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Offline Natural Sound

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Debut 2.0™ Series by Andrew Jones
« on: June 09, 2020, 01:10:17 PM »
Does anyone have any experience with the Elac Debut  2.0™ Series by Andrew Jones? I know that the Pioneer SP-BS22-LR by Mr. Jones has been discussed favorably before. A good friend of mine wants to put together a system for his young son who is fascinated with vacuum tubes. I'm in the process of building him a S.E.X. 2.1 that I bought from Jim Rebmond prior to his untimely passing a few years ago. A "smaller" bookshelf type speaker is preferable due to limited room size. A small Raspberry Pi computer with a HifiBerry DAC and an external SSD drive will be the source that he can control with his tablet. 

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Re: Debut 2.0™ Series by Andrew Jones
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2020, 01:40:38 PM »
Overnight Sensations.  Keep it all DIY ^_^
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Re: Debut 2.0™ Series by Andrew Jones
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2020, 06:45:36 PM »

       I do not own any Elac products, but I have heard many and I have always considered them to be a great value, price to performance. If you are interested in an all DIY effort, consider the Zaph Audio SR-71, a fantastic speaker for the $, it will out perform most  products in this price range. Also, it is 87 dB efficient, so it would be a little more tube amp friendly. John K also included an impedance leveling network in the design, so it might be worth checking out.

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Re: Debut 2.0™ Series by Andrew Jones
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2020, 01:06:34 AM »
It seems the listed sensitivity of the elac's is 87db. that's kinda borderline in a medium to large room.
I have a pair of Paradigm bookshelfs that are about 86db hooked up to a Sex3.0 in my shop, but they are in a near field arrangement.
I guess it depends on how loud he wants to rock.
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Re: Debut 2.0™ Series by Andrew Jones
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2020, 04:36:18 PM »
Great recommendations guys, thanks. Keep them coming. The DIY idea might be a great opportunity for a father-son bonding experience. The only problem is that they live in a condo with no wood working tools or workspace. I see that the overnight sensations that PB recommend are available as a knock-down cabinet kit from parts express. That might be something they could put together on the kitchen table.

By the way. The bedroom that this is going into is very small. Maybe 10 x 12 or something like that. So speaker efficiency isn't terribly important.

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Re: Debut 2.0™ Series by Andrew Jones
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2020, 05:40:22 AM »
For speakers, your friend could also consider a full-range "kit" from Madisound.  Some of them come with the cabinets already assembled and wires run, so very little time (and no soldering) needed to complete the speakers.  There's a back-loaded horn kit that's only a little more (about $20 I think) than the smaller Elac 2.0 speakers.  Several other choices at under $200 for the pair as well.

If they're already got the Hifiberry DAC, great.  If not, also consider the Allo Boss DAC.  It's a very nice-sounding DAC for about $65, and it can be improved very cheaply by moving a jumper and running the DAC on separate power (think battery pack) from the RPi.

Lou Ford
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