Few speakers have garnered such critical acclaim as the original Debut series by ELAC designed by the legendary audio engineer, Andrew Jones. At Ooberpad, both our team and past customers have thoroughly enjoyed the experience with these audiophile-grade series of speakers that do not break the bank. The original Elac Debut series established a legacy with its build quality and performance never before attainable at such an affordable price-point.
The speaker series changed the game then and is now on the cusp of doing so again with the Debut 2.0 series. Earlier this month, the premium German speaker brand introduced the second generation of its Debut series. Redesigned from the ground up, the speakers feature iterations to sound even more remarkable than its predecessor that sparked a revolution in high-end home theatre sound.
The Debut 2.0 series consists of bookshelf, floorstanding, surround and subwoofers speakers and a bunch new models exclusive to this series. Ooberpad India takes a look at the new features and models available in the Elac Debut 2.0 series.
Elac Debut 2.0 Series - Looking at the new design and features
New Tweeter & Wide-Dispersion WaveguideThe new and revised silk-dome tweeter features a wide-roll surround that reproduces up to 35,000 Hz for a crisp high-frequency response. The waveguide improves directivity control and eliminates the diffraction - a phenomenon natural to traditional box enclosure designs.
New Woven Aramid-Fiber WooferThe revised shape of the aramid cone offers even greater stiffness and damping, far superior to polypropylene or paper. The added strength allows more flexibility in design to achieve a smoother, tight, and extended low-frequency response.
New Cabinets for Easier PlacementThe thick MDF cabinets with a luxurious black ash vinyl finish are larger and internally braced for greater stiffness and strength. This greatly reduces cabinet vibrations which cause unwanted colouration to the speaker's tone. On the Bookshelf and Center Channel speakers, the bass ports are moved to the to the front of the cabinet allowing placement against walls or in bookshelves without any compromise in sonic performance.
Stunning aesthetics and design by Andrew Jones
Designed by Andrew Jones, the Debut Series 2.0 looks quite similar to its predecessor. However, this time around Elac opted for a slightly darker yet suave Black Ash Vinyl finish. All the passive speakers in the series sport 5-way metal binding posts while the subwoofer features LFE and RCA inputs.
Elac Debut 2.0 Series - A look at the models in the series
Debut 2.0 F6.2 Floorstanding Speaker
The series starts with the flagship F6.2 - a 3-Way Bass Reflex design speakers that can deliver up to 140 Watts of sound output. With a frequency response between 39Hz – 35000Hz, this floorstander incorporates 1 x 6.5" mid driver, 2 x 6.5" bass drivers and a 1" cloth dome tweeter. Delivering a sensitivity of 87db @2.83v/1m, the Debut 2.0 F6.2 Floorstanding Speaker is equipped for a powerful and remarkable performance.
Debut 2.0 F5.2 Floorstanding SpeakerNext in the series is the F5.2 - a 3-Way Bass Reflex design speakers that can deliver up to 140 Watts of sound output. With a frequency response between 42Hz – 35000Hz, this floorstander incorporates 1 x 5.25" mid driver, 2 x 5.25" bass drivers and a 1" cloth dome tweeter. Achieving a sensitivity of 86db @2.83v/1m, the Debut 2.0 F5.2 is a compact yet powerful floorstanding speaker.
Debut 2.0 B6.2 Bookshelf Speaker
Improving on the B6, the Debut 2.0 B6.2 bookshelf speaker sports a 2-Way Bass Reflex design that can deliver up to 120 Watts of output. With a frequency response between 44Hz – 35000Hz, this bookshelf speaker incorporates 1 x 6.5" mid-bass driver and a 1" cloth dome tweeter. Delivering a sensitivity of 87db @2.83v/1m, the Debut 2.0 B6.2 is a compact yet powerful bookshelf speaker.
Debut 2.0 B5.2 Bookshelf SpeakerNext in the bookshelf category is the Debut 2.0 B5.2 - a 2-Way Bass Reflex design that can deliver up to 120 Watts of output. With a frequency response between 46Hz – 35000Hz, this bookshelf speaker incorporates 1 x 5.25" mid-bass driver and a 1" cloth dome tweeter. Delivering a sensitivity of 86db @2.83v/1m, the compact B5.2 carries forward the legacy left behind by the award-winning original Debut B5 bookshelf speaker.
Debut 2.0 C6.2 Centre Channel Speaker
Unlike the first generation, the Debut 2.0 series includes two variants of the centre channel speakers. The variants start with the C6.2 - a 2-Way Bass Reflex design that can deliver up to 120 Watts of output. The speaker incorporates 2 x 6.5" mid-bass drivers and a 1" cloth dome tweeter with a frequency response tailored to enhance vocals and dialogues.
Debut 2.0 C5.2 Centre Channel SpeakerNext in the centre channel speaker variants is the C5.2 - a 2-Way Bass Reflex design that can deliver up to 120 Watts of output. The speaker incorporates 2 x 5.25" mid-bass drivers and a 1" cloth dome tweeter with a frequency response tailored to enhance vocals and dialogues.
Debut 2.0 SUB3010 Powered SubwooferThe SUB3010 is designed as a perfect subwoofer to match the all-new Elac Debut 2.0 series. This active subwoofer packs in a 10" high-excursion woofer driven by a BASH-Tracking 400 W (Peak) / 200 W (RMS) amplifier. To further enhance the bass response, the Debut 2.0 SUB3010 features an additional 10" high-excursion passive radiator. The subwoofer delivers a frequency response between 28 to 150 Hz and the crossover frequency can be adjusted between 50 to 150 Hz as required. Its compact design allows placement in almost any part of your room, and sophisticated Bluetooth 4.0 app-controlled EQ and DSP software assure seamless integration into your system with any Android or iOS smartphone or devices.
Debut 2.0 A4.2 Atmos ModulesThe original Debut A4 by Elac is probably the most popular Atmos Add-On Speakers for home cinema usage. Carrying this legacy is the Dolby Atmos Certified A4.2 Atmos Modules are designed to sit on top of traditional floorstanding or bookshelf speakers to add height dimension to your home theatre system without the need for in-ceiling speakers. The speaker incorporates specially designed concentric drivers for smoother, extended sonic response and better directivity control in comparison to conventional full-range drivers. The concentric drivers are made by coaxially placing a 4" mid-bass driver with a 0.25" tweeter. The Elac Debut 2.0 A4.2 expands the sonic landscape by creating a true 3-D space with Dolby Atmos-enabled AV receivers and processors.
Debut 2.0 OW4.2 Surround SpeakersAs mentioned earlier, this series is designed from the ground up. This is evident with the introduction of the Debut OW4.2 - a no-compromise solution for a total surround-sound system with a speaker that makes itself heard but barely seen. Its compact design makes it easy to install the speaker on the side or rear walls, as seen in actual cinema halls and movie theatres. The Debut OW4.2 sports a 2- Way Bass Reflex design with 4" mid-bass driver and 1" cloth dome tweeter.
At Ooberpad, we aim to empower our buyers with the freedom to choose and design a multi-channel home theatre audio system of their dreams. Most Elac Debut 2.0 speakers will available in India on the Ooberpad store in a few days. We're also adding newer models on a regular basis. Go ahead, give the second iteration of the “affordable audiophile” series of speakers from Elac a try.