There is much hype regarding the newest creation from speaker designer Andrew Jones as there are many who are ecstatic about the ELAC Uni-Fi UB5. That’s because this particular speaker does live up to all that hype. With a high-end price point, it is a speaker that offers a true three-way design with a compact form factor as well as high-fidelity performance. It produces a stereo image unlike nothing you have ever seen, or rather heard before within its price class. Furthermore, those who are looking for a great bass response can find it here.
The ELAC Uni-Fi UB5 Speaks to Many Kinds of Audiophiles
If there was one caveat that can be said about the ELAC Uni-Fi UB5, it’s that the design can use some work. Its look screams that of a “love it or hate it” question. Furthermore, this inquiry is not helped by a vinyl wrap which is not as flexible as those found on other speakers.
If you’re looking for speakers that are within its price class, there are some that has the performance that are aiming to vie for your attention. However, when talking about purely on “bang for your buck” terms, there is possibly none that can match up to the terms being delivered by the ELAC Uni-Fi UB5 Speaker. The firm that made this is clearly on a roll.
Given that its overall fundamental design is eerily similar to that of Jones’ earlier, and also similarly priced Pioneer SP-EBS73-LR, it comes to no surprise that the two sound very similar. Furthermore, the ELAC is the lesser expensive than the two and most of the money spent on developing it has clearly fallen under performance rather than design or petty gimmicks that might not even be used as often. Furthermore, the UB5 is an MDF box, which measures approximately 8-inches across, 13-inches in height, and 11-inches in depth.
When it comes to performance, it is able to deliver audio profiles with astounding reproduction much to the glee of different types of audiophiles. For instance, the bass can go deeper than a speaker equipped with just one 5,25-inch aluminum-cone woofer. With the use of a tone generator, users are able to explore the speaker’s deep bass extension. Even at extremely lowered bass frequencies, the results are still very pleasant.
You can even pair the ELAC Uni-Fi UB5 with high quality components which can make the sound performance even better. Hence, you have every right to expect great things from this speaker for its size, as well as for its price.