EPOS: Elan 10 loudspeaker test review

Robert J. Reina (Stereophile) writes ......

I've long kept an eye on Michael Creek's loudspeakers (Epos) and electronics (Creek). He's always moving forward, with either updates of current designs or a revamp of an entire product line. And though I've found that many of his new-product ideas tend to feature evolutionary rather than revolutionary sonic improvements, I've found that they always represent excellent sound quality for the dollar in an increasingly competitive marketplace.

Of the five Epos speakers I've reviewed, I have a soft spot for the M5i bookshelf ($899/pair). Ever since I reviewed it in the February 2011 issue, the M5i has been my benchmark for affordable speakers, has served me well in my evaluations of affordable electronics, and is usually the speaker I grab when I want to throw together a system for impromptu listening.

When I found out that Mike Creek was discontinuing the Mi models and replacing them with the new Elan series, I thought I'd better seek out the Elan model that replaces the trusty M5i. The catalyst was a letter I received from subscriber Richard Fischer, who suggested ............

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