The Sound Station
 

The Sound Station
601 SE Frank Phillips Blvd.
Bartlesville, OK 74003 USA

Established    1978


Office      918-336-2240
                                    
Fax                  918-336-3908
Emergency      918-336-2241



Hours:  By Appointment
 
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            The Montana EPS2

Kevin's Comments,


The Montana EPS2 is the next generation of the great EPS. It has new drivers from Seas instead of Scan Speak and a handful of cabinet, wiring and crossover improvements. The EPS was the first speaker to show me everything right. The Martin Logan's had great image but they were to tall, a  problem in the bottom end phase and efficiency to name a few on one of many speakers lines to have something missing or wrong. The EPS got it dead on right. The size of the image in space, great depth, big stage height and width, efficiency, dynamics. bass extension. And of course great detail that sounded like life!
The best Value, World Class speakers available.

The Montana EPS-2 & EPS-2 Signature

Upon its introduction, Stereophile Magazine put the original EPS on its recommended “A” list. The current generation, the EPS-2, takes the fidelity to an even higher level. One cannot help but notice the dynamic audio perfection of the fully symmetrical vertical array of matched drivers. Although this design technology is found in other PBN speakers, it is an unexpected audio pleasure to discover such deliciously balanced delivery in a modest-sized floor-standing speaker.

However, a “balanced array” configuration is only part of the story. It must be accommodated with a host of technological innovations, including film/foil by-pass crossover capacitors, scientifically designed internal chambers and a “spare nothing to achieve results” philosophy.

This is what separates PBN from the herd. However, in the end only one thing counts — RESULTS! That is what Stereophile Magazine’s reviewers heard.

We advise that you don’t overlook the physical beauty of the EPS-2. Its classic proportions and fine cabinetry are far superior to anything else available. The “Signature Series” offers a custom cabinet of exotic woods with a sensually sculptured vertical fascia and inlaid wood accents.


The R & D department at Montana Loudspeakers never stands still. You might think we would be reckless to consider changing the "Stereophile Class A Rates" Montana EPS. However, the one trait all forward-looking technology companies have in common is the need to constantly improve. If your products don't improve they will stagnate and eventually be rendered obsolete. With the constant advancements in our computer design and optimization techniques, we felt it was time to apply some of our evolving technology and improve our most popular loudspeaker to date. Hence the EPS2.

More than just a box

The proprietary asymmetrical hexagon cabinet of the EPS2 has been slightly re-shaped to better control internal standing waves and to create a smoother, wiser sound radiation pattern. Furthermore, the accuracy of our new state-of-the-art CNC machine has allowed us to fine-tune the internal bracing, producing a more refined enclosure. These latest revisions have markedly improved the rigidity of the enclosure while decreasing the overall weight for easier handling. The resulting benefits are a slimmer new look and significantly improved imaging and sound stage focus.
 

 

    

Specifications

Frequency range: 20 Hz - 22,000 Hz
Impedance: Nominal 4 Ohms

Sensitivity: 92 dB
Power Handling: 300 Watts
X-over points: 225 Hz - 3000 Hz
Finish: Custom order
Size: 53" high x 15" wide x 15" deep
Weight: 150 lbs. each

Technical Features:

  • Precision made 14”W x 15”D x 54”H cabinet of ultra-dense MDF Ranger Board™. Signature Series has 1.625” solid maple hardwood fascia with choice of inlay
  • Matched pair of 8” mid-woofers, matched pair of 4” mid-range drivers and one 1”
    high efficiency, low distortion fabric tweeter
  • Comes complete with PBN’s proprietary 24db per octave acoustical Linkwitz-Riley crossover slopes, plus seven precision hand-wound inductors
  • Four audio-grade metalized polypropylene capacitors, along with film and foil
    bypass capacitors in the critical high-frequency network
       The Montana EPS²
 Montana Mini Monitor  $1,875
 Montana Monitor  $2,500
 Montana SPC  $2,750
 Montana SPC2  $2,750
 Montana SSW  $4,000
 Montana SP3  $4,000
 Montana SPI  $6,000
 Montana SPX2   $6,500
 Montana EPS2  $10,000
 Montana EPX  $12,500
 Montana Liberty "new"  $14,750
 Montana XPS  $23,000
 Montana XPS-SIG  $28,750
 Montana KAS  $27,500
 Montana Sammy "new"
 $29,500
 Montana KAS2  $37,000
 Montana WAS  $55,000
 Montana Master Reference  $85,000
     

All new Drivers         

After working for months with the engineers at SEAS, we have re-engineered and modernized our driver baskets for optimal strength and internal cabinet resonance control. At the same time we added all new high power motor structures with highly accurate magnet gaps and proprietary voice coils.

Our new proprietary 1" textile dome tweeter has received an improved long travel suspension as well as a newly redesigned impedance tuned rear chamber. You will hear sweeter, more transparent high frequencies as well as a reduction in distortion when demanding upper mid range frequencies are encountered.

The completely redesigned 4" mid-range driver features a novel low-diffraction basket, advanced cooling efficiency and a more powerful motor structure. A newly reshaped cone profile and dust cap enhances imaging and reduces cone breakup. These advances were achieved using the latest laser measurement techniques during the design phase. The new EPS2 simply disappears while exhibiting lowered levels of techniques during the design phase. The new EPS2 simