Human Speakers 81 Floorstanding Speakers

5/5 (6 Reviews)


Product Description

  • 1-8" woofer, 1-1" tweeter
  • 155 watts power handling
  • 42 to 26 kHz frequency response
  • 18.25" by 11.5" by 7.5" deep
  • 19 lbs


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by wabuskey a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: December 24, 2005

Bottom Line:   
I bought these speakers to replace my 25 year old EPI 100T/Es. Their model 81s looked to be closest to my old 100s with their 2-way 8" woofer 1" tweeter configuration. These speakers not only replaced my fine old 100s they blew them away. The tweeters sound as sweet as any I've ever heard and they are superbly accurate. No need to push up the bass or treble controls to get these to sound great. There is plenty of bass response for someone who no longer needs to get the walls shaking and sending the neighbors running for cover. I can't tell you they handle heavy metal but they are great for the jazz and acoustic music my wife and I listen to thise days.

I would consider these to be more of a bookshelf speaker rather then floorstanding. They have slightly smaller cabinets then my EPI 100s.

These are made to order by a craftsman (Huw Powell)in a small shop who once worked for the legendary Genesis Physics Corp. who made some truly great speakers in the late 70s to early 80s.

Mine are in oak finish and I requested Dark grill covers (their standard cover is silvery/white) and Huw handled the special request well. They are great looking,in a classic speaker kind of way.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2005

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   Human Speakers Web S



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

Date Reviewed: October 24, 2004

Bottom Line:   
This is the best small bookshelf speaker you can get for the price, and you can easily spend four or five times as much only to have a speaker that is nearly as good. The 81 is a descendant of the EPI 100 and is an evolutionary step forward with smaller dimensions; smoother, sweeter high end; and much more refined, articulated low end. Anyone who appreciates a musical and accurate speaker will love these.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2004

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   www.humanspeakers.co



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

Date Reviewed: March 19, 2002

Bottom Line:   
This is a review of the 81-10, which Hue is unfortunatley no longer producing.

I recently had the opportunity to audition a number of speaker systems in the $1500+ range and I can honestly say that it was with great satisfaction that I returned to my home system which has been cobbled together over the last couple of years from used equipment researched through this site.

These speakers do almost everything well without resorting to any exaggerated charateristics. I listen to a large amount of percussion, which ranges from the highs of cymbals to the boom of Japanese kodo drums. The highs are clean and brilliant and the bass is extended without being at all boomy. This helps against listener fatigue which is all too common with so many speakers out there that try too hard.

Imaging is crisp with a wide soundstage and very acceptable depth.

It took me 8 months to get these speakers (Hue, the owner of Human and the maker of these speakers is a great fellow who hand crafts each pair. Be patient it is worth it) but once I got them I knew it was worth the wait.

Take a chance. You'll be glad you did.

My system consists of the following:

Pioneer PD-65 CD Player
a/d/s Ed Meitner idat-m D/A converter
Meitner interconnects
JH Labs digital cable
Home brew speaker cables
Acurus DIA 100 integrated amp

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $440.00

Purchased At:   Directly



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

Date Reviewed: March 9, 2002

Bottom Line:   
EPI 120C -- now have had them for exactly 22 years. Still going strong paired with a Yamaha CA-510 (same vintage). Heavy big boxes that have travelled 3000 km in a truck when I moved to current location.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   Advance electronics,



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Marius Moen a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: March 11, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Epi the best loadspeakers you can get for money.
My speakers are over 25 years old but they are sounding as new speakers.
Spesifications:3"Tweeter
1"Super doome
10"power bass(500 Watt)
To 12"bass on every side of the speakers(down)
Im wery pleased with the speakers.d

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $2500.00

Purchased At:   EPI loadspeakers 1986




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