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Amazon: ELAC Uni-fi UB5 Bookshelf Speaker with Blemished Concentric Driver (Black, Pair) , $400 + sales tax

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Elac is indicating that preorders start shipping on July 5th
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Original Title: ELAC Uni-fi UB5 "GEM" bookshelf speakers , $400 + sales tax

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Uni-fi UB5 [amazon.com], "GEM" edition is in stock, for $400 (normally $500, for the monochromatic version)

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These Ub5 bookshelf speakers may have a difference in the anodizing color of the aluminum mid-range driver compared to the aluminum bass driver. This color difference can vary on each speaker. This difference in color does not affect the performance of the speaker. An example of this color difference can be seen in the pictures. Space constraints should never compromise great sound, and the uni-fi Ub5 is the perfect solution when floor space is at a premium, but demand for audiophile sound is not negotiable. Using the same outstanding driver and crossover components of its bigger brother, this compact, 3-way, bass-reflex monitor delivers the sonic signature of uni-fi in a smaller Package.
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I would probably put the work "speaker" in the title...
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I would probably put the work "speaker" in the title...
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Dang, how many of those speakers did they end up coloring wrong? I think they were selling them for less directly from the factory when they 1st caught the error.
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Updated 5's with painted finishes will ship 1'st week in September.
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Dang, how many of those speakers did they end up coloring wrong? I think they were selling them for less directly from the factory when they 1st caught the error.
I believe that it maybe the entire 1st batch. Hopefully the anodizing will be the only issue and not a loose crossover, that some reviewers have commented on

I'll know next week, mine arrive.

I'm very interested to see how these compare to my JBL Studio 530s
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how big is the difference with Elac B5, cause i was about to go with B5's.
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how big is the difference with Elac B5, cause i was about to go with B5's.
Check the Amazon link there is a review by user Marduk who previously owned the B5 and maybe helpful.
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These were sold as blemished on Elac website but have been out of stock for a while.
http://elac-america.myshopify.com...0105012870

I have the B5 and they are excellent! Even compared to those that costs several times as much.

I have them paired with the Monoprice tube amp in my office, and the female vocal has so much warmth and realism, it almost sounded like there's a lady in my office singing! This is one of the best bang for the buck audiophile combo you can buy.
http://www.monoprice.com/Product?p_id=13194
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These were sold as blemished on Elac website but have been out of stock for a while.
http://elac-america.myshopify.com...0105012870 [myshopify.com]

I have the B5 and they are excellent! Even compared to those that costs several times as much.

I have them paired with the Monoprice tube amp in my office, and the female vocal has so much warmth and realism, it almost sounded like there's a lady in my office singing! This is one of the best bang for the buck audiophile combo you can buy.
http://www.monoprice.com/Product?p_id=13194
can i power these speakers with Yamaha CRX-N560 amp? , listed at 32 watts per channel, 6 ohms impedance. thanks
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I believe that it maybe the entire 1st batch. Hopefully the anodizing will be the only issue and not a loose crossover, that some reviewers have commented on

I'll know next week, mine arrive.

I'm very interested to see how these compare to my JBL Studio 530s
it would be great if sone how you can fill us in, many have heard the hype behind these and would like to hear from real users, thanks.
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interested to know how these sound compared to KEF Q100s. KEF has been doing coaxial designs for ages. I picked up a pair of Q100s for the $299 awhile back. I'm curious because both designs emphasize on the coaxial design. The KEF seems easier to place (front ported vs UB5 Rear Ported easier to drive, and has similar specs for a bookshelf

Edit: The ELAC UniFi line is Designed by Andrew Jones (see his name everywhere on the cheap value Pioneer hifi at Amazon). Looks like Andrew Jones used to work for KEF as well. figures!

Update: Check out comparison on reddit between Q100 / ELAC B6 (6" driver version) if you are curious
https://www.reddit.com/r/BudgetAu..._kef_q100/
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can i power these speakers with Yamaha CRX-N560 amp? , listed at 32 watts per channel, 6 ohms impedance. thanks
Sure you can!
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