Epos Epic 1 (available on 0% finance when you spend over £1000) are the smallest speakers in the Epic range, designed to deliver big performance from a compact cabinet, but still hold true to Epos’s purist principles of simple crossover, well-behaved drive units and clean understated aesthetics. At first glance, the Epic range harks back to an 80’s look, but with a modern twist. Epos uses a high-quality vinyl wood veneer to produce a high-end appearance whilst keeping the Epic’s entry-level price point in mind.
Uniquely, its front baffle design presents two surprisingly different faces. Straight out of the box the Epic 1 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 colorations.
In the carton you will also find an optional cloth-covered grille if you prefer not to look at speaker drivers. 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.
Epos paid great attention to every single minute detail during the design of the Epic 1, to give customers the best sound at the best price. It comes as no surprise that this little speaker will have you in awe from the first note. The level of sound stage, depth and detail is truly exceptional, with a clarity that outshines the competition and even some higher priced speakers.
The Epic 1 is a truly eye and ear-opening loudspeaker that will keep you enthralled listening to your favorite tracks for many years to come.
|Frequency Response||51Hz - 25kHz|
|Recommended Amplifier Power||20W - 100W|
|Also Known As||N/A|
|Product Award||What HiFi Award 4 Stars|
- - Power Handling 100 Watts unclipped speech and music
- - Frequency Range 51 Hz – 25 kHz
- - Impedance 4 Ohm nominal
- - Sensitivity 88dB / 2.83V at 1m
- - Amplifier Compatibility 20 – 100 Watts
- - Positioning Not less than 10 cm (4") from rear wall
- - Tweeter: Epos 25mm soft dome with neodymium magnet system.
- - Bass/Midrange Driver Epos 150mm, 25mm voice coil and polypropylene cone.
- - Magnetically shielded?: Yes
- - Crossover Bass and tweeter cross over with 2nd order filters.
- - Terminal Panel: Gold-plated and Bi-wirable.
- - Internal wiring: 18 AWG stranded cable.
- - Cabinet: 18mm MDF wrap and front baffle, extensively braced internally
- - Finish Cherry or Black Ash vinyl veneer
- - Grilles: Removable audiophile grille (pictured on left speaker, keeps drivers open), alternative cloth covered grille also included (pictured on right speaker)
- - Dimensions (mm): 310H x 185W x 245D
- - Weight: 14.2 kg per speaker
- - Stands pictured NOT included
A good start for the Epic range, but it can’t deliver all-round ability like some rivals. There's plenty of the traditional Epos style in these Epic 1 bookshelf speakers, even if they do feature a 25mm soft-dome (as opposed to metal) tweeter - a first for Epos - with a new 13cm midrange driver. The closing track on Adele's 21 album usually has us sobbing on our listening room sofa, but the Epics lack the last word in detail recovery and overall subtlety, and fail to engage us as well as some rivals - even those that are a fair deal cheaper. If it's an punchy and exciting yet organised listen you're after, this set of Epos speakers could be the answer. But for the money, a little more attention to detail can be found elsewhere to make the complete all-rounder. (What Hi-Fi Magazine)
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