Epos Elan 10 loudspeaker Associated Equipment

Sidebar 2: Associated Equipment

Analog Sources: VPI TNT IV, Rega Planar 3 turntables; Immedia, Syrinx PU-3 tonearms; Koetsu Urushi, Clearaudio Virtuoso Wood cartridges.
Digital Sources: Lector CDP-7T, Creek Destiny CD players.
Preamplification: Vendetta Research SCP-2D, Creek Destiny phono stages; Audio Valve Eclipse line stage.
Power Amplifier: Audio Research Reference 75.
Integrated Amplifier: Creek Destiny.
Loudspeakers: Epos M5i & M16i, Dynaudio Excite X12.
Cables: Interconnect (all MIT): Magnum M3, MI-350 CVTwin Terminator, MI-330SG Terminator. Speaker: Acarian Systems Black Orpheus. AC: manufacturers' own.
Accessories: Various by ASC, Bright Star, Celestion, Echo Busters, Salamander Designs, Simply Physics, Sound Anchor, VPI.—Robert J. Reina

Epos Ltd.
US distributor: Music Hall
108 Station Road
Great Neck, NY 11023
(516) 487-3663

Manz's picture

We can safely conclude from the review that the Elan 10 is a better speaker than the Dynaudio X12 in every respect. It's surprising X12 makes the cut in the list of Recommended Components in Class B ,whereas Elan 10 is Class C .I understand sound quality is the only criterion .Moreover Elan 10 is cheaper .

As much as I love and regard your reviews RJR I'm left to much ambivalence construing your recommendations.

Most of us readers do not have trained ears nor can we make much out of the 1 hour auditions we have the privelege to .So we look for expert recommedations .

So I would request you to suggest one speaker (only one) in the range of 1000USD for a smallish room (8' by 12') for listening to mostly elctronica ,rock and ocassional jazz and blues .

Long-time listener's picture

Well said! Reviews need to make some sense.