Center-Channel Loudspeaker Puts Voices, Effects, and Atmospherics in The Right Place: ELAC Debut Reference DCR52 Features Andrew Jones' Engineering and Stylish Looks
Customized to accompany Debut Reference tower and bookshelf speakers to create a high-value, high-performance surround system, the ELAC Debut Reference DCR52 brings the company's fabled quality and engineer Andrew Jones' design prowess to a center-channel speaker intent on reproducing dialogue, effects, nuances, and voices with involving realism and immediacy. Given the original Debut Series didn't have a center-channel model, Jones and company ensured everything about Debut Reference DCR52 lived up to its name.
From the inside to the outside, Debut Reference DCR52 touts from-the-bottom-up acoustical technology and architecture. 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 – loaded 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 robust, full, 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 9.52 x 20.74 x 7.28 inches (HWD), with 86db sensitivity and a 55Hz-35kHz frequency response, the two-way bass reflex design also has a CARB2-rated MDF cabinet, five-way metal binding posts, and a magnetic fabric grille. Needless to say, the 22.26-pound unit easily fits in most spaces. Most importantly, it will bring luxurious levels of emotionalism, clarity, and insight to a three-channel or surround setup. 100% Music Direct Guaranteed.