Epicure loudspeaker systems (Oct. 1977)

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Before you spend $600 on a pair of speakers, spend $15 on a ticket to Carnegie Hall.


above: (left) The way sound travels of Carnegie Hall.
(right) The way sound travels from the Epicure 20+.

If you're shopping for a pair of speakers in the upper price range, you'll hear a lot of claims about "concert hall sound.

So it only makes sense to check those claims out by actually going to a concert and hearing what that concert hall sound is really all about.

You'll discover that the sound comes to you from virtually every direction: From straight ahead, as sound from the orchestra reaches you directly: "first arrival" sound (a). From above you, behind you and around you, as sound from the orchestra is reflected from the various surfaces of the concert hall: "second-arrival" sound (b). The Epicure 20 + radiates sound in several directions.

Epicure's Model 20 + is a handsome, floor standing loudspeaker with a dual-module design: a front-firing module and an angled, top-firing module. Each features our celebrated 1-inch air-spring tweeter and 8-inch low frequency transducer.

The two modules work together to create a sound field nor unlike the sound field you'd experience center row, Carnegie Hall: There's direct sound, radiating from the front-firing module. And reflected sound, radiating from the top-firing module, then reflecting from the ceiling and walls of your listening room.


above: The speaker's front-firing and top-firing modules.

In other words, the Epicure 20 + successfully integrates first-arrival and second-arrival sound.

For a first-rate musical experience.

And what a sound it is.

Like every Epicure speaker, the Model 20 + delivers only pure, accurate sound: from 20,000 Hz, all the way down to those deep, bass notes at 35 Hz.

So if it wasn't in the concert, it won't be in 21 your listening room.

On the other hand, if it was in the concert, it'll be everywhere in your listening room. Just the way it would be in Carnegie Hall.

There are plenty of speakers that claim to deliver concert hall sound.

The Epicure 20 + actually does.

The Epicure Twenty+

Epicure is a product series of Epicure Products, Inc., Newburyport, Mass., 01950, USA.

(Source: Audio magazine, Oct. 1977 )

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