For the third year running the ELAC B5.2 bookshelf speakers have won What HiFi’s Best Standmount Speaker at the £200 -£400 price point. What HiFi is calling these bookshelf speakers the most capable budget standmount speakers they’ve ever heard. ELAC’s original Debut speaker range was released three years ago to a fair amount of acclaim. What HiFi tested the entry level B5 speakers and liked their combination of fluid midrange and timing, though found dynamics and drive fell short of that delivered by the class leaders. This time around, What HiFi is calling the Debut 2.0 B5.2 speakers brilliant performers for the money. You can truly enjoy a wide range of music with the B5.2’s, they have the dynamic expression, detail resolution and tonal sophistication to handle it all, and enough stretch in their abilities to get better even when the rest of the system is upgraded. ELAC has been in the speaker business since the 1980’s and it’s fair to say that these new Debut B5.2 speakers should be considered one of the company’s finest efforts – hence it’s three year streak winning Best Standmount Speaker at £200 -£400. Both of our stores have this outstanding bookshelf speaker in stock and ready for demonstration, so if you’re keen to see what all the hype is about, come and see us today! To read the entire review, click here – What HiFi ELAC B5.2 Review
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Hailing all the way from the USA, Jason runs our Wellington store as branch manager. Jason has a background as professional studio engineer and has a longstanding history on the custom installation side of the business. Jason has a great ear for what sounds good and a depth of technical knowledge.