A Bookshelf Loudspeaker That Will Change Your Perceptions About Size, Affordability, and Placement: ELAC Debut 2.0 B5.2 Offers Sound That Defies Reasonable Expectations
ELAC's Debut B5 loudspeaker turned the audio industry on its collective head. Redesigned to set even higher standards and to leave previous price-to-performance achievements in the dust, the award-winning Debut 2.0 B5.2 bookshelf loudspeaker is doing the same. It also proves ELAC won't leave well enough alone. A new silk-dome tweeter with wide-roll surround ups responsiveness to up to 35,000Hz to deliver incredible high-frequency sound. The related wide-dispersion waveguide improves directivity control and eliminates diffraction modes common to conventional box designs. Its augmented by a revised, Andrew Jones-devised 5.25-inch aramid-fiber woofer to yield extra stiffness and damping. Translation: Smoother, deeper lows and are-you-kidding-me coherency. And, compared to those of its predecessor, Debut 2.0 B5.2's updated, internally braced MDF cabinets are thicker and stronger to further reduce vibration and coloration.
ELAC's decision to relocate the bass port to the front of the cabinet also means you can place Debut 2.0 B5.2 where you want without compromising its ability. A custom seven-element crossover further account for sonics that bely Debut 2.0 B5.2's compact size. These beauties also defy what music listeners are accustomed to not only getting in a bookshelf model, but getting in any product that costs as little as this one does. Not to mention the expertise, acumen, and cutting-edge engineering skills wrought by Jones. If you're looking for an unbelievable, no-holds-barred value in affordable bookshelf loudspeakers, consider your search over. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed.
"It's fair to say that these new Debut B5.2 speakers should be considered one of the company's finest efforts, particularly when their price is taken into account. If the established budget speaker brands aren't worried about these boxes, they should be."
– What Hi-Fi?, 2020 Best Standmount Speaker €200-400 Award
“What Jones and the ELAC team have managed to wring from this most humble design is nothing short of exceptional.”
—Neil Gader, The Absolute Sound, 2019 Editors’ Choice Award
Brand-New Silk-Dome Tweeter and Wide-Dispersion Waveguide
A new silk-dome tweeter features a wide-roll surround and takes response up to 35,000Hz for even more lifelike high frequencies. The waveguide improves directivity control and eliminates the diffraction modes inherent in traditional box enclosures.
Redesigned Woven Aramid-Fiber Woofer
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.
Smarter Cabinet Construction
Thick MDF cabinets with a luxurious black ash vinyl finish are larger and internally braced for greater stiffness and strength, greatly reducing cabinet vibrations that cause unwanted coloration.
Frequency Response: 46Hz – 35000Hz
Nominal Impedance: 6 Ohms
Sensitivity: 86db @2.83v/1m
Crossover Frequency: 2200Hz
Max Power Input: 120 Watts
Tweeter: 1" Cloth Dome
Woofer: 5-1/4" Aramid Fiber
Cabinet: CARB2 Rated MDF
Cabinet Finish: Black Ash Vinyl
Port: Dual Flared
Binding Posts: 5 – Way Metal
Dimensions (WHD): 7.09" x 13.43" x 9.21"
User Manual (PDF, 3.2 MB)