(*Mandatory fields)*Name*Email Address (must be valid to post review)
* Value Rating
(worth your money)
 
* Overall Rating
(money doesn't matter)
 
* How long have you used the product?    * Style that best describes you?

* What is the product model year?

* Review Summary

Characters Left

Product Image
Ruark Epilogue II
1 Reviews
rating  4 of 5
MSRP  618.00
Description: </ul> <li>Frequency Response: 55Hz - 20KHz +/- 3dB (free space conditions)</li> <li>Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms</li> <li>Amplifier Requirements: 20 - 100 watts</li> <li>Sensitivity: 87dB/watt @ 1m</li> <li>Dimensions HxWxD: 27cm x 18.5cm x 22.5cm</li> <li>Weight each unpacked: 6Kg</li> <li>Color finishes: Satin Black centres with choice of Natural Cherry, Red Cherry, Natural Oak or Black Oak veneered side cheeks</li> </ul>


Submit


Review Options:  Sorted by Latest Review | Sort by Best Rating

Reviews 1 - 1 (1 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nathan the Limey a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: March 16, 2004

Bottom Line:   
These are great speakers. I used them for about 2 weeks, with Audiolab 8000S/8000SX combo, Rega Planet 2000. The Audiolabs have a slightly forward/detailed sound, so this can bring out the best (and worst) in speakers. These Ruarks a not harsh in the slightest.

Glorious treble & natural midrange, very taut but punchy, good detail, width & depth to the image.

However, sending full-range to the Epilogue's put too much strain on the little bass driver- playing back modern heavy bass heavy material, causing sonic degradation. Ideally you'll want to use a av pre-amp that's good for "Hi-Fi" to filter out the really low stuff (to reduce port noise and driver flapping)- allowing it to play cleaner. For vocals, jazz, soft ballads etc the speakers handle it easily.

If my musical tastes were jazz and vocals- these would be my first choice. I moved up to the Etudes as these played the LF cleaner. The difference between 14 & 18 cm bass driver helped it out.

Expand full review >>

Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2002




Reviews 1 - 1 (1 Reviews Total)

Review Options:  Sorted by Latest Review | Sort by Best Rating