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poconnor
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New Epos Epic 2 Loudspeakers.. keep or send back

I just recently purchased a set of Epos Epic 2 loudspeakers from Music Direct. I am probably approaching 100 hrs of listening. (Associated components- NAD C326BEE, NAD C516BEE and a Peachtree DAC-it, MacBook Air, AudioQuest Golden Gate, Kimber Kable speaker wire). In my initial impression I was impressed by their amazing clarity, detail, and soundstage, however I've found that their midrange, even after a 100 hrs of listening is just a little bright, for my tastes. My question to the experts on this site is... Do I try to try some tweaks to tame the brightness or send them back for something a little warmer.

My ideas for tweaks include the following: Cleaning the power supply, upgraded interconnects, adding some curtains and sound deadening panels, upgrading my DAC to Jolida Glass FX tube or maybe a Border Patrol?......

One of my initial impressions of listening to these speakers is.. they could use some tubes (warmth) added to the sound.. However, I don't want to spend the money for a tube amp, but would consider a under $1000 integrated amp upgrade or an Outlaw 2160 Receiver.

Your opinions would be appreciated!

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You might find

You might find the Rega Brio is a bit warmer than the NAD but NAD equipment is warm to start with. If you find these speakers forward, it might be easier and cheaper to simply opt for a different set of speakers, Focal, Sonus Faber and Vienna Acoustics have speakers in that price range at Music Direct or Upscale Audio.

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Epos Epic 2

Its been about 3 weeks now and they have warmed considerably.. becoming a real fan.. I need to become more patient! Thanks for your input.

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Good to hear

Thank you for letting us know. Amazing how long it takes for some speakers to burn in. Glad you are happy with them

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