"It sounds effortless, even handed and highly coherent
with a very fast, open and highly dynamic signature"
'Hi-Fi Choice Review - April 2017'
Floorstanding Speakers - Elac Uni-Fi FS U5 Slim
Our Opinion - It's a phenomenon that nobody can explain, when a speaker performs exceptionally better than the sum of it's parts. This is true with the FS U5 from Elac, although they have painstakingly manufactured the cabinet with rigid bracing and tuned the drivers for the optimum time response the result is...Breathtaking. These speakers manage to show you bass on a whole new level, each bass note has its own texture rather than the usual 'Thump' making your favourite song a whole new experience. The concentric driver gives vocals a supernatural reality allowing you to believe that the song is being performed just for you. Add to this an impeccable sense of timing which gives the leading and trailing edge of transients a real edge and you have a speaker that is something special. This makes the Elac Uni_fi FS U5 one of our favourites at this price point. On Demo In-Store Now
Crafted With 90 Years Of Experience
Uni-Fi Slim are the latest additions to the Uni-Fi family of bookshelf, floorstanding and centre 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.
Beauty, Power & Refinement
The flagship floorstander of the Uni-Fi Slim series is a beautiful, precision instrument that offers advanced technology in a unique slim design. The Unifi FS U5 has a plethora of drivers including a concentric 4 inch midrange driver which also houses a high-frequency transducer. To handle the lower frequencies with a firm hand Elac have used three aluminium cone 5.25 inch bass drivers which makes the FS U5 Slim a 3-way, bass-reflex design that delivers a sound and appearance unequalled at their price point. Why not add a subwoofer to create a very serious two-channel system, or use it as the heart of a no-compromise surround set up along with the BS U5 Slim as rears and the CC U5 Slim for centre duties.
Elac Uni-Fi FS U5 Slim Specifications
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
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