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Looking for reviews on the epi 50, how do they sound, ect. Seems like a great little speaker...

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Looking for reviews on the epi 50, how do they sound, ect. Seems like a great little speaker...

I purchased a new floor model matched pair in the 70s. I then later sold them to my sis for $100. I recently repurchased them back for $40. They are a little beat up, but nothing that a bit of stain and elbow grease can't fix.

These are wonderful sounding shelf speakers. They are heavy in weight @ 15 lbs. each. See link: http://www.humanspeakers.com/e/epi50.htm

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The 50's are awesome little speakers, especially in a smaller room. I first heard them in the early to mid 70's. I walked into a stereo store and was quite impressed by the speakers that were playing. I looked around to try and figure out which of the big speakers were playing, and was very surprised to find that it was the tiny M-50's. That is what hooked me on EPIs. I walked out of the store with a demo pair of M-100's (which I still have).

I presently use a pair of M'50's in my master bathroom, driven by a vintage Pioneer car stereo that I mounted in a wood box.

I also mounted 2 pairs of M'50's in the ceiling of my basement to provide surround sound for the TV.

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I have owned my pair of 50's since I bought them new in the mid-70s. Until probably 1988 they were my only pair of speakers and were called upon to fill a huge variety spaces with good music including a 3,000 sq. ft. loft I lived in for a few years. Great sounding speakers. In some ways I actually like them better than my 100s. A couple of years ago they got recapped and upgraded wire and now sound better than ever in my kitchen system with an Onkyo TX 4500 mkII. Great match!

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These were my first speakers as a teen in the 70's, purchased with paper route money along with a Sherwood 7100 receiver.    I wish I could find a pair today to restore and give to one of my sons.  There was nothing I didn't like about these.    

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3 hours ago, Tom Pagan said:

There was nothing I didn't like about these.

Way to go in resuscitating a thread that's been dead for 5-1/2 years! As an admirer of great small loudspeakers, I'd love to find a pair of these, too. I have an early pair of EPI M100's, but these little guys have a very special charm. 

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I own a pair of original EPI-150's that I purchased new in the mid-70s.  I have dragged these EPIs around the world during my 25-year USAF career and still love them.  I am now going through a phase of collecting Klipsch bookshelf and smaller floor models to play with.  Most of these I resell after enjoying them for a bit.

After searching around off and on for two years, I finally scored a mint pair of EPI M50's that came with a pair of 10'-high stands.  I set them up on my ESS Tower speakers and played a few selections of my vintage rock and smooth jazz CDs.  I confess my eyes "watered" a bit as I sat and listened to these joyous little "Mites".  It is impossible to describe the "BIG" sound these little beauties produce.  I was actually hearing music off the walls beside me.  My wife that just tolerates my music obsessions actually sat down to listen for a while, she looked at me and said "OK... these you can keep"... "I really like them!"  I have only had these one week and I can't wait until everyone has sailed out of the house so I can fire them up for another day of the sweetest sounds.

Now I have a problem...

A guy 30 minutes from me has another pair of mint M50s for sale.  ...and yes I have spoken for them. His wife is having shoulder surgery so I pick them up Friday.  My wife is going to kill me! 

(Running a 46-year old Nikko rack system (230-watt Alpha, Beta 50, EQ-20, Gamma 30) with a Denon SACD/DVD Player for spinning SACD/CDs, an old Thorens Turntable, and a 50-year old TEAC reel-to-reel)

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Nice looking speakers Woofer_01. I’m sure they sound great too. You might want to consider changing the single 10 microfarad capacitor in the crossover since it’s at least 40 years old. 
 

I have a set of M100’s with walnut cabinets that I’m really thrilled with. They both look and sound terrific. I’ve been on the hunt for a set of M50’s online for about a year and would love to get a pair at a reasonable price someday. 
 

According to Huw Powell at the Human Speakers website, some of the early model EPI speakers were sometimes badged as Epicure and “...no one knows why.”
 

Good luck with them and thanks for posting photos!

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