Product Comparison: Elac B5 vs Elac B6


General Specifications
Brand
Elac
Elac
Model
B5
B6
Origin
China
China
About the Product
Does the Debut B5 change the game for bookshelf speakers? Absolutely. It's not just its size-to-performance ratio that sets a new standard. The B5 may be the best value in the world of affordable speakers, with sound that surpasses speakers costing many times more.
The Debut B6 takes the incredible B5 sound profile and adds an extra dollop of bass and dynamic range, making this 2-way, bass-reflex design a stand-out choice for multi-channel systems and critical music listeners seeking a superb bookshelf speaker that packs real performance and punch.
Key Specs
Power RMS
50 watts
50 watts
Sensitivity
85 dB
87 dB
Impedance
6 ohms
6 ohms
What customers say about "Key Specs"
 
Elac B6 Debut Series 6.5" Bookshelf Speakers by Andrew Jones
  • Outstanding sound for the money. You could spend a lot more for a lot less
  • Output was too good with Deep Tight bass and its imaging was good. Tested them with Tamil & English albums they are sounding good.
  • Excellent sounding, clear highs and surprisingly good lows. Will buy another set for height speakers. Very happy about my purchase.
  • Excellent sound quality just got them but really add to the surround sound.
  • Affordable price. Versatile. Clear, full sound.
Size & Weight
Height
12.75 in.
14 in.
Width
7.87 in.
8.5 in.
Depth
8.75 in.
10 in.
Weight
11.5 lbs.
14.3 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Elac B5 Debut Series 5.25" Bookshelf Speakers by Andrew Jones (Pair)
  • The biggest difference is the weight and solidity of the cabinet, plus the Wharfedale is rounded and just has a more expensive look and feel to it.
  • I am surprised by the nice feel of bass these little monsters pump out.
  • These are fantastic little speakers. They sound great, have excellent bass for bookshelf speakers and now paired with an ELAC sub, they are even more amazing.
  • For the price these little guys are pretty amazing. Very happy!
  • These small little guys pack a punch. I tend to watch a lot of sports and movies so these really come in handy for me.
Elac B6 Debut Series 6.5" Bookshelf Speakers by Andrew Jones
  • IMHO, Elac has itself a legit winner with these speakers and they definetly punch above they're weight class.
  • The speaker build quality is top notch for the price, in fact it's amazing to get this quality at the cost. The weight of the speaker is pretty heavy due to the large magnet on the bass/mid driver.
  • These things are large (seriously get a ruler/tape measure and draw the dimensions) but they are INCREDIBLE.
  • I also placed these on stands to place them at listening height from my chair, this was an improvement over sitting on a carpeted floor. I found these ELACs to give a nice broad soundstage and have no obvious flaws.
  • The imaging seems pretty accurate (in placement and depth) and the sound stage is pretty wide.
Audio
Peak Power
120 watts
120 watts
Min. Frequency Response
46 Hz
44 Hz
Max. Frequency Response
20 kHz
20 kHz
Tweeter Size
1 in.
1 in.
Woofer Size
5.25 in.
6.5 in.
What customers say about "Audio"
Elac B5 Debut Series 5.25" Bookshelf Speakers by Andrew Jones (Pair)
  • Midrange is very clear, and soundstage is very good. Recommedned!
  • This speaker sounds incredible. Never mind incredible for the price. Bought them as a second set of speakers to be driven from my audio system.
  • In order to properly evaluate them, I used them as my front speakers for a short period of time and cranked up the volume. They sound awesome.
  • Awesome quality and Sound. You will not be disappointed.
  • The mids are the best I've heard on any speaker. Voices come out sounding like the person is singing in the room.
Elac B6 Debut Series 6.5" Bookshelf Speakers by Andrew Jones
  • Excellent sounding, clear highs and surprisingly good lows. Will buy another set for height speakers. Very happy about my purchase.
  • These are really good speakers but not phenomenal as some have said. However, at the price, pretty amazing! I paired them with a 10" klipsch sub and the sound is super smooth and pretty full.
  • The B6's offer outstanding performance for the price and prove that Andrew Jones knows that good speakers don't have to cost thousands of dollars a piece.
  • Crisp and powerful bass. Aesthetically pleasing.
  • I'm not an audiophile by any means, so these seemed like great value for entry-level bookshelf speakers. They sound fantastic to me, with good range.
Features
Color
Black
Black
Tweeter Material
Cloth Dome
Silk
Woofer Material
Woven aramid-fiber cone
Aramid-fiber
Extras
Custom Drivers, Deep-Spheroid Custom Waveguide, Intricate Crossover
Gold Plated 5-Way Binding Posts, Dual Flared Vent, Sophisticated Crossover
What customers say about "Features"
Elac B5 Debut Series 5.25" Bookshelf Speakers by Andrew Jones (Pair)
  • Can't beat these for the price they are made very well with quality materials.
  • I actually like the look of them, and the finish matches my Klipsch Subwoofer perfectly, which is a nice bonus.
  • The speakers image well, have excellent bass response and dynamics, can play plenty loud and are very solidly and attractively built for a great price.
  • They feel and look solidly built. They have the look of a pricier speaker.
  • I think the build quality and feel/looks/etc for this price point are fantastic.
Elac B6 Debut Series 6.5" Bookshelf Speakers by Andrew Jones
  • All of that being said, the finish on these speakers is garbage. The vinyl wrapped brushed finish scratches if you look at the wrong way and one of my speakers arrived with a noticeable dent on one of the edges.
  • Excellent sounding, clear highs and surprisingly good lows. Will buy another set for height speakers. Very happy about my purchase.
  • They are in a very large (800 sq ft) living room and fill the space adequately. I replaced Polk rti 8s with these and prefer the elacs. They work well across all genres of music without needing adjustments to bass/treble/sub (unlike the 8s).
  • Outstanding sound for the money. You could spend a lot more for a lot less
  • The vinyl wrap is very delicate and can scratch easily, handle them gently.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
3 year(s)
3 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
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