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Comparing Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2 and Klipsch RB-61 II

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Consumer Score
In comparison:
Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2 ranks #29 out of 75. It is in the top 10%.
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9.5
Amazing
Consumer Score
In comparison:
Klipsch RB-61 II ranks #5 out of 75. It is in the top 10%.
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10.0
Amazing
Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2: Buy | Customer Reviews
Klipsch RB-61 II: Buy | Customer Reviews

Experts prefer Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2 over Klipsch RB-61 II

On 2 Jun 2022 (1 month 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 (5 Oct 2021) Pitchfork (19 Nov 2020) and 2 others. Meanwhile, Klipsch RB-61 II 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
- £299
Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2
1
2
9
7
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5
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N/A N/A $349
Klipsch RB-61 II
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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 5 Oct 2021 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
    Rank Speakers
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    #9 out of 13 Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2
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  • On 15 Mar 2022 What Hi-Fi ranked Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2 as #7
    Rank Speakers Comment
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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
    Rank Speakers Comment
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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 RB-61 II 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 RB-61 II
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 RB-61 II, the pricier 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 9.3 (amazing). Both Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2 and Klipsch RB-61 II 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 #29 out of 75. It is in the top 10%.
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9.5
Amazing
Klipsch RB-61 II
In comparison:
Klipsch RB-61 II ranks #5 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





Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2 is more popular than Klipsch RB-61 II

It's fairly safe to say that Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2 are more popular speakers than Klipsch RB-61 II, based on their 600+ 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 RB-61 II often consider Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2, a pricier option.
Table: Top compared alternatives for Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2 and Klipsch RB-61 II
Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2 £299
In comparison:
Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2 ranks #29 out of 75. It is in the top 10%.
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9.5
Amazing
5 expert recommendations
Q Acoustics 3020 £119
In comparison:
Q Acoustics 3020 ranks #15 out of 75. It is in the top 10%.
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9.9
Amazing
No expert recommendations Cheaper
Kef Q150 £395
In comparison:
Kef Q150 ranks #27 out of 75. It is in the top 10%.
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9.6
Amazing
2 expert recommendations
Klipsch R-15M £393
In comparison:
Klipsch R-15M ranks #22 out of 75. It is in the top 10%.
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9.7
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 Jun 2022, while Klipsch RB-61 II 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
-
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1
1
8
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2
- £299
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
-
4
- Check price
Bowers & Wilkins 606 S2
3
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3
-
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 [4]

No critic scores
Total expert reviews: 4
  • with a score: 0
  • without a score: 4
Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2: Buy | Customer Reviews
Klipsch RB-61 II: Buy | Customer Reviews
From Seller:
  • Bookshelf Speaker 2 Way, bass reflex
  • Power Rating |musikbelastbarkeit: 50 W | 120 W
  • Frequency range (IEC 268 – 5): 42 – 20,000 Hz
  • Features: Tweeter: 1 x 25 mm dome | subwoofer: 3 x 130 mm cone, aramid fibre reinforced
  • 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
Very popular! 168K views!
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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 RB-61 II.
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
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General Info
Number of Speakers How many bookshelf speakers are included?
1
1
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
Two-Way
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Physical Features
Dimensions
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Weight

16 lbs
 

35 lbs
 
Indoor or Outdoor Use Can the speaker be used outdoors?
Indoor
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
Wooden
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
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
87 dB
95 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
44Hz – 35000Hz
45Hz-24KHz
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
No
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
400 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
No
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
6 Ohms
8 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
Yes
No
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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
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
Dome
Horn
Tweeter Size Diameter of the Tweeter
1 inches
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
1″ Cloth Dome
Titanium Linear Travel Suspension horn-loaded tweeter
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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
0 mids
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
1
Woofer Size Diameter of the woofer
6.5 inches
6.5 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
Aramid Fiber
Cerametallic cone woofer
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Controls
Remote Control Does the box include a remote?
No
No
Button Controls Control the speaker with buttons on the device.
None
None
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
No
No
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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
No
No
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
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
Yes
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
No
No
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
  • Dual binding posts
  • Bi-wire input
  • Bi-amp input
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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
No
No
Additional Features Any other features available.
New Woven Aramid-Fiber Woofer
Package includes 1 pair of side clamping mounts & mounting hardware
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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 quite a few popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Kanto Audio YU4 or Klipsch R-41PM .

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 £70 more expensive than the average speakers (£229).

Klipsch RB-61 II are a popular option on the higher end of the price range. They're in the top 3 bestselling speakers and have quite a few popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Klipsch R-41PM or Ruark Audio MR1 MKII .

Klipsch RB-61 II were released in 2010. There are dozens of newer speakers on the market. Show newer Speakers

Klipsch RB-61 II are £100 more expensive than the average speakers (£229).

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