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EPOS SPEAKERS:

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ELS Series Mi Series


THE NEW EPOS Mi RANGE OF SPEAKERS HAS ARRIVED!
Check out the changes:

The Epos philosophy has been "Evolution, rather than revolution". As a result, there are still clear threads of the previous top-award winning Epos concepts running though their newest designs.

In the Mi series, they have evolved the M series and made what might appear, on the surface, to be small changes. In reality though, every single part has been re-engineered: woofers, cabinet, tweeter, crossovers, internal wiring, and cable terminals.

The woofers and mid woofers have been improved through many subtle changes to the cones, voice coils, surrounds, and chassis. The tweeters now have a silver colored anodized dome, and the frequency response is better extended at high frequencies - while still retaining the Epos trademark of smoothness and complete absence of unpleasant supersonic peaking. Crossovers have been improved with all-film capacitors in the mid & treble sections for improved clarity and naturalness. Wiring is still solid-core for the mid woofers and tweeters in the two-way speakers, but for the three-way designs the woofer sections are now wired with heavy gauge multi-strand for even better bass control. Solid core is applied to the mids and tweeters where its cleaner, more natural sound is best suited. All connections, from input terminals to speaker tags, are now hand-soldered, for superior sound quality. Input terminals are improved too.

Mi models now have a smart black anodized solid aluminium plate holding the cable terminals instead of the previous plastic cup, partnered with higher specification insulated binding posts. As before, all models can be multi-wired (biwired or triwired, depending on model). Cabinets have been strengthened in the Mi range, with thicker front baffles and revised bracing. This attention to detail has reduced undesired effects of the cabinet, and contributes to improved bass definition and overall clarity.

Cosmetically, the Mi speakers are greatly improved from the previous M series. The front baffle grooves and large-radius edges are gone, replaced by small radii and smooth fronts. Their new sleek, modern, high-quality appearance now fully in keeping with their high-end sound quality. Cabinets are now manufactured in pairs, so that the hand-finished real wood veneers match in grain pattern from left to right. The M series metal grilles have been replaced by cloth covered ones. Visually these match most homes better, and can of course be removed to show off the attractive speaker fronts and increase listening clarity.




"Five Stars" & "Product of the Year"
awards from Hi-Fi Choice !

"Budget Component of the Year"
by The Absolute Sound!


EPOS ELS-3 Mini Monitor

Critics are raving about the ELS 3, including Stereophile, The Absolute Sound, and
Hi Fi Choice magazine, who named it their 'Product of the Year'.

We are thrilled about this little speaker! The first in a line of lower cost speakers, the ELS-3 mini monitor maintains the high standards expected of any product bearing the Epos name.

Designed not only for high performance two channel operation, there is also the award winning complete ELS 5.1 Surround Sound/Home Theater System, with four ELS 3 speakers for front right/left and surround channels, plus the ELS 3C center channel speaker and matching subwoofer.

The ELS 3 incorporates a 130mm (5 1/4") woofer with polypropylene cone with dust cap and rubber surround on a stiff die-cast aluminium chassis for fine control and resolution throughout its frequency range. They are magnetically shielded for use near video monitors in home theater.

The 25mm (1") aluminium dome neodymium tweeter is an entirely new Epos design. In true Epos style, the ELS 3 has a minimum of crossover parts for great clarity.

The handsome cabinet features a high quality vinyl wrap finish allowing the cost to be highly competitive. Finish choices match other Epos speakers, in cherry, and black.

As you would expect from the manufacturer of such a well-respected brand, this new and exciting Epos ELS 3 has a performance level in this price range that has to be heard to be believed. Just too many good words have been written to share them all here, but for a taste:

"...it exceeded in performance what I've heard from its competition. The ELS 3 had: Superior midbass definition and realism on a wide range of program material; high-level dynamic bloom beyond what I'd reasonably expect from a speaker of its size; and a level of detail resolution I normally associate with speakers approaching $1000/pair."
-Bob Reiner, Stereophile magazine

REVIEW LINK: Stereophile

Cherry or Black Ash Finishes.

Reg. $399. Call for Sale Price!

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Epos M5i Two Way Monitor

The M5i two-way bass reflex speaker may be the baby of the new Epos ' Mi ' series, but its performance belies its size. It is equally at home in a two-channel or home theatre application. As you would expect, it is fully shielded magnetically.

The M5i includes our revised Epos 25mm (1 in.) low distortion metal dome tweeter, designed to have smooth, clear extended treble. This tweeter features a strong die-cast aluminium alloy face plate, moulded surround, ferrite magnet and Ferrofluid cooling.

