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Epos ...wich standmount speakers?
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  Following the discussion from here :

 http://www.whathifi.com/forum/hi-fi/epos-vs-focal-vs

 

I'll probably want to go again with Epos :? :quest: . But I can't find very much comparisons Epic 2 vs Elan 15 . I am interessed in these because having a much larger cabinet and woofer than my Epos M5 they both should give a much better bottom end rendering in my smallish room (3x4,5 m) .I am interessed also in comparisons with the M12 from this point of view and not only , because I don't know if these new series keep the sound of M5 and M12 . In Stereophile review on Epic2 they say it's less detailed than the M5 (even if "a bit" , I wouldn't like to lose detail). Epic 2 has a very good price now ,but how do you see it compared to the others? On the other side Elan 15 justifies the price wich is 40-50% bigger now than Epic 2?

 

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RE: Epos ...wich standmount ?

If the shoes don't fit, change the horse.

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RE: Epos ...wich standmount ?

plastic penguin wrote:

This may help.

 

Thank you , very interesting yet a bit confusing info in the end ,in that link ( very important the source of music ,the digital and especially compressed formats can be revealed in their weak points by the resolving systems - my opinion about that story). 

Still waiting some news about the Elan 15  Smile

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RE: Epos ...wich standmount ?

Think you'll have to dem some Eposes, and I'm not aware of many people on here who've had first hand experience of the Elans and Epics.

If the shoes don't fit, change the horse.

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You will really have to listen to a pair of Elan 15s if at all possible. I've only ever briefly heard a pair of the smaller Elan 10s driven by a Rega Brio whilst in a dealers having a new cart fitted to my TT, and they were very impressive for a small speaker. Looked gorgeous in the Rosewood finish too.

 

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RE: Epos ...wich standmount ?

I have a pair of Epic 2. They're simply fantastic. I've just replaced Creek Evolution 50A with brand new Yamaha R-N500 and it sounds great, i listen to a lot of heavy music and i am over the moon with this set up. With Creek my music sounded a bit thin and lifeless, now it just sounds right, terrific upper midrange, bass and highs. And those not of this earth guitar solos (Allegaeon, Anterior), they really kick ass.  :rockout:

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As a fan of heavy stuff myself, it's good to hear recommendations of suitable kit.  :clap:

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Summing the reviews and opinions found on various sites and forums , seems to me that the Epic line keeps generally speaking the level of M series , adding some more weight in sound  and thus ,being more balanced speakers and the Elan goes beyound the M in all ,detail included. This answers for me the question why they introduced two lines Epic and Elan in a short interval when stopping the M line .

The question that I have now to decide if I'll go to Epic 2 and gain more bass or go up to Elan and buy more resolution AND bass extension . The logic answer is Elan 15, but there is a price for that.... Smile There is a compromise between Epic 2 and Elan 15 ,this is called Elan 10 at mid price .... I'll have to listen these .....not shure about how much bass over M5 

DIB, what do you think ?

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RE: Epos ...wich standmount ?

Actually we quite like partington stands, something like Super Dreadnoughts would be a great recommendation for your speakers.

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RE: Epos ...wich standmount ?

Nick , I'd like your opinion on the Epic 2 and Elan 15 . I have the Epos dedicated stands.

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EPOS comparison

Im not sure if your still in the market for standmounters but I thought i should give you some feedback regarding the speakers you have asked about. I have had a pair of Epos M5i and Epos Epic 2 and I now own Epos Elan 15. The Epos M5i definitely has a little more mid range detail than the epic 2. Although as you would imagine the epic 2 having a larger cabinet gives a larger sound. The intergration of the fabric dome tweeter and the ever so slight warm sound of the epic 2 makes it very easy speaker to get along with. However if you crave mid range clarity I would definitely reccomend the Elan 10 or 15. I have the latter and it even trumps the m5i on detail. It blends the frequencies better than any other speaker i have heard and that includes the Kef LS50. Anyway hope that helps but I think its is so important to demo the speakers with your amplifier as mathcing these two components makes all the difference. BTW I tested the speakers on Creek Destiny 2 with Audiolab MDAC.

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I ended up buying Elan 10 and

I ended up buying Elan 10 and wow !

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