EPOS EPIC 1
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To sum up, then, the Epos Epic 1’s are really rather clever little speakers, both firmly in the Epos tradition and yet absolutely up to date in terms of convenience and flexibility. I think the company may have a winner on its hands with this range if they’re all as good as this.
Yes, you could get a shade more detail by doubling your budget, but personally I’d rather have the sweet, smooth treble of the Epics than something more willingly provoked into spit or a metallic edge. And for all that sweetness, there’s no shortage of “air” in the sound these speakers deliver.
In use, the Epic 1s deliver, in the manner of Epos speakers of the past. There’s that punchy, dynamic sound many used to love in the company’s classic designs
JAMES VESEY – GRAMPHONE
EPOS EPIC 1
Epos Acoustics just makes loudspeakers. And they face the perennial challenge of the speaker designer — how to achieve the best possible sound quality at a given price. It’s not hard to make a great loudspeaker if you have a limitless budget. Creating a range that excels at each price-point is rather harder.
The boffins at Epos have been burning the candle late into the night over the last year to develop a completely new range of speakers. The result is the new Epic range, which redefines the benchmark for what can be achieved with modern materials and computer aided design. Epic speakers bear little similarity to earlier Epos models.
The Epic 1 is the smallest of the new Epic range of loudspeakers from Epos; 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.
The aim was to produce speakers with such qualities that regardless of price, they could be matched with the best. Epos has developed all new drive units in three sizes together with crossovers voiced for a more sensitive and bolder sounding speaker range – as you would expect from this highly respected British company.
The cosmetic harks back to the early 80’s roots of the Epos brand, but the distinctive removable front carries no screws or grille fixings to clutter its elegant lines. Instead, the front baffle could be seen to be a cosmetic trick to hide the drive units which are mounted conveniently on a sub panel that contains all the screws and fixings, thereby leaving the front clear.
For those who need or want a grille, to cover the moving parts and to prevent small children or animals from causing damage, the Epic range comes complete with a replacement grille panel that is optimised to cover only the drive units and therefore avoids the common problem of degrading the sound quality when running with grilles on. To fit the grille, the baffle needs to be removed and Epos provides a somewhat ingenious device to accommodate this.
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