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ELAC - Debut 2.0 Dual 6-1/2" 3-Way Floorstanding Speaker (Each) - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 34 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Speakers

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    Joeaudio
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    I can say I like and I’m always in the quest for high quality sound, have tried various setups over past serveral years, Wharfedale , Cambridge audio, monitor audio to name a few. I was amazed what these speakers deliver, excellent imaging, vocals and detail. Give this speaker some 20-30 hours to break in . Quick and easy way to break them in is to face speakers to each other and reverse polarity on one of them. This will allow you to drive this speakers louder and run it overnight without waking up the neighbors. You can throw on some duvet/comforter over them to more sound damping. Once they break in the speakers sound as they should, the initial harshness etc goes away. I don’t know how do they even make them at such low price. I would compare it to speakers that are in the $2000 range. Also, they shine with high quality tracks. I play tidal mqa ( master quality audio) using my blusound node 2 to my amp and they sound just awesome!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good-looking, low-key, great sounding

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    Matthew
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    These replaced a mishmash of 1970s and 1980s-era Realistic and Fisher speakers, and some no-name center channel speaker I got at a pawn shop. It's not surprising, but these are light years ahead of my previous system. They play louder and sound great. I had considered getting Klipsch, but I read many reviews that said they were "bright and fatiguing," not to mention a really old design. I've never had ELAC speakers before -- they're a relatively new brand -- but so far I'm nothing but pleased.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Clean Precise Sound

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    IkeaTheSofa
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    These speakers were auditioned in store before purchase. I was comparing to Dynaudio x34s that I auditioned earlier this week. While the Dynaudio’s were clearly better speakers in all catagories, these Elac debuts were so close in sound, I was amazed. With a price that was one tenth the price of the Dynaudios (at this time on sale for $199). I found the highs to be clear, not too bright, the mids clean and precise, with the bass very tight and clean down to about 50hz. Set your crossover at 50 and let a subwoofer do the rest. I’ve found the speakers sounding even better after a break in period.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent speakers for the price.

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    LutzFuji
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    Excellent speakers for the price. Previously listened to Klipsch, Definitive Technology, Bowers and Wilkins, and Focal. These speakers have excellent sound stage and detail. If you want a good looking speaker with all around sound I recommend these. Con: The grills are very cheap on these speakers. They do not line up properly and take some work to get them to fit properly. Bass can be lacking, but what is there is very clean.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding sound quality

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    Mark
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    Firs thing, I don't consider myself an audiophoile, that being said, these speakers sound amazing. I bought the Sony core series initlally and while those were great speakers for the money, once I got the ELACs home and put on the same scene in Thor: Ragnorak on both sets, the ELACs just rose above in every possible way, quality, level, detail. These speakers are rated as the absolute best for money and they definitely earned that title.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for listening music in stereo

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    DelAware
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    I am using 2 of these floor speakers for music only. They sound good when I powered them up with Crown amp 450w RMS @ 8ohm. A month later, they sound even better and very natural. I added a 10 inch 350w sub and only use it when I needed more bass. Also these speakers sound good listening off axis (wider sweet spot), which is important to me because I listen to music while working on projects. I don't sit still.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent sound

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    Lalo
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    This speakers sound superb specially compared to what I was upgrading from which was a Samsung 7.2 hometheater from 10 years ago. I thought the sound was excellent but when I listened through this speakers I was blown away by what I was missing. Great buy I bought them for half price during the holidays and I think it was a steal. You won't be disappointed

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Sounding Speakers

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    Oldtech
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    Very well balanced 3 way speakers, with a clean crisp sound and strong base. Purchased as an upgrade to an older music sound system but the speakers also works well for cinema. Quality of sound seems to be consistent through-out the volume range. Speakers are packaged within two boxes to prevent damage. Would provide five stars but the grill covers could fit a little better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good... just good

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    Pochflyboy
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    Spent many hours today listening to these against other speakers. I found them to be lacking in the top and muddy in the mids. I ended up stepping a small notch up to the definitive technologies bp9020 and found them to be a much better sound and with embedded powered subs they are way more full spectrum than the Elac, sharper across mids and highs and much better value than purchasing subs on top of towers.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Tower Speakers For The Price

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    Robert
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    100% satisfied with these towers. The audio and clarity they put out is incredible. Everyone is blown away by how clear and the amount of bass that comes even without a sub. I am using Elac Debut 2.0 Bookshelves along with them and the combination is amazing. These speakers are a must have for the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound so far

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    MDMattK
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    Using these as my front left and right in a 5.1 setup. Pioneer 9 channel receiver - eventually looking to do Atmos. These speakers sound great across the full spectrum. Probably more than I needed in my home theater space....but these put out high quality sound for mid range price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nice sounding speakers for the price.

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    Rock
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    These are nice speakers at this price. I like to sound of the mids and lows but the highs are not crisp enough for me. I tried adjusting to bring the highs out more but still wasn't enough. I'm going to check out the Klipsch RP260F. If these speakers were a little stronger in the highs I would definitely keep them and add another star.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Speakers at BB

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    MCBOWLER
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    You should have a subwoofer to complete the lows with these speakers. After using these for a month, I found I am able to put them close to the wall and they sound excellent. I am very happy I purchased these over more expensive models. The clarity is amazing and not harsh or fatiguing. A good amp helps too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    really good speakers

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    Paul
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    I think I lucked out when best buy had this for $200 each. The sound is so beautiful. It feels like you have the band singing right next to you. I paired this with the Elac 10" subwoofer and an onkyo receiver in a 2.1 configuration. Maybe a center speaker would make it even better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent budget speaker

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    Stan
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    Neutral natural sound. Natural and clear dialog. Smooth tweeter with no harshness. Excellent midrange and natural on baritone vocals. Does most things like more expensive speakers, except if attempted to play very very loud. Very good speaker for the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very well engineered.

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    Beanie11
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    I got these to replace my Boston Acoustics Lynnfield VR series towers. These speakers perform equally if not better than the VR's, especially when paired with 2 Velodyne subs. They need a bit of a boost on the low end. What a difference. Amazing clarity. Great value.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fabulous

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    SweatpantsThor
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    These are fantastic. Movies and music deliver clean and powerful sound with my Denon receiver. Also have the 6" center from ELAC. They are a great foundation to a home theater system.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great buy

    Posted
    Cesals
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    Had these speakers for a few weeks now. Great buy. I have smaller living room why I got them. Music sound great, very clear with good bass and when playing movies just rocks.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Sound so so

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    Anna
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    there is no wow factors on these speakers. I thought because delivery dropped and left on rain damage them. But I came back to Magnolia and listen with others, same result as at home.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Andrew Jones knew what he was doing..

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    rnrgr8
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    ...When he designed these slim and powerful speakers.Great workmanship on these speakers that give an incredible crisp sound.Well worth the money if you appreciate music!!

    I would recommend this to a friend