Unity Audio Signature 3 Specifications

Sidebar 3: Specifications

Description: Two-way, three-driver, sealed-box, floorstanding loudspeaker. Drive-units: two 6.5" polypropylene-cone woofers, one front-firing, one rear; one 1" cermaic-coated silk-dome tweeter. Frequency response: 39Hz–20kHz, ±2dB. Sensitivity: 86dB/W/m. Nominal impedance: 5 ohms. Maximum power handling: 300W.
Dimensions: 9.25" W by 4" D by 38" H. Weight: 33 lbs.
Standard finishes: walnut, black oak. Special finishes, $250 extra: piano black, curly or birdseye maple, rosewood, two-tone mixes.
Serial numbers of units reviewed: CA002196/97, first pair; CA002192/93, updated pair.
Price: $1895/pair as reviewed; bi-wire option adds $250/pair (1995); no longer available (2014). Approximate number of dealers: 33 (1995).
Manufacturer: Unity Audio, Lansing, MI 48910 (1995). Company no longer in existence in 2014 but Robert Grost now runs audio manufacturer Cerious Technologies. Web: www.cerioustechnologies.com/. Some information on Unity Audio speakers can be found here.

gabis8's picture

This is a blatant example of a complacent examination of an audio component. I deplore the fact that his author, Muse Kastanovich, couldn't demonstrate any form of critical thinking. To be specific, Mr. Kastanovich found a spot of glue on the surround of one speaker, and his main reaction is to underline the fact that audio reviewers seems not to be favoured with better samples to review than the regular people. What? An honest and independant reviewer would have spotted the evident lack of quality control that this incident imply. End of the story. An execution problem is a problem, no matter how it can reveal anything on a manufacturer's ethic. There's no way to be happy about a lack of "fit'n finish" (even less if this nonchalance is so macroscopic that it could possibly compromise the sound) apart from being an hopeless optimist, which is not a reviewer's top quality.

Stereophile have become a master in taking shortcomings and turning them into advantages. I'm profoundly disappointed of this state of affairs.

billyjul's picture

this is not the first time that stereophile make a complacent examination of an audio component
the measure of this speaker, reveal the poor quality of audio drivers used with poor engineering speaker
i think the company will do better in selling french fries instead of this awful measuring speaker