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HUMAN K-61E Speaker Kit
$344.00 / pair
The classic EPI and Epicure "module" speakers came basically in two flavors - the eight-inch two-way systems, and the six-inch two-ways. The smaller six-inch systems were equally wonderful, and often small enough to fit almost anywhere. These include the EPI 50, 60, 70, and A70, and the Epicure 5 and 11.
The K-61E is a complete kit for rebuilding these first generation EPI and Epicure speakers. The tweeter is built on a 5" diameter faceplate (the PRO 002 ME1), and the input terminal/crossover/wiring assembly is built on a board that is screwed inside the rectangular opening in the original cabinet (the ACC 004 B). It also features the updated woofer, the PRO 007, and if your old grills were nailed or glued on, I include some Velcro to reinstall them.
The kit is also intended for the EPI 140, A140, and Epicure 14, which also have eight-inch passive radiators. The passive radiators are not included in this kit - they used a butyl rubber surround that typically holds up very well over time and so they can simply be kept in service. In fact, if they do need service, they have to be rebuilt, as the diameter is not the same as an eight-inch metal basket. I have yet to see any needing rebuilding, though.
I also offer a version that is correct for upgrading the T/E 70 and T/E 70/2 speakers, with a binding post terminal that is appropriate to the cabinets. I will need to know the diameter of your tweeter faceplate to provide you with the correct part for your speakers.
I recommend considering adding at least one brace front to rear at the point between the woofer and tweeter cutouts while you have the speakers apart, although some of these cabinets are very sturdy already due to their small size.
The HUMAN K-61E Kit includes:
2 PRO 007 woofers
2 PRO 002 ME1 tweeters (the A70 and A140 use the PRO 002 ME4)
2 ACC 004 B binding post/backplate/crossover/wiring assemblies
New screws to install all parts
Velcro for grill mounting (some models)
Basic instruction sheet (and telephone/email support)
Here is a pair of EPI 50s that I am fully upgrading with this kit.
Here are the parts laid out next to the partially-stripped cabinets:
And here the speakers are completely rebuilt:
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