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post #1 of 1265 Old 10-15-2015, 10:52 PM - Thread Starter
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Elac Owners Thread

Surprisingly there isn't an "official" thread for Elac speakers yet. Following the launch of the Debut line of speakers i thought that an Elac thread would be appropriate. I have just placed an order for a pair of B6 speakers and would like to hear from other owners. I have considered Wave Crest HVL-1,Chane A1rx-c, Dali Zensor 1, KEF Q 100 and Wharfedale Diamond 220 speakers. The ELAC speakers will be paired with the Panasonic SA-XR55 digital receiver - an interesting product in its own right.

Product specifications

http://elac.us/speakers/


CNET review of the B6 speakers


noaudiophile.com review of the B5 loudspeakers

Part-time audiophile: REVIEW: ELAC DEBUT B6 AND F5 LOUDSPEAKERS

Reference Home Theater ELAC B6 Speaker Review

CNET review of the F5 speakers

The under $300 Cheap Speaker Shootout (thorntonhifi.com)
Head to head comparison of nine speakers (including B5 and B6).

avtechreviews ELAC Debut B6 Bookshelf REVIEW


The Wirecutter "Best Bookshelf Speakers for Most People" review should be updated soon to include a test of the B6 speakers.
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Nice. Would love to hear your impressions of these vs the Kef Q100 and Dali Zensor 1. Especially about midrange resolution.
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I plan to purchase a pair of B6's for Christmas this year. Will most likely pair with an NAD c326bee with a Nuforce uDac-2se as my DAC (initially). Truly cannot wait to get my hands on a pair, and look forward to reading impressions in the meantime!
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The Wavecrest hvl-1 are all about midrange. I would monitor the Wirecutter "Best Bookshelf Speakers for Most People" review as they have rated highly both the Kef Q100 and the Dali Zensor 1 and they intend to review the new Elacs "as soon as possible". I did not audition either.
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The Wavecrest hvl-1 are all about midrange. I would monitor the Wirecutter "Best Bookshelf Speakers for Most People" review as they have rated highly both the Kef Q100 and the Dali Zensor 1 and they intend to review the new Elacs "as soon as possible". I did not audition either.
I would love to see that review when it comes. These speakers sound promising to low-budget audiophiles who want quality sound at an affordable price. I am considering a pair of B5's myself but they seem to be out of stock currently on amazon.com.

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I'm an owner, but not yet a receiver! When last checked, FedEx tells me that my speakers were in Clayton, IN at 11:10 last night. Unfortunately, after they arrive on Monday, I'm not going to be able to set them up at my vacation home for three weeks. Thus, they will sit, mocking me, boxed up in the basement. Eagerly anticipating other's reviews.

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Surprisingly there isn't an "official" thread for Elac speakers yet. Following the launch of the Debut line of speakers i thought that an Elac thread would be appropriate. I have just placed an order for a pair of B6 speakers and would like to hear from other owners. I have considered Wave Crest HVL-1,Chane A1rx-c, Dali Zensor 1, KEF Q 100 and Wharfedale Diamond 220 speakers. The ELAC speakers will be paired with the Panasonic SA-XR55 digital receiver - an interesting product in its own right.

Product specifications

http://elac.us/speakers/


CNET review of B6 speakers

http://www.cnet.com/products/elac-debut-b6/

The Wirecutter "Best Bookshelf Speakers for Most People" review should be updated soon to include a test of the B6 speakers.
Have you owned/auditioned all of those speakers that you listed, or were they just on your list?
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The ELAC speakers will be paired with the Panasonic SA-XR55 digital receiver - an interesting product in its own right.

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Should be an interesting match up. I own 2 of those great Panny receivers.