The new Epos 140mm (5.5in.) mid-range woofer reproduces dynamic, natural bass and mid-range frequencies. This robust drive unit has a die-cast aluminium alloy chassis and phase plug, with contoured moulded polypropylene cone. To reproduce bass cleanly and powerfully, it is loaded with a port flared at both ends, which reduces turbulence and distortion. The crossover is centred on 3kHz and incorporates film capacitors in critical locations.

The bi-wirable input panel is made from solid anodised aluminium alloy, with sturdy high-spec terminals suited for spade lug or other types of plugs. High-grade metal links join the terminals together and can be removed for separate connection to each driver.

The front and rear baffles of the cabinet are 25mm (1 in.) thick to reduce unwanted vibration and coloration. In a choice of three pattern matched real wood veneers, the M5i will be equally at home in a traditional or contemporary setting. With its stylish silk cloth grille it integrates easily with home furnishings. Offered in a choice of two beautiful real-wood veneers - medium cherry or black.

Reg. $899. Call for Sale Price!


Epos M12i Two Way Monitor

Traditionally the core of any Epos speaker series, the M12i is the ideal loudspeaker for those enthusiasts who prefer a stand-mount over a floor-stand option.

As with all speakers in the ' Mi ' range, the 12i is designed to meet all the demands of today's two-channel and home-theatre audio. It is equally at home with music or movies and is fully magnetically shielded. If the M12i is to be used in a home theatre application, the M8i centre channel and M5i, used for rears, make ideal choices.

The M12i uses the revised Epos 25mm (1 in.) low distortion metal dome tweeter, designed to have smooth, clear and extended treble. Featuring a strong die-cast aluminium alloy face plate, moulded surround, ferrite magnet and Ferrofluid cooling, it is a significant improvement over the earlier M tweeter. The upper frequency crossover is centred on 5kHz and the minimalistic 1st order crossover is simply a polypropylene film capacitor.

Epos has designed a robust new 165mm (6.5in.) mid-range woofer with die-cast aluminium alloy chassis, phase plug and moulded polypropylene cone. Its curved cone profile and graduated thickness were engineered to roll off high frequencies mechanically, in a smooth fashion. It also has very high power handling. As such, the woofer requires no electrical crossover to reproduce dynamic, natural bass and mid-range frequencies in this model. To reproduce bass cleanly and powerfully, it is loaded at the rear with a port flared at both ends, which reduces turbulence and distortion.

The biwirable input panel is made from solid anodised aluminium alloy, with sturdy high-spec terminals suited for spade lug or other types of plugs. High-grade metal links join the terminals together and can be removed for separate connection to each driver.

Equally attractive with or without the silk cloth grilles, the M12i is offered in a choice of two beautiful real-wood veneers - medium cherry or black. It seamlessly wraps around the front edges of the pattern matched cabinets. The front and rear baffles are 25mm (1") thick to reduce unwanted vibration and coloration.

Reg. $1199. Call for Sale Price!


Epos M16i 3-Way Floor Stander

"The Epos revealed the magic in the best recordings, without shortchanging whatever musical values were contained by lesser recordings. The M16i's dynamic range was particularly intoxicating... The dynamic range envelope was accurately graded and more life-like than I've heard from any affordable loudspeaker."
- Robert Reina, Stereophile - June 2008

The new Epos M16i is a floor-standing 2.5-way speaker which excels in accuracy, dynamics, imaging and poise. This speaker was designed to be equally dynamic in a two-channel or home theatre application. The result is a loudspeaker with deep bass, a fast dynamic sound and very high power handling. It is equally at home playing music or movies and is of course magnetically shielded.

The revised Epos 25mm (1 in.) low distortion metal dome tweeter used in the M16i is designed for smooth, clear and extended treble. It features a strong die-cast aluminium alloy face plate, moulded surround, ferrite magnet and Ferrofluid cooling. The crossover is centred on 3kHz and incorporates film capacitors in critical locations.

The 140mm (5.5in.) mid-range driver, similar to that used in the M5i, runs in a sealed chamber, with the tweeter. It is designed to roll-off naturally around 90Hz, with useful output below that. The woofer and mid-bass output overlap and work effectively as one bigger unit. This reinforces the power and dynamics of this compact speaker.

The bass driver is similar to the midrange but has a dust cap instead of a phase plug. It is mounted in a separate chamber in the lower section of the cabinet and is loaded with a rear-firing port, flared at both ends for low turbulence and minimal distortion. It is also filtered by the crossover to limit frequencies above 100Hz.

Together, the woofer and mid-range units handle very high power. We recommended that the M16i should be partnered with an amplifier that is capable of driving a four Ohm load to high levels.

Internally, extensive bracing and 25mm (1 in.) thick front and rear baffles have been skilfully engineered to reduce unwanted cabinet vibration and colouration. The triwirable input panel is made from solid anodised aluminium alloy, with sturdy high-spec terminals suited for spade lugs or other types of plugs. High grade metal links join the terminals together and can be removed for separate connection to each driver.

