EPI 180 speakers (refoamed & recapped) local Erie, PA

The vinyl cabinets are in pretty good condition. There are several very fine scratches but they can only be seen up close. I photographed the worst of the scratches, but note that I was very close with much light on the subject. From 3 feet away, these cabs are very presentable. With that being said, if I was keeping these and had any woodworking skills, these would be a good candidate for real wood veneer.

The woofers were refoamed by the previous owner. One of the dust caps was pushed in. I pulled it back out the best I could, but there is still a slight dent (see photo). I rewired, recapped (Dayton) and added new binding posts. I removed the tweeter control pot per recommendation of Huw Powell at Human Speakers and my personal preference. I did this to my EPI 200C xovers also.

The grilles are brand new. I used one of the old grille frames as a template, cut new grille frames and installed new fabric. I will include one of the old grille frames. The other one was trashed beyond repair and has been tossed. The grilles were originally secured with velcro pieces on the back of the grilles. The grilles fit snugly without reattaching the velcro pieces, so I did not use them. They will be included though. The grilles can still be removed easily. In one of the photos, the grilles appear to be different colors. They are both pitch black. The grilles can also be used rotated 180 degrees, so the logos are at the bottom.

I'm asking $150 local pickup in Erie, PA. I'm 5 miles north of I-90 (from the exit to Presque Isle State Park), between Buffalo and Cleveland, and about the same distance from Pittsburgh. Auditions at my home are welcome, but I can also meet part way to either of these 3 cities if you prefer. These are also posted on another audio forum for the same price and the local CL for more $.

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Main System:
Proton AA-1150 ~ Yamaha C-4 ~ Furman Elite-15 DMi ~ Sennheiser HD600 ~ Monitor Audio Silver RS8 ~ Monitor Audio FB210 ~ Martin Logan Dynamo ~ Teac R-919X ~ Marantz CD5003 ~ Squeezebox Classic ~ Music Hall dac25.2 ~ Dual 1229/Acutex M312 III STR ~ Music Hall mmf-5.1/Goldring 1012GX ~ Music Hall Cruise Control 2.0 ~ Technics SL-D2/Audio Technica AT15XE ~ NAD PP 3i

Home Theater:
LG 47GA6400 ~ Yamaha RX-V800 ~ Furman Elite-15 DMi ~ Marantz DV6001 ~ Paradigm Monitor 9 v1 ~ Polk Audio RT35i ~ CS400i ~ (2) PSW450

Comments

  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,060
    edited May 2019
    Nice -- and not terribly commonly seen -- pair of loudspeakers!
    It is probably a good thing that I am not particularly close to you @classic carl :)
    GLWTS, as they say.
  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 8,914
    I concur, nice speaks at a very nice price!
  • classic carlclassic carl Posts: 610
    Bump for a nice pair of speakers.
    Main System:
    Proton AA-1150 ~ Yamaha C-4 ~ Furman Elite-15 DMi ~ Sennheiser HD600 ~ Monitor Audio Silver RS8 ~ Monitor Audio FB210 ~ Martin Logan Dynamo ~ Teac R-919X ~ Marantz CD5003 ~ Squeezebox Classic ~ Music Hall dac25.2 ~ Dual 1229/Acutex M312 III STR ~ Music Hall mmf-5.1/Goldring 1012GX ~ Music Hall Cruise Control 2.0 ~ Technics SL-D2/Audio Technica AT15XE ~ NAD PP 3i

    Home Theater:
    LG 47GA6400 ~ Yamaha RX-V800 ~ Furman Elite-15 DMi ~ Marantz DV6001 ~ Paradigm Monitor 9 v1 ~ Polk Audio RT35i ~ CS400i ~ (2) PSW450

  • These never made it to my Florida condo. There wasn't enough room in the SUV, so they are still for sale. They are in PA and I'm in FL, so any sale will have to wait until April when I return.
    Main System:
    Proton AA-1150 ~ Yamaha C-4 ~ Furman Elite-15 DMi ~ Sennheiser HD600 ~ Monitor Audio Silver RS8 ~ Monitor Audio FB210 ~ Martin Logan Dynamo ~ Teac R-919X ~ Marantz CD5003 ~ Squeezebox Classic ~ Music Hall dac25.2 ~ Dual 1229/Acutex M312 III STR ~ Music Hall mmf-5.1/Goldring 1012GX ~ Music Hall Cruise Control 2.0 ~ Technics SL-D2/Audio Technica AT15XE ~ NAD PP 3i

    Home Theater:
    LG 47GA6400 ~ Yamaha RX-V800 ~ Furman Elite-15 DMi ~ Marantz DV6001 ~ Paradigm Monitor 9 v1 ~ Polk Audio RT35i ~ CS400i ~ (2) PSW450

  • TEAforONETEAforONE Posts: 512
    I've owned the 180's twice in my life. These are definitely some rockin speakers!
    First Watt,Monarchy Audio,Aric Audio,Prometheus Audio,April Music,Bluesound,Pro-Ject,Onkyo,Graham Chartwell,Nola,Hornshoppe,HSU Research.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,060
    Nice -- and seldom seen -- loudspeakers.
  • GardenstaterGardenstater Posts: 1,258
    Interesting speakers......3/4" Inverted Dome Tweeters !

