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First delivery - I was stunned. This item had to be delivered from California, yet even with Covid-19 etc it was in Melbourne 2 days after I ordered it. Well, it did take another week to get from Melbourne to my PO Box in NW Tasmania but even so delivered well within the promised time frame.
As to the speakers themselves, haven't had much chance to really listen yet but can confirm that they don't add much (if anything) to the input they get. I'm currently using a new Marantz CD player (detailed, clear, etc) an a 40 year old Luxman amp, which tends to be on a bit on the warm side for current taste - and that is exactly what I hear through the Elacs. Clarity, detail, plenty of space and a warm, even slightly fuzzy bass. I'm looking forward to swapping amps for my much newer Denon to see what difference that makes. Anyway, if you've got a half-way decent sound source then I'd recommend these, but maybe not if your source is an MP3 streaming app. For bookshelf speakers they are quite big, and seem to prefer a little bit of space between the wall and the back of the speaker, so that is something to bear in mind
I'm not an audiophile, in the sense that I don't have experience with many expensive audio systems. But I do listen to music and go to concerts regularly. I have been testing the ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2 for about month, pairing it with a NAD C328. These are my observations. Strengths. It does an excellent job bringing string instruments and vocals to life, particularly acoustic guitars. Those who likes folk music, country, jazz, and vocals, will enjoy these speakers very much. Slow pop music, such as Celine Dion, is very well executed by these speakers too. Overall, the speakers sounds clear and I can actually notice sounds that were invisible to me before. Weaknesses. Well, dance music, such as Salsa, or Rock music don't sound engaging. Part of the reason I think is that middle frequencies are quite forward, while high and low frequencies are more layback. Sometimes it gives the impression that the speakers become overwhelmed with songs that are heavily packed. Conclusion. If you like relaxing and listening to slow/soft/acoustic/jazzy music, these speakers will impress you. If you like to dance and through a party with them, look somewhere else. Also takes into account that these speakers are manufactured in China. Somehow I had the impression they were made in Germany, which actually plays a role on my decision to buy them.
If you are looking for a well priced, nice sounding set of bookshelfs, look no further. These are simply cracking speakers for the money. I have the paired with a 40 year old Technics amp and a Rega P2 and they are perfectly matched. Bright but smooth sounds and surprisingly full bass. Very enjoyable listening and at the current Amazon price they cannot be beaten. Q Acoustics 3030s may be slightly in front in terms of clarity but they are more than twice the price in Australia so just can't compete. Just need to find some solid stands for the Elacs now.
Wow! I had a pair of KEF100’s and upgraded. And what an upgrade. On a budget you just can’t beat theses speakers, the sound is full. They did need warming in, at first listening the kefs were better but once’s worned in it was chalk and cheese, the elecs were a different league!
It’s the speaker that ticks all the boxes. Spent the last hour or so putting it through its paces and have come to the conclusion that all the glowing reviews from critics and users are not lying. Front ported design means it can sit up against a wall without distorting the bass which is great for a smaller space. Highly recommended if looking for a great budget speaker. Seriously good for the price.
These speakers shipped from US and arrived in Syd within 10 days. The price is much cheaper than buying from local. First impression, they are very heavy and solid built. They sound great and open too as expected. I replaced them for my 8 years old Q Acoustics 2020i, definitely more clear, more bass, more depth and better sound stage. A great buy from Amazon during COVID.
Bought these 'blind' following a number of online reviews. Decent build quality, quite heavy and a bit larger than the average bookshelf speaker (IMO), but soundwise they are excellent. For the price, very good speakers and a worthwhile purchase and an upgrade from my old Bose speakers!
Paired with an old Pioneer VSX521 the sound is stunning. Fantastic stereo imaging with music and solid bass for the size. In a bigger room I’d consider a subwoofer but these easily outperform cheap tower speakers on their own.