ELAC Uni-Fi FS U5 Slim Floorstanding Speaker
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A benchmark to celebrate 90 years of ELAC achievement.
Uni-Fi Slim are the latest additions to the Uni-Fi family of bookshelf, floorstanding and center-channel speakers. The Slim series brings a sophisticated European flair to Uni-Fi, with cabinets that are slimmer, taller and deeper than the originals. And each comes in a high-quality satin painted black or white finish to complement the most elegant décor.
Like the originals, each model in the Slim series is designed by Andrew Jones, and employs the same concentric driver responsible for the award-winning sound of Uni-Fi. Ideal time-domain characteristics result from combining a tweeter and midrange diaphragm within a single voice coil—delivering the most coherent and accurate reproduction across the treble and midrange frequency spectrums. Importantly, Uni-Fi Slim sounds exactly the same as Uni-Fi, employing an identical driver complement, crossover, internal cabinet structure and volume. Only the shape and cabinet are even more refined, featuring a smaller footprint and smooth, satin finish.
ELAC’s chief engineer Andrew Jones explains how Uni-Fi Slim speakers are built on the same foundation: “My goal with the original Uni-Fi series was to create a line of speakers with technology and performance normally reserved for speakers costing significantly more, by going with a 3-way design and employing a new in-house developed concentric driver. With Uni-Fi Slim, design-conscious listeners can enjoy the same outstanding sound along with more elegant proportions and slim, high-quality cosmetics.”
Uni-Fi Slim can be the basis of an outstanding two-channel system, or used to build an awe-inspiring multi-channel surround-sound system. Add an ELAC subwoofer for the last word in music and movie soundtrack reproduction.
A taller tower of power.
The flagship floorstander of the Uni-Fi Slim series is a beautiful, precision instrument that offers advanced technology with its concentric midrange/high-frequency transducer and proprietary aluminum-cone drivers. These support a 3-way, bass-reflex design that delivers a sound and appearance unequalled at their price point. Add a subwoofer to create a very serious two-channel system, or use it as the heart of a no-compromise surround set up.
Speaker type: 3-way, bass reflex
Tweeter: 1 x 1-inch soft dome, concentrically mounted
Midrange: 1 x 4-inch aluminum cone
Woofer: 3 x 5.25-inch aluminum cone
Crossover frequency: 270 / 2,700 Hz
Frequency response: 42 to 25,000 Hz
Sensitivity: 85 dB at 2.83 v/1m
Recommended amplifier power: 40 to 140 wpc
Peak power handling: 140 wpc
Nominal impedance: 4 Ω; minimum 3.4 Ω
Binding posts: 5-way custom
Magnetic shielding: No
Cabinet finishes: Black or white white satin paint finish
Accessories included: Magnetic fabric grille
Height (no feet): 38.58 in / 980 mm
Width: 7.0 in / 178 mm
Depth: 11.54 mm / 293 mm
More information here: https://www.elac.com/series/unifi-slim/