A Sequel That Is Better Than the Original: ELAC Debut 2.0 6.2 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Improves on Its Predecessor with Enhanced Responsiveness, Control, and Flexibility
Excellence 2.0: The updated version of the ELAC bookshelf loudspeaker deemed by CNET a "stunning achievement" and said by Hi-Fi Choice to be a rarity in the industry is a sequel that is better than the original. Debut 2.0 B6.2 touts improvements inside and outside that elevate it to dizzying heights and make music come alive in ways no sane person would ever expect from a model from its size or price point. First, the brand-new revisions.
A new silk-dome tweeter with wide-roll surround increases responsiveness to up to 35,000Hz to spoil you with luscious high-frequency sound. A corresponding wide-dispersion waveguide improves directivity control and eliminates diffraction modes inherent to conventional box speakers. A modified 6.25-inch aramid-fiber woofer results in extra stiffness and damping. You'll hear smoother, deeper lows and across-the-board coherency. Compared to those of its predecessor, Debut 2.0 B6.2's stronger, internally braced MDF cabinets reduce even more vibration and coloration. ELAC's decision to relocate the bass port to the front of the cabinet lets you put Debut B6.2 where you want without compromising its playback quality. And yes, you still get all the design expertise from acclaimed audio designer Andrew Jones.
Indeed, the high-quality parts, engineering prowess, and customized arrays in the two-way Debut 2.0 B6.2 cannot be found anywhere else for this cost. It's that simple. Once you hear Debut 2.0 B6.2 as a main in a small system or a surround in a multichannel setup, you'll know why it is so special. It hits with serious punch, genuine bass, and standout dynamics. A customized seven-element crossover and handsome looks seal the deal. We guarantee you'll love Debut 2.0 B6.2 or we will refund your money. Guaranteed.
"The Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2 is one of the best speakers at this price, with great sound and excellent build quality."
– Ty Pendebury, CNET, 8.8/10 review
"[It] really does sing its heart out and offers stunning stereo soundstaging for the money."
– Adam Smith, Hi-Fi Choice, Recommended review
"The B6.2 speakers take what we loved about ELAC's award-winning siblings and build on it with an even fuller-bodied and more mature presentation. If you want a faithful representation of what the rest of your system can do, the ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2 speakers will deliver just that."
– What Hi-Fi?, five-star review
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.