Comparing Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2 and Klipsch R-51M

Lowest price found: C$399 Show listings
Lowest price found: C$319 Show listings
Consumer Score
In comparison:
Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2 ranks #25 out of 92. It is in the top 10%.
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9.4
Amazing
Consumer Score
In comparison:
Klipsch R-51M ranks #6 out of 92. It is in the top 10%.
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10.0
Amazing
Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2: Buy | Customer Reviews
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Experts prefer Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2 over Klipsch R-51M

On 4 Oct 2022 (3 days ago) we went through 92 Speakers expert endorsements .

Currently, Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2 received 5 endorsements from The Master Switch (19 Jan 2022), SoundGuys (16 Sep 2022) Pitchfork (19 Nov 2020) and 2 others. Meanwhile, Klipsch R-51M did not receive any endorsements this month.

Rank Change Price Speakers
The Master Switch
SoundGuys
Pitchfork
What Hi-Fi
Rolling Stone
T3
Wirecutter
Max Your Home Time
Gear Patrol
HiConsumption
2
- C$399
Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2
1
2
9
7
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5
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N/A N/A $249
Klipsch R-51M
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About our ranking methodology

Endorsement summary:

  • On 19 Jan 2022 The Master Switch ranked Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2 as #1
    Rank Speakers Comment
    #1 out of 18 Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2
    Best Overall Bookshelf Speakers
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  • On 16 Sep 2022 SoundGuys ranked Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2 as #2
    Rank Speakers Comment
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    #2 out of 5 Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2
    Best design
    ... ... ...
  • On 19 Nov 2020 Pitchfork ranked Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2 as #9
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    #9 out of 13 Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2
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  • On 14 Sep 2022 What Hi-Fi ranked Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2 as #7
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    #7 out of 11 Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2
    A mature and understated pair of speakers.
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  • Max Your Home Time ranked Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2 as #5
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    #5 out of 10 Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2
    Runner-Up Bookshelf Speakers Under 300
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Customers like Klipsch R-51M somewhat more

At ReviewFinder we prefer to focus on professional product reviews, because customer reviews can be disproportionately affected by unrelated factors such as delivery, specific seller listing problems, and, of course, fake reviews. With that said, below is the summary of consumer sentiment.

Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2
Klipsch R-51M
Consumer score (CS) is a normalized computed representation of customers' sentiment towards a product.
CS of 10 is similar to a 4.8 star review, CS of 0 is similar to a 2 star review.

Klipsch R-51M, the cheaper option, tends to get more favorable reviews than Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2.

As can be seen in the chart above, median best-selling speakers receives a consumer score of 9.1 (great). Both Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2 and Klipsch R-51M receive customer reviews that average out above that median threshold.

Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2
In comparison:
Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2 ranks #25 out of 92. It is in the top 10%.
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9.4
Amazing
Klipsch R-51M
In comparison:
Klipsch R-51M ranks #6 out of 92. It is in the top 10%.
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10.0
Amazing
Median best-selling Speakers
In comparison:
Sonos One SL ranks #47 out of 92. It is in the top 10%.
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9.1
Great





Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2 is more popular than Klipsch R-51M

It's fairly safe to say that Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2 are more popular speakers than Klipsch R-51M, based on their 1,000+ reviews. Popularity is determined based on product sales. Note that older and cheaper products tend to sell more.


To consider

Customers who view Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2 and Klipsch R-51M often consider Klipsch RB-51 II, a pricier option.
Table: Top compared alternatives for Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2 and Klipsch R-51M
Klipsch RB-51 II C$393
In comparison:
Klipsch RB-51 II ranks #7 out of 92. It is in the top 10%.
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10.0
Amazing
No expert recommendations
BIC America DV62si C$371
In comparison:
BIC America DV62si ranks #19 out of 92. It is in the top 10%.
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9.6
Amazing
No expert recommendations
Edifier R2000DB C$430
In comparison:
Edifier R2000DB ranks #36 out of 92. It is in the top 10%.
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9.1
Great
No expert recommendations More Popular
Sony SSCS5 C$328
In comparison:
Sony SSCS5 ranks #22 out of 92. It is in the top 10%.
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9.6
Amazing
No expert recommendations More Popular
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Critic Consensus Common points from expert reviews summarized.
As can be seen below, Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2 is mentioned by key experts in Oct 2022, while Klipsch R-51M is not.
Rank Change Price Speakers
The Master Switch
SoundGuys
Pitchfork
What Hi-Fi
Rolling Stone
T3
Wirecutter
Max Your Home Time
Gear Patrol
HiConsumption
1
- Check price
Q Acoustics 3020i
5
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7
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1
1
8
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2
- C$399
Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2
1
2
9
7
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5
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3
- Check price
Kef LS50
10
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1
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7
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2
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4
- Check price
Bowers & Wilkins 606 S2
3
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3
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5
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6
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Expert Reviews There are people on the Internet whose job is to review products. Below are their opinions.

