ELAC B6 Debut Series 6.5″ Bookshelf Speakers Reviews

by admin on October 3, 2015

If there were rock stars in the audio world, then there’s no question that legendary speaker designer Andrew Jones would be among the biggest.   Having worked at KEF and Infinity, Andrew has certainly left his mark on the audio Debut-Series-Bookshelf-Speakers-Andrewworld; but it was his recent stint as Director of Speaker Engineering at TAD Labs and Pioneer Electronics that arguably garnered most of his acclaim.  Whether it was the mammoth $78,000 TAD Reference One or the superb, budget-level Pioneer SP-BS22-LR loudspeaker ($129.99/pair and no, that’s not a misprint), Andrew Jones’ designs received universal, critical praise and respect.

ELAC America's VP of Engineering, Andrew Jones

ELAC America’s VP of Engineering, Andrew Jones.



List Price: $279.99 USD
New From: $279.98 USD In Stock
Used from: $224.96 USD In Stock

With its custom drivers and floor standing design, the ELAC B6 Debut Series 6.5″ Bookshelf Speakers

is a great choice for a serious two- channel rig or as the nucleus of a multi-channel setup. Add a Debut powered subwoofer and you have a serious, full-range system that delivers sound that’s in the big league.

The Experts Agree

“The demo pair (ELAC B5) produced jaw-dropping sound—and not just “for the money.” It was naturally weighted with a smooth yet detailed top end, uncolored mids, surprisingly solid and extended lows, and superb imaging.” – Thomas J Norton, Stereophile, The Show Newport, 2015

The Show Newport 2015 coverage

Best Sound (for the money): The Andrew-Jones-designed ELAC Debut B5 ($229 per pair—that’s not a misprint) may not only be the greatest bargain at the Newport show, but may turn out to be the greatest bargain in the history of audio. This tiny econo-box was spectacularly, stunningly, amazingly great for the price. I can’t wait to hear the higher-end speakers Jones is developing for ELAC. – Robert Harley, The Absolute Sound, April 2015.

Superior Build Quality & Custom Designed Drivers Are Key In Delivering A True Audiophile Experience

Custom-Designed Woofer With Aramid-Fiber Cone

Aramid fiber is employed in the woofers of all ELAC Debut passive speaker systems. Aramid fiber offers a superior strength-to-weight ratio and improved damping characteristics over conventional paper or plastic drivers. This added strength means arriving at designs that achieve a broader bandwidth with smoother response.

Cabinet Engineered For Sound

Every ELAC enclosure is engineered for the long run with thick MDF outer walls and a luxurious textured vinyl finish.

Silk-Dome Tweeter With Deep-Spheroid Custom Waveguide

The waveguide surrounding the new ELAC high-frequency driver features a custom, deep spheroid profile to improve directivity control and shield the dome tweeter from cabinet diffraction modes inherent in traditional box enclosures.

It’s All In The Details

Gold Plated 5-Way Binding Posts

5 – Way binding posts are utilized allowing for a wide variety of connection possibilities. Gold plating has been applied for improved connectivity.

Dual Flared Vent

All ELAC speakers employ a dual flared vent to greatly reduce air turbulence which can cause unwanted noise.

Sophisticated Crossover

An intricate 8 – element crossover optimizes performance and blending between the drivers for superior accuracy.

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