Fans of the ELAC Uni-FI range of three-way speakers—a line that features a concentric 2-way midrange/tweeter—have a new option to consider: Uni-FI Reference.

The new models feature a freshly developed four-inch concentric driver that has a cast chassis and large diameter voice coil, and utilizes neodymium for the motor's magnet. According to ELAC the cast chassis minimizes acoustic reflections, resulting in improved clarity.

Uni-Fi Reference Also feature newly developed woofers, in 5.25" and 6.5 inch sizes depending on the model. The highlight of this design is a "single piece compound curvature aluminum cone" Paired with a large rear vented magnet, this is said to improve linearity and deliver better bass response than prior Uni-FI bookshelf models.

Also new is a three way crossover that is said to improve the linearity of the response, as well as benefit driver integration, and is specified as having a "true 6-ohm nominal impedance" so that they may be easily driven with the vast majority of AV receivers.

Additional features include full perimeter bracing in the cabinet, which is the intended effect of reducing vibration and coloration. Also, the speakers have a front firing port, which allows for more flexible placement, including on an actual bookshelf or inside a cabinet.

There are three new models, as follows:

  • UBR62-BK/W Uni-Fi Reference - 6 1⁄2” 3-Way Concentric Bookshelf Speakers - $999.98 Pair
  • UCR52-BK/W Uni-Fi Reference - 5 1⁄4” 3-Way Concentric Center Speaker - $599.98 Each
  • UFR52-BK/W Uni-Fi Reference - 5 1⁄4” 3-Way Concentric Floor Standing Speaker - $999.98 Each

Anticipated availability for the U.S. is late to June 2021, so you should be able to get your hands on them shortly.

UFR52-BK/W SPECIFICATIONS

  • SPEAKER TYPE 3-Way Bass Reflex
  • FREQUENCY RESPONSE 40Hz—35000Hz
  • NOMINAL IMPEDANCE 6 Ohms
  • SENSITIVITY 86db
  • CROSSOVER FREQUENCY 220 / 1800Hz
  • MAXIMUM POWER INPUT 140 Wa􀆩s
  • TWEETER 1” So􀅌 Dome
  • MIDRANGE 4” Aluminum
  • WOOFERS 3 x 5.25” Aluminum
  • CABINET CARB2 Rated MDF
  • PORTS Dual Flared Slot / Dual Flared
  • BINDING POSTS Bi-Wire 5-Way
  • DIMENSIONS (WxHxD) 7.28” x 39.18” x 13.31”
  • NET WEIGHT 52.36 lbs
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UCR52-BK/W SPECIFICATIONS

  • SPEAKER TYPE 3-Way Bass Reflex
  • FREQUENCY RESPONSE 47Hz—35000Hz
  • NOMINAL IMPEDANCE 6 Ohms
  • SENSITIVITY 85db
  • CROSSOVER FREQUENCY 240 / 1800Hz
  • MAXIMUM POWER INPUT 140 Wa􀆩s
  • TWEETER 1” So􀅌 Dome
  • MIDRANGE 4” Aluminum
  • WOOFERS 2 x 5.25” Aluminum
  • CABINET CARB2 Rated MDF
  • PORT Dual Flared Slots
  • BINDING POSTS Bi-Wire 5-Way
  • DIMENSIONS (WxHxD) 20.75” x 7.28” x 13.15”
  • NET WEIGHT 29.04 lbs
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UBR62-BK/W SPECIFICATIONS
  • SPEAKER TYPE 3-Way Bass Reflex
  • FREQUENCY RESPONSE 41Hz—35000Hz
  • NOMINAL IMPEDANCE 6 Ohms
  • SENSITIVITY 85db
  • CROSSOVER FREQUENCY 260 / 1800Hz
  • MAXIMUM POWER INPUT 140 Wa􀆩s
  • TWEETER 1” So􀅌 Dome
  • MIDRANGE 4” Aluminum
  • WOOFER 6.5” Aluminum
  • CABINET CARB2 Rated MDF
  • PORT Dual Flared Slot
  • BINDING POSTS Bi-Wire 5-Way
  • DIMENSIONS (WxHxD) 8.19” x 14.13” x 13.15”
  • NET WEIGHT 23.54 lbs Each
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