Elac Debut B5 Bookshelf Speakers
Does the Debut B5 change the game for bookshelf speakers? Absolutely. It’s not just its size-to-performance ratio that sets a new standard. The B5 may be the best value in the world of affordable speakers, with sound that surpasses speakers costing many times more.
Both the tweeter and bass driver have been custom designed by Andrew Jones to deliver an exceptional audio experience that can’t be delivered with typical off-the-shelf parts.
Woven Aramid-Fiber Woofer
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.
Deep-Spheroid Custom Waveguide
A custom-designed tweeter waveguide with a deep spheroid profile is utilized to improve directivity control and shield the tweeter wavefront from cabinet diffraction.
A custom seven-element crossover with audio-grade components is implemented to ensure smooth transition between the drivers.
Speaker type: 2-way, bass reflex
Frequency response: 46 to 20,000 Hz
Nominal impedance: 6 O
Sensitivity: 85 dB at 2.83 v/1m
Crossover frequency: 3,000 Hz
Maximum power input: 120 Watts
Tweeter: 1-inch cloth dome with custom deep-spheroid waveguide
Woofer: 5.25-inch woven aramid-fiber cone with oversized magnet and vented pole piece
Cabinet: CARB2 rated MDF
Cabinet finish: Black brushed vinyl
Port: Dual flared
Binding posts: 5-way metal
Width (each): 7.87 in / 200 mm
Height: 12.75 in / 324 mm
Depth: 8.75 in / 222 mm
Net weight (each): 11.5 lb / 5.2 kg
Gross weight (packaged pair): 26.2 lb / 11.9 kg