ELAC Uni-fi UB5 - Reviews, Prices, Specs and Alternatives

ELAC Uni-fi UB5

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Review by Aleksandra 0 0
The ELAC Uni-Fi UB5 offers a true, three-way design in a compact, affordable loudspeaker. The bass goes deeper than a speaker armed with just a single 5.25-inch aluminum-cone woofer normally does and ... Read full review
Review by Julie 0 0
The UB5 can improve your musical experience greatly. While being moderately sized, it’s packed with numerous appealing features, which can be appreciated even more after taking into consideration its ... Read full review
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Brand
Elac
Details
  • The perfect speaker for both home theater and music lovers alike
  • True 3-Way Design delivers more accurate sound than more traditional 2 -way designs
  • Custom designed concentric driver provides much better imaging and performance compared with standard configurations used by our competitors
  • Dedicated 5 ¼" aluminum woofer delivers powerful bass in a small package
  • A sophisticated crossover design combined with a sturdy braced cabinet helps deliver an audio experience far beyond its price point.
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Number of Speakers How many bookshelf speakers are included?
1
Speaker Design The primary components of a bookshelf speaker are “drivers,” which are the cones that actually create the sound. These cones come in three types: tweeters, midranges (sometimes called mids), and woofe ... Show more
Three-Way
Physical Features
Dimensions
11 inches x 7.9 inches x 1.1 ft
Weight

16 lbs
 
Color Mouse over a color for a picture
Black
Satin black
Satin White
Indoor or Outdoor Use Can the speaker be used outdoors?
Indoor
Cabinet
Cabinet Material The cabinet refers to the portion that surrounds and holds all of the speaker elements together - the speaker box, if you will. The most common material is wood, but you’ll also find plastic, fiberboa ... Show more
Fiberboard
Enclosure Type The type of enclosure, or cabinet, plays a key role in determining the focus of your sound. Do you prefer accurate bass or loud bass? There are two main types: acoustic suspension and bass reflex. Aco ... Show more
Bass Reflex
Sound Quality and Power
Sensitivity Measured in decibels, or dB, sensitivity measures a speaker’s ability to convert power to volume. Lower sensitivity speakers require more power from the amplifier to achieve higher volumes. Higher sen ... Show more
85 dB
Frequency Response Range Given as a range in Hertz (Hz), the frequency response is a measurement of the range of sound a speaker can produce. For reference, the human ear can hear a frequency range of 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz (shor ... Show more
46 Hz - 20 kHz
Magnetically Shielded When sound is played through a speaker, an electromagnet is activated using the power from the amplifier to bring the driver forward, and another magnet pulls the driver back. This causes the driver t ... Show more
No
Peak Power Power handling, or peak power, is the highest wattage a speaker can accept from an amplifier before it burns out or becomes damaged. This number is given in watts. It’s recorded by measuring how loud ... Show more
140 Watts
Powered Speaker What you may not know about bookshelf speakers is that they don’t always work straight out of the box. To power the speakers, you often need a receiver and an amplifier. Amplifiers power the signal th ... Show more
Yes
Impedance Impedance is a key electrical measurement, provided in ohms. This number describes the electrical resistance provided by the speaker to the power signal sent by your amplifier. A common analogy used f ... Show more
4 Ohms
High Resolution Audio More and more, musicians and streaming services are offering high-resolution audio playback for music files. Like a TV, your speaker has to be high-res capable to play these high-res files. True audio ... Show more
Yes
Tweeters

Tweeters produce the highest frequencies in sound, typically anything above 2,000 Hz. Usually located at the top of the speaker, tweeters come in different shapes (detailed below) and sizes. Generally speaking, the size of the tweeter is not as important as the shape. But, for some guidance, consider that a larger tweeter (measured by diameter in inches or millimeters) will likely be louder and able to disperse sound over a larger area.

Number of Tweeters
1
Tweeter Type Tweeters produce the highest frequencies in sound, typically anything above 2,000 Hz. Usually located at the top of the speaker, tweeters come in different shapes (detailed below) and sizes. Generally ... Show more
Dome
Tweeter Size Diameter of the Tweeter
1 inches
Tweeter Material In addition to the shape of the tweeter, the material has a big impact on the type of sound emitted. The two most popular materials are metals (aluminum, titanium, etc.) and soft textiles (silk, cloth ... Show more
Soft dome, concentrically mounted
Midranges

Speakers with midrange drivers (i.e., at least three-way speakers) have a distinct advantage over two-way speakers. Adding a midrange driver to the mix allows tweeters and woofers to focus on the sound waves they’re best equipped to produce—high tones and low tones respectively. More specific and focused drivers means more accurate, robust sound. Compared to the other drivers, midranges cover sounds, not surprisingly, in the middle of high/treble and low/bass tones. The human voice and most instruments fall into this range. For more sophisticated listeners, or for those who truly want the best sound reproduction, a midrange driver is crucial.

Number of Midranges
1 mids
Midrange Size Diameter of the midrange (mid)
4 inches
Woofers

The woofer is the driver that is responsible for low frequency sounds and bass - crucial for well-rounded, booming sound. It is the biggest driver in size, and is usually shaped like a cone. When reviewing different bookshelf speakers, you will often see a measurement in the product name, starting as low as 4” and ranging to 6 ½” or more. This measurement refers to the diameter of the woofer. A general rule of thumb is a bigger woofer means louder, more powerful bass. But, as with any speaker metric, this number alone doesn’t describe the loudness of the speaker and should be taken into consideration with other measurements such as sensitivity, which describes the loudness of a speaker per watt.

