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EPOS - Epic 2 Bookshelf Speakers (Pr)

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Epos Epic 2 Bookshelf Speakers

The Epos Epic 2 is a Large Bookshelf Speaker with Epic Performance and Spectacular Looks

Last Chance At This Special Winter Price, the Last Few Epic 2s Will Disappear Fast at 50% Off

Larger and much more powerful sounding than the Epic 1, the Epos Epic 2 is the medium-sized two-way model in this new range of loudspeakers. The performance is larger, with bigger sound staging, wider dynamics and a much more powerful and realistic perspective, but the Epic 2 is now priced below the original Epic 1. Don't miss this great opportunity to own a beautiful speaker that sounds even better than it looks.

Like the Epic 1, it holds true to the classic Epos principles of simple crossovers, well-controlled drive units and clean understated aesthetics. The larger cabinet and Epos-designed 6" woofer cone offer notable advantages over the Epic 1 in sensitivity, bass output and power handling, without a dramatic increase in price.

"For $799/pair, what you get in the Epos Epic 2 is remarkable...It's a matter of tonal balance, and the Epic 2 nailed it. No edginess, no excessive brightness, no clarity achieved at the expense of brittle sound."
– Sam Tellig, Stereophile

Epos developed the first soft-dome tweeter used in the history of the company for the Epic series. The new tweeter has a low resonance frequency, high sensitivity and extended high frequency response for exceptional performance, and a clean, open yet smooth sound quality often found in much more expensive speakers. With its 1" fabric-dome, short horn, high-temperature ferro-fluid cooled voice-coil, and shielded neodymium magnet, it can perform at high output levels for extended periods without degradation to sound quality or itself.

"In the Music Hall room, I discovered the sweet new Epos Epic 2 monitors ($800/pair). The Epic 2's mimic the appearance of such classic British monitors as the Spendor BC1, but offer a suave, engaging and evocative sound that’s thoroughly contemporary."
– Chris Martens, The Absolute Sound

Epos has also developed a brand new 6" driver for the Epic 2, which produces an even frequency response and smooth roll off. This woofer/mid has a high-quality polypropylene cone and "bullet"-shaped dust cap. These form a stiff yet pliable, well-damped structure which retains its shape, even under high power. The woofer is loaded at low frequencies, using a large-diameter port, flared at both ends to avoid turbulence that produces surprising levels and depths of good clean bass for the speaker’s size, coupled with a clear and open mid-range. The Epic 2 is surprisingly sensitive with high power handling, making it suitable for use with a wide range of amplifiers, from as small as 20 watts to as large as 120 watts.

The Epic look harks back to an 80s motif, but with a modern twist. Epos uses a high-quality vinyl wood veneer to produce a high-end appearance while keeping the Epic's entry-level price point in mind. The Epic 2 is supplied with an audiophile baffle with no visible fixing screws, grille-fixing holes or cloth. The baffle is machined around the woofer to create a gently contoured horn shape and, unlike a conventional grille frame, there are no added obstructions or sharp edges to cause reflections and sound coloration.

The Epic 2 also includes an optional cloth-covered grille. For those who don’t like looking at loudspeaker drivers, this is the ideal compromise. The spare grille has the same audible reflection-free advantages found in the "audiophile" baffle, but elegantly hides the drivers under a fine acoustically transparent cloth, providing protection to the more delicate parts of the speaker. As pictured above, the front baffle on the Epic 2 can be detached with light pressure using the included baffle removal tool, allowing you to swap it when desired.

The Epic 2 crossover is remarkably simple: both the woofer and tweeter networks are second order filters. To ensure high sound quality, all the resistors are metal oxide – a type rarely found in products at this price level. Also included are high-quality polypropylene capacitors, chosen for their superior sound quality. Inductors are designed for low distortion even at high volumes: air-core for the tweeter and an over-sized laminated-iron core for the woofer. The input terminals are gold plated and bi-wirable. It's all in keeping with the Epos philosophy of high quality at sensible prices.

This same ethos influences every part of the Epic 2, down to the extensive horizontal and vertical internal bracing and rigid 18mm MDF cabinet, far in excess of typical rivals. Just pick it up to feel the weight. For optimum performance, it should be stand-mounted. We recommend these great affordable speaker stands.

"With the Epos Epic 2, Mike Creek has a hit on his hands. It's the perfect bookshelf speaker for someone who wants the bass and high-level dynamic performance of a floorstander, but either has cost constraints or a spouse who won't let anything bigger than a bookshelf into the house...I believe any Stereophile reader would be proud to have these attractive little beauties in his or her living room."
– Robert J. Reina, Stereophile

Power Handling: 120 Watts, unclipped speech and music
Frequency Range: 48 Hz – 25 kHz
Impedance: 4 Ohm nominal
Sensitivity: 90dB / [email protected]
Amplifier Compatibility: 20 – 120 Watts
Ideal Positioning: Not less than 4” from rear wall
Five Year Warranty

Tweeter: 
    Epos 1" soft dome with high-temperature voice coil
    Ferrofluid cooling
    Neodymium magnet system
    Magnetically shielded
Bass/Midrange Driver: 
    Epos designed 6" with 1" high-temperature voice coil and polypropylene cone
    Magnetically shielded
Crossover:
    Bass and tweeter cross-over with 2nd order filters
    Tweeter network uses Metal Oxide resistor, polypropylene film capacitor and air-core inductor
    Woofer network features a large-core laminated-iron inductor and polypropylene film by-pass capacitor.
Terminal Panel:
    Gold-plated and Bi-wirable. Can be single or double wired by removing shorting links provided.
Internal wiring:
    18 AWG stranded cable
Cabinet:
    18mm MDF and front baffle, extensively braced internally
Grilles:
    Removable ‘audiophile’ grille fitted as standard, Grille–removal tool included.
    Alternative cloth-covered grilles are packed as accessories
Dimensions (HWD):16.4" x 8.3" x 11"
Weight: 19 Lbs each

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