Has anyone heard the Epos M22's? If so, would you care to give me a quick review? Ta.

windom

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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.

 

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Think Soild has/had a pair and liked them very well, except they quickly got a bit "tired" aestheticallyin the steaming heathen tinpot dictatorship he lives in... PM him.

 

SSM

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Oh dear why am I being sucked into this section again?:naim:
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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.
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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.
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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.

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Injector with the kit you have i would have thought you would be looking at better quality speakers than the Epos mentioned.

You should of had a punt at Chezi,s MA's or try and find some Dynaudio 1.3's

Also there are many other makes to consider like Proac, PMC etc etc

Curt

 

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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.
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I can get them for £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.

 
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There a pair of Monito AudioGR 60'S in the classified that would blow your socks off IMHO.

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I have the epos es 22s, from the earlier range and like them a lot - for a broad range of music. the wodwork is v, good too.

 

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Solid,

I like the look of the Quad 22Ls but surely for that money you're just paying for the name,tasty birds eye maple and seven coats of lacquer? Can theysound that good for £800? :Not Sure:

 

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