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Old 03-28-2010, 10:23 AM
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Help identify Epi model

Does anyone know what model Epi speakers are the ones in the back left corner with the rounded front edge? I think they have two woofers and two tweeters. One set facing up and the other set facing out.
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Old 03-28-2010, 10:52 AM
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they look like the model m202. i have one set sitting on the garage waiting for new foam surrounds.
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Old 03-28-2010, 11:56 AM
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From the Human Speakers website, they look like the M201's.
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Old 03-28-2010, 03:16 PM
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Yep 201's. I had a pair. One forward and one tilted up firing Burhoe module. 202's are forward an side firing - I still have a pair of these. They are the pair in middle row on right.

Both very nice warm speakers.
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Old 03-28-2010, 03:28 PM
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ops! i was looking at the other ones, the square ones
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Old 03-28-2010, 06:33 PM
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Besides being warm sounding, any opinion on them? I will be able to test them before I buy, but someone replaced 3 of the 4 airspring tweeters. Fortunately there seem to be some on ebay right now.
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Old 03-28-2010, 07:01 PM
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I haven't heard the 201's but I'm very impressed with my 150's. Burhoe put together a very simple system that is very well rounded and balanced in terms of warmth and frequecy response. IMO anyway.

That said, after tracking down original woofs, foam, new caps, new binding posts and some elbow grease freshening up the cabinets I still have very little money into them, so I'm enjoying the bang-for-the-buck effect as well.
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Old 03-28-2010, 08:10 PM
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You'll want the EPI tweeters back in to make them shine. They sound great. Mine didn't have correct amount of dampening so make sure they are full but not overfull of FG. Recap and if they have the original rubber surrounds you may be better off replacing them as they stiffen and restrict excursion.
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Old 03-29-2010, 07:15 AM
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I just picked up a pair of these myself, and after scraping a couple of inches of dust off them I really like the sound. Very sturdy, well built speakers. Nice looking cabinets too when they get polished up. I had some problems with the tweets, they had to be re-wired because of a funky post to cone connection, but now they sound real good. I'd recommend them if the price was right.
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They are amazing speakers...I have a lot of EPi speakers... My fav's are the 602's int he front of the pic... 2-8" woofers a 6 inch woofer and 3 air spring tweeters per cabinet.

Def replace the tweeters...and also recap. I need to look at a diagram but if they have switches to turn off the tweeters you will most likely also have to replace the 5 Ohm resistors as well.

If you need any help....let me know.

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Thanks for the picture. I had forgotten that EPI made a knockoff of the Bose 901.

I bet it sounded better.
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:59 AM
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Sorry...601's...but yes they kill the Bose IMO...

The Bose don't go as high or low... they sound kind of flat. But I can see why some newb's would hear them and thik they were great. The EPI 601's do not have any flaws that I can hear or can i think of any type of improvement...they are to me...perfect.

I told my wife to put my ashes in them haha!
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Sorry...601's...but yes they kill the Bose IMO...

The Bose don't go as high or low... they sound kind of flat. But I can see why some newb's would hear them and thik they were great. The EPI 601's do not have any flaws that I can hear or can i think of any type of improvement...they are to me...perfect.

I told my wife to put my ashes in them haha!
You mean the center foreground speaker doesn't look like a 901?

This is what came up as a 1972 Bose 601:



That doesn't look anything like the center foreground EPI speaker.
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No...I have 601's not 602's haha....
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I went to take a look at them today. The cabinets were in decent condition with only a few dings. The speaker grills (masonite) would need to be remade - maybe could reuse the cloth. But he still wanted 50 for them without the correct tweeters. By the time I replaced the 3 tweeters, it would break 150ish. I don't know if they are sound quality wise worth it.
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