Elac C5 - 5.25-inch Aramid-Fiber Center-Channel Speaker
To make a life-sized impression, a full-blown surround system needs a center channel just as formidable as the main speakers. The Debut C5 paints a majestic sonic picture to make movie soundtracks and music come alive with a realism ordinarily reserved for systems costing significantly more.
Braced MDF Cabinet
Two vertical braces strengthen and stiffen the cabinet, helping minimize unwanted vibrations that can discolor music or movie content.
Both the tweeter and two bass drivers have been customdesigned by Andrew Jones to deliver an exceptional audio experience that can’t be delivered with typical off-the-shelf parts.
Woven-Aramid Fiber Woofers
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.
The Elac Debut series has certainly shaken up the world of bookshelf speakers with the famous speaker designer Andrew Jones stepping up to the plate with a completely new affordable range for Elac of Germany.His track record is strong as he started out working as a research engineer at KEF,then moved on infinity and later rose to prominence at TAD,where he designed the $80,000 Reference Speakers.Audiophiles all over the world hailed the reference One as one of the greatest speakers of all time.more recently he crafted the super affordable Pioneer speakers and soundbars.
Elac has a 89 year history,but is happy to let Andrew Jones have a fresh slate that has ended up in their future looking bright.The Elac Debut B6 have had literally rave reviews from the hifi press.The most important part of this process is that the Elac Debut B6,in fact the entire Debut series are very affordable speakers that truly deliver.And this is true of the whole Debut Series.
Comments from Stereophile magazine like......"The bass quality was surprising.The tonal quality seemed right on.The B6's could boogie any strut.No matter what music I played,there was nothing to complain about.'What most reviewers are astounded about is the value for money.....they truly give lots of music listening value.
Speaker type: 2-way, bass reflex
Tweeter: 1 x 1-inch cloth dome
Woofer: 2 x 5.25-inch woven aramid-fiber cone
Crossover frequency: 3,000 Hz
Frequency response: 48 to 20,000 Hz
Sensitivity: 87 dB at 2.83 v/1m
Recommended amplifier power: 30 to 120 wpc
Nominal/peak power handling: 50 / 120 wpc
Nominal impedance: 6 Ω; minimum 4.7 Ω
Binding posts: 5-way metal
Magnetic shielding: No
Cabinet finishes: Black brushed vinyl
Accessories included: Removable fabric grille
Height: 7.9 in / 200 mm
Width: 18.7 in / 476 mm
Depth: 8.7 in / 222 mm
Net weight (each): 18.0 lb / 8.2 kg
* Reprint from manufacturer's website.