The new K line of speakers includes the K1
standmount and the K2 and K3 floorstanders.
All have soft dome tweeters and are upgradeable from a passive
to an active design with the soon to be released Aktive-K
modules. Bass response is very good, actually excellent
for a speaker whose height doesn’t even break the
one-foot mark. From The Absolute Sound review:
"The K1 reproduces vocals of all stripes with point-source-like
solidity...It’s decidedly tuneful and well controlled,
with a pleasing roundness and resonance...Basically the
K-1 is an amazingly potent little speaker that pretty much
doesn’t know the meaning of the word 'uncle.' "
The EPOS Epic 5 has received fantastic
reviews. The Epic 5 "never
fails to sound involving and entertaining...with cohesiveness
across the full frequency spectrum" says Hi-Fi
Choice. 5 stars, and winner for their Best Speaker
under 1,000 pounds! The Epic 5 is a 3 way
floorstander with dual 6.5" woofers. Bi-wireable with
a 1" soft dome tweeters and interchangeable audiophile
or grill-covering baffles. Detailed, open and lively, and
a well developed sound stage. Available in black.
Save over $500 now. Epic!
EPOS's ELAN line has received great reviews.
The Elan 15 bookshelf with a 7" bass/midrange
and a 1" soft-dome tweeter is $1399 retail. Floorstanders
include the Elan 30 with dual 6" woofers
and a 1" soft-dome tweeter for $1999 retail and the
Elan 35 with dual 7" woofers and a
1" soft-dome tweeter for $2399 retail. Available in
Cherry or Black Ash wood cabinets.