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Have you owned/auditioned all of those speakers that you listed, or were they just on your list?
No, I loathe returning items. I was also waiting for the B6 speakers to come out. My current main speakers are the now defunct Athena Technologies MK II's (a true "bargain" at the time). The Elac B6 will sit on piers next to the "last great plasma" the Samsung F8500. Calling these "bookshelf" is a bit of a stretch as the B6 are rather tall at 14". The piers are open on all sides and very tall and wide but the top shelf still has only about 1" clearance from the top of the speaker. My current subwoofer is the "Andrew Jones designed" Pioneer SW-8MK2 S. That's possibly the weakest link in the setup. The B6 supposedly roll off at 46 Hz while the sub is still useful down to 38 Hz... I am not sure I'm convinced myself but it'll be either speakers by themselves or with the Pioneer sub since I cannot accommodate anything more powerful.
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No, I loathe returning items. I was also waiting for the B6 speakers to come out. My current main speakers are the now defunct Athena Technologies MK II's (a true "bargain" at the time). The Elac B6 will sit on piers next to the "last great plasma" the Samsung F8500. Calling these "bookshelf" is a bit of a stretch as the B6 are rather tall at 14". The piers are open on all sides and very tall and wide but the top shelf still has only about 1" clearance from the top of the speaker. My current subwoofer is the "Andrew Jones designed" Pioneer SW-8MK2 S. That's possibly the weakest link in the setup. The B6 supposedly roll off at 46 Hz while the sub is still useful down to 38 Hz... I am not sure I'm convinced myself but it'll be either speakers by themselves or with the Pioneer sub since I cannot accommodate anything more powerful.
Just curious. I was looking at some of the same speakers. I still may try the Debuts, but I've already tried a few. I agree, returning stuff sucks.
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I just received shipping notification on a pair of the F5s. They'll be replacing the Pioneer Speakerbar SB23W (also designed by Andrew Jones) and will be paired with the Outlaw RR2150.
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I just received shipping notification on a pair of the F5s. They'll be replacing the Pioneer Speakerbar SB23W (also designed by Andrew Jones) and will be paired with the Outlaw RR2150.
Please give us an update once you get them hooked up. Would love to hear reviews on the towers.
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They arrived, at last!

Received my two F5s and one C5 earlier this week. I was order #90 . They sound great! Watched an episode of Doctor Who, streamed from Netflix in PCM surround audio. Lots of special effects sounds,as well as a musical soundtrack all handled well by the speakers. Have also listened to Phantom of the Opera on CD, as well as streamed classical, jazz, and Hawaiian music. Nice!

(I finally replaced my expensive, at the time, 46 year old AR-3a speakers. In today's 2015 dollars, my original $500 AR-3as would now be equivalent to $3419. That's inflation.)

Awaiting the S12EQ sub. I spoke with an ELAC rep today, learned the warehouse has just received the subs. Andrew wants to personally do some QC testing on samples of the EQ subs prior to giving his blessing and allowing them to be shipped out. Should be available on the ELAC website the end of next week.

Remember ELAC ships all their Debut Andrew Jones speakers at no cost to the customer.
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Received my two F5s and one C5 earlier this week. I was order #90 . They sound great! Watched an episode of Doctor Who, streamed from Netflix in PCM surround audio. Lots of special effects sounds,as well as a musical soundtrack all handled well by the speakers. Have also listened to Phantom of the Opera on CD, as well as streamed classical, jazz, and Hawaiian music. Nice!

(I finally replaced my expensive, at the time, 46 year old AR-3a speakers. In today's 2015 dollars, my original $500 AR-3as would now be equivalent to $3419. That's inflation.)

Awaiting the S12EQ sub. I spoke with an ELAC rep today, learned the warehouse has just received the subs. Andrew wants to personally do some QC testing on samples of the EQ subs prior to giving his blessing and allowing them to be shipped out. Should be available on the ELAC website the end of next week.

Remember ELAC ships all their Debut Andrew Jones speakers at no cost to the customer.
I am waiting on the 10EQ. I note that the iOS App is not at the App Store yet, or perhaps I just failed in my search. There is an ELAC sub App, but it refers to some different ELAC subs. Really looking foward to dialing in the new sub via an iPhone.

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I just received shipping notification on a pair of the F5s. They'll be replacing the Pioneer Speakerbar SB23W (also designed by Andrew Jones) and will be paired with the Outlaw RR2150.
When did you place your order? I am still waiting on my shipping notification (ordered yesterday). Fulfillment Status: Fulfilled is a bit puzzling.
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I am planning on getting these as well. Let me know how they turn out. thanks
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When did you place your order? I am still waiting on my shipping notification (ordered yesterday). Fulfillment Status: Fulfilled is a bit puzzling.
I placed my order on Tuesday. Will report back once I have everything setup.
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Audiohead has a few observations on the new Elac speakers.
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Keep me posted. I cant decided between the KEF Q100 and these. Otherwise I'm just going to throw my money at craigslist and try to find a deal used.
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Keep me posted. I cant decided between the KEF Q100 and these. Otherwise I'm just going to throw my money at craigslist and try to find a deal used.
Looking at the stats of both the Kef Q100 and the Elac B5, I would get the B5's. They have almost the same sensitivity but the B5's have a much better frequency response. You would also save $70.

Another option is to get the Elac B6 speakers for $280 which is $20 less than the Kef Q100. They have even better specs than the B5's.

Both of these Elac speakers look really good on paper. Now we just need a few people who are waiting for delivery to receive and review them to confirm their quality. Having been designed by Andrew Jones, I predict they will be a HUGE success for Elac and their new North American line.

