What is the opinion of Reddit about the
Elac Uni-FI UB5 Slim Bookshelf Speaker (Finished Satin Black Cabinet, Pair)?

A total of 4 reviews of this product on Reddit.

23 points

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12th Oct 2019

Hey everyone! It’s my first post here, and it took really long to get here. Almost every hardware on this table has been bought piece by piece over the past one year (yes, including the PC components…), along with countless hours of research and auditioning and of course, slogging to get the moolah together. The journey has been really worth it!

The audio setup so far consists of:
ELAC Unifi Slim BSU5 (not the usual Unifi UB5)
Audio-Technica MSR7SE
Audiolab 6000A

I’ve had the headphones for a while; got the speakers and integrated amp today, and am lovin them so much! Have been told to burn them in for at least 100 hours, but they already sound fantastic out of the box. The low-end is full, the highs ring, the mids are really just at the sweet spot. Decay has been such a pleasant surprise too! It’s been 4 hours since I set my pair up, after a couple of hours auditioning them, and I’ve yet to feel any fatigue. Tried a couple of KEFs, Klipschs, but I keep going back to the ELACs. Was actually pretty surprised I did not like the KEFs, as it has been the recommended go-to for near-field. Moral of the story: reviews are reviews; it is always better to try them out for yourself! Besides, I had the chance to try them out with different amps, and the synergy between the ELACs and Audiolab is oh so sweet <3

I wouldn’t say the setup is exactly budget? Where I am from, prices have been jacked up from import duties, so seeing US and UK deals online every time are quite the bummer. But I have tried my best to get the best bang for my buck, so to speak. Apparently, only the Slim version is available internationally. I have no idea how the original UB5s sound like relative to the Slim, and the Slim is a good bit more expensive too! >:( Regardless, I like this version of the Unifi anyway.

Anyway, A HUGE SHOUTOUT TO u/polypeptide147 for your endless patience and encouragement (and enabling hahahaha)! Thank you so much for answering my queries, bearing with my fickleness, and being an all-round cool dude in general. And like you said, I believe this is just the start to my collection / rabbit hole… Thankfully, I am very satisfied at the moment however. Cheers!

TLDR; ELAC Unifi Slim BSU5 (not the usual Unifi UB5) with Audiolab 6000A; not exactly ‘budget’, but this is the minimum standard which I am willing to drop money for…

2 points

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10th Jan 2021

I’m here in Canada and have the Uni-Fi BSU5’S with Transdeco 32&quot; stands and I plugged the cable management with rubber grommets and filled the stands with sand. And isolation pads and Sewell 12ga 15ft speaker wire. I bought this 2 years ago and spent over $1000 CAD. I had them as a package deal on FB Marketplace for $400 CAD and no bites so I took them off and now they’re just sitting here with nothing to do with them. I don’t know what’s going to happen with them. Either sell them for dirt cheap or give them to a friend/family member. I just want to see them go to a good home where they will be appreciated for what they are.

1 point

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27th Oct 2020

Well considering I spent a whole $77 CAD on a pair of 12ft 10awg speaker wire that has 1015 strands of wire in each bore and that was way too expensive for the “Wal-Mart” Customers on here. They were cheaper than the Sewell 12 AWG found on Amazon that only has 259 strands and the top end extension on the 10awg was a night and day difference. They thought those prices I spent were ridiculous, so now I just call them Wal-Mart Customers because they’re happy with their 22 AWG 10 strand wire from Wal-Mart.

$850 speaker setup? We’re are you getting your number from?

Elac Uni-fi Slim’s
Transdeco 32&quot; Stands
Speaker Isolation Pads
Bluesound Node 2i
IOTAVX sa3
IOTAVX pa3 x 2
JL Audio Dominion D110 x 2
iso acoustics aperta 200
Panamax MR-4300 x 2
miniDSP 4x10HD

1 point

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12th Oct 2019

Everyone on here telling you the price of the regular UB5. OP has the BS U5, which is the painted slim version of the UB5. They sold for, and continue to tell for much more than the regular UB5. They are currently on sale for $506 on Amazon right now. They are $750 on Crutchfield.

So despite the debbie downers on here, you did in fact get a good deal on a great pair of speakers.