ELAC Announces Debut ConneX™ Powered Speakers with HDMI ARC

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Orange, CA. September 12th, 2022 – ELAC, a leading global provider of high-performance speakers and electronics, today announced the Debut ConneX powered bookshelf speakers. These new powered bookshelf speakers combine the simplicity and versatility of a traditional soundbar with the performance of premium bookshelf speakers.  

“A premium audio experience does not have to be complicated. These new Debut ConneX powered speakers are proof of this,” said Joe Riggi, President and CTO, ELAC.

Equipped with a wide variety of inputs, Debut ConneX lends itself to a variety of applications. Everything from a dorm room audio system, game room system, and even to the aspiring home DJ.

“With the majority of modern televisions offering both streaming movie and music services, consumers are turning to their televisions more and more as the source for their musical enjoyment. While soundbars offer great conveniences and improved audio over TV sound, they do not offer compelling stereo imaging or stereo separation found even in the most affordable stereo systems. The Debut ConneX powered speakers solve this issue, and a lot more.”

Some of the notable new features include – 

HDMI ARC Support: Simply connect the HDMI ARC output from your compatible television and your TV’s remote control will now control the volume of the Debut ConneX speakers, greatly simplifying operation.

Vinyl Support: The Debut ConneX speakers have a built-in phono stage ensuring that almost any turntable can be connected and enjoyed. If you already have a dedicated phono pre-amp the built-in phono stage can be defeated with the flick of a switch. ™

USB Input: The USB connection on the Debut ConneX speakers delivers a digital connection to your PC so that all your music and movie content is not compromised. No drivers are necessary for both Windows and macOS and the volume of the speakers can now be controlled with the PC. High-resolution content up to 96Khz 24-bit is supported. 

Bluetooth Support with aptX:  The Bluetooth receiver built-in to the speakers supports the aptX codec allowing for CD-quality audio streaming from compatible smartphones, tablets, and computers. In conjunction with High-resolution streaming services such as Qobuz, Tidal, and Amazon Music HD, you can enjoy CD-quality music wirelessly. 

Subwoofer Output: A dedicated subwoofer output allows for connection to a powered subwoofer delivering improved bass response for both movies and music. 

Multiple Finish Options – The Debut ConneX speakers are available in Black Ash, Walnut, and Royal Blue finishes allowing for easy blending into just about any environment. 

The Debut ConneX speakers will be available in mid-September through our nationwide network of dealers at a retail price of $599.98 a pair


ELAC is passionate about driving innovation and refining its existing products. Throughout the 90 years of our company history, we have crafted products of unmistakable quality and sound that stand out from the crowd. Our latest innovations complete the ELAC experience, enabling our discerning customers to experience the passion in our products in the form of music and film.


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