Comparing Dali Spektor 2 and Elac B5.2

Lowest price found: £228 Show listings
Lowest price found: £229 Show listings
Consumer Score
In comparison:
Dali Spektor 2 ranks #13 out of 75. It is in the top 10%.
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9.9
Amazing
Consumer Score
In comparison:
Elac B5.2 ranks #3 out of 75. It is in the top 10%.
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10.0
Amazing

Experts recommend Dali Spektor 2 more than Elac B5.2

As of 3 Aug 2022, experts prefer Dali Spektor 2 over Elac B5.2, but both Speakers have solid expert endorsements.

As per this month's meta ranking, Dali Spektor 2 received 3 recommendations: from What Hi-Fi (8 Jul 2022), T3 (20 Jun 2022) and Gear Patrol (7 Dec 2021). By contrast, Elac B5.2 received only 1 recommendation from What Hi-Fi (8 Jul 2022).

Rank Change Price Speakers
The Master Switch
SoundGuys
Pitchfork
What Hi-Fi
Rolling Stone
T3
Wirecutter
Max Your Home Time
Gear Patrol
HiConsumption
5
- £228
Dali Spektor 2
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-
5
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2
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-
11
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22
N/A £229
Elac B5.2
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2
-
-
-
-
-
-

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About our ranking methodology

Endorsement summary:

  • On 8 Jul 2022 What Hi-Fi ranked Elac B5.2 as #2 and Dali Spektor 2 as #5
    Rank Speakers Comment
    ... ... ...
    #2 out of 11 Elac B5.2
    Arguably the most capable budget standmounters we’ve heard.
    ... ... ...
    #5 out of 11 Dali Spektor 2
    Fine build,great sound and a bargain price.
    ... ... ...
  • On 20 Jun 2022 T3 ranked Dali Spektor 2 as #2
    Rank Speakers Comment
    ... ... ...
    #2 out of 7 Dali Spektor 2
    The best passive bookshelf speakers for most people
    ... ... ...
    Source: www.t3.com
  • On 7 Dec 2021 Gear Patrol ranked Dali Spektor 2 as #11
    Rank Speakers
    ... ...
    #11 out of 11 Dali Spektor 2

Verdict

After counting and adding up the 92 expert endorsements of the May rankings, Dali Spektor 2 outranks Elac B5.2. This is not to say that Elac B5.2 is a bad option. Like Dali Spektor 2, it is recommended by experts, but less.

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Customers like Elac B5.2 a bit 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.

Dali Spektor 2
Elac B5.2
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.

Elac B5.2, the pricier option, tends to get more favorable reviews than Dali Spektor 2.

As can be seen in the chart above, median best-selling speakers receives a consumer score of 9.3 (amazing). Both Dali Spektor 2 and Elac B5.2 receive customer reviews that average out above that median threshold.

Dali Spektor 2
In comparison:
Dali Spektor 2 ranks #13 out of 75. It is in the top 10%.
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9.9
Amazing
Elac B5.2
In comparison:
Elac B5.2 ranks #3 out of 75. It is in the top 10%.
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10.0
Amazing
Median best-selling Speakers
In comparison:
BIC America DV62si ranks #38 out of 75. It is in the top 10%.
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9.3
Amazing





Dali Spektor 2 is more popular than Elac B5.2

It's fairly safe to say that Dali Spektor 2 are more popular speakers than Elac B5.2, based on their 100+ reviews. Popularity is determined based on product sales. Note that older and cheaper products tend to sell more.


