In this review, we will be comparing specifications of Debut 2.0 B6.2 and R-51M, two Bookshelf speakers from ELAC and Klipsch.
Let's have a brief look at the main features of ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2 and Klipsch R-51M before getting into our more detailed comparison.
Let's read on the following sections in order to better understand in detail how ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2 and Klipsch R-51M compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.
Both Debut 2.0 B6.2 and R-51M are 2-way speakers. 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. On the other hand, R-51M features a 1" Tractrix Horn Tweeter , a " Midrange and 1 x 5.25" Copper-spun IMG Woofer with a Crossover frequency at 1660 Hz.
Debut 2.0 B6.2 has a frequency range of 44-35k Hz whereas R-51M has a frequency range of 62-21k Hz.
Impedance and Sensitivity
Debut 2.0 B6.2 is a 6 ohms speaker compared to R-51M which has a nominal impedance of 8 ohms. These two speakers also have different sensitivity levels. Debut 2.0 B6.2 sensitivity is rated at 87 dB and R-51M's is at 93 dB. This 6 dB difference makes Klipsch R-51M a more sensitive speaker compared to ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2, hence will play louder with the same amount of watts.
Debut 2.0 B6.2 has a power range of 120 watts RMS whereas R-51M has a power range of 85 watts.
Input Type and Bi-Amping / Bi-Wiring
Debut 2.0 B6.2 features Single Gold Plated Binding Posts - 5-way type posts and R-51M has a Single Gold Plated Binding Posts - 5-way type posts. None of these speakers feature b-amping/bi-wiring.
Cabinet Type and Port Position
Debut 2.0 B6.2 has a front firing port whereas R-51M has a back 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 ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2's and Klipsch R-51M's external dimensions. 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 ) whereas Klipsch R-51M has external dimensions of 338.0mm x 178.0mm x 215.0mm ( 13.3inch x 7.0inch x 8.4inch ) .
ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2 is clearly the larger of the two speakers. Its body is 17mm wider, 37mm taller and 53mm deeper than Klipsch R-51M.
Below you can see the front view size comparison of ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2 and Klipsch R-51M.