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Amazon [amazon.com] has the Elac Debut B6 pair on sale for $199.98. Highly regarded speakers. Put out great Bass. These are considered "warm" speakers, have a laid back sound and are supposed to be excellent to listen to music.

Crutchfield [crutchfield.com] also has the Elac Debut B6 for $200.

As a tip, if you have cashback from discover, you can purchase Crutchfield gift cards using the cashback for a 20% discount.

Edit 04/17/18 - : Amazon warehouse has a USED - Like New [amazon.com] pair for $180 and a 20% discount applies in cart. The price is then $144 + Tax, which is $14 here in CA. Great speakers for $158.
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The Debut B6.2 actually cost $300, so they're $100 more than these. Also, for anyone looking at the debut 2.0 series, initial reviews at AVS say that they are "brighter" compared to the more laid back B6, and a few people actually preferred the original B6 over the new line because of this.

I suspect if your usage is mostly music listening, the original B6 would be the better speaker. However, if you're looking at mostly a home theatre speaker, I would probably get the KEF Q100 [amazon.com] at $250 over the Debut 2.0. Especially since there aren't many reviews of the debut 2.0 yet and the KEF are $50 cheaper.
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FYI. Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2 were just released. This is still a great deal. But just an FYI for those that want the latest and greatest.
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same price at amazon and world wide stereo
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Best deal I've seen on these.
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I paid $250 for these not that long ago. Be warned. Don't expect to just plop these on a bookshelf up against a wall and have them sound good. These require an audiophile setup to sound their best. That means 3 feet of space on all sides and up on speaker stands.

Otherwise, I hope you have an automatic-EQ receiver since it's going to need to do some serious work to equalize these.
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FYI. Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2 were just released. This is still a great deal. But just an FYI for those that want the latest and greatest.
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I paid $250 for these not that long ago. Be warned. Don't expect to just plop these on a bookshelf up against a wall and have them sound good. These require an audiophile setup to sound their best. That means 3 feet of space on all sides and up on speaker stands.

Otherwise, I hope you have an automatic-EQ receiver since it's going to need to do some serious work to equalize these.
That's true with most higher end speakers. Even the tiny Energy Take Classics with a rear firing port need some distance from a wall. EQ is your friend. No room is perfect.
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That's true with most higher end speakers. Even the tiny Energy Take Classics with a rear firing port need some distance from a wall. EQ is your friend. No room is perfect.
The Debut 2.0 has a front firing port that addresses this, however, and they only cost $50 more. They seem well worth the additional cost.
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still a few hours before the infinity sale ends. Here is someone's comparison between the elac and R162. Start from the 2nd post. He also has another post further down after a few days regarding his final decision.

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/89-...ead-5.html
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The Debut 2.0 has a front firing port that addresses this, however, and they only cost $50 more. They seem well worth the additional cost.
They had to drop the size of the driver to 6" due to space constraints on the 2.0. You'd still want to pull these into the room a bit and toe them in for ideal sound.
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The Debut 2.0 has a front firing port that addresses this, however, and they only cost $50 more. They seem well worth the additional cost.

The Debut B6.2 actually cost $300, so they're $100 more than these. Also, for anyone looking at the debut 2.0 series, initial reviews at AVS say that they are "brighter" compared to the more laid back B6, and a few people actually preferred the original B6 over the new line because of this.

I suspect if your usage is mostly music listening, the original B6 would be the better speaker. However, if you're looking at mostly a home theatre speaker, I would probably get the KEF Q100 [amazon.com] at $250 over the Debut 2.0. Especially since there aren't many reviews of the debut 2.0 yet and the KEF are $50 cheaper.
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They had to drop the size of the driver to 6" due to space constraints on the 2.0. You'd still want to pull these into the room a bit and toe them in for ideal sound.

The Debut 2.0 also has a 6.5" driver, though I believe some changes were made to the driver. Initial impressions seem to be that the bass quantity is a little lower than the original debut series, although might be better quality. For anyone looking at the debut 2.0 series, I'd recommend going through the thread on avs about these where some people have their initial impressions. Here it is [avsforum.com].
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I wish I could have auditioned these against the Uni-Fi UB5s I ended up getting. I have the Andrew Jones Pioneer towers, and the three would have been interesting to compare together.

$60 towers, $100 bookshelves, and $250 bookshelves, I'd like to hear where the money goes when they all have the same engineer behind them.
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I wish I could have auditioned these against the Uni-Fi UB5s I ended up getting. I have the Andrew Jones Pioneer towers, and the three would have been interesting to compare together.
Well, Crutchfield allows returns for $10for bookshelf speakers within 60 days. If you really want to compare, not a bad price to pay Wink You might like them and end up keeping them as surrounds or a separate 2 channel system!
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Wow, this is a hot deal! If I needed speakers, I would get these right now.
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