Grilles are made of cloth, over an MDF frame, for easy integration with home furnishings, although the M16i is equally attractive without the grilles. A black lacquered integral plinth includes sturdy steel inserts which take adjustable 6mm carpet spikes (included). The plinth is removable if desired.

The M16i is offered in a choice of two beautiful real wood veneers - medium cherry or black, which seamlessly wrap around the front edges. Cabinets are grain-pattern matched on left and right speakers.

Reg. $1,999. Call for Sale Price!


Epos M22i 3-Way Floor Stander

The current flagship of the ' Mi ' range of speakers, the 2.5-way M22i, has deeper bass and higher power handling than the M16i. In designing the M22i, the Epos engineering team designed a high performance two channel speaker that would be equally at home in a home theatre application.

The M22i uses the revised Epos 25mm (1 in.) low distortion metal dome tweeter, designed for smooth, clear and extended treble. The upper frequency crossover is centred on 5kHz and the minimalistic 1st order crossover is simply a polypropylene film capacitor.

Epos has designed a robust new 165mm (6.5in.) mid-range woofer with die-cast aluminium alloy chassis, phase plug and moulded polypropylene cone. Its curved cone profile and graduated thickness were engineered to roll off high frequencies mechanically, in a smooth fashion. It also has very high power handling. As such, the woofer requires no electrical crossover (neither high pass, nor low pass) to reproduce dynamic, natural bass and mid-range frequencies in this model.

The mid-range driver runs in a sealed chamber, with the tweeter. It is designed to naturally roll-off around 80Hz, with useful output below that. The woofer and mid-bass output overlap and work effectively as one bigger unit. This reinforces the power and dynamics of this compact speaker.

The 165mm (6.5in.) bass driver is similar to the midrange but has a weighted dust cap instead of a phase plug. It is mounted in a separate chamber in the lower section of the cabinet and is loaded with a rear-firing port, flared at both ends for low turbulence and minimal distortion. It is also filtered by the crossover to limit frequencies above 100Hz.

Together, the woofer and mid-range units handle very high powers. We recommended that the M22i should be partnered with an amplifier that is capable of driving a four Ohm load to high levels.

The triwirable input panel is made from solid anodised aluminium alloy, with sturdy high-spec terminals suited for spade lug or other types of plugs. High grade metal links join the terminals together and can be removed for separate connection to each driver.

Great care has been taken with the manufacturing of the cabinets. They are grain pattern matched for each pair. Internally, extensive bracing and 25mm (1 in.) thick front and rear baffles have been skilfully engineered to reduce unwanted cabinet vibration and coloration. Grilles are made of silk cloth, over an MDF frame, for easy integration with home furnishings, although the M22i is equally attractive without the grilles. A black lacquered integral plinth, which includes sturdy steel inserts to take adjustable 8mm carpet spikes, completes the package.

The M22i is offered in a choice of two beautiful real wood veneers - medium cherry or black, which seamlessly wrap around the front edges. Cabinets are grain-pattern matched on left and right speakers.

Reg. $2,599. Call for Sale Price!

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Link to Acoustic Zen Website ACOUSTIC ZEN


Acoustic Zen Adagio Loudspeakers

The genius of Robert Lee is at it again. An outstanding true reference loudspeaker that's within the reach of the majority of audiophiles.

Amazing linearity & near perfect phase alignment are just a couple of the scientific reasons these speakers sing so incredibly. Robert Lee's exclusive advanced underhung driver for ultra-low distortion & round ribbon tweeter design make the Adagio's value unique in all the world.

Mr. Lee's custom design of underhung voice coil drivers means that it has a very short voice coil in a large magnetic field gap. The voice coils are very narrow and always move in a linear manner within a magnetic field regardless of excursion - unlike traditional long voice coil moving in a short magnetic gaps where the voice coil moves beyond the control of the magnet. The only other speakers in the world that combine underhung voice coils with ribbon tweeters sell for $80,000!

Incredibly beautiful choices of Italian finishes including prize wood veneers at no extra cost. Photos do not do justice to the looks of these speakers!

Perfect as a two channel system. Also, an available matching set of surround speakers, center channel, and subwoofer can complete a reference multi-channel music & home theater system.

Read Chip Stern's review below to learn why these are among the most talked about loudspeakers on the internet:

Six Moons Acoustic Zen Adagio Review
by Chip Stern

(Chip is also an editor for Stereophile)

Reg. $4300. Call for Sale Price!

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VON SCHWEIKERT AUDIO

We also carry Von Schweikert Audio reference grade loudspeakers. These are available from us only if delivered within approximately a 100 mile radius of Santa Cruz, CA - or if you do not have a dealer in your area. Call us for more information.
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