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ELAC Uni-Fi Reference UBR62 Bookshelf speakers (Oak)

Item # 970UBR62W

With refinements to their three-way Uni-Fi speaker design, ELAC delivers a luxurious bookshelf pair.

With refinements to their three-way Uni-Fi speaker design, ELAC delivers a luxurious bookshelf pair.

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Item # 970UBR62W

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About the ELAC Uni-Fi Reference UBR62

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Luxurious sound and looks

We love what speaker designer Andrew Jones did with the Uni-Fi 2.0 UB52 bookshelf speaker, and the UBR62 takes that performance up a notch — or two. This Uni-Fi Reference pair will deliver refined, spacious, articulate sound — and look great doing it.

Luxurious sound and looks

ELAC Uni-Fi Reference UBR62

The UBR62 features new wood-grain vinyl back and sides, satin-finished front baffles, and re-designed drivers.

We love what speaker designer Andrew Jones did with the Uni-Fi 2.0 UB52 bookshelf speaker, and the UBR62 takes that performance up a notch — or two. This Uni-Fi Reference pair will deliver refined, spacious, articulate sound — and look great doing it.

You get newly designed cast-chassis drivers, improved crossovers, and attractive wood-grain finish options. And the UBR62's improved internal bracing — plus its larger woofer — help deliver better low-frequency response than previous Uni-Fi iterations.

A concentric midrange/tweeter array provides clarity

ELAC has kept much of what made the original Uni-Fi Series so cool, including the signature concentric driver array that places the tweeter in the middle of the midrange driver. This precise alignment creates a "unified source," with all frequencies reaching your ears at the same instant, so you hear more coherent and accurate sound.

What's new with the Reference?

The Uni-Fi Reference Series features all-new drivers. The UBR62's 1" soft-dome tweeter produces better high- and low-frequency extension than the previous series, for improved blending with the newly designed 4" cast-basket midrange. And the bigger 6-1/2" aluminum woofer works with the new dual front-firing ports in the cabinet — and the larger-diameter voice coil in the midrange — to deliver a smoother handoff between frequencies, with accurate bass and lifelike dynamics.

Refined crossovers help lighten the load on your amp

ELAC has fine-tuned the crossovers make the Uni-Fi Reference Series easier for your amplifier to drive than their predecessors. And like the Uni-Fi 2.0 bookshelf speakers, the Reference version has a nominal impedance rating of 6 ohms instead of 4 ohms, which means it should work better with a wider range of receivers and amps.

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Product highlights:

  • true 3-way bookshelf speaker design
  • custom-designed concentric driver with 4" aluminum cone midrange and 1" soft dome tweeter for clear, accurate mids and highs
  • custom-designed 6-1/2" aluminum cone woofer
  • frequency response: 41-35,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 85 dB
  • impedance: 6 ohms
  • maximum power input: 140 watts
  • sophisticated multi-element crossover with high-grade components to ensure smooth transition between drivers
  • bass-reflex cabinet design with dual-flared front-firing slot port
  • heavy-duty MDF cabinet
  • internal bracing reduces cabinet vibration that causes unwanted sonic coloration
  • dual binding post speaker terminals for bi-amping or bi-wiring
  • magnetically attached cloth grilles
  • satin white speaker baffle with oak vinyl sides and back
  • 8-1/4"W x 14-1/8"H x 13-1/16"D
  • 23.54 lbs. each
  • warranty: 3 years
  • MFR # UBR62-W

High-performance amplifier recommended. See receivers & amps for this speaker

What's in the box:

  • 2 Bookshelf loudspeakers
  • 2 Grilles
  • 4 Jumper-bars (pre-installed)
  • Operating Instructions

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More details on the ELAC Uni-Fi Reference UBR62

