The ELAC Debut Series Speakers Are Fancy, But (Reasonably) Affordable

ELAC is aiming for the best of both worlds with its Debut speakers launching in Australia today, with a design by famous engineer Andrew Jones and a price tag starting at $499.

Originating in Germany and designed in Southern California, the Debut range of bookshelf and floor-standing speakers and subwoofers hope to bring high-end audio to the mainstream market, at a "very affordable" price point.

"ELAC Debut series delivers superior performance thanks to custom made key components, with no off-the-shelf parts," says Jones. "Unlike many more expensive speakers that mix parts-bin drivers, bare-bones crossovers and generic cabinets — every ELAC speaker is built from a clean-sheet design."

Philip Sawyer, Managing Director at Synergy Audio Visual says the range will challenge consumers' expectations about affordable loudspeakers. "With a distinct look, unparalleled performance that rivals speakers which cost thousands of dollars more, high-end audio is no longer just for the audiophiles," Sayer states.

The Debut speakers aim to deliver incredibly accurate life-like sound from a compact enclosure. Made from lightweight, weather-resistant aramid fibre, each speaker is custom made to control sound dispersion and minimise vibrations, meaning complex movie and music soundtracks sound incredible.

Offering quality audio performance at your fingertips, the ELAC Debut series' woofers feature a unique BASH Amplifier that outputs the right amount of voltage power required for dynamic sounding movie and music, and intelligently detects audio signals to help conserve energy with an auto power on/off.

Combining old and new technology, the ELAC Debut subwoofers are easily controlled from any smartphone via Bluetooth and AutoEQ app for iOS and Android, which automatically adjusts the woofers' EQ to suite the room's unique characteristics.

The ELAC Debut range includes:

Debut B5 Bookshelf Speaker, $499

Winning The Absolute Sound Product of the Year, with an exceptional size to performance ratio and the best value in the world of affordable speakers, the Debut B5 offers sound that promises to surpass speakers costing many times more.

• 120-watt power input • 5.25-inch woven aramid fibre woofer for a smoother, extended frequency response • Custom made tweeter and bass driver for exceptional audio experience • Custom designed tweeter waveguide to improve directivity control and shield from sound deflection • 20cm (W) X 32.4cm (H) x 22.2cm (D)

Debut B6 Bookshelf Speaker, $649

Taking the B5 sound profile, the Debut B6 adds extra bass and dynamic range, offering critical music listeners a superb bookshelf speaker that packs real performance and punch.

• 120-watt power input • 6.5-inch woven aramid fibre woofer for a smoother, extended frequency response • Custom made tweeter and bass driver for an exceptional audio experience • 21.6cm (W) x 35.6cm (H) x 25.4cm (D)

Debut C5 Centre Channel Speaker, $399

As an addition to a full-blown surround sound system, the Debut C5 paints a majestic sonic picture, making movie soundtracks and music come alive with a realism ordinarily reserved for systems costing significantly more.

• 120-watt power input • 2 x 5.25-inch woven aramid fibre woofers for a smoother extended frequency • Braced MDF cabinet that helps minimise unwanted vibrations that can discolour music/movie content • 47.6cm (W) x 20cm (H) x 22.2cm (D)

Debut S10 Subwoofer, $549

Thanks to plenty of power and when added to your main speaker, the Debut S10 delivers exceptional bass and rock solid low frequencies that brings music to life with the weight and presence of a live performance.

• 200-watt peak power • Custom made 10-inch driver that delivers quality and quantity of bass, ideal to reproduce demanding movie soundtracks and music • BASH Amplifier for efficiency to deliver correct amount of voltage power needed for dynamic audio • Auto Power on/off to conserve energy • 34.4cm (W) x 34.3 (H) x 34.3cm (D)

Debut S10EQ Subwoofer, $899

Creating awesome low frequencies and a stunning sense of realism, and operated via advanced Bluetooth and controlled with the AutoEQ app, the Debut S10EQ can be easily controlled from any iOS or Android smartphone.

• 400-watt peak power • Control via ELAC SubEQ app for iOS and Android, where EQ is automatically adjusted to the room's unique characteristics • Custom made 10-inch long-throw driver provides quality and quantity of bass, ideal to reproduce demanding movie soundtracks and music • BASH® Amplifier for efficiency to deliver correct amount of voltage power needed for dynamic audio • Auto Power on/off to conserve energy • 34.4cm (W) x 34.3 (H) x 34.3cm (D)

Debut S12EQ Subwoofer, $1,299

Delivering a colossal amount of power and ground-shaking bass, the Debut S12EQ offers Bluetooth connectivity and control via the AutoEQ app, offering simple operation and expert sound.

• 1,000-watt peak power • Control via ELAC SubEQ app for iOS and Android, where EQ is automatically adjusted to the room’s unique characteristics • Custom made 12-inch long-throw driver that delivers quality and quantity of bass, ideal to reproduce demanding movie soundtracks and music • Braced MDF cabinet to minimise unwanted vibrations that can discolour music or movie content • BASH® Amplifier for efficiency to deliver correct amount of voltage power needed for dynamic audio • Auto Power on/off to conserve energy • 43.2cm (W) x 43.2cm (H) x 43.2cm (D)

Debut F5 Floorstanding Loudspeaker, $1,299

The Debut F5 is a full-range sound system that when coupled with a Debut subwoofer, offers a serious, full-range system, delivering sound that's in the big league.

• 140-watt power input • 3 x 5.25-inch woven aramid fibre woofer for smoother, extended frequency response • Braced Sectioned MDF cabinet to minimise unwanted vibrations that can discolour music/movie content • Custom made tweeter, bass and components to ensure a smooth transition between left and right and control of sound deflection • 20cm (W) x 96.5cm (H) x 22.2cm (D)

F6 Floorstanding Loudspeaker, $1,699

With thanks to quality components, superior engineering and the combination of advanced drivers, the Debut F6 offers sound that rivals speakers costing much more.

• 150-watt peak power • 2 x 6.5-inch woven aramid-woofers for a smoother extended frequency • Braced Sectioned MDF cabinet to minimise unwanted vibrations that can discolour music/movie content • 109.2cm (H) x 21.6cm (W) x 25.4 (D)

Debut A4 Atmos, $499

When added to the top of your bookshelf or floorstanding speakers, the Debut A4 adds height dimension to your home theatre system, thanks Dolby Atmos technology.

• 80-watt power input • 4-inch woven aramid fibre cone with oversized magnet for a smoother extended frequency response • Custom made concentric driver for better directive control of sound • 20cm (W) x 12.3 cm (H) x 22.2 cm (D)

You can pick up the range from today.

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