How To Decide Between The ELAC B5 and the ELAC B6 ?
For smaller rooms or if loudspeakers shouldn’t be so much in the field of vision, it is worth taking a look at the more compact bookshelf speakers. With the B5 and B6 , ELAC has two models to choose from, which like all Debut 2.0 loudspeakers also have a black cover. As these models are so similar, we want to compare ELAC b5 vs b6 and see their differences:
In the ELAC B5 vs B6 discussion, the differences between B5 and B6 is that B5 is cheaper, slightly smaller, lighter, and has a lower sensitivity. Therefore, considering the price analysis and product specifications, the ELAC B5 is a more efficient option.
ELAC B5 is the recommended option currently that both products are discontinued. The B5 is about forty dollars cheaper, it is lighter and has an improved midrange and clarity as the 5.25″ driver is not beaming at the crossover, unlike the 6.5″ in the B6 that is well into its crossover causing soundstage issues.
ELAC B5 vs B6: Table With Their Specifications
A notable difference between ELAC B5 and B6 is their different sensitivity. Furthermore, the ELAC B6 is larger and much heavier.
|SPECIFICATION||ELAC B5||ELAC B6|
|PRICE||About 150 dollars||About 200 dollars|
|SPEAKER TYPE||2-way, bass reflex||2-way, bass reflex|
|FREQUENCY RESPONSE||46 to 35,000 Hz||44 to 35,000 Hz|
|NOMINAL IMPEDANCE||6 Ω||6 Ω|
|SENSITIVITY||86 dB at 2.83 v/1m||87 dB at 2.83 v/1m|
|CROSSOVER FREQUENCY||2,200 Hz||2,200 Hz|
|MAXIMUM POWER INPUT||120 Watts||120 Watts|
|TWEETER||1-inch cloth dome||1-inch cloth dome|
|WOOFER||5.25-inch woven aramid-fiber|
|6.25-inch woven aramid-fiber|
|CABINET||rated MDF||rated MDF|
|CABINET FINISH||Black Ash Vinyl||Black Ash Vinyl|
|PORT||Dual flared||Dual flared|
|BINDING POSTS||5-way metal||5-way metal|
|WIDTH||7.09 in / 180 mm||7.69 in / 195 mm|
|HEIGHT||13.43 in / 341 mm||14.76 in / 375 mm|
|DEPTH||9.21 in / 234 mm||10.55 in / 268 mm|
|WEIGHT||13.0 lb / 5.9 kg||16.3 lb / 7.4 kg|
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