German audio gurus ELAC have announced the Debut 2.0 line of home speakers and subwoofers, to become available March 15th of this year. The new line builds upon the success of the first generation Debut family of loudspeakers and incorporate a variety of new features and technologies.
“Based on feedback from dealers and end users along with changes in the market, we have completely redesigned the entire lineup with newly developed drivers, waveguides, cabinets and networks, resulting in a line that is easier to set up and offers significant performance improvements,” says Andrew Jones, vice president of engineering, ELAC.
Some of the new features of the Debut 2.0 range include a silk-dome tweeter with ‘wide-dispersion waveguide’, enabling up to a 35,000Hz response for ‘even more lifelike high frequencies’. The company claims the waveguide improves directivity control and reduces diffraction inherent in traditional box enclosures.
A new woven aramid-fibre woofer is a revised design and offers improved stiffness and damping, which results in a smoother response with greater transparency. Furthermore, new cabinet designs will contribute to ‘easier placement’ and include thick MDF casings in a black ash vinyl finish which are internally braced for greater stiffness, reducing cabinet vibrations. The placement of the bass port at the front of the cabinet allows for the speakers to be positioned closer to walls or bookshelves.
The new SUB3010, meanwhile, can be controlled along with multiple other ELAC subwoofers at the same time from a phone app, known as Multi-Subwoofer Control. Each subwoofer can be controlled individually or, for certain features, as a group.
The nine new models to become available from ELAC retailers nationwide from March, are as follows:
B5.2 Debut 2.0 5.25″ 2-Way Bookshelf Speakers $249.98/Pair
B6.2 Debut 2.0 6.5″ 2-Way Bookshelf Speakers $299.98/Pair
C5.2 Debut 2.0 5.25″ 2-Way Center Speaker $199.98 Each
C6.2 Debut 2.0 6.5″ 2-Way Center Speaker $279.98 Each
F5.2 Debut 2.0 3 x 5.25″ 3-Way Floorstanding Speaker $299.98 Each
F6.2 Debut 2.0 3 x 6.5″ 3-Way Floorstanding Speaker $399.98 Each
A4.2 Debut 2.0 4″ Concentric Dolby Atmos Add-on Speaker $249.98/Pair
OW4.2 Debut 2.0 4″ 2-Way On-Wall Speakers $249.98/Pair
SUB3010 Debut 2.0 10″ 400 Watt Powered Subwoofer with AutoEQ $449.98 Each