ELAC Debut B5
Marking the entry point into the world of ELAC loudspeakers: The compact B5 is a game-changer that embodies the philosophy of â€ślifelike soundâ€ť with exceptional authenticity. Despite its affordable price, it exceeds all expectations with ease.
Andrew Jones-Designed ELAC Debut B5 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Offers Performance That Backs Up Best-Value Boasts
Nearly every speaker company likes to proclaim that its products offer the best value in the field, but no manufacturer has created the likes of the ultra-affordable ELAC Debut B5 bookshelf loudspeaker. The vision of legendary audio designer Andrew Jones, the very same of TAD/Pioneer fame, Debut B5 supplies an elevated level of audiophile sound at a price that turns high-end conventions on their head. We could use fancy hyperbole to tell you about Debut B5's merits. Instead, we'll let this two-way bass-reflex overachiever and its features do the talking. Jones-designed custom drivers, 5.25-inch woven aramid-fiber woofers with oversized magnets and vented pole pieces, a custom seven-element crossover, and a deep-spheroid custom waveguide provide performance that belies Debut B5's compact size. Not to mention the expertise, acumen, and cutting-edge engineering skills wrought by Jones.
â€śA rarity in the high end. It's little, it's
vinyl-clad, and itâ€˛s cheap. And it packs more pure, honest musicality
into its modest bass-reflex cabinet than a $229 speaker has a right to.
What the team at ELAC has managed to wring from this most humble of
designs is nothing short of exceptional!â€ť
- The Absolute Sound, 2015 Product of the Year Award
Andrew Jones-Designed Drivers Match Intricate Crossover, Spheroid Waveguide
Andrew Jones custom-designed both the tweeter and bass driver to deliver an exceptional audio experience that can't be delivered with typical off-the-shelf parts. A custom crossover with audio-grade components ensures smooth transition between drivers. In addition, a custom-designed tweeter waveguide with a deep spheroid profile improves directivity control and shields the tweeter wavefront from cabinet diffraction.
Aramid-Fiber Cones Add Strength and Smoothness
Woven aramid fiber offers a superior stiffness-to-weight ratio and damping over common polypropylene or paper cones. The added strength allows more flexibility in design to achieve a smoother, extended frequency response.
|Specificatii||Dimensions H Ă— W Ă— D
342 Ă— 200 Ă— 222 mm
2-way, bass reflex
1 Ă— 130 mm cone, (mag. shielded)
1 Ă— 25 mm silk dome, (mag. shielded)
Recom. Amplifier Power at
20-120 W / channel
85 dB / 2.83 V / 1 m
suitable for amplifiers (from ... to)
4 ... 8 Î©
acc. to IEC 268-5
46Â·Â·Â· 20,000 Hz
Nominal / Peak Power Handling
50 / 70 W