Highly praised by critics and customers alike for their transparent, detailed and neutral music reproduction, the M22 bookshelf speakers anchor the Epic Grand Master system. You'll experience audiophile performance at a previously unheard-of price.
The M22 uses dual 5.25-inch woofers and a 1-inch titanium dome tweeter—exactly the same drivers that the floorstanding M60ti and M80ti tower speakers use for upper bass, midrange and treble. That's why the compact M22's sound so remarkably similar to the big M60s and M80s, except for deep bass, of course. In this configuration the Grand Master system has a larger center-channel speaker (the 5-driver VP150) and a bigger subwoofer, the EP350, which together make this system suitable for louder, cleaner playback in somewhat larger rooms—up to 3,000 cu. ft.—or in dedicated home theaters where compact main speakers are desirable, yet greater listening distances (12 feet or more) come into play.
Effective in rooms up to 3,000 cu. ft., the M22 mains, VP150 center, EP350 powered subwoofer and QS8 surrounds together deliver thrillingly detailed, neutral and transparent movie soundtrack and music playback from DVDs, CDs, even from those amusing old LPs with their nice big, graphic cardboard jackets! The QS8 multipolar surround speakers each use four drivers, firing in four different directions, to deliver the ambient detail in music and the envelopment in effects and location sounds from Dolby Digital 5.1 channel movie soundtracks. Thunder, rainstorms and jungle scenes heard from the QS8s will put you in that environment—acoustically that is—so complete is the 5.1-channel surround sound envelopment.
If you want to enjoy multichannel music via your CDs through Dolby Pro LogicII, or High-Resolution DVD-Audio or SACD, the QS8s can do double duty: the music reproduction is as thrilling and enjoyable as ambient soundtrack effects.
The VP150 center channel uses three 5.25-inch aluminum-cone woofers identical to those in the M22's and QS8s, plus dual 1-inch titanium tweeters for excellent high-volume power handling, yielding a seamless blend between center, mains and surrounds, with plenty of depth and a spacious 3-dimensional soundstage. Fronts, center and surrounds can be wall-mounted or stand-mounted.
The EP350 subwoofer, with its 300-watt internal power amplifier and 12-inch aluminum-cone driver, nicely rounds out the Epic Grand Master's sonic capabilities, producing deep, taut, and extended musical bass to 27 Hz, with plenty of impact reserved for those blockbuster special effects. Whether it's the tight string bass of Ray Brown's jazz trio or the reverberant shocks of explosions, the EP350 sub smoothly blends with and extends the M22's range to very low frequencies in average rooms.
What size room does this work in?
Best For: Average living rooms, dedicated home theater rooms
How much power does my receiver need for these speakers?
Power Required: Very efficient - use with any 5.1-channel surround-sound receiver or amplifier
Epic Grand Master 350 Home Theater System
Base Price: $3,005.00