Hot: An interesting turn for Epos, the Epic range marrying some good, old-fashioned design cues with modern sonic values. Immense potential when paired with electronics above their class, never being shown up. Strengths include impactful and confident bass, deft handling of dynamics and transients, and discerning staging and imaging. Simpler recordings are afforded spatial dimension, and when played loud, seldom hurt the ears (the tweeter has a lot to do with this). Sound bigger than they are. Should mate well with cleaner sounding tube amps.
Cold: Can be caught out with complex recordings, when some congestion sets in. Not the most neutral, with a warmish texture to its presentation. Most can live with this, though ….
Encore: Epos can’t really turn out anything less than decent, and the Epic 2 is testimony to this. Once run in and paired right, these are compact speakers that will please most audio buffs. And they’re great value, to boot.
Specs: Two-way, reflex design standmount with 25mm fabric-dome tweeter and 179mm mid-bass driver / Sensitivity: 90dB sensitivity / Nominal impedance: 4 ohms / Frequency range: 48Hz-25kHz / 2 pairs of speaker terminals / Dimensions: 415 x 210 x 280mm (h/w/d), 8.6kg per unit / Finish options: Light cherry, black ash
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