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Looking at the stats of both the Kef Q100 and the Elac B5, I would get the B5's. They have almost the same sensitivity but the B5's have a much better frequency response. You would also save $70.

Another option is to get the Elac B6 speakers for $280 which is $20 less than the Kef Q100. They have even better specs than the B5's.

Both of these Elac speakers look really good on paper. Now we just need a few people who are waiting for delivery to receive and review them to confirm their quality. Having been designed by Andrew Jones, I predict they will be a HUGE success for Elac and their new North American line.
That is precisely it. There isnt anything backing them YET. I'm not a fan on guinea pigging.
On paper can help generate an idea, but really the specs mean nothing once you put it in an individuals acoustic environment. Maybe I'll hold off a week and just lurk. After reading around, it seems Andrew is definitely an audio celebrity and well respect, so I would assume his speaker to be great.
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The KEF speakers were $550 until a few days ago. Speaker specifications are loose pointers (like north/south) rather than indications of real world performance. The choice between the two speakers will likely be a matter of personal preference. Of course, that's not much comfort to online shoppers. I don't see the B6 blowing KEF out of the water though (or vice versa). As much as I like Steve Guttenberg I would like to see some other reviews of the B6. I will wait on my Elac order but it better ship soon.
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Received my first Elac shipment and set up my new B5's tonight, listening to them now.

So far, I'm enjoying them quite a bit! Very impressive, especially considering price/size. I also have F5's and an S10 on order that will be here on Monday and a C5 that is still in the box...

The B5's are currently connected to a Yamaha RX-V579 AVR, streaming airplay, stereo 2-channel mode. Not exactly high end electronics behind them, but perhaps more typical of how they will be used. I plan on also trying driven by an Emotiva Mini-X a-100, also with airplay (airport express) as source.

I want to try some A/B comparisons:[ B5 vs. F5 ], [ B5 vs. Vanatoo T1 ], [ F5 vs. Vandersteen 2c (just for fun) ].

Eventually, I plan on running the F5/C5/B5/S10 combo as a 5.1 home theater setup, possibly buying a second pair of B5's (or B6's?) for a separate streaming audio setup.

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Received my first Elac shipment and set up my new B5's tonight, listening to them now.

So far, I'm enjoying them quite a bit! Very impressive, especially considering price/size. I also have F5's and an S10 on order that will be here on Monday and a C5 that is still in the box...

The B5's are currently connected to a Yamaha RX-V579 AVR, streaming airplay, stereo 2-channel mode. Not exactly high end electronics behind them, but perhaps more typical of how they will be used. I plan on also trying driven by an Emotiva Mini-X a-100, also with airplay (airport express) as source.

I want to try some A/B comparisons:[ B5 vs. F5 ], [ B5 vs. Vanatoo T1 ], [ F5 vs. Vandersteen 2c (just for fun) ].

Eventually, I plan on running the F5/C5/B5/S10 combo as a 5.1 home theater setup, possibly buying a second pair of B5's (or B6's?) for a separate streaming audio setup.
Can you provide more feedback about the B5's? Maybe tell us what you find while listening to them. Try out several different types of music such as rock, blues, jazz etc. How do you find the base response out of the B5's? These are all questions inquiring minds want to know. LOL

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A couple of new owner reviews here and here.
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One guy is claiming he likes them more than the KEF Ls50.. thats interesting to say.
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A couple of new owner reviews here and here.
I have a pair of B5's on or back-order from Amazon. Should be interesting. I suspect they will be very respectable speakers. But it's a little depressing to see the comments about the need-for-break-in and the promise of superior performance from premium crossover parts set in so early. You should be able to judge the B5's and most any other speaker right out of the box, or at least with only 5-30 minutes of play time, and throwing more money on designer caps and coils won't make any difference. Just enjoy what's sent you, and be thankful that it didn't cost much.
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One guy is claiming he likes them more than the KEF Ls50.. thats interesting to say.

Well, that's not surprise at all. KEF LS50 are way ovverated.
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I have a pair of B5's on or back-order from Amazon. Should be interesting. I suspect they will be very respectable speakers. But it's a little depressing to see the comments about the need-for-break-in and the promise of superior performance from premium crossover parts set in so early. You should be able to judge the B5's and most any other speaker right out of the box, or at least with only 5-30 minutes of play time, and throwing more money on designer caps and coils won't make any difference. Just enjoy what's sent you, and be thankful that it didn't cost much.
Meh, it's Audiogon's forums - the home of some of the most laughable audio posting on the net. It won't be long before somebody recommends putting pennies on the corners and drawing lines on the drivers with a felt pen.
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