Dolby Atmos soundbars have been winning the hearts of most TV users. These devices do not fail to offer audio with an insane level of realism for movies and shows.
A new front firing port of ELAC Debut 2.0 allows for easy room placement. Reducing problems associated with having the speaker close to the back wall.
But the same story is not applicable to music listening, at least for most of the soundbars; the audio quality of music is pretty average.
Ever wondered why soundbars fall behind in that case? There are multiple reasons behind it. But it mostly boils down to the soundbars having speakers for the left, right, and center channel information.
And in some cases, the soundbars will come with height and surround channels. However, all of that is packed into a small, very compact unit.
That eventually results in a better design, but it limits the overall oomph and power of the speakers. And ultimately, the music-playing performance suffers.
Just like the TV-friendly offerings from SVS, KEF, and Dynaudio, Elac has also come up with a solution! However, a significant difference lies between the offering of Elac and the ones from the other brands mentioned.
While Dynaudio and KEF are utilizing built-in WiFi to wireless stream lossless audio, Elac is relying on aptX Bluetooth for wireless audio streaming.
But Bluetooth is not the only thing that is making Elac Debut ConneX a proper pick for TV owners. The system also has other speaker connectivity features, including the HDMI ARC.
Thanks to that, you will get a much better sound listening experience while watching movies. However, the height effects of Dolby Atmos will be somewhat missing from the experience.
Nonetheless, the Debut ConneX can still stream lossless audio from various streaming platforms. That includes Apple Music, Tidal, and other services. You just have to stream the audio through the connected device, which in most cases will be your phone.
So, what does Debut ConneX have under the hood? Firstly, there is a 0.75 inches soft dome tweeter. Secondly, you will find 4.5 inches polypropylene woofer.
Both of these get power from the built-in 2×50 watts amplifier. Then, there are the rear-firing ports. The Elac Debut ConneX utilizes those to enhance the lower-end outputs.
Finally, you will find an XBass proprietary bass enhancement circuit. This circuit is there to aid the rear-firing ports. That said, Bluetooth aptX and HDMI ARC are not the only connection modes on the Debut ConneX.
You will also find a USB PC port, which supports up to 24-bit/96kHz audio signals. Furthermore, there is a phono preamp input and an optical digital audio jack for direct connections.
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