In this review, we will be comparing Model Three and Debut 2.0 B6.2, two Passive Bookshelf speakers from KLH and ELAC. Let's have a brief look at the main features of KLH Model Three and ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2 first before getting into our more detailed comparison.
In the following sections, we will get into details in order to better understand how KLH Model Three and ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2 compares 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 Model Three and Debut 2.0 B6.2 are 2-way speakers. Model Three features a 1" Aluminum Tweeter and 1 x 8" Pulp-Paper Cone Woofer with a Crossover frequency at 1600Hz. On the other hand, 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.
Model Three has a frequency range of 46-20k Hz whereas Debut 2.0 B6.2 has a frequency range of 44-35k Hz. With a minimum frequency of 46Hz, the Model Three can go slightly deeper then the Debut 2.0 B6.2's min frequency of 44Hz.
Below graphs depict how these two speakers compare with the max, min and average values of the Min and Max Frequencies of other speakers under Bookshelf class in our database.
Impedance and Sensitivity
Model Three and Debut 2.0 B6.2 has the same Impedance of 6 ohms but where they differ is the sensitivity levels. Model Three sensitivity is rated at 88 dB and Debut 2.0 B6.2's is at 87 dB. This 1 dB difference makes KLH Model Three a more sensitive speaker compared to ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2, hence will play louder with the same amount of watts.
Model Three has a power range of 30-150 watts RMS whereas Debut 2.0 B6.2 has a power range of 120 watts.
Input Type and Bi-Amping / Bi-Wiring
Model Three features 5-Way Metal post type posts and Debut 2.0 B6.2 has a 5-Way Metal post type posts. None of these speakers feature bi-amping/bi-wiring.
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 KLH Model Three's and ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2's external dimensions. KLH Model Three has external dimensions of 482.0 x 311.0 x 267.0mm ( 19.0 x 12.25 x 10.5inch) 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 B6.2 is 116mm narrower and 107mm shorter than KLH Model Three but it is also 1mm deeper.