EPI 100 Floorstanding Speakers

4.75/5 (44 Reviews)


Product Description

2 way "acoustic suspension system, 8" woofer, special concave 1" tweeter


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

Reviews 1 - 5 (44 Reviews Total) | Next 15

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by kswiss442 a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: March 7, 2012

Bottom Line:   
I have a pair EPI 100 LINEAR speakers that I purchased in 1976. These speakers are incredible. The highs are crisp crystal clear. The bass is deep, it seems to play with the inner ear. Incredible. Friends have come over and asked what kind of speakers they are. Im in the process of replacing the drivers for the third time since 1976. The tweetershave never been replaced and sound just as good as the first day I brought them. I would put them up against any speaker in its price range.

Expand full review >>

Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   Pre 1995



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by SCATO a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: October 26, 2011

Bottom Line:   
I PAID $200 IN 1977 FOR MY EPI 100's. THAT YEAR CONSUMER REPORT MAGAZINE RATED THE EPI 100 THE BEST BOOKSHELF SPEAKER. I AM IN THE PROCESS OF REPLACING MY WOOFERS FOR THE 2ND TIME & MY TWEETERS & CROSSOVERS FOR THE FIRST TIME. THE CHERRY CABINETS STILL LOOK GOOD AFTER 34 YEARS. MY WIFE HAS TRIED TO GET ME TO GIVE THEM UP EACH YEAR BUT I HAVE HELD MY GROUND. MY SON-IN-LAW (A MUSICIAN) OFFERED TO PAY FOR THE UPGRADE THIS TIME BECAUSE HE IS CURIOUS TO HOW THEY SOUND AFTER ALL THE TALK I GIVE THEM. THE MIDS & HIGHS ARE NATURAL AND SWEET. LOOKING FORWARD TO PAIRING THEM UP TO A NEW AV AMP.

Expand full review >>

Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Donplatt a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: October 26, 2009

Bottom Line:   
I Love these speakers and cannot part with them. I have had other speakers but none of them touch the soul like these. Very musical and a speaker you will never forget.

Expand full review >>

Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bill18018 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: June 21, 2008

Bottom Line:   
I bought my first EPI 100s in 1982 and now have a few pairs and some other EPI 100s. I have compared them to several other vintage and modern speaker systems and I am always impressed by their clarity and musical nature. Their bass is good in both quality and quantity but it is the tweeter that leaves its competition in the dust. I have always found that violins, piano, brass, and the female voice that will give fits to speakers. EPI 100s handle these with grace and ease. Not the best speaker I have ever listened to but easily the best speaker for the money.

If you want to play them at party levels and not have them sound strained 60WPC should be enough power.

Expand full review >>

Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by seriouslistener a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: June 20, 2007

Bottom Line:   
I purchased these when I was working my first recording studio job in the 1970's. They are classic midfield monitors, very neutral, accurate, with low listener fatigue. I was listening to JBL's at the time and I found the JBL's to be too forward in the mids and fatiguing. (The JBLs were powered by Crown's and the occasional MC-240, backending an API/Quad8 recording infrastructure)

The EPI's hava minimal crossover which should make for a good phase response - I think unnatural phase repsonse is a major source of unnatural sounding speakers.

They are secondary speakers now, still love them.

Expand full review >>

Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   Pre 1995




Reviews 1 - 5 (44 Reviews Total) | Next 15

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


RadioShack closing 1,100 stores

[IMG]http://images.taubman.com/www.shopnorthlake.com/asset/get/36718[/IMG] RadioShack said Tuesday that it plans to close up to 1,100 stores, or about a fifth of its U.S. locations. CEO Joseph Magnacca said the closings would leave the company with more than 4,000 U.S. stores. That's still far more ... Read More »

The 100 Greatest Moments in Rock History - By Bill Wyman

Not sure if anyone posted this here, or if I did personally, but I thought everyone would enjoy this list as much as I did. I certainly don't agree with many of his 'moments', but they're his, not mine. 100. Lou Reed in "Coney Island Baby": "I'm sending this one out to Lou and Rachel..." 9 ... Read More »

Polk Lsi M707 or Paradigm Studio 100

Hi, I currently own a Polk Audio Rti A9 which is powered by a Denon 2810 and a power amp NAD 275 BEE. I am looking for an upgrade and the option that I have is an LSi M 707 as front speakers and LSi M706 C as Centre Speakers from Polk or a Paradigm Studio 100 and Paradigm Studio CC 690 as centre. B ... Read More »

Canton Review after 100 hours

Now that I have about 100 hours on the 830.2's, I thought I would write my thoughts.. There are multiple things in life which make me feel good all over but none greater than just hanging out with my family, enjoying a good family movie and good food with good conversation. I love that! And besid ... Read More »

Terrific CD Player for $100

My friend who mods these gave me one to try and if I didn't already own a Marantz SA8004 SACD player it would be my reference unit. You'll have to spend a grand to get marginally better sound. [url=http://app.audiogon.com/listings/sony-ps-1-scph-5501-modified-cd-player--7]Sony PS-1 SCPH-5501 Mod ... Read More »

Read More »





Magneplanar:



PSB Speakers: