have paced them through. Have yet to push them to their potential until they have some hours logged. I feel I got what I paid for as the cabinet is great. Nice and weighty, clean, and the spike mounts are nice. The triple rear vents are helpful in Elacs. I am able to run them closer to the wall slightly vs. others. I paid full retail and see them running 20 to 40 lower now so they are a good value, you wont be let down. Enjoy.

Pros: Value Cabinet at the price. Solid clarity

Cons: Only black ash, these deserve a Cherry or Walnut option.

Excellent value for the price!

Jeromy from Louisville, KY on 5/31/2018

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Let me start by saying that these speakers were shipped double boxed and arrived without damage. I am taking off one star due to the finish on the corners being rubbed off. It can be touched up but this is the first set of new speakers that I have ever had with this issue. Speakers sound very natural, highs are clear not harsh. Vocals sound very good. Bass is meh but I didn't buy them because of the bass. I have two subs for that duty. These play well at high volumes. I listen to a range of music genres (Pop, Country, Rock, Rap, Metal, New Age, Techno). Everything sounds great. I am hearing details that i have never heard before. At this price point I recommend buying them. They sounded much better than a 2000.00 set of Martin Logan's that I also listened to.

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ELAC Debut 2.0 F6.2

Crutchfield customer from Oak Ridge, TN on 5/30/2018

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These speakers sound awesome with my Marantz 7011 receiver. At the scratch and dent price, they are a great value.

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Features and Specs

General
Enclosure Bass Reflex
Finish MDF/Vinyl
Color Black Ash
Tweeter Soft-dome
Tweeter Size (inches) 1
Midrange Size (inches) 6.5
Woofer Size (inches) 6.5
Woofer Composition Woven Aramid-Fiber
Woofer Surround Rubber
Built-in Powered Sub No
Video-Shielded No
Connector Type 5-way post
Bi-amp Inputs No
Parts Warranty 3 Years
Labor Warranty 3 Years
Specifications
Power Range ---
Frequency Response 39-35k Hz
Sensitivity 87 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 6
Subwoofer Amp Power ---
Height (inches) 44-5/16
Width (inches) 8-1/8
Depth (inches) 11-5/8
Weight 43.9 lbs

Product Research

Features

Three-Way Driver Design: The Elac Debut 2.0 series DF62 floorstanding loudspeaker features a three-way driver design with a 1" tweeter, one 6.5" midrange drive, two 6.5" bass woofers, and a 90Hz/2200Hz crossover network. The tweeter, midrange driver, and woofers 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 Woofers: The floorstanding speaker features three 6.5" woven aramid-fiber cone woofers (1 midrange driver/2 bass 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 nine-element crossover (90Hz/2200Hz) with audio-grade components is implemented to ensure smooth transition between the tweeter, midrange driver, and bass woofers.

Bass Reflex MDF Cabinet: The Elac Debut 2.0 series DF62 floorstanding loudspeaker uses a bass reflex cabinet with three rear-firing flared ports for greater efficiency and bigger bass response. 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 DF62 floorstanding 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).

Spike Feet: The Elac Debut 2.0 series DF62 floorstanding loudspeaker features an integrated plinth (base) and comes with 4 spike feet. The spikes screw into the the speaker cabinet's integrated plinth (base). The spike feet work great on carpeted flooring. You should place protective discs (not included) under the spikes, if you are placing the speaker on hardwood or tile flooring (no rubber feet are included).

  • Dimensions with Spike Feet: 8.125" (w) x 44.3125" (h) x 11.625" (d)
  • Dimensions without Spike Feet: 8.125" (w) x 43.4375" (h) x 11.625" (d)

Note: There is a pre-installed safety clip on the back of the speaker cabinet for securing the floorstanding speaker to a wall to prevent tip-over. Wall-mount hook, screws, and cord are all sold separately and can be found at your local hardware store.

Applications: The Elac Debut 2.0 series DF62 floorstanding 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.
Note: In either application, the speaker 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.

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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reviews [ Desmal  Dec 24, 2018 ]
Excellent reviews all around, and it was also on sale at half the regular price. [ David Kennedy  Dec 17, 2018 ]
Price and the reputation Andrew Jones. Chose Crutchfield because of your excellent reputation as well. [ James Smith  Nov 26, 2018 ]
I heard these speakers at a friend's house and was impressed. The sale price made them too good to pass up. Can't wait to set them up. [ Doug  Nov 26, 2018 ]
Quality, Reviews, Price, will update. [ Eric  Nov 25, 2018 ]
3 WAY FOR THIS PRICE [ S  Nov 24, 2018 ]
Good reviews, good value [ Patrick  Nov 23, 2018 ]
Looking to upgrade from bookshelf speakers and demo'd these and liked the sound. Great bargain at that price, which was basically buy one get one free. [ Stephen  Nov 23, 2018 ]
Half price brand new, and highly regarded entry level Elacs designed by Andrew Jones [ JASON  Nov 18, 2018 ]
Fantastic sound [ Mahdi  Aug 27, 2018 ]
READ SOME GOOD THINGS ABOUT THESE SPEAKERS, ALSO TALKED WITH STONE AND HE COMMENTED ABOUT HOW GOOD THEY SOUNDED [ CLIFF  Aug 24, 2018 ]
Critic and sales staff opinions [ Curtis  Jul 15, 2018 ]

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Yes you can. I actually had to do that because they were too tall for my space. Great speakers! [ Jeff  Aug 18, 2018 ]
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