The new Elac Debut B6 speakers would have to be the worst kept secret......they are receiving accolades around the globe for their best in class sound quality that no other speaker can match at their low price.
Elac have started with a clean sheet in the substantially low pricepoint category and created a fun,extremely likeable loudspeaker that will surprise with it's bringing life into the music.The Debut B6 captures the nuances of the timing of the music......which can have you tapping yoiur toes....without realising!
To understand why Elac is designing such wonderfully musical products,it is appropriate to look back in time.Elac was founded in 1926 and started designing loudspeakers in 1984.They have received rave reviews for their continued development of the "Jet" tweeter and "Crystal" woofers in their higher end models.
Now they are bringing a level of performance to low priced speakers that will bring music to your ears....literally.......in a way you have not heard it before.
The Debut B6 takes the incredible B5 sound profile and adds an extra dollop of bass and dynamic range, making this 2-way, bass-reflex design a stand-out choice for multi-channel systems and critical music listeners seeking a superb bookshelf speaker that packs real performance and punch.
Both the tweeter and bass driver have been custom designed by Andrew Jones to deliver an exceptional audio experience that can’t be delivered with typical off-the-shelf parts.
Woven Aramid-Fiber Woofer
Woven aramid fiber offers a superior stiffness-to-weight ratio and damping over common polypropylene or paper cones. The added strength allows more flexibility in design to achieve a smoother, extended frequency response.
Deep-Spheroid Custom Waveguide
A custom-designed tweeter waveguide with a deep spheroid profile is utilized to improve directivity control and shield the tweeter wavefront from cabinet diffraction.
A custom seven-element crossover with audio-grade components is implemented to ensure smooth transition between the drivers.
The Elac Debut series has certainly shaken up the world of bookshelf speakers with the famous speaker designer Andrew Jones stepping up to the plate with a completely new affordable range for Elac of Germany.His track record is strong as he started out working as a research engineer at KEF,then moved on infinity and later rose to prominence at TAD,where he designed the $80,000 Reference Speakers.Audiophiles all over the world hailed the reference One as one of the greatest speakers of all time.more recently he crafted the super affordable Pioneer speakers and soundbars.
Elac has a 89 year history,but is happy to let Andrew Jones have a fresh slate that has ended up in their future looking bright.The Elac Debut B6 have had literally rave reviews from the hifi press.The most important part of this process is that the Elac Debut B6,in fact the entire Debut series are very affordable speakers that truly deliver.
Comments from Stereophile magazine like......"The bass quality was surprising.The tonal quality seemed right on.The B6's could boogie any strut.No matter what music I played,there was nothing to complain about.'What most reviewers are astounded about is the value for money.....they truly give lots of music listening value.
Speaker type: 2-way, bass reflex
Tweeter: 1 x 1-inch cloth dome
Woofer: 1 x 6.5-inch woven aramid-fiber cone
Crossover frequency: 3,000 Hz
Frequency response: 44 to 20,000 Hz
Sensitivity: 87 dB at 2.83 v/1m
Recommended amplifier power: 30 to 120 wpc
Nominal/peak power handling: 50 / 120 wpc
Nominal impedance: 6 Ω; minimum 6 Ω
Binding posts: 5-way metal
Magnetic shielding: No
Cabinet finishes: Black brushed vinyl
Accessories included: Removable fabric grille
Height: 14.0 in / 356 mm
Width: 8.5 in / 216 mm
Depth: 10.0 in / 254 mm
Net weight (each): 14.3 lb / 6.5 kg
* Reprint from manufacturer's website.