ELAC Debut 2.0 B5.2 is a 2-way Passive Bass Reflex Bookshelf speaker designed by Andrew Jones for ELAC. It features a 1" Soft-dome Tweeter and 1 x 5.25" Woven Aramid-Fiber Woofer. The speaker has a frequency range of 46-35k Hz and a sensitivity of 86 dB. ELAC Debut 2.0 B5.2 has an MSRP of 330$ per pair but can often be found around 200$ per pair.
What size of room is the ELAC Debut 2.0 B5.2 speaker good for?
The size of the room in which you are planning to use the ELAC Debut 2.0 B5.2 is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various sizes of environments considering its size and max power parameters:
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(* Approximate Room sizes: Small < 100sq. ft / 9 m2, Mid-size: 100-220 sq. ft / 9-20 m2, Large 220-400 sq. ft / 20-36 m2, Very Large: > 400 sq. ft / 36 m2.
Average Floor Height: 9" / 2.7m. Typical room sizes differ from country to country, and the actual listening experience changes depending on floor height, room shape, surface materials, listening position, speaker locations, etc.)
What are the speakers in ELAC's Debut 2.0 Series?
Debut 2.0 B5.2 is a member of ELAC's Debut 2.0 series of Passive speakers. Below you can see the main specs of these speakers.
ELAC Debut 2.0 Series Speakers
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What is the Frequency Response of the ELAC Debut 2.0 B5.2 speaker?
ELAC Debut 2.0 B5.2 has a Frequency response range of 46-35k Hz at ±3dB and Power Range of 120 watts. At a minimum frequency of 46 Hz, Debut 2.0 B5.2 will provide an average bass depth so depending on your use case, you may consider supplementing your system with a subwoofer.
To focus on the subwoofers that are in a similar price range with ELAC Debut 2.0 B5.2, check out the Powered Subwoofers under $500. Alternatively, find the Full list of Powered Subwoofers regardless of the price.
Here we have a comparison of how Debut 2.0 B5.2's Low and High frequency values compare with the average, max and min Low and High frequency values in its class.
What is the Crossover frequency of ELAC Debut 2.0 B5.2?
The Crossover frequency of the Debut 2.0 B5.2 is set to 2200Hz. This is the threshold frequency where the higher frequency signals over this level are sent to the tweeter and the lower-frequency signals are sent to the woofer by the crossover component.
What are the Impedance and Sensitivity of the ELAC Debut 2.0 B5.2? Is it an easy-to-drive speaker?
ELAC Debut 2.0 B5.2's nominal impedance level is 6 ohms
and has a sensitivity of 86 dB
Nominal Impedance of 6 Ohms makes the ELAC Debut 2.0 B5.2 a relatively difficult to drive speaker compared to more frequently found 8 ohms speakers from nominal Impedance perspective.
With a sensitivity level of only 86 dB, ELAC Debut 2.0 B5.2 is a difficult to drive speaker from Sensitivity perspective, make sure to choose an amplifier with a high output if you like listening to your music at high volume levels. You may especially have a hard time using Tube amplifiers which are traditionally very low power compared to Class A/B or Class D speakers.
Check the amplifiers that are in a similar price range to the ELAC Debut 2.0 B5.2:
Debut 2.0 B5.2 features 5-Way Metal post type connectors. Bi-amping and Bi-wiring are not possible.
ELAC Debut 2.0 B5.2 External Dimensions and Weight
ELAC Debut 2.0 B5.2 has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 13.4 x 7.0 x 9.2inch (341.0 x 180.0 x 234.0mm ).
Base Surface Area
Base surface area of a loudspeaker may become a determining factor when the space in your room or desk is limited.
The base area of ELAC Debut 2.0 B5.2 is approximately 421.2cm2 / 65.3inch2.
To get a better perspective on the real life size of ELAC Debut 2.0 B5.2, let's compare it with a standard size Compact Disc which has a diameter of 4.7inch (120mm).
Here we place the ELAC Debut 2.0 B5.2 virtually next to a standard width amplifier and turntable on a BDI Octave Media Cabinet to get a better idea about the size.
The ELAC Debut 2.0 B5.2 weighs 5.90kg / 13lbs per piece. Here is a comparison of how Debut 2.0 B5.2's weight compares with the average, max and min weights in its class.
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How does the ELAC Debut 2.0 B5.2 compare to the ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2?
One of the natural alternative to the ELAC Debut 2.0 B5.2 is the Debut 2.0 B6.2 which is located one step higher in ELAC's Passive Bookshelf selection.
Here is a scaled size comparison of these two speakers to give you an idea how their external dimensions compare:
Check the Detailed Comparison of ELAC Debut 2.0 B5.2 vs Debut 2.0 B6.2 for more details.
Cabinet type and Materials
ELAC Debut 2.0 B5.2 has a Bass Reflex
type cabinet and a CARB2 Rated MDF/Vinyl finish. Bass Reflex type loudspeakers (aka Ported, Vented or Reflex Port) have enclosures that uses a port, hole or vent cut into the cabinet. Ported designs are generally more efficient than the Sealed designs.
ELAC Debut 2.0 B5.2 is a front-firing port speaker , which gives you more flexibility compared to rear firing speakers when you need to place it close against a wall or other surfaces.
ELAC Debut 2.0 B5.2 is available in Black.
Debut 2.0 B5.2 doesn't sport any built-in mounting bracket, so you need an external structure to mount it on walls.
Does the ELAC Debut 2.0 B5.2 come with a Grille?
Debut 2.0 B5.2 comes with magnetic grilles. The purpose of the grille is to protect the delicate driver elements from external impacts while still allowing the sound to pass as clearly as possible. Since the included grille of the Debut 2.0 B5.2 is magnetic type, it is very easy to put it on and off.
What's in the Box of ELAC Debut 2.0 B5.2?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of Debut 2.0 B5.2:
2 Bookshelf loudspeakers 2 Grilles Operating Instructions
For more information about how to setup, use and maintain the ELAC Debut 2.0 B5.2, use the direct link below to download the official manual document:
Download User Manual for ELAC Debut 2.0 B5.2
Here is a link to download the official brochure for the ELAC Debut 2.0 B5.2 speaker:
Official Brochure for ELAC Debut 2.0 B5.2
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the ELAC Debut 2.0 B5.2 speaker can be found below:
Official Product Page for ELAC Debut 2.0 B5.2
3 Years of parts warranty and 3 Years of labor warranty is generally provided by the manufacturer.