Elan 10 - Black (Discontinued)
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- Elan 10
- Elan 10 2-Way Bookshelf Speakers - Black
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The Elan 10 is the smallest of this new range; designed to deliver big performance from a compact cabinet, but still hold true to Epos’s purist principles of simple crossover, well-behaved drive units and clean understated aesthetics.
Epos has applied the finest wood veneers, for a high-quality finish. To minimize unwanted vibration and coloration, extensive horizontal and vertical internal bracing has been added to the sturdy 18mm MDF cabinets. For optimum performance, Elan 10 should be stand mounted.
Elan 10 is supplied with an audiophile baffle with no visible fixing screws, grille-fixing holes or cloth. The baffle is machined around the woofer to create a gently contoured horn shape and, unlike a conventional grille frame; there are no obstructions or sharp edges to cause reflections and sound colorations.
For a more family-friendly appearance and improved protection, optional cloth-covered grilles are packed in the carton. It’s simplicity itself to change them over.
Epos has developed a new soft-dome tweeter. By using virtual-performance CAD simulation tools, Epos has achieved very high performance with a sound which combines clarity and smoothness, in equal measure.
The new tweeter has a low resonance frequency, high sensitivity and extended high frequency response. With its 25mm (one inch) doped-fabric dome, short horn, high-temperature Ferro-fluid cooled voice-coil, and shielded neodymium magnet, it is capable of high output levels for extended periods.
Epos has also developed a brand new 156mm bass/mid driver for the Elan 10. This is built on to an open-frame cast aluminium alloy chassis with a generously ventilated spider and vented magnet pole, to minimize colorations and distortions.
This bass/mid unit features a high-quality polypropylene cone and ‘bullet’-shaped dust cap. These form a stiff yet pliable, well-damped structure which retains its shape, even under high power, and help the woofer to produce a dynamic sound, with an even frequency response and smooth roll off.
The woofer is loaded by a good-sized port, flared at both ends to reduce turbulence, to produce more bass than expected from such a compact cabinet, coupled with a clear and powerful mid-range.
This mini speaker is more sensitive than you’d expect, making it suitable for use with a wide range of amplifiers, from as small as 25 watts to as large as 100 watts.
In typical Epos fashion, the crossover is as simple as we can make it: both the woofer and tweeter networks are 2nd order filters at 3.2 kHz. To ensure the highest sound quality, all the resistors are metal oxide and the capacitors are high-quality polypropylene-foil dielectric, for their superior sound quality. Inductors are designed for low distortion even at high powers: air-core for the tweeter and an over-sized laminated-iron cored coil for the woofer. The input terminals are bi-wirable.
We paid great attention to every single minute detail during the design of the Elan 10, to give customers the best sound at the best price. It comes as no surprise that this elegant speaker will have you in awe from the first note. In addition to the astonishing bass power for its size, sound stage, depth and detail are truly exceptional, with a clarity that outshines the competition and many higher priced speakers.
This is a truly eye and ear-opening loudspeaker that will keep you enthralled listening to your favorite tracks for many years to come.
This product is not eligible for discount.
Size HxWxD – 12.2 x 7.2 x 9.7in
Power Handling: 100 Watts unclipped speech and music
Frequency Range: 51 Hz – 25 kHz
Impedance: 4 Ohm nominal
Sensitivity: 89dB / 2.83V@1m
Amplifier Compatibility: 25 – 100 Watts
Positioning: Not less than 10 cm (4”) from rear wall
Tweeter Epos: 25mm soft dome with high-temperature voice coil, ferrofluid cooling and neodymium magnet system. Magnetically shielded
Bass/Midrange Drivers: Epos mid bass 156mm dia., with cast chassis, 25mm high-temperature voice coil and polypropylene cone. Magnetically shielded.
Crossover Frequencies: 3.2kHz
Crossover: Bass and tweeter networks both use 2nd order filters. Only metal oxide resistors and polypropylene film capacitors are used for optimum sound quality. The tweeter section has an air-cored inductor, and the woofer section features a large-core laminated-iron inductor for low distortion and high power handling, all to ensure the very highest sound quality.
Terminal Panel: Bi-wirable. Can be single or double wired by removing shorting links provided.
Internal wiring: Solid-core Audiophile grade copper cable
Cabinet: 18mm MDF wrap and front baffle, extensively braced internally
Grilles: Removable ‘audiophile’ grille fitted as standard, alternative cloth-covered grilles are packed as accessories.
"Breaking Silence gets played a lot in my house...I heard details and subtle phrasings in Ian's performance that I'd never noticed before—from a recording that I've played more than 100 times. That's quite an achievement. I've now reviewed several dozen bookshelf speakers, and can think of none that offers more sound quality per dollar than the Elan 10."
Click here to read the full Epos Elan 10 review by Stereophile: Review By Robert J. Reina
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