For Sale: 1 pair Epos Elan 10 in cherry wood veneer finish. Original owner, purchased from authorized dealer, Audio Nexus.
Very good condition: used infrequently (1 hour per week) as a secondary bookshelf system in non-smoking, pet and child free environment. Includes the 2 speaker grills (black cloth) and the 2 optional grills (sleek plastic). Comes with original manufacturer's packaging materials.
See reviews (Stereophile, for example).
Buyer cover shipping cost (with check, money order, cash, or, if chosen, Paypal fee. Selling to contiguous US.
Contact me with any questions: Peter at 646 623-0581 or [email protected]
Epos Elan 10 Product Description:
The Elan 10 is the smallest loudspeaker in the new Elan range from Epos. Designed to deliver big performance from a compact cabinet, but deliver on the promise of Epos's quality workmanship and impeccable sound. All Epos speakers deliver on its purist principles of simple crossovers, well-behaved drive units and clean, understated aesthetics. The Epos Elan 10 is a great sounding bookshelf and a great value for the price.
"In the Elan 10, Epos design team has built a stunning and virtually flawless loudspeaker. I've reviewed several dozen bookshelf speakers, and can think of none that offers more sound quality per dollar than the Elan 10!"
– Robert J. Reina, Stereophile
Epos has applied the finest wood veneers for a high-quality finish. To minimize unwanted vibration and coloration, extensive horizontal and vertical internal bracing has been added to the sturdy 18mm MDF cabinets. Elan 10 can be stand mounted for optimum performance. Elan 10 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 obstructions or sharp edges to cause reflections and sound colorations.
"The Elan 10's ability to render detailed, delicate transients reminded me of far more expensive speakers. The dead-flat neutrality was very impressive. And the integration of the bass, midrange, and highs was remarkable. I heard details and subtle phrasings that I've never noticed before. That's quite an achievement!"
– Robert J. Reina, Stereophile
Epos has developed a new soft-dome tweeter for the Elan 10. By using virtual-performance CAD simulation tools, Epos has achieved very high performance with a sound that combines clarity and smoothness in equal measure. The new tweeter has a low resonance frequency, high sensitivity and extended high frequency response. With its 1" doped-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.
Epos has also developed a brand new 156mm bass/mid driver for the Elan 10. This is built on to an open-frame cast aluminum alloy chassis with a generously ventilated spider and vented magnet pole, to minimize colorations and distortions. This bass/mid unit features 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 produces a sound with intense dynamics, an even frequency response, and smooth roll off. Loaded by a good-sized port and flared at both ends to reduce turbulence, this woofer produces 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 25 watts to as large as 100 watts.
In typical Epos fashion, the crossover is as simple as can be: both the woofer and tweeter networks are second-order filters at 3.2 kHz. To ensure the highest sound quality, all the resistors are metal oxide and the capacitors are high-quality polypropylene-foil dielectric, 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 bi-wirable.
It comes as no surprise that the elegant Elan 10 will have you in awe from the first note. In addition to the astonishing bass power for its size, soundstage, depth and detail are truly exceptional, with a clarity that outshines the competition and many higher priced speakers. This is a truly eye and ear-opening loudspeaker that will keep you enthralled listening to your favorite tracks for many years to come.
Epos Elan 10 Specifications:
Power Handling: 100 Watts unclipped speech and music
Frequency Range: 51 Hz – 25 kHz
Impedance: 4 Ohm nominal
Sensitivity: 89dB / [email protected]
Amplifier Compatibility: 25 – 100 Watts
Tweeter: Epos 25mm soft dome with high-temperature voice coil, ferrofluid cooling and neodymium magnet system. Magnetically shielded
Bass/Midrange Drivers: Epos mid bass 156mm dia., with cast chassis, 25mm high-temperature voice coil and polypropylene cone. Magnetically shielded.
Crossover Frequencies: 3.2kHz
Crossover: Bass and tweeter networks both use 2nd order filters. Metal oxide resistors and polypropylene film capacitors. The tweeter section has an air-cored inductor, and the woofer section features a large-core laminated-iron inductor.
Terminal Panel: Bi-wirable. Can be single or double wired by removing shorting links provided.
Internal wiring: Solid-core Audiophile grade copper cable
Ideal Positioning: Not less than 4" from rear wall
Cabinet: 18mm MDF wrap and front baffle, extensively braced internally
Finish: Cherry or Black Oak real-wood veneer
Grilles: Removable ‘audiophile’ grille fitted as standard, Alternative cloth-covered grilles are packed as accessories.
Dimensions (HWD) 12.2" x 7.2" x 9.7"
Weight: 13.4 lbs. each, 33.9 lb per carton.