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Elac Debut Reference DBR-62 Speaker Review

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Great review and highly relevant too. The gear is easily available, affordable and if it hasn't been yet, will be reviewed by many others allowing the measurements here to stand out and either confirm or conflict with subjective opinions.

Considering the mess this world is in, we might not have to wait long for a sale.
 

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Coaxial drivers have their own merits.
In fact, two way systems even with proper room treatment still have a big issue: they force you to be with tweeter at ear level to enjoy that pretty nice frequency response we see in measurements..pros and cons

I do notice that the drivers appear to placed as close together as possible to the degree of having to cut out part of the woofer' trim piece.
 

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I do notice that the drivers appear to placed as close together as possible to the degree of having to cut out part of the woofer' trim piece.
That doesn't really replicate a coaxial as you can see from the vertical off axis response.
 

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A comparison with the Buchardt S400 would be really interesting. Wide versus narrow dispersion.
 
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A comparison with the Buchardt S400 would be really interesting. Wide versus narrow dispersion.
The S400 finally arrived so I can do that.
 

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I have added the Elac Debut Reference DBR-62 to Loudspeaker Explorer where it can be compared to other speakers.

Good consistency within the listening window, though I would make extra sure the speaker is at ear height:

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That doesn't really replicate a coaxial as you can see from the vertical off axis response.
And also temporally..in fact, as a consequence, they won’t be aligned in time..a square wave, just to say, will be ok at ear level but will be smeared just slightly off axis..I asked once Sean Olive, but he says there are not evidences of people being able to detect group delays...
 
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That doesn't really replicate a coaxial as you can see from the vertical off axis response.

No I don't think it can replicate a coaxial, but it does make it more of a point source. I have pair of Infinity Kappa center speakers with a similar design and the Infinity Primus series also use that overlap.
 

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Loved seeing this reviewed. Of all the rooms I visited at the Toronto audio show, the one with these playing was the one that stuck with me. I asked the rep in the room what the price was, and thought they were an excellent value for $600 each. He clarified it was for the pair and my jaw dropped. Outstanding value for what sounded like an incredible speaker in person.

I’m very glad to see it wasn’t audio show magic or a well tuned room but a very good speaker doing its thing. May be in the market for these guys!
 

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And as Andrew Jones has said before, he sometimes optimizes for slightly off axis. This is evident from the graphs: the speaker is significantly better at 20 degrees off axis, which I often find is the case with KEF speakers as well.

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Weird that so many speakers seem to have a bump from 600-1000Hz ish
 

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And as Andrew Jones has said before, he sometimes optimizes for slightly off axis. This is evident from the graphs: the speaker is significantly better at 20 degrees off axis, which I often find is the case with KEF speakers as well.

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Weird that so many speakers seem to have a bump from 600-1000Hz ish
It seems to be the normal behavior of paper coated/aramid woofers of about 6 inches of diameter. Just look for example on the Seas website..the driver supplier
 

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Could someone explains how to read the phase graph?
I understand impedance but no idea how phase affects sound quality.
Thanks
 
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