I don’t know when Andrew Jones gets any sleep.

ELAC Uni-Fi 2.0 Loudspeaker System

Honestly, when ELAC’s jovial VP of Engineering isn’t busy introducing new speakers to unanimous praise, he’s off revisiting and refining his previous designs to wring even better performance out of them. Speaking as an outside observer, he does seem driven to go back and work out any weaknesses that he feels he couldn’t adequately address in the first go around. From conversations that I’ve had with him at shows, when we’ve discussed speakers, it’s clear he keeps track of what compromises needed to be made on a product to hit a given budget, along with what could be improved if he had a few more dollars here and a few extra cents there.

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While he’s already had a second bite at the apple with the recent Debut 2 and Debut Reference speakers, he obviously felt that, three years after it’s launch, it was the Uni-Fi line’s turn for a refreshing, hence the new Uni-Fi 2.0. The product brief is a familiar one to Jones; provide high audio performance in a high value envelope. He did it the first time with the original Uni-Fi. Does the 2.0 set the bar a little bit higher?

Multiple ELAC Uni-Fi 2.0 Loudspeaker Systems

While he’s already had a second bite at the apple with the recent Debut 2 and Debut Reference speakers, he obviously felt that, three years after it’s launch, it was the Uni-Fi line’s turn for a refreshing, hence the new Uni-Fi 2.0. The product brief is a familiar one to Jones; provide high audio performance in a high value envelope. He did it the first time with the original Uni-Fi. Does the 2.0 set the bar a little bit higher?

ELAC provided me with a 5 channel speaker system made up of a pair of Uni-Fi 2.0 UF5.2 towers, a UC5.2 center channel and a pair of MURO OW-V41L on-wall speakers for surround duty. I elected to use my existing subwoofers for the home theater portion of the review.

Stay tuned for a complete review, including measurements, to publish on the Secrets website in the near future.

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