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Epos Epic 1 Bookshelf Speaker
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.
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
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. 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
The baffle on the Epic 1 can be changed in a unique way. The Illustration
shows the baffle removal tool in use. With light pressure, the front baffle will
detach allowing you to swap it as and when required.
Epos developed a new soft-dome tweeter for Epic – quite a landmark – because
this is the first soft-dome tweeter used in the history of the company. By using
virtual performance CAD simulation tools, Epos has achieved very high
performance, and a clean, open yet smooth sound quality which hits well above
the tweeter’s price point.
The new tweeter has a low resonance frequency, high sensitivity and extended
high frequency response. With its 25mm (one inch) fabric-dome, short horn,
high-temperature ferro-fluid cooled voice-coil, and shielded neodymium magnet,
it is capable of high output levels for extended periods without degradation to
sound quality or itself.
Epos has also developed a brand new 150mm (5 ¼ inch) driver for the Epic 1,
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 by a good-sized port, flared at both ends to
reduce turbulence, to produce more bass than expected from such a compact
cabinet, coupled with a clear and powerful mid-range.
This mini speaker is more sensitive than you’d expect, making it suitable for
use with a wide range of amplifiers, from as small as 20 watts to as large as
Epic Rear In typical Epos fashion, the Epic 1 crossover is as simple as we
can make it: both the woofer and tweeter networks are 2nd 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 powers: air-core for the tweeter and an
over-sized laminated-iron cored coil for the woofer. The input terminals are
gold plated and bi-wirable. It’s all in keeping with the Epos ethos of high
quality at sensible prices, even for this entry-level speaker.
This same ethos influences every part of the Epic 1, 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. Epos recommends its ST35.
We 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.
- Power Handling 100 Watts unclipped speech and music
- Frequency Range 51 Hz – 25 kHz
- Impedance 4 Ohm nominal
- Sensitivity 88dB
- Amplifier Compatibility 20 – 100 Watts
- Positioning Not less than 10 cm (4”) from rear wall
- Tweeter Epos 25mm soft dome with high-temperature voice coil,
ferrofluid cooling and neodymium magnet system. Magnetically shielded
- Bass/Midrange Driver Epos mid bass 150mm, with 25mm high-temperature
voice coil and polypropylene cone. Magnetically shielded
- Crossover Bass and tweeter cross over with 2nd order filters.
Tweeter network uses Metal Oxide resistors, 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 wrap and front baffle, extensively braced
- Finish Cherry or Black Ash vinyl veneer
- Grilles Removable ‘audiophile’ grille fitted as standard,
Grille–removal tool included. Alternative cloth-covered grilles are packed as
- Size HxWxD – mm / in. 310 x 185 x 245 / 12.2 x 7.2 x 9.7
- Weight 5.9 kg / 13 lb per single speaker
- 14.2 kg / 32.2 lb per carton
- Packaged One pair per carton