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Old 07-13-2011, 06:30 PM
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Epicure Model 1's....

Hey everyone...I got a chance for a pair of Epicure Model 1's but they need about 5 refoams done...are these even worth it?
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:30 PM
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The short answer is almost certainly yes. So is the long answer.
I'm assuming the 1s are the later Harmon era column models. They aren't the classic Epicures, but sound very fine, whether because or despite being newer.
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:51 PM
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If they are these http://www.humanspeakers.com/e/epicure-1.htm

then most definitely yes I had the model 2's the next step down and thought they were a really nice speaker. In fact I kind of liked the dome tweeter in these as much as the inverted domes. A really nice veneer as well. It looks like the 1's used some kind of eq box as well
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Old 07-13-2011, 08:25 PM
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Those were the ones I was thinking of also. I had a pair of the 2s, and they were at least as good as the ADS 1290s, which are highly regarded, and the 1s should be significantly better yet.
So don't let lack of classic status deter you.
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Old 07-13-2011, 08:52 PM
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Yes they are the one pictured. Sounds like they have three that need to be refoamed. Would these work best as home theater or as audio speakers?
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Old 07-13-2011, 08:54 PM
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Yes they are the one pictured. Sounds like they have three that need to be refoamed. Would these work best as home theater or as audio speakers?
Both, if the price is right I'd be all over those.
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Old 07-14-2011, 07:24 AM
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While I'm not familiar with the entire line, I've got some Model 4s. Surprisingly nice speakers!
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Old 07-14-2011, 10:32 AM
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Sounds like they have three that need to be refoamed.
If three need it they all need it.
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Old 07-14-2011, 05:55 PM
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Well, I have them. The subs need to be redone and one midrange needs it too. Should I just do all of them? Also, they sound kinda bright upon first listen, albeit brief just to test them. Grills and cabinets are in really good shape, kinda surprised. Any other TLC they could/should get?
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Old 07-14-2011, 05:58 PM
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Well, I have them. The subs need to be redone and one midrange needs it too. Should I just do all of them?
Absolutely. If it does not crumble ASAP it will still not suspended the cone right anyway. Do them all.

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Also, they sound kinda bright upon first listen, albeit brief just to test them.
Thats because your bass response is not right and make the speakers unbalanced low to high. Once you refoam all the drivers it will probably be much more balanced.

those are cool. Look forward to hearing your assessment after they are done.
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Old 07-14-2011, 06:03 PM
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Well, I have them. The subs need to be redone and one midrange needs it too. Should I just do all of them? Also, they sound kinda bright upon first listen, albeit brief just to test them. Grills and cabinets are in really good shape, kinda surprised. Any other TLC they could/should get?
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Old 07-14-2011, 06:04 PM
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whoops...double post. Is this a project a beginner can handle or should I take them into a shop?
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Old 07-14-2011, 06:14 PM
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oh my goodness heck yes! my buddy has a pair of those and they are up there with the best sounding speakers i have personally heard in that style of speaker, very detailed sounding and surprisingly good bass, i highly recommend giving them a proper re foam if everything else is ok sonically i guarantee you wont be disappointed.

those are on my short list of speakers to look out for good snag!

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Old 07-14-2011, 08:17 PM
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Had a pair that were in pretty rough shape. I did a full refoam and refinish of the cabinets but they didn't meet WAF. They sounded pretty good.

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Old 07-14-2011, 08:23 PM
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What does WAF mean? Not impressed with them?
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