    I found an interesting article here about the designer and his different speaker companies: http://directacoustics.com/?page_id=37
    George / NJ

    Polk 7B main speakers, most mods comp. (1979, orig owner)
    Martin Logan Dynamo sub w/6ft 14awg Power Cord
    Crown D150 amp
    Logitech Squeezebox Touch Streamer w/EDO applet
    iFi nano iDSD DAC
    iPurifier3
    iDefender w/ iPower PS
    Custom Steve Wilson 1m UPOCC Interconnect
    iFi Mercury 0.5m OFHC continuous cast copper USB cable
    Custom Ribbon Speaker Cables, 5ft long, 4N Copper, 14awg, ultra low inductance
    Custom Vibration Isolation Speaker Stands and Sub Platform
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,060
    Winslow Burhoe was and is one of the good ones.
    I passed up the opportunity to have a pair of EPI 1000s a few years back, only because I really couldn't justify the space they'd take up. If you don't know (of) the 1000s -- look 'em up. :|


    Being somewhat more practically minded, over the years I've given away or sold most of the EPIs that passed through here, ultimately electing to keep only a pair of EPI 100V (the bargain-basement, vinyl-clad morph of the very popular 100).

  • GardenstaterGardenstater Posts: 1,258
    George / NJ

    Polk 7B main speakers, most mods comp. (1979, orig owner)
    Martin Logan Dynamo sub w/6ft 14awg Power Cord
    Crown D150 amp
    Logitech Squeezebox Touch Streamer w/EDO applet
    iFi nano iDSD DAC
    iPurifier3
    iDefender w/ iPower PS
    Custom Steve Wilson 1m UPOCC Interconnect
    iFi Mercury 0.5m OFHC continuous cast copper USB cable
    Custom Ribbon Speaker Cables, 5ft long, 4N Copper, 14awg, ultra low inductance
    Custom Vibration Isolation Speaker Stands and Sub Platform
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,060
    The EPI 1000 was an impressive piece of hardware.

  • classic carlclassic carl Posts: 610
    edited January 20
    I would love to put these in our condo, but had to settle for a Polk RT55i pair, which sound really good. I can't crank them anyway because of neighbors. The outside walls and floors are concrete, so as far as soundproofing goes, I could peobably play them louder than I do.

    If the EPI don't sell, I may bring them down in the future, when there is room in the SUV. I didn't get a sniff on the local CL and just a few tire kickers on the other audio forum I listed them on.
    Main System:
    Proton AA-1150 ~ Yamaha C-4 ~ Furman Elite-15 DMi ~ Sennheiser HD600 ~ Monitor Audio Silver RS8 ~ Monitor Audio FB210 ~ Martin Logan Dynamo ~ Teac R-919X ~ Marantz CD5003 ~ Squeezebox Classic ~ Music Hall dac25.2 ~ Dual 1229/Acutex M312 III STR ~ Music Hall mmf-5.1/Goldring 1012GX ~ Music Hall Cruise Control 2.0 ~ Technics SL-D2/Audio Technica AT15XE ~ NAD PP 3i

    Home Theater:
    LG 47GA6400 ~ Yamaha RX-V800 ~ Furman Elite-15 DMi ~ Marantz DV6001 ~ Paradigm Monitor 9 v1 ~ Polk Audio RT35i ~ CS400i ~ (2) PSW450

  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,060
    I'm surprised @pumpkinman hasn't come callin' for 'em!

    ;)
  • pumpkinmanpumpkinman Posts: 7,514
    Great price but the drive is a no go. Over 10 hour round trip from the Pocono’s
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    Because I am The Pumpkinking


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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,060
    edited January 20
    hey, man, you came all the way up here! ;)

    EDIT: just yankin' your chain -- and trying to keep this thread in view; these are neat loudspeakers... but, yeah, too far for me to drive, too.

  • pumpkinmanpumpkinman Posts: 7,514
    Yes I did but I came home with 6 pairs of speakers. Now that’s worth the trip :smile:
    I still have the Boston Acoustics A70’s and EPI’s. I sold the others.
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    Because I am The Pumpkinking


    A Kind Word Is An Easy Gift To Give
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 17,036
    pumpkinman wrote: »
    Yes I did but I came home with 6 pairs of speakers. Now that’s worth the trip :smile:
    I still have the Boston Acoustics A70’s and EPI’s. I sold the others.

    so what I am hearing is you have space for them.....
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