ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2
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Our take on the ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2 by Crutchfield's Kramer Crane
One of the best speaker values around
ELAC's original Debut B6 bookshelf speakers were adored by our customers. The newly designed B6.2s offer the same high level of performance in a taller, sleeker cabinet. They also sport an improved 1" silk dome tweeter for extended high-frequency response, and an updated 6-1/2" aramid-fiber woofer for smooth mids and punchy bass.
These affordable speakers are part of ELAC's highly anticipated Debut 2.0 speaker family. During a recent audition here at Crutchfield HQ, this overachieving bookshelf pair delivered Aaron Neville's "Ain't No Sunshine" with big, solid bass, nice overall balance, and clear instrument separation.
"Sounds fantastic""Best sounding speakers I have ever heard. Fills the room at low volume without any detail missing. Fills the entire house at high volume!”
— Jason, a happy Crutchfield customer from Littleton, Colorado
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.
Use these value-packed speakers as part of a stereo music system, or team up a couple of pairs with a Debut center channel and subwoofer for a dynamic home theater system.
- 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
- custom multi-element crossover with high-grade components to ensure smooth transition between drivers
- 5-way binding post speaker terminals
- bass-reflex (ported) cabinet with front-firing port for flexible placement against a wall or bookshelf
- thick MDF cabinet walls with black ash vinyl finish
- cabinet walls are internally braced for reduced resonance and improved stability
- 7-3/4"W x 14-3/4"H x 11-5/16"D
- weight: 16.3 lbs. (each)
- warranty: 3 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- 2 Bookshelf loudspeakers
- 2 Grilles
- Operating Instructions
I heard very positive reviews on these speakers and decided to try them. I bought a 65" LG OLED and Polk speakers from Crutchfield last year and wanted to update my side speakers. I've been using the ELAC Debut 2.0 speakers for several weeks and they sound great. I'm very pleased with the purchase.
Joseph F, Live Oak, TX
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Features and Specs
|Tweeter Size (inches)||1|
|Midrange Size (inches)||N/A|
|Woofer Size (inches)||6.5|
|Woofer Composition||Woven Aramid-Fiber|
|Frequency Response||44-35k Hz|
|Connector Type||5-way post|
|Mounting Bracket Included||No|
|Recommended Stand Height (inches)||24-28|
|Parts Warranty||3 Years|
|Labor Warranty||3 Years|
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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Why did you buy this?
Glowing reviews for sound quality vs price. [ Lucas Oct 10, 2018 ]
For my son for Christmas. [ JUDY L Oct 09, 2018 ]
Reviews [ Terry Sep 21, 2018 ]
Highly recommended by Steve Gutterman, Audiophiliac on You Tube [ Tom Jul 12, 2018 ]
Recommendation from salesman Stone. [ Jim Jul 08, 2018 ]
Great reviews [ J Jul 07, 2018 ]
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 ]
1 question already asked
Hi, just hooked these speakers up to the 55 watt Sonos Connect Amp and they sound amazing right out of the box -- crystal clear highs and tight, solid bass. Rich sound with volume on amp between 30% and 40% of max volume. At 50% sound is still amazing, but threatens the peace with the neighbors. The system is being used in a 450sf studio apt with 9ft ceilings; the main area of the apt that the system is in is about 250sf. I suspect the speakers will sound even better after a couple weeks of break in. Good luck! [ John Aug 18, 2018 ]
Not sure. I'm not familiar with that amp. I'm running these ELAC's with a 200W / channel power amp. They like clean power I can tell you that. Incredible performers at this price point. Crazy good. [ Patrick Aug 10, 2018 ]
I haven't heard the Connect:Amp, but 55 watts is enough to power the Elacs in a room that size. But from my reading, it appears the Connect:Amp will only handle files up to CD resolution -- not high resolution files. For me that would be a deal-killer, with so many high resolution files available from certain streaming sites now. I use my laptop (MacBook) as a music server with Audirvana or the Tidal app to handle the files. That was the amp doesn't need to contain a DAC. Hope this helps. Steve [ Stephen Aug 10, 2018 ]
That is a large room. But they may work with that amp. My Belle's 150 v2 could drive them but only when I push the volume up. At low level they had no detail n sounded compressed. 125 wt. 250 into 4ohm. I have Dali speakers now, they sound great at any volume.. They cost 540. So thats more money.hope that helps. [ ROBERTO S Aug 10, 2018 ]