CNET First Look
ELAC's Uni-Fi UB5 is alive!The ELAC Uni-Fi UB5 bookshelf speaker offers great performance and excellent value from a tiny box.
[MUSIC] The ELAC Uni-Fi UB5 are born from the mind of rock star speaker designer Andrew Jones. These little stand mount speakers are arguably the best value for money of anything he has sold before. At 500 US the ELAC UB5s offer technology that are usually seen in much more expensive products. This includes an concentric twitter and mid ranger driver which offers excellent integration and imaging, This speaker offers a lifelike sound stage and excellent articulation of voices. Despite the smallest 13 inch high cabinet, we found that bass responses are excellent, deep, and tight. And you'll probably only need a subwoofer for a very large room or for home theater [UNKNOWN] Sure, the styling is a little ugly and the vinyl wrap a little less hard wearing than others we've seen, but this speaker's design is at least a step up from the original [UNKNOWN] we saw last year. If you want a speaker that will give you pinpoint stereo imaging and is flexible enough to play all genres of music In addition to home theater applications, the ELAC Uni-Fi UB5 is probably the best speaker you can get for the money right now. [MUSIC]