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Features & specs

Enclosure Ported
Finish MDF/Wood-grain vinyl
Color Oak
Tweeter Type Soft-Dome
Tweeter Size (inches) 1
Midrange Size (inches) 4
Woofer Size (inches) 6.5
Woofer Composition Aluminum
Woofer Surround Rubber
Power Range up to 140
Sensitivity 85 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 6
Frequency Response 41-35k Hz
Connector Type Binding post
Bi-amp Inputs Yes
Height (inches) 14-1/8
Width (inches) 8-1/4
Depth (inches) 13-1/16
Weight (pounds) 23.54
Wall-mountable No
Bracket Included No
Recommended Stand Height (inches) 22-24
Parts Warranty 3 Years
Labor Warranty 3 Years

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3-Way Speaker Design: The Elac Uni-Fi Reference Series UBR62 bookshelf loudspeaker employs a 3-way design with an improved in-house developed concentric driver. A 3-way speaker offers many advantages in the design of a full-range system. By assigning dedicated drivers to high, midrange, and bass frequencies, each is optimized for the frequency range for which its design and material composition is best suited. The UBR62 bookshelf speaker consists of a concentric midrange-tweeter driver for high and midrange frequencies, while one aluminum-cone woofer handles lower-frequency midbass and bass. At the same time, a 3-way speaker allows for a more straightforward crossover and cabinet design.

  • Custom-Designed Concentric Driver: The Uni-Fi UBR62 bookshelf 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.
  • 6.5" Aluminum Woofer: In addition to the concentric midrange-tweeter driver, the Uni-Fi UBR62 features one 6.5" aluminum cone woofer. Through the use of aluminum, resonances that affect the linearity of common paper cones can be placed beyond the driver's operating frequency range. With a single-piece compound curvature aluminum cone and a large rear vented magnet, this new 6.5" woofer with cast chassis delivers improved linearity, greater power handling, and accurate reproduction of bass frequencies that are clean, clear and powerful.

Sophisticated Crossover: One secret to the great sound of the Uni-Fi Reference 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.

Robust MDF Cabinet: The Elac Uni-Fi Reference Series speaker enclosure is engineered for the long run with thick MDF outer walls and a luxurious wood veneer finish. The Uni-Fi Reference cabinet incorporates specially designed perimeter bracing around the interior of the cabinet 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.

  • Front-Firing Slot Vent: The Elac UBR62 bookshelf loudspeaker utilizes a bass reflex enclosure with one front-firing slot vent for greater efficiency and bigger bass response. Utilizing both internal and external flares, the Uni-Fi Reference series slot vent allows for lower noise and higher bass output for improved low frequency dynamics. The front-firing slot vent also offers greater flexbility when positioning and mounting the speaker, when compared to a rear-firing port.
  • Magnetic Grille: The Elac UBR62 comes with a magnetic cloth grille that is grey in color. When the protective grille is removed, hidden magnets beneath the surface of the cabinet keeps the front-baffle free of attachment holes, for a clean appearance.

Note: The Elac UBR62 bookshelf loudspeaker is available in a walnut or oak wood-grain finish.

Dual Binding Posts: The Elac Uni-Fi Reference Series UBR62 is outfitted with two sets of heavy-duty binding posts allowing to bi-amp or bi-wire the bookshelf loudspeaker. These binding posts ensure a secure connection to many types of cable and connectors. The binding post terminals will accept banana plugs (single only), pin-connectors, spade-lugs and bare wire (up to 10AWG).

  • Bi-Wiring: Bi-wiring can provide noticeable improvements in the overall transparency of your loudspeakers. Run separate speaker wires to the low & high frequency drivers from a single amplifier (the upper set of binding posts are for the high frequency drivers; the lower set of binding posts are for the low frequency drivers).
  • Bi-Amping: Bi-amping allows you to use separate amplifiers for the high & low frequency sections of your loudspeaker for greater dynamic range & lower distortion. We recommend that your separate amplifiers have identical gain to preserve the speaker's voicing balance.
Note: If you decide to bi-wire or bi-amp, you must remove the jumpers between the terminal posts (failure to do this could result in damage to your amplifier and loudspeakers).

