ELAC Debut Reference DFR52 Features Two 5.25-Inch Woofers and Smart Looks: Andrew Jones-Designed Tower Loudspeaker Plays with Detail, Transparency, Control, and Presence
The ELAC Debut Reference DFR52 tower loudspeaker takes its name and purpose to heart. Reference in terms of providing class-leading levels of detail, transparency, dynamics, control, and presence. Debut in terms of the fact it comes loaded with an array of brand-new parts, components, and technology that help make its elevated degree of performance possible all the while managing to sport the elegant, stare-inducing aesthetics typical of a far costlier model. It also claims an inspired history, with its genesis originating with ELAC's original Debut Series. Engineer Andrew Jones was thrilled with it. And rightly so. After all, he designed it from top to bottom, and the line redefined affordable high-end performance for thousands. Yet Jones always lamented that appearances got shortchanged. No more. With Debut Reference Series, Jones and company strike an enviable balance between outstanding build, sonics, and looks. But the visuals aren't the only upgrade.
From the 5.25-inch midrange driver to the internal magnets to the CARB2-rated MDF cabinet, Debut Reference DFR52 makes a lasting impression. A new waveguide and open-grill design improve high-frequency response. A dual flared slot port increases bass output and dynamics. Two new, 5.25-inch cast chassis woofers – complete with oversized ceramic magnets for powerful bass; aramid fiber cones for control; a woven fiber spider for excellent linearity and stability; low carbon-steel top and bottom plates for high magnetic conductivity; and a butyl rubber surround for inherent damping – minimize resonances and supply full, robust, dynamic extension. New, full-perimeter bracing joins the top and side panels all the while lessening cabinet colorations. Jones' one-inch cloth dome tweeter sings. In sum, quite a debut by any name, Reference or otherwise.
Measuring 39.99 x 7.28 x 9.52 inches (HWD), with 87db sensitivity and a 42Hz-35kHz frequency response, the three-way bass reflex design also boasts five-way metal binding posts and a magnetic fabric grille. No matter how you employ it, whether in a stereo or multichannel configuration, the 36.81-pound Debut Reference DFR52 will bring luxurious levels of emotionalism, clarity, and insight to everything you play – no matter the source.
Frequency Response: 42Hz – 35000Hz
Nominal Impedance: 6 Ohms
Sensitivity: 87db @ 2.83v/1m
Crossover Frequency: 90Hz/2200Hz
Max Power Input: 140 Watts
Tweeter: 1" Cloth Dome
Midrange: 5.25 Inch Aramid Fiber
Woofer: 2 x 5.25 Inch Aramid Fiber
Cabinet: CARB2 Rated MDF
Ports: 3 x Dual Flared
Binding Posts: 5-Way Metal
Accessories Included: Magnetic fabric grill
Dimensions (WHD): 7.28" x 39.99" x 9.52"
Weight: 36.81 lbs.