Epos Announces Encore 50 Loudspeakers 
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Written by Dick Ward   
Thursday, 31 December 2009

Three years after beginning the design process on the Encore 50, it’s finally ready to debut.  The flagship speaker from Epos will debut at CES just under a week away. The cabinet for these floor-standing speakers measure s just about four feet high.  It’s deeper than it is wide, 15 inches from front to back and just over ten inches wide. 

The cabinet is made of a birch-plywood MDF mix using plywood bracing within the inside to support the full 110 pound weight of the Encore 50.  Separate bass, treble and mid-range sections are hermetically sealed within the cabinet, allowing the crossover itself to be located at the base of the cabinet.  Each driver is wired individually to the crossover unit.
A pair of 220mm woofers handles the bass, allowing a frequency range as low as 28Hz.  The two woofers are bass reflex loaded by a 90mm port that’s positioned midway between them.  According to Epos, the height of the woofers was chosen to help eliminate floor bounce cancellation and to ensure a smooth transition between the woofers and the 158mm mid range driver.

The tweeter in the Encore 50 is a special version of the Epos Mi tweeter design.  It’s got an anodized aluminum dome, a Kapton voice coil former and Ferro-Fluid damping.  A price for the Encore 50 loudspeakers from Epos has not yet been announced, but further details will be revealed in early January.

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