Mounting Options: The Elac UBR62 bookshelf loudspeaker can simply be placed on a flat surface; like a table-top, stand, or shelf. The speaker should be placed 1' to 2' away from boundaries such as wall and corners. Close proximity to a side or rear wall will enhance bass performance, but being too close may result in bass that is unnatural (particularly in a corner). If corner placement is unavoidable, try to position the loudspeaker so that the distance to the rear wall is not equal to the distance to the side wall.

Note: The bookshelf speaker does not offer any wall-mount options.

Applications: The Elac Uni-Fi Reference Series UBR62 bookshelf loudspeaker can be used in a 2ch stereo application, or used as your front speakers and/or rear surround speakers in a multichannel home theater application.

  • 2Ch Stereo or Front Speaker Application:  For optimum stereo imaging, place the speakers so that an equilateral triangle is created between the speakers your main listening position. You can also angle ("toe in") the speakers towards the listening position to gain a more focused central image. The tweeter should be positioned at ear level in your main seated listening position.
  • Rear Surround Application: In a 5.1-channel surround setup, avoid placing the speakers forward of your listening position. The speakers should be spread apart wider than the front speakers. In addition, try to elevate the speakers to the same height or slightly higher as the front speakers for the most enveloping soundfield.

Elac Uni-Fi Reference Series: The Elac Uni-Fi Reference series family of loudspeakers consists of a floorstanding loudspeaker (UFR52), a bookshelf loudspeaker (UBR62), and a center-channel speaker (UCR52) - all sold separately. All of the Uni-Fi Reference series of speakers feature concentric driver technology. The Uni-Fi Reference 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 Reference Series speaker to bring more bass to your movie and music soundtracks.

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Will the Audiolab 600a (50w x 2) being able to drive these enough to get the best performance?
jeff-1  May 11, 2023
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Greetings Jeff, and thank you for your question. The Audiolab integrated amp has a very under rated power rating. On a side note the Elac speakers are 6 ohm, so the Audiolab will put out more like 60 watts at 6 ohms. Might not shatter windows, but you will get very good clean volume levels.
hogan  May 13, 2023 (Staff)
Can you share some Crutchfield Integrated Amp picks for these speakers under $2,500 (with ample power to get the best from these speakers)? A few on my current short list include the Marantz 40n, Marantz PM7000n and the Rotel RA-1572 MKII. Thanks for the insight!
elcap  Nov 07, 2022
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Greetings Again Elcap, and thanks for your question. Marantz and Rotel are two great options. Personally I have Elac Debut floor standing speakers. 6ohm as well, and run them off a Cambridge Audio CXA80. That is an amazing set up. It can play any type of music with great detail, and the 80 watts is very under rated. The CXA80 is now the CXA81. Another option is the NAD C388.
hogan  Nov 07, 2022 (Staff)
On a similar note to Pirate's question, I have purchased a pair of the UBR62s and I'm trying to pair to an amp with the power to get the best of the speakers. The Rotel RA-1572 MKii looks like an interesting pairing but the amp states 120 watts and 8 ohms and 200 watts at 4 ohms. With 6 ohms not listed I can imagine that the 6 ohm rating is about 160 watts. Is this a correct assumption and is this dangerous for the speakers? Thanks
elcap  Nov 07, 2022
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Greetings Elcap, and thank you for your question. My assumption would be 160 watts from the Rotel RA 1572 MKII as well at 6ohms. Technically it is more than what the speakers are rated for, the Rotel is such clean power, I doubt very much you would damage the speakers, just don't let anyone else control your system.
hogan  Nov 07, 2022 (Staff)
I purchased the ELAC Uni-Fi Reference bookshelf yesterday, will my Sony STR-DN840 be to powerful for this speaker? It is a 2013 model that states it is 150 watts. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
brett  Oct 15, 2022
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Greetings Pirate, and thank you for your question. Great speaker choice I might add. Your Sony receiver is actually 95 watts with a 6 ohm speaker, not 150. The Elacs are rated for up to 140 watts. You will be fine with that Sony.
hogan  Oct 15, 2022 (Staff)

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