In this review, we will be comparing two different type of speakers by ELAC. ELAC Debut 2.0 C5.2 is a Center Channel speaker whereas the Debut 2.0 B6.2 is a Bookshelf speaker.
Let's have a brief look at the main features
of ELAC Debut 2.0 C5.2 and ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2 first before getting into our more
Debut 2.0 C5.2 and Debut 2.0 B6.2 are members of ELAC's Debut 2.0 series of speakers. Below you can find the loudspeakers from this series.
ELAC Debut 2.0 Series History
What size room are the ELAC Debut 2.0 C5.2 and ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2 speakers good for?
The size of the room in which you are planning to use these loudspeakers is an important decision factor. Here we have compared their suitability to various sizes of environments considering their size and max power parameters:
In the following sections, we will get into more detail in order to better understand how the ELAC Debut 2.0 C5.2 and ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2 compare and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one of these loudspeakers is the better choice for you.
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Both Debut 2.0 C5.2 and Debut 2.0 B6.2 are 2-way speakers. Debut 2.0 C5.2 features a 1" silk dome Tweeter and 2 x 5.25" aramid-fiber Woofer . On the other hand, the Debut 2.0 B6.2 features a 1" Cloth Soft-Dome Tweeter and 1 x 6.5" Woven Aramid-Fiber Woofer with a Crossover frequency at 2200Hz.
Debut 2.0 C5.2 has a frequency range of 55-35k Hz whereas Debut 2.0 B6.2 has a frequency range of 44-35k Hz. With a minimum frequency of 44Hz, the Debut 2.0 B6.2 can go significantly deeper on the low side and provide stronger bass compared to the Debut 2.0 C5.2's min frequency of 55Hz.
Below graphs depict how these two speakers compare with the max, min and average values of the Min and Max Frequencies of other speakers in the Center Channel class in our database.
Center Channel Speakers
Center Channel Speakers
None of these speakers achieves full range experience which is commonly agreed as 20Hz-20kHz. In order to achieve lower lows / deeper bass, we recommend you pair these with a subwoofer. Visit our Powered Subwoofers section to find out more about the available options.
Impedance and Sensitivity
Debut 2.0 C5.2 is a 8 ohms speaker compared to the Debut 2.0 B6.2 which has a nominal impedance of 6 ohms.
On the other hand, they have the same sensitivity of 87 dBdB.
Center Channel Speakers
is the range of input power in watts RMS that a loudspeaker is designed to handle. While using an amplifier within this range ensures the nominal performance , inputting a power that is higher than the max wattage can result in a damaged speaker.
Debut 2.0 C5.2 and Debut 2.0 B6.2 has the same power range of up to 120 watts.
Keep in mind that a higher max power handling value doesn't necessarily make that a louder speaker
compared to a lower max handling speaker. Loudness or the sound level is also impacted by parameters
such as Impedance, sensitivity and system efficiencies.
Input Type and Bi-Amping / Bi-Wiring
Debut 2.0 C5.2 features 5-Way post type posts and Debut 2.0 B6.2 has a 5-Way post type posts. None of these speakers feature bi-amping/bi-wiring.
Cabinet Type and Port Position
Both Debut 2.0 C5.2 and Debut 2.0 B6.2 have front firing ports. front ported speakers offers more flexibility in placement in regards to proximity to walls&surfaces compared to rear ported speakers.
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 C5.2's and ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2's external dimensions. ELAC Debut 2.0 C5.2 has external dimensions of 181.0 x 542.0 x 239.0mm ( 7-1/8 x 21-5/16 x 9-3/8inch) whereas ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2 has external dimensions of 375.0 x 195.0 x 268.0mm ( 14.7 x 7.6 x 10.5inch) .
ELAC Debut 2.0 C5.2 is 194mm shorter and 29mm less deeper than ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2 but it is also 347mm wider.
Base Surface Area Comparison
Base surface area of a loudspeaker may become a determining factor when the space in your room or desk is limited.
The base surface area of the ELAC Debut 2.0 C5.2 is approximately 1295.4cm2 / 200.8inch2 and base area of the ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2 is approximately 522.6cm2 / 81.0inch2. The Debut 2.0 C5.2 requires 148% more surface area than the Debut 2.0 B6.2 which gives it a small disadvantage on placement in tight spaces.
What's in the Box of ELAC Debut 2.0 C5.2?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of Debut 2.0 C5.2:
Center channel loudspeakerGrilleOperating Instructions
What's in the Box of ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2?
Here are the items that come with the Debut 2.0 B6.2:
2 Bookshelf loudspeakers2 GrillesOperating Instructions