Expert reviews [9]

94
Total expert reviews: 9
  • with a score: 4
  • without a score: 5
Highest score by What Hi-Fi
100
Average score based on 9 reviews
94
Lowest score by Sound Manual
90

Score distribution:

80-100
60-80
40-60
20-40
0-20

Expert reviews [3]

85
Total expert reviews: 3
  • with a score: 2
  • without a score: 1
Highest score by Hifiheadphones
90
Average score based on 3 reviews
85
Lowest score by CNET
80

Score distribution:

80-100
60-80
40-60
20-40
0-20
Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2: Buy | Customer Reviews
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From Seller:
  • New tweeter with Wide-dispersion waveguide
  • New Woven Aramid-Fiber woofer. Sensitivity: 87db at 2.83v/1m
  • New cabinets for easier placement.Crossover Frequency: 2200Hz
  • Frequency Response: 44Hz – 35000Hz
  • Nominal Impedance- 6 Ohms. Max Power Input- 120 Watts
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From Seller:
  • 1" Aluminum LTS tweeters
  • 90x90 Square Tractrix Horns
  • Dual 5.25" Spun-Copper IMG Woofers
  • Bass-Reflex via Rear-Firing Port
  • Dimensions: 13.3" x 7" x 8.5"
  • Read more
Video Reviews Most popular unboxing/review videos.
ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2 Bookshelf Speakers Review
Review by Neal Anderson
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Review! The ELAC B6.2 (Debut 2.0) loudspeaker.
Review by Zero Fidelity
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ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2 and Home Theater Speaker Basics
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No video reviews linked yet for Klipsch R-51M.
From Manufacturer Manufacturer-provided product description, urls and documents.
EAN Numbers: 0723548563461, 0853720006018, 0858552007080, 4011822319214, 4011822891314
UPC Numbers: 723548563461, 853720006018, 858552007080
Model Numbers: DB61-BK, DB62-BK
EAN Numbers: 0743878035520
Model Numbers: 1065839, R-51M
UPC Numbers: 743878035520
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General Info
Number of Speakers How many bookshelf speakers are included?
1
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Speaker Design The primary components of a bookshelf speaker are “drivers,” which are the cones that actually create the sound. These cones come in three types: tweeters, midranges (sometimes called mids), and woofe ... Show more
Two-Way
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Physical Features
Dimensions
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Weight

16 lbs
 
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Indoor or Outdoor Use Can the speaker be used outdoors?
Indoor
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Cabinet
Cabinet Material The cabinet refers to the portion that surrounds and holds all of the speaker elements together - the speaker box, if you will. The most common material is wood, but you’ll also find plastic, fiberboa ... Show more
Fiberboard
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Enclosure Type The type of enclosure, or cabinet, plays a key role in determining the focus of your sound. Do you prefer accurate bass or loud bass? There are two main types: acoustic suspension and bass reflex. Aco ... Show more
Bass Reflex
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Sound Quality and Power
Sensitivity Measured in decibels, or dB, sensitivity measures a speaker’s ability to convert power to volume. Lower sensitivity speakers require more power from the amplifier to achieve higher volumes. Higher sen ... Show more
87 dB
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Frequency Response Range Given as a range in Hertz (Hz), the frequency response is a measurement of the range of sound a speaker can produce. For reference, the human ear can hear a frequency range of 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz (shor ... Show more
44Hz – 35000Hz
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Magnetically Shielded When sound is played through a speaker, an electromagnet is activated using the power from the amplifier to bring the driver forward, and another magnet pulls the driver back. This causes the driver t ... Show more
Yes
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Peak Power Power handling, or peak power, is the highest wattage a speaker can accept from an amplifier before it burns out or becomes damaged. This number is given in watts. It’s recorded by measuring how loud ... Show more
120 Watts
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Powered Speaker What you may not know about bookshelf speakers is that they don’t always work straight out of the box. To power the speakers, you often need a receiver and an amplifier. Amplifiers power the signal th ... Show more
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Impedance Impedance is a key electrical measurement, provided in ohms. This number describes the electrical resistance provided by the speaker to the power signal sent by your amplifier. A common analogy used f ... Show more
6 Ohms
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High Resolution Audio More and more, musicians and streaming services are offering high-resolution audio playback for music files. Like a TV, your speaker has to be high-res capable to play these high-res files. True audio ... Show more
Yes
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Tweeters

Tweeters produce the highest frequencies in sound, typically anything above 2,000 Hz. Usually located at the top of the speaker, tweeters come in different shapes (detailed below) and sizes. Generally speaking, the size of the tweeter is not as important as the shape. But, for some guidance, consider that a larger tweeter (measured by diameter in inches or millimeters) will likely be louder and able to disperse sound over a larger area.

