In this review, we will be comparing Elysian 2 and Debut 2.0 B6.2, two Passive Bookshelf speakers from Wharfedale and ELAC. Let's have a brief look at the main features of Wharfedale Elysian 2 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 Wharfedale Elysian 2 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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One of the fundamental differences between these two speakers is that Elysian 2 is a 3-way design whereas Debut 2.0 B6.2 is a 2-way speaker. 3-way designs utilize a midrange driver in addition to the tweeter and woofer on 2-way designs. Designing a crossover for a 3-way speaker is a complicated process and generally increases the overall cost of the speaker. Elysian 2 features a 27x90mm" AMT (Ribbon) Tweeter , a 6" Midrange and 1 x 8.5" Coated Fiberglass Woofer with a Crossover frequency at 360Hz and 2900Hz. 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.
Elysian 2 has a frequency range of 35-22k Hz whereas Debut 2.0 B6.2 has a frequency range of 44-35k Hz. With a minimum frequency of 35Hz, the Elysian 2 can go significantly deeper on the low side and provide stronger bass compared to 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
Elysian 2 is a 4 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. Elysian 2 sensitivity is rated at 89 dB and Debut 2.0 B6.2's is at 87 dB. This 2 dB difference makes Wharfedale Elysian 2 a more sensitive speaker compared to ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2, hence will play louder with the same amount of watts.
Elysian 2 has a power range of 25-250 watts RMS whereas Debut 2.0 B6.2 has a power range of 120 watts.
Input Type and Bi-Amping / Bi-Wiring
Elysian 2 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
Elysian 2 has a bottom firing port whereas Debut 2.0 B6.2 has a front firing ports. ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2's front-firing port gives more flexibility in placement in regards to proximity to walls compared to Wharfedale Elysian 2 with its rear-firing port.
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 Wharfedale Elysian 2's and ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2's external dimensions. Wharfedale Elysian 2 has external dimensions of 700.0 x 334.0 x 462.0mm ( 27.5 x 13.1 x 18.1inch) 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) .
Wharfedale Elysian 2 is clearly the larger of the two speakers. Its body is 139mm wider, 325mm taller and 194mm deeper than ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2.
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Wharfedale Elysian 2 and ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2 in scale.