Epos ES14N

3.9904.600

Epos ES14N: BACK TO THE FUTURE

A classic speaker returns to the future

Price per pair

High Power 7“, 35 mm voice coil diameter,
Hybrid Ferrite and Neodymium magnet,
injection molded cone
with variable thickness and Mica filling.
Low hysteresis rubber surround. 

28 mm tweeter with
Aluminum/Ceramic
compound dome and
no Ferrofluid 

Double front baffle with
chambered edges for
reducing diffraction errors

Double layered dampened
cabinet walls with
selective bracing

Dedicated stand with four
layer damped wood column
and double layer / damped
top plate

Frequency Response:
40Hz – 23kHz (-6dB) 33Hz – 25kHz (-10dB)

Average Impedance:
> 6 Ohm 

Minimum Impedance:
4.3 Ohm @ 160Hz 

Sensitivity:
87dB @oe2.823V / 1m

Distortion:
0.2% THD @ 1W 

Crossover Frequency:
2700 Hz 

Bass Unit:
High Power 7“, 35 mm voice coil diameter, Hybrid Ferrite and Neodymium magnet, injection molded cone with variable thickness and Mica filling. Low hysteresis rubber surround. 

HF Unit:
28 mm tweeter with Aluminum/Ceramic compound dome and no Ferrofluid 

Dimensions:
491 x 250 x 385 mm (HWD)
Stand: recommended height 515 mm 

Weight:
16 kg without stand 

Finish:
Walnut, White semi matte, Black semi matte 

Cabinet:
Reflex loaded, damped Sandwich panels, one dimensional braces, Low Noise Port, Duo Frontpanel

Terminal:
German made Low Metal Mass 4 mm Banana terminal 

Concept

Restarting EPOS could only mean re-creating the most famous model, the ES-14. This was a 2-way speaker in a fairly big cabinet and classic looking cabinet, to be used on a dedicated stand. The design should be classic, not lifestyle, only doing things that help with the sound and as straight forward as possible.

Analyzing the old construction was interesting. It used a 7“ woofer with Polypropylene cone and an underhang coil with a huge magnet, but multiple layers of VC winding to make the whole coil heavy in order to get a sort of roll-off in the response curve of the woofer. The size of the woofer was not following any standard – too big for a 6.5“, but too small for an 8“. But it was a clever choice, because you could get more drive at lower frequencies more like an 8“ and a midband character closer to the 6.5“. 

SOUND ODYSSEY BV
Brandstraat 28
9255 Buggenhout
Belgium