Reviews are generally very positive, but I had difficulty trying to find somewhere I could demo them.There doesn't seem to be that many epos stockists around. Dealer I tried only stocked the low end models so never got to demo Didn't seem to push them that much either.
Oh dear why am I being sucked into this section again?:naim:
In a nutshell, the M22 will not suit you, Injector, given your declared preference for warm sounding kit. If the top end on the other Epos M speakers is bright yet oddly palatable, the M22's differs by being more prominent and "attacking". Bi-amping, however, smooths it out considerably.
However even if you are prepared to biamp, imho the veneer finish is not worthy of a speaker that costs a grand. It is wafer-thin and cabinet vibrations from bass-heavy music is likely to cause it to develop ripples or fault-lines. Visitors to your home won't notice them, but these lines will be visible up close and when you run your fingers along the veneer.
Still, it is a great sounding speaker, a grandiose one that lives for the big musical moments. Not bad, but for the the same price there is the oh-so-shiny and spiffy Quad 22L.
Curtis, money is a consideration though mate. I refuse to spend much more than a grand on a pair of speakers. Having said that, I have my eyes on the ProAc Studio 140 now.
I can get them for Â£1300 delivered. Am going to ring 'round and try to beat that but I expect I won't be able to. Shame there aren't any minter used pairs on the horizon. Demoing kit is areal pain because no dealers stock the twoor three modelsI'm interested in so A/B comparisons, if not done immediately, are very limited.