In this review, we will be comparing specifications of DBR62 and Uni-Fi UB5, two Bookshelf speakers by ELAC.
Let's have a brief look at the main features of ELAC DBR62 and ELAC Uni-Fi UB5 before getting into our more detailed comparison.
Let's read on the following sections in order to better understand in detail how ELAC DBR62 and ELAC Uni-Fi UB5 compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.
One of the fundamental differences between these two speakers is that DBR62 is a 2-way design whereas Uni-Fi UB5 is a 3-way speaker. 3-way designs utilize a midrange driver in addition to the tweeter and woofer on 2-way designs. Designing a crossover for a 3-way speaker is a complicated process and generally increases the overall cost of the speaker. DBR62 features a 1" Soft-Dome Tweeter , a " Midrange and 1 x 6.5" Aramid fiber Woofer . On the other hand, Uni-Fi UB5 features a 1" Soft-dome Tweeter , a 4" Midrange and 1 x 5.25" Aluminum Woofer with a Crossover frequency at 270 / 2700 Hz.
DBR62 has a frequency range of 44-35k Hz whereas Uni-Fi UB5 has a frequency range of 46-25k Hz.
Impedance and Sensitivity
DBR62 is a 6 ohms speaker compared to Uni-Fi UB5 which has a nominal impedance of 4 ohms. These two speakers also have different sensitivity levels. DBR62 sensitivity is rated at 86 dB and Uni-Fi UB5's is at 85 dB. This 1 dB difference makes ELAC DBR62 a more sensitive speaker compared to ELAC Uni-Fi UB5, hence will play louder with the same amount of watts.
DBR62 has a power range of up to 120 watts RMS whereas Uni-Fi UB5 has a power range of 40-140 watts.
Input Type and Bi-Amping / Bi-Wiring
DBR62 features Post type posts and Uni-Fi UB5 has a Post type posts. None of these speakers feature bi-amping/bi-wiring.
Cabinet Type and Port Position
DBR62 has a front firing port whereas Uni-Fi UB5 has a back firing ports.