ELAC Uni-Fi Cc U5 Slim - Center Speaker For Home Theater
About the ELAC Uni-Fi CC U5 Slim
Exceptional Center Channel Performance
The Concentric Difference — Better Sound
Clear, Accurate Bass
The woofers' large magnets and vented pole pieces increase power handling for bass that's clean, clear, and powerful. Dual rear-firing ports extend bass performance while keeping it tight and tuneful.
3-year Manufacturer's Warranty
- True 3-way center channel speaker design
- Custom-designed 1" soft dome tweeter concentrically mounted in a 4" aluminum cone midrange
- Two custom-designed 5-1/4" aluminum cone woofers
- Frequency response: 48-25,000 Hz
- Sensitivity: 85 dB
- Impedance: 4 ohms
- Recommended amplifier power: 40-140 watts
- Sophisticated multi-element crossover with high-grade components to ensure a smooth transition between drivers
- Bass-reflex (ported) cabinet design
- The cabinet is wider, shorter, and deeper than the original Uni-Fi UC5 center channel
- Internal bracing reduces cabinet vibration to minimize unwanted sonic coloration
- 5-way binding post speaker terminals
- Magnetically attached cloth grille
- High-quality satin painted white finish
- 19-5/8"W x 7"H x 11-9/16"D
- Warranty: 3 years
What's in the Box:
- Owner's Manual
- Center-channel loudspeaker
- Operating Instructions
Custom-Designed Concentric Driver: The Elac Uni-Fi CC U5 Slim center-channel loudspeaker employs a concentric driver design, combining the 1" soft-dome tweeter and 4" midrange cone diaphragm within a single voice coil. Because of its ideal time-domain characteristics, a concentric driver design delivers the most coherent and accurate reproduction across the treble and midrange frequency spectrums. Positioning the tweeter concentrically within the midrange voice coil achieves a uniform directivity pattern, for flat frequency response and formidable power handling, along with enhanced imaging for both on- and off-axis listening positions.
Dual Aluminum Woofers: In addition to the concentric midrange-tweeter driver, the Elac Uni-Fi CC U5 Slim features two 5.25" aluminum cone woofers. Through the use of aluminum, resonances that affect the linearity of common paper cones can be placed beyond the driver's operating frequency range. An extended size magnet with vented pole piece increases power handling, for accurate reproduction of bass frequencies that are clean, clear and powerful.
Sophisticated Crossover: One secret to the great sound of the Uni-Fi series loudspeaker is the high quality, audio-grade components specified in the manufacture of each custom, 3-way crossover. This careful 3-way crossover design provides a smooth transition between the high, mid, and bass drivers.
Note: Optimal results for the center speaker are obtained by setting your AV receiver's center-channel size too small. If given the choice, set the crossover frequency between 50 to 100Hz.
Dual Bass Ports: The Elac CC U5 Slim center-channel loudspeaker utilizes a bass reflex enclosure with two rear-firing flared ports for greater efficiency and bigger bass response.
Robust MDF Cabinet: The Uni-Fi speaker enclosure is engineered for the long run with thick MDF outer walls and a luxuriously textured vinyl finish. The Uni-Fi series cabinet incorporates specially designed internal bracing to add stiffness and strength to the cabinet's outer walls. This bracing greatly reduces cabinet vibration, which causes unwanted coloration to the sound. ELAC believes that the only parts of a speaker that should be moving are the speaker drivers themselves.
Note: The Elac CC U5 Slim center-channel loudspeaker is available in a black or white finish (both come with a black grille).
Magnetic Grille: When the protective grille is removed, hidden magnets beneath the surface of the cabinet keeps the front-panel free of attachment holes, for a clean appearance.
Binding Posts: The Elac Uni-Fi series center-channel loudspeaker is fitted with a set of heavy-duty, binding-post terminals that will accept bare-wire (up to 10AWG), pin connectors, and banana plugs (single only).
Placement & Mounting Options: The center-channel speaker should be placed directly above or below the center of your TV screen. It can rest on a flat surface like a tabletop, shelf, or stand. Try to keep the center-channel as close to the same level as your front speakers for a more even soundstage. If this is not possible, you might try tilting the center speaker up (if too low) or down (if too high) to aim it towards the listening area. The speaker should be positioned approximately 1' to 2' away from boundaries, such as walls or corners.
Note: The center-channel speaker does not offer the wall-mount capability.
Elac Uni-Fi Slim Series: The Elac Uni-Fi Slim series family of loudspeakers consists of a floorstanding loudspeaker, a bookshelf loudspeaker, and a center-channel loudspeaker (all sold separately). All of the Uni-Fi Slim series of speakers feature concentric driver technology. The Uni-Fi Slim series can be the basis of an outstanding two-channel system or used to build an awe-inspiring multi-channel surround-sound system.
Optional Powered Subwoofer: Add an ELAC powered subwoofer (sold separately) to the Uni-Fi series to bring more bass to your movie and music soundtracks.