Number of Woofers
1
Woofer Size Diameter of the woofer
5.2 inches
Woofer Material Woofers are built with a variety of materials, such as paper, plastic, polypropylene, Kevlar, or metal. Some are even made with more unique materials like wood. They key to quality in a woofer materia ... Show more
Aluminum cone
Controls
Remote Control Does the box include a remote?
No
Button Controls Control the speaker with buttons on the device.
None
App/Smartphone Control If the bookshelf speaker is Wi-Fi or Bluetooth-enabled (or both), you’ll likely be able to control the output through your smartphone or other device. Sometimes, this capability comes with the caveat ... Show more
No
Connections
Wi-Fi Enabled Speakers with Wi-Fi connectivity connect directly to your home Wi-Fi network to stream audio from your devices—smartphone, tablet, laptop, etc. This may require an app from the brand, such as Yamaha’s ... Show more
No
Bluetooth Enabled Speakers with built-in Bluetooth allow you to stream audio content directly from device (e.g., smartphone, tablet, laptop) on the speakers. This feature behaves just like any other Bluetooth-enabled d ... Show more
No
Wired Connections or Wireless Not to be confused with Wi-Fi-enabled speakers, wireless speaker set ups do not require a speaker wire or direct lines to other speakers and the AV receiver. Typically, these speakers require a wirele ... Show more
Yes
Speaker Wire Included Speaker wire is the connection used between speakers, amplifiers and receivers. This is a special type of wire that makes an electrical connection and transmits sound signals. You will only use this t ... Show more
No
Other Connections Bookshelf speakers commonly come with speaker wire inputs/outputs to connect your speaker to an AV receiver, which transmits the sound from your TV. In some cases, speakers may come with additional in ... Show more
Speaker cable
ENERGY STAR Certified For the environmentally conscious, choosing an “ENERGY STAR Certified” speaker may be important to you. Technology devices with this label are required to meet certain industry standards as it relates ... Show more
No
Additional Features Any other features available.
  • Comes with removable fabric grille
  • 5-way custom binding posts
  • Black brushed vinyl finish
Release Date
2016
Popularity 0-100 scale indicating how frequently people buy the product online. Recalculated daily.
85 / 100
Warranty
3 Years Warranty
Model Numbers Mouse over a model for a picture

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Key features
  • Three-way bass reflex speaker type
  • Consist of 1-inch tweeter, 4-inch midrange and 5.25-inch woofer
  • Consist of magnetic fabric grille

ELAC Uni-fi UB5 are a very popular and one of the most expensive options. They're in the top 3 bestselling speakers and have dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Klipsch R-15PM or Sharkk Beast .

ELAC Uni-fi UB5 were released in 2016. There are a lot of newer speakers on the market. Show newer Speakers

ELAC Uni-fi UB5 are $249.90 more expensive than average speakers ($199.98).

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Questions about ELAC Uni-fi UB5

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I have Audioengine A5+. The are powered and I have cute bamboo finish. Rave reviews of ELAC Uni-fi UB5 everywhere. No direct comparison I could find. Would Elacs sound better?
Related: Audioengine A5+, ELAC Uni-fi UB5, Bookshelf Speakers | Submitted by anonymous 396 days ago

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Which brand of speakers are better for a 7.1 Mini Home Theater System - Elac or JBL?

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Which speaker would be a better fit with the integrated amp Cambridge Audio CX A80?
1. Klipsch rp150m or
2. Elac Uni-fi UB5.
I'm concerned that the amp won't be enough to power the ELAC with its low sensitivity.
Related: Klipsch RP-150M, ELAC Uni-fi UB5, Bookshelf Speakers | Submitted by anonymous 596 days ago
A: Cambridge CX A80 & Klipsch RP-160M

I can't speak to the ELAC's, but I'm currently running a set of Klipsch RP-160M speakers with a Cambridge CX A80 in my home office. I'm also using a Klipsch R-110SW subwoofer to fill out the low end. Audio is fed from my computer via USB Audio.

Overall I'm very pleased. The sound is detailed, well-balanced, and the sub adds punch. I upgraded to Tidal Hi Fi streaming; I can actually differentiate between 320 kbps and FLAC audio while listening to the Klipsch system (well, if I listen closely and focus on the clarity of the highs). The same couldn't be said of the Polk Audio system that the Klipsch speakers replaced. The only downside to the Klipsch system is that it's very transparent, and can expose flaws in poor-quality audio files.

Unless you're trying to fill out a very large room, I wouldn't worry about the CXA80 failing to provide sufficient power with either set of speakers. Even when I'm playing my Klipsch speakers loud, I don't think I've ever run more than 50% power. Typical listening volume is 15-25%.

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`just like to know which one is better overall. i'm going to be using it for music and videos editing. and looking for that flat EQ
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hAVE OLDER (~1998) PAIR OF yAMAHA SPEAKERS, BUT CANNOT LOCATE MODEL NUMBER. aCTUALLY, i JUST NEED TO KNOW HOW MANY OHMS THEY ARE RATED.
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