Designed by Andrew Jones, ELAC Uni-Fi UF5 Plays With Elevated Accuracy, Timing, and Coherency: High-Value, High-Performance Tower Loudspeaker Features Custom-Made Concentric Driver
Featuring a custom-made concentric driver, the ELAC Uni-Fi UF5 tower loudspeaker plays music with high levels of accuracy, timing, and coherency normally not found in models anywhere near its price. Designed by speaker expert Andrew Jones, Uni-Fi UF5 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 UF5 changes what's possible from a sub-$1k high-end tower. 100% Music Direct Money-Back Guaranteed.
"I've heard a huge number of $1,000-per-pair tower speakers. I did my first shootout of them for an industry magazine about 20 years ago...and the UF5 is the best I've heard to date. It's a great value, it's impeccably engineered, and it simply sounds great. Plop a couple down in your living room, hook 'em up to a decent receiver or amp, and you'll experience some of the best sound the audio biz has to offer--at a cost that an average household can easily afford."
—Brent Butterworth, HomeTheaterReview.com
Custom-Made Concentric Driver: Usually Only Found in Higher-Priced Designs
In Uni-Fi UF5, 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.
Quality Extends to Cabinets, Base, and Feet
Each Uni-Fi UF5 enclosure is engineered with thick MDF outer walls and a luxurious, textured vinyl finish. The cabinets and the channel 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. An outrigger base design provides a larger, more stable footprint and adds stability and optimum coupling of the speaker cabinet to the floor. Molded knobs dial in precise leveling of the four corners, which are supplied with metal spikes and spike stands. Custom-designed five-way binding posts provide flexibility for speaker wire connections and ensure optimal electron transfer from speaker cables to the speaker.