The Epsilon company has been producing brand new DJ & Lighting equipment for the masses and today we take a look at the new EPM 8.0 powered studio monitors to see how these would work in a DJ and studio/production environment. These affordable monitors only cost $199 each and have an internal amp, 8-inch woofers, three different input types, and a rubbed MDF enclosure for good sound and durability.
Review Video & Demo
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Setup & First Impressions
The new Epsilon EPM 8.0 powered studio monitors have an all-black enclosure with silver colored cone woofers and they really remind me of the super popular KRK Rokit monitors with a different color. They are actually so similar to the KRK's in looks and in performance that these would make for an affordable alternative to the norm. They have a sturdy MDF and rubber enclosure and they weigh 50lbs each. The EPM 8.0 monitors have a one-inch dome tweeter and an 8-inch woofer with a total power output of 90 watts. There is a huge front facing bass port to allow air to pass through for woofer displacement. The EPM 8.0 has a blue LED indicator on the front to let the user know if they are on or off.
Around the back, the EPM 8.0 has three different input types including an RCA, TRS, and XLR. There is also a Volume knob that ranges between -30dB and +6dB along with a High Frequency Level Adjustment switch for changing the high cut-off point. The EPM monitors are also available in a 6.5-inch woofer version called the EPM 6.5 that probably have less bass in the sound department when compared to the EPM 8.0, but are better suited for smaller studio environments. See the full review video above for an in-depth look at the new Epsilon EPM 8.0 monitors.
Conclusion / Recommended For
In Conclusion, the Epsilon EPM 8.0 active studio monitors are a great alternative to other low-cost high-quality monitor speakers that other DJ's and Producers have grown to love. The EPM 8.0 monitors are very heavy and durable in construction with an MDF enclosure and rubber/polymer components. The EPM 8.0 are very affordable coming in at only $199 each and they have a full and rounded sound with very Deep Bass reproduction. The EPM 8.0 monitors also have three separate input options including XLR, TRS, and RCA. On the downside, users can't individually select or switch these inputs and the sound may be a bit too full or round for accurate mastering or producing procedures. Other than these two minor gripes, the Epsilon EPM 8.0 monitors are a great solution for bedroom DJ's and producers who want good quality speakers for a great price.
- Heavy & Durable Construction
- Affordable Price ($199 each)
- Great “Full” Sound Quality with DEEP Bass
- Three Separate Inputs XLR, TRS, & RCA
- Cannot Individually Select Inputs