Epos

K5

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K5


Overview


The K-Series marks the beginning of a new era for Epos. The 2-way K5 stand-mount loudspeaker is the entry-level model within this range of loudspeakers. The K5 surpasses expectations in its ability to deliver a wide soundstage and detailed bass from such a small unit. This little speaker also makes a wonderful AV satellite speaker or desktop companion.

The initial concept started out with a thought about how to take conventional cabinet loudspeakers into a new area of the market. This spawned the idea of how to make a loudspeaker the hub, or central place, for your Hi-Fi system. This concept had to be achieved whilst preserving Epos' high-end roots.

The K-Series has a number of unique design features that enables it to achieve its design goal. These features include: stylish looks, High Velocity Slot Ports (HVSP), rear mounted drivers, detachable rear baffles and upgradability to fully powered active mode. The K-Series is much more than just another box loudspeaker, it is 'probably' the future!

Technology

Within the K-Series are a number of new technologies developed to allow superior performance over previous models.

We have found that, if properly implemented, High Velocity Slot Ports (HVSP) can produce dramatic improvements over conventional cylinder ports. HVSP achieves lower audible distortion, by virtue of its lower intrinsic drag and reduced turbulent airflow within the port. HVSP can also lower air loading to the mid and bass drivers, which helps to keep them operating in a more linear region throughout their excursion range.

Design


The all new K-Series cabinet design is constructed from 15mm MDF and includes some very clever internal bracing to minimise cabinet coloration. The K-Series sees the introduction of a new front firing slot port technology. This slot port was designed for two especial reasons.

Firstly, it allows a high volume of air to pass without introducing any nasty audible effects such as chuffing, unlike some conventional tube ports. Secondly, the slot port has enabled Epos to achieve incredibly low frequency response performance from a relatively small driver area.

One of the key design factors included in the K-Series is the ability to upgrade into an 'active digital' speaker. The rear panel and passive crossover are designed to be removed and replaced with our own Active-K module.

The K-Series is available in two elegant silk White or Black finishes with an optional grille being available. Both finish options give you a wonderfully luxurious look and feel to these loudspeakers.

Tweeter


Using virtual performance CAD simulation tools, Epos has achieved very high performance, and a clean, open yet smooth sound quality from this tweeter.

The tweeter has a low resonance frequency, high sensitivity and extended high frequency response. With a 25mm fabric-dome, short horn, high-temperature ferro-fluid cooled voice-coil, and neodymium magnet, it is capable of high output levels for extended periods without degradation to sound quality.

Mid-Bass Driver


The Epos K5 mid-bass drivers produces an even frequency response and smooth roll-off.

The Epos 101mm mid-bass driver has a high-quality polypropylene cone and a bullet-shaped dust cap. These components form a stiff, yet pliable, well-damped structure which retains its shape even under high power loading.

The K5 mid-bass drivers also benefits from a bucking-magnet system, ensuring all the magnetic force is concentrated around the voice-coil, allowing for low distortion and high efficiency.

Crossover


In true Epos tradition; the K-series has reverted to a more simplistic passive crossover topology, for which the brand is synonymous.

A first order crossover is used to allow the Epos tweeter to have a wide dynamic range with super low distortion. The mid-bass crossover uses a 2nd order filter ensuring the K5 is an easy load for any amplifier.

Technical Specification

Power Handling
60 Watts unclipped speech and music

Frequency Range
65 Hz – 30 kHz

Impedance
4 Ohm nominal

Sensitivity
86dB / 2.83V@1m

Tweeter
Epos 25mm soft dome with high-temperature voice coil, ferrofluid cooling and neodymium magnet system.

Bass/Midrange Driver
x1 101mm Epos mid bass drivers, with 25mm high-temperature voice coil and polypropylene cone.

Internal wiring
18 AWG stranded oxygen free copper cable.

Finish
Painted White or Black

Grille
The K5 has an optional Snap-on grille.

Size
140 x 190 x 250mm (W x D x H)

Weight
3.35 kg per single speaker
9 kg per packed pair
Packaged two speakers per carton.

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