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"Highly Recommended to All My Friends." – Herb Reichert, Stereophile.com
ELAC's Debut B6 bookshelf speaker takes the incredible B5 sound profile and adds an extra dollop of bass and dynamic range. The result is a two-way, bass-reflex design that's a stand-out choice for multi-channel systems. Critical music listeners seeking a superb bookshelf speaker will love how the Debut B6 packs real performance and punch.
The driver complement consists of a powerful 6.5-inch woven aramid-fiber cone woofer plus a highly responsive 1" silk dome tweeter.
It's unbelievable that ELAC's Debut B6 offers so much performance at a price so low, you don't expect to get truly audiophile results. If you have any doubts, check out what the experts are saying.
"Who cares what they cost?" asks Herb Reichert, Stereophile.com, March 31, 2016. "Forget about recommending them to only your non-audiophile friends. Elac Americas' new Debut B6 loudspeaker is an extremely competent audiophile design that is more musical and concise than any other speaker I've heard that costs less than $1000/pair. Highly recommended to all my friends."
"The ELAC Debut B6 bookshelf speakers look sharp, and boast excellent sound for a bargain price," reports Steve Guttenberg, CNET.com, October 12, 2015. "Home theater buyers can easily partner the Debut B6 with ELAC's matching Debut Series tower, center and subwoofer."
A Family of Star Performers
Every Debut loudspeaker system establishes a value proposition—with build quality and spectacular performance that goes beyond every other speaker in its class. ELAC’s chief engineer Andrew Jones explains how Debut speakers break new ground. “The ELAC Debut series delivers superior performance thanks to custom made key components, with no off-the-shelf parts. Unlike many more expensive speakers that mix parts-bin drivers, bare-bones crossovers and generic cabinets, every ELAC speaker is built from a clean-sheet design.”
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.
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.
A custom multi-element crossover with high-grade components in each speaker ensures smooth transition between the drivers.
Every ELAC enclosure is engineered for the long run with thick MDF outer walls and a luxurious textured vinyl finish. The cabinets of the floorstanders and the center channel incorporate specially designed internal bracing to add stiffness and strength to the cabinet’s outer walls. This bracing greatly reduces cabinet vibration, which causes unwanted coloration to the sound. ELAC believes that the only parts of a speaker that should be moving are the speaker drivers themselves.
"Who cares what they cost? Forget about recommending them to only your non-audiophile friends. Elac Americas' new Debut B6 loudspeaker is an extremely competent audiophile design that is more musical and concise than any other speaker I've heard that costs less than $1000/pair. The B6's sound was noticeably colored, but when powered by an excellent amplifier (it seems to like tubes), the effects of those colorations were minimized. Then it played all types of music with enough composure and vita navitas to let Andrew Jones's most clever new creation run with the big dogs in the up-to-$2000/pair field."
"Highly recommended to all my friends."
- Herb Reichert, Stereophile.com, March 31, 2016
The ELAC Debut B6 bookshelf speakers look sharp, and boast excellent sound for a bargain price. Home theater buyers can easily partner the Debut B6 with ELAC's matching Debut Series tower, center and subwoofer.
- Steve Guttenberg, CNET.com, October 12, 2015
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|Amazing Sound. Very happy|
These sound simply wonderful with every type of music I've put through them - small-scale jazz and vocals to large-scale orchestra and band. Solo piano sound amazing. To me their best feature is the quality of the bass. Bass quantity is suprisingly good for this sized speaker, but sound is tight and musical. Amazing. It bests my former towers which were five times the size and price.
|- H.H.T., VA|
These really sound great. I originally bought them to use as rear channels in my surround system but they sounded better than my front channels so I decided to swap them. They sound fantastic on music and movies. When my neighbors aren't around I can crank them up to unbeleivable levels.
|- Simon PIke, TN|
I think the price-value ratio on these is outstanding. Better than my KEFs. Great for casual listening or when I want to rock out. Andrew Jones is a genius!
|- Lane S, IL|
|Great Speakers For The Money|
Previously owned Yamaha and Bose Acoustimass speakers but neither had the frequency response of these Elacs. Highs are much more brilliant and the bass goes deeper yet is tighter. Great for the money.
|- Christoph E, ME|
Its hard for me to describe the sound quality I'm getting with these speakers from my vintage Pioneer receiver and Technics SL1200 turntable. The sound is so compelling its just begging for you to give them more juice. Detailed highs, superb vocals, and generous full bass make these a budget audio nuts' dream speaker. Warm acoustics fill my moderate-sized room with no need for additional speakers or channels. Well done, ELAC!
|- Rupert W, TX|
|Get Off The Fence|
If you are on the fence between this pair and another pair of speaker - get these! I bought Klipsch towers a few years ago on sale and havent considered paying full price for another pair of speakers until I heard these at a friends house. I happily paid full price for these and like them better than my Klipsch even though they were 1/3 the size and 1/3 the price.
|- Sandy B, OR|
Amazing sound. They give me musical depth and great soundstage and everything else. Best speakers for the price. Period!
Great speaker for the price. Mids, highs and lows are all excellent. Can't be beat for the price. Get'm!
|- Cramer A, DE|
Big sound from a small package. Five stars for performance and value! Matching with my Marantz receiver and replacing 20-year-old Polk speakers. Tried them in my bookcase, but they didn't sound right so I moved them out into the room on speaker stands. Much better sound! Have them in a smallish - 800 sq ft room - and they don't require a subwoofer. Most pleased.
|Not Bad. Keeping Them Anyway.|
Using with a ten-year old Denon receiver and compared to my $1,200 Canton speakers the Elac's fall short for me. I know the price comparison is a bit unfair, but after all I've read about these I though I should do my own comparison. These sound pretty good, but not up to the level of my Cantons. I may keep them anyway to put in my basement system.
|- Bronson T, ND|
|Unbelievably good speakers|
It's tempting to say these speakers are good for the price, but that's misleading. I have mine sitting on top of a pair of Klipschorns, currently $6,000 a piece on Amazon, and I can't tell which I like better, the B6s or the Klipschorns. It's really amazing how good these B6s are.
|- John B, NH|