To consider

Customers who view Dali Spektor 2 and Elac B5.2 often consider Q Acoustics 3020i, a more popular, cheaper option.
Table: Top compared alternatives for Dali Spektor 2 and Elac B5.2
Q Acoustics 3020i £179
In comparison:
Q Acoustics 3020i ranks #2 out of 75. It is in the top 10%.
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10.0
Amazing
5 expert recommendations Cheaper More Popular
Dali Spektor 2 £228
In comparison:
Dali Spektor 2 ranks #13 out of 75. It is in the top 10%.
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9.9
Amazing
3 expert recommendations
Micca MB42 £190
In comparison:
Micca MB42 ranks #40 out of 75. It is in the top 10%.
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9.3
Amazing
No expert recommendations Cheaper More Popular
Sonos One £229
In comparison:
Sonos One ranks #53 out of 75. It is in the top 10%.
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8.7
Great
No expert recommendations More Popular
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Critic Consensus Common points from expert reviews summarized.
As can be seen below, Dali Spektor 2 is mentioned by key experts in Aug 2022, while Elac B5.2 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
- £179
Q Acoustics 3020i
5
-
7
-
-
-
1
1
8
-
2
- £299
Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2
1
2
9
7
-
-
-
5
-
-
3
- Check price
Kef LS50
10
-
-
1
-
7
-
-
2
-
4
- Check price
Bowers & Wilkins 606 S2
3
-
-
3
-
5
-
-
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]

100
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
100
Lowest score by TechHive
98

Score distribution:

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

Expert reviews [5]

96
Total expert reviews: 5
  • with a score: 2
  • without a score: 3
Highest score by What Hi-Fi
100
Average score based on 5 reviews
96
Lowest score by iiwireviews.com
93

Score distribution:

80-100
60-80
40-60
20-40
0-20
From Seller:
  • Eliminated the need for frequency correction within the crossovers
  • Will accommodate most amplifiers within the same price category
  • Ideal for wall-mounting, shelf-mounting or stand-mounting
  • Will integrate seamlessly within any Hi-Fi system
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From Seller:
  • Easy-to-drive 6-Ohm nominal impedance - Compatible with nearly all AV receivers and stereo amplifiers
  • 5-1/4" woven aramid fiber bass driver and 1" soft-dome tweeter delivers deep impactful bass and smooth extended highs for both movies and music.
  • Read more
Video Reviews Most popular unboxing/review videos.
Dali Spektor 2 Bookshelf Speakers Review and Demonstration
Popular! 52K views!
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Dali Spektor 2 Review: Great sound for a Modest Price
Review by HiFi Turtle
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🎧 #ReviewerSeat no.9 "REVIEW - DALI : SPEKTOR 2"
Review by AV Tech Guide
Popular! 23K views!
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No video reviews linked yet for Elac B5.2.
From Manufacturer Manufacturer-provided product description, urls and documents.
EAN Numbers: 5703120109015
Model Numbers: 5703120109053
EAN Numbers: 0858552007073
UPC Numbers: 858552007073
Model Numbers: DB52-BK
General Info
Number of Speakers How many bookshelf speakers are included?
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2
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
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Two-Way
Physical Features
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Weight
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13 lbs
 
Indoor or Outdoor Use Can the speaker be used outdoors?
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Indoor
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
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Fiberboard
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
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Bass Reflex
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
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86 dB
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
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46 to 35,000 Hz
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
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Yes
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
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120 Watts
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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No
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
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6 Ohms
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
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Yes
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
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1
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
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Dome
Tweeter Size Diameter of the Tweeter
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1 inches
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
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Cloth Dome
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
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1
Woofer Size Diameter of the woofer
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5.2 inches
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
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Woven aramid-fiber cone with oversized magnet and vented pole piece
Controls
Remote Control Does the box include a remote?
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No
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
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No
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
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Yes
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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Yes
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
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Speaker wire
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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Yes
Additional Features Any other features available.
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Black Ash vinyl
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Dali Spektor 2 are a popular option in the middle of the speakers price range. They're in the top 3 bestselling speakers and have dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Sonos One or Q Acoustics Concept 20 .

Dali Spektor 2 are £41.99 cheaper than the average speakers (£269.99).

Elac B5.2 are a popular option in the middle of the speakers price range. They're in the top 3 bestselling speakers and have dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Sonos One or Q Acoustics Concept 20 .

Elac B5.2 are £40.99 cheaper than the average speakers (£269.99).

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