Number of Tweeters
1
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Tweeter Type Tweeters produce the highest frequencies in sound, typically anything above 2,000 Hz. Usually located at the top of the speaker, tweeters come in different shapes (detailed below) and sizes. Generally ... Show more
Dome
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Tweeter Size Diameter of the Tweeter
1 inches
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Tweeter Material In addition to the shape of the tweeter, the material has a big impact on the type of sound emitted. The two most popular materials are metals (aluminum, titanium, etc.) and soft textiles (silk, cloth ... Show more
1″ Cloth Dome
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Midranges

Speakers with midrange drivers (i.e., at least three-way speakers) have a distinct advantage over two-way speakers. Adding a midrange driver to the mix allows tweeters and woofers to focus on the sound waves they’re best equipped to produce—high tones and low tones respectively. More specific and focused drivers means more accurate, robust sound. Compared to the other drivers, midranges cover sounds, not surprisingly, in the middle of high/treble and low/bass tones. The human voice and most instruments fall into this range. For more sophisticated listeners, or for those who truly want the best sound reproduction, a midrange driver is crucial.

Number of Midranges
0 mids
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Woofers

The woofer is the driver that is responsible for low frequency sounds and bass - crucial for well-rounded, booming sound. It is the biggest driver in size, and is usually shaped like a cone. When reviewing different bookshelf speakers, you will often see a measurement in the product name, starting as low as 4” and ranging to 6 ½” or more. This measurement refers to the diameter of the woofer. A general rule of thumb is a bigger woofer means louder, more powerful bass. But, as with any speaker metric, this number alone doesn’t describe the loudness of the speaker and should be taken into consideration with other measurements such as sensitivity, which describes the loudness of a speaker per watt.

Number of Woofers
1
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Woofer Size Diameter of the woofer
6.5 inches
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Woofer Material Woofers are built with a variety of materials, such as paper, plastic, polypropylene, Kevlar, or metal. Some are even made with more unique materials like wood. They key to quality in a woofer materia ... Show more
Aramid Fiber
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Controls
Remote Control Does the box include a remote?
No
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Button Controls Control the speaker with buttons on the device.
None
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App/Smartphone Control If the bookshelf speaker is Wi-Fi or Bluetooth-enabled (or both), you’ll likely be able to control the output through your smartphone or other device. Sometimes, this capability comes with the caveat ... Show more
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Connections
Wi-Fi Enabled Speakers with Wi-Fi connectivity connect directly to your home Wi-Fi network to stream audio from your devices—smartphone, tablet, laptop, etc. This may require an app from the brand, such as Yamaha’s ... Show more
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Bluetooth Enabled Speakers with built-in Bluetooth allow you to stream audio content directly from device (e.g., smartphone, tablet, laptop) on the speakers. This feature behaves just like any other Bluetooth-enabled d ... Show more
No
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Wired Connections or Wireless Not to be confused with Wi-Fi-enabled speakers, wireless speaker set ups do not require a speaker wire or direct lines to other speakers and the AV receiver. Typically, these speakers require a wirele ... Show more
Yes
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Speaker Wire Included Speaker wire is the connection used between speakers, amplifiers and receivers. This is a special type of wire that makes an electrical connection and transmits sound signals. You will only use this t ... Show more
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Other Connections Bookshelf speakers commonly come with speaker wire inputs/outputs to connect your speaker to an AV receiver, which transmits the sound from your TV. In some cases, speakers may come with additional in ... Show more
Speaker wire
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Additional Info
ENERGY STAR Certified For the environmentally conscious, choosing an “ENERGY STAR Certified” speaker may be important to you. Technology devices with this label are required to meet certain industry standards as it relates ... Show more
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Additional Features Any other features available.
New Woven Aramid-Fiber Woofer
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Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2 are a very popular option on the higher end of the price range. They're in the top 3 bestselling speakers and have don't have many popular alternatives in the same price range.

Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2 were released in 2019. There are a couple newer speakers on the market. Show newer Speakers

Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2 are C$80 more expensive than the average speakers (C$319).

Klipsch R-51M are a popular option in the middle of the speakers price range. They're in the top 3 bestselling speakers and have don't have many popular alternatives in the same price range.

Klipsch R-51M price is roughly the same as the price of average speakers (C$319).

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