Newly Devised Tweeter, Midrange, Woofer, Crossover, and Cabinet Define ELAC Uni-Fi 2.0 UB52: Andrew Jones-Designed Bookshelf Loudspeaker Plays with Open, Clear Sound
ELAC takes overhauls to its award-winning speaker lines seriously, which is one reason the Andrew Jones-designed Uni-Fi 2.0 UB52 bookshelf loudspeaker isn't your ordinary surface refinement. Improving upon its acclaimed predecessor in nearly every area to the extent almost every component of the speaker is brand-new, the three-way concentric model incorporates new features and technologies aimed at enhancing compatibility, performance, and flexibility. Composed and non-fatiguing, here's your ticket to hearing music playback distinguished with clarity, openness, coherency, smoothness, and extension. Uni-Fi 2.0 UB52 serves as a reminder that space constraints are no reason to sacrifice on audiophile sonics.
Featuring a revised wide-surround tweeter that delivers stellar low- and high-frequency extension – as well as a new four-inch midrange complete with a large-diameter voice coil, aluminum cone profile, innovative neodymium magnet assembly, and low-profile surround for reduced diffraction – the four-inch concentric driver abets a 5.25-inch woofer touting a single-piece dished aluminum cone for smooth response and excellent transparency. Jones and company also developed a three-way crossover that provides exceptional linearity and a true six-ohm nominal impedance for interfacing with practically any AV receiver. Last but not least, the 13.62 x 7.28 x 1.83-inch (HWD) Uni-Fi 2.0 UB52 sports front-firing ports, meaning it can be placed close to a wall and/or fit in smaller rooms.
The convergence of such user-friendly convenience and engineering-minded sonics amount to an 18.6-pound bookshelf unit that achieves a uniform directivity pattern along with engaging imaging for both on- and off-axis listening positions. Add to its smart internal components thick MDF outer walls, internal bracing to reduce cabinet vibration, and custom-designed binding posts, and Uni-Fi 2.0 UB52 has practically everything going for it – including our 100% Music Direct Satisfaction Guarantee.
"[T]he UB52's midrange weight, forward-leaning energy, and focused imaging continue to make for highly satisfying vocal reproduction. Its tonal character retains the immediacy, transient attack, rhythmic jump, and midbass oomph that preserve its rock 'n' roll bona fides.... A terrific speaker that I can recommend without reservation."
—Neil Gader, The Absolute Sound
Brand New Custom-Designed Concentric Driver
A new wide-surround tweeter enhances low- and high-frequency extension, allowing for improved blending with the midrange driver. An entirely new midrange design features a larger diameter voice coil, new aluminum cone profile, new low-profile surround, and an all-new neodymium magnet assembly.
Newly Developed 5.25-Inch Aluminum Woofer
A newly developed single piece aluminum dished cone results in improved stiffness. Combined with an oversized magnet, large diameter voice coil, and extended pole
piece, these changes result in improved accuracy and bass dynamics.
An enhanced design improves response linearity, improves driver integration and delivers a true 6-ohm nominal impedance for compatibility with virtually all AV receivers.
Every Uni-Fi 2.0 enclosure is engineered with thick MDF outer walls and a luxurious black ash vinyl finish. Specially located internal bracing adds stiffness and strength to the cabinet's outer walls, reducing the cabinet vibration that causes unwanted coloration.
Frequency Response: 46 to 35,000 Hz
Nominal Impedance: 6 Ω
Sensitivity: 85 dB @ 2.83v/1m
Crossover Frequency: 200 / 2000 Hz
Maximum Power Input: 140 Watts
Tweeter: 1-inch soft dome
Mid-Range: 4-inch aluminum
Woofer: 5.25-inch aluminum
Cabinet: CARB2 rated MDF-braced
Port: Dual flared
Binding Posts: 5-way custom metal
Dimensions (WHD): 7.28" x 13.62" x 10.83"
Weight: 18.26 lbs.