ELAC Uni-Fi FS U5 Slim Plays With Elevated
Accuracy and Coherency: High-Performance Tower
Loudspeaker Has Custom-Made Concentric Driver, Rounded Cabinets, Luxurious Satin Finish
Featuring custom-made concentric drivers and a small footprint, the ELAC Uni-Fi FS U5 Slim tower loudspeaker
plays music with high levels of accuracy, timing, and coherency
normally not found in models anywhere near its price. Thanks to its slim design and rounded cabinets, it also fits in tight spaces and looks great with a luxurious, hand-painted matte-satin finish. Designed by
speaker expert Andrew Jones, Uni-Fi FS U5 Slim offers listeners a
combination of performance and value that places it at the top of the
best buys in audio. Its precision, imaging, and dynamics attributes stem
from both the balanced three-way design and in-house-developed
concentric driver – in which the combination of a one-inch soft-dome
tweeter and rigid, four-inch aluminum midrange cone yield uniform
directivity, excellent power handling, and superior frequency response.
Three 5.25-inch woofers supply profound depth. The audiophile-grade
components extend to an advanced crossover that leads to seamless,
smooth integration between the lows and highs. Internally braced
cabinets add stiffness and reduce resonance, while a high-end base and
feet contribute extra stability and coupling to the floor. Magnetically
attached grilles give you the option of either seeing or concealing the
drivers. Simple in appearance and stunning in execution, Uni-Fi FS U5 Slim changes what's possible from a modestly priced high-end tower. 100% Music Direct Money-Back Guaranteed.
"That [Andrew Jones] can produce something like this floorstander for such a competitive price is further testament to his ingenuity."
Custom-Made Concentric Driver: Usually Only Found in Higher-Priced Designs
In Uni-Fi FS U5 Slim, the delicacy of a one-inch soft-dome tweeter and harmonic
accuracy of a rigid four-inch aluminum midrange cone come together in a
sonic symphony. Positioning the tweeter concentrically within the
midrange voice coil achieves a uniform directivity pattern, for flat
frequency response and formidable power handling, along with enhanced
imaging for both on- and off-axis listening positions.
Balanced Three-Way Design for Optimal Sound
A three-way speaker offers many advantages. In assigning dedicated
drivers to high, mid- and bass frequencies, each is optimized for the
frequency range for which its design and material composition is best
suited. A three-way speaker complement also allows for a more
straightforward crossover and cabinet design, eliminating costly
solutions. By using aluminum for each woofer, resonances that affect the
linearity of common paper cones are placed beyond the driver's
operating frequency range. An extended-size magnet with vented pole
piece increases power handling for accurate, clean, and powerful
reproduction of bass frequencies.
Differences Between Uni-Fi and Uni-Fi Slim: Enclosures, Cabinets, and Finishes
Uni-Fi Slim enclosures are narrower, taller, and deeper than the original Uni-Fi Series, the latter engineered for the long run with thick MDF outer walls. Yet each maintains the same internal volume, resulting in sonic characteristics indistinguishable from the originals. The cabinets incorporate specially designed internal bracing to add stiffness and strength to the cabinet’s outer walls. This bracing greatly reduces cabinet vibration, which causes unwanted coloration to the sound. ELAC believes the only parts of a speaker that should be moving are the speaker drivers. The other difference that distinguishes Uni-Fi Slim is the elegant matte-satin paint finish of the outer cabinets. Instead of being wrapped in black brushed vinyl like the original Uni-Fi, Uni-Fi Slim upgrades the appearance and feel with a durable surface that's as elegant as it is durable.