Epos ES14 Speakers with matching stands, Amazing Condition! Proac Killers
The ES14 is considered a cult classic among audiophiles. Perhaps because of the fact that they basically do not have a crossover meaning that the signal goes straight from your amplifier to the drivers. Yes the tweeter has a small capacitor in order to protect it but thats it? Open up one of your speakers and take a look at the multitude of competent that impede the signal. You'll find coils, capacitors, resistors etc all affecting how the drivers work.
This all results in one of the cleanest speakers Ive ever heard. They are no slouch either as as significant amount of bass can come from these boxes. There is so much some may chose to use the included foam port tamper that comes with the units. If your gonna place them in the corners of the room where the bass in acoustically amplified by the wall you may want to use them.
Included are a set of matching original stands that fit the speakers absolutely perfectly. They have spikes on each corder to couple the speaker tightly to the stand. They also have spikes to couple the stands to the floor and and adjustable for perfect leveling.
Acoustically the speakers are 100%. They sound amazing and all drivers work as they should. I just rant a frequency generator through them along the entire spectrum and they don’t exhibit any distortion, coloration or problems.
Cosmetically they are in amazing condition considering their age. There are no significant scratches or dings to speak off. Yes if you use a magnifying glass your likely to find something but you’d have to really look.
On the back you'll find the bass port and single set of banana posts
These were designed and sold without grills so don’t ask if they are included.
Available for audition and pickup in Ridgewood, NJ or pickup in Union Square NYC.
Here is an excerpt from a Stereophile review.
Through the vital midrange, the Epos 14 is superb. It is, in my opinion, neutral in perspective, and very low in coloration. I occasionally was aware of just a trace of boxiness or nasality, but it was elusive. What set it apart from the other loudspeakers in this survey was a sense of inner detailing, "life," and dynamic transparency which were unique, in my experience, in a two-way design at this price. There was a striking reproduction of overall depth which equalled, or even exceeded, that of the Snell Qs. In the latters' case, the depth appeared to arise out of its extended, airy top end. The Epos struck me as being a result of superior midrange transparency (as its top-end extension is, subjectively, above average but not exceptional).
This contributed considerably to a sense of three-dimensional layering which, while less than that in the better (and largely far more expensive) high-end loudspeakers, was nonetheless very impressive. That, combined with realistic yet natural dynamics, a precise image which filled the space between the loudspeakers (though only rarely beyond), and a noteworthy rendering of vertical height, made for an overall presentation through the vital midrange which was convincing and, most importantly, musically valid and involving.
WHO WE ARE
Skyfi.nyc is a small startup business specializing in the purchase, reconditioning and reselling of select high end audio equipment.
We only buy equipment the we admire and are passionate about. No mid-fi, no gimmicks and no junk.
Each piece of equipment is cosmetically restored and fully tested in our well equipped lab by an engineer with 30+ year of experience in the Hifi world. If it does not meet or exceed the original manufactures specification it will not be sold. We are select about the equipment we purchase focusing in mostly analogue high build quality American and European built units which we find to have an incredible long lifespan while maintaining good sonics.
Through our sister company, which is an authorized dealer for McIntosh, Audio Research, Sonus Faber, ClearAudio, Project and Sony ES, we have access to OEM parts and service support. If you are local and are looking for any new equipment for the above mentioned manufacturers, please drop us a line as we can arrange both sales and professional installation in the tri-state area.
TRADE IN POLICY
We accept trade-ins of equal or lesser value under certain conditions just ask and let us know the exact model, condition and what accessories are included such as a box, remote, manual etc. We will only consider high end equipment from mainstream manufacturers such as McIntosh, Mark Levinson, Audio Research, Krell, etc. and would typically pass on displays, projectors, receivers, dated processors and mid-fi equipment of any type. We will offer a fair value for your equipment but keep in mind we are running a business and will need to be able to sell the equipment at a profit after investing a great deal of time and resources in testing, certifying, repairing, cleaning and packaging the incoming equipment. If your looking for top dollar we suggest attempting to sell it directly to an end user.
HOW TO VISIT US
We are currently operating from a residence in Ridgewood NJ. Your welcomed to make an appointment if there is a piece of equipment you would like to see in operation before or after purchase. We have a well equipped, dedicated listening room with tons of equipment of all makes and models. We are not a store so please don’t make an appointment if your just curious as how a speaker or piece of equipped sounds. In essence no tire kickers please.
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