Andrew Jones is no stranger to our recommendations. He won a GP100 Award last year with his Pioneer’s Dolby Atmos Elite speakers and his Pioneer SP-PK52FS is our perennial recommendation for a budget-friendly 5.1 system. Jones built his reputation as chief engineer of TAD, and he turns pretty much anything into aural gold.
The UF5 is Elac’s flagship floor-standing speaker in the Uni-Fi line. It is a three-way design (sub, mid, tweeter in one box) and uses an Andrew Jones signature design feature — seating the tweeter dead-center in the mid range cone — to reduce interference. The end result is a $1,000 pair of floor-standing speakers that outperform everything in their price bracket.
Battery Life: 6 hours
Speaker Type: three-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
Frequency Response: 42 to 25,000 Hz
Sensitivity: 85 dB at 2.83 v/1m