ELAC's Andrew Jones Designed Debut And Uni-Fi Series Of Speakers
Once upon a time, within this sleepy small town, came a man called Andrew Jones. No, not Andrew "Jr. Boy" Jones who was an American blues guitarist or the Andrew Jones who was a Welsh cricketer that played for Wales Minor Counties, but Andrew Jones the loudspeaker designer. Now this Andrew was good child, always inquisitive and curious about the world around him. Until one day he decided that loudspeaker design would be his calling. After years of working with other companies, he decided to design a line of loudspeakers with ELAC.
ELAC, as you might recall, is now celebrating 90 years of innovation. In a world of ever-changing brands, products and trends, ELAC builds on its heritage with vision to push thinking beyond the present. Founded on a commitment to making the best sound in the world on September 1, 1926 in Keil, Germany, ELAC first worked on sonar technology and the research of signal and sound channels in air and water. One thing lead to another and today we have the new ELAC Debut series, soon to be followed by an upcoming series with dual-concentric drivers. Now these drivers have a tweeter centrally-mounted within a midrange driver.
Andrew Jones, now all grown up, plays a key role in the design of these new series of loudspeakers. Receiving critical acclaim worldwide for the Debut series, with many awards and accolades, Andrew is soon going to be the proud 'father' of ELAC's Uni-Fi series. All three Uni-Fi loudspeakers, consisting of their bookshelf, floorstanding and center-channel, use a concentric driver. Because of its ideal time-domain characteristics, a concentric design combines a tweeter and midrange diaphragm within a single voice coil to deliver a very coherent and accurate reproduction across the treble and midrange frequency spectrums.
We all look forward to reviewing the new Uni-Fui series, and Andrew will soon be sending the floorstander to an Enjoy the Music.com reviewer. And they lived happily ever after.
PS: Here's a photo of Andrew Jones with Ray Kimber of Kimber Kable. A not so long time ago, Ray Kimber was born within the sleepy small town of...
PPS: You can see our review of the ELAC Debut F5 Floorstanding Speaker at this link.