In this review, we will be comparing specifications of BW 606 and Debut 2.0 B6.2, two Bookshelf speakers from Bowers & Wilkins and ELAC.
Let's have a brief look at the main features of B&W 606 and ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2 before getting into our more detailed comparison.
Let's read on the following sections in order to better understand in detail how B&W 606 and ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2 compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.
Both BW 606 and Debut 2.0 B6.2 are 2-way speakers. BW 606 features a 1" Decoupled Carbon Decoupled Dome Tweeter , a " Midrange and 1 x 6.5" Continuum Woofer . On the other hand, Debut 2.0 B6.2 features a 1" Cloth Soft-dome Tweeter , a " Midrange and 1 x 6.5" Woven Aramid-Fiber Woofer with a Crossover frequency at 2200 Hz.
BW 606 has a frequency range of 52-28k Hz whereas Debut 2.0 B6.2 has a frequency range of 44-35k Hz.
Impedance and Sensitivity
BW 606 is a 8 ohms speaker compared to Debut 2.0 B6.2 which has a nominal impedance of 6 ohms. These two speakers also have different sensitivity levels. BW 606 sensitivity is rated at 88 dB and Debut 2.0 B6.2's is at 87 dB. This 1 dB difference makes B&W 606 a more sensitive speaker compared to ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2, hence will play louder with the same amount of watts.
BW 606 has a power range of 30-120 watts RMS whereas Debut 2.0 B6.2 has a power range of 120 watts.
Input Type and Bi-Amping / Bi-Wiring
BW 606 features Post posts which makes bi-amping or bi-wiring possible. Debut 2.0 B6.2 has a 5-Way Metal post which doesn't feature bi-amping/bi-wiring.
Cabinet Type and Port Position
BW 606 has a back firing port whereas Debut 2.0 B6.2 has a front firing ports.
Size of a speaker can sometimes become an important decision factor due to space constraints or in some cases purely for esthetic reasons. In this section, We are going to compare B&W 606's and ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2's external dimensions. B&W 606 has external dimensions of 345.0mm x 190.0mm x 324.0mm ( 13.5inch x 7.4inch x 12.7inch ) whereas ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2 has external dimensions of 375.0mm x 195.0mm x 268.0mm ( 14.7inch x 7.6inch x 10.5inch ) .
B&W 606 is 5mm narrower and 30mm shorter than ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2 but it is also 56mm deeper.
Below you can see the front view size comparison of B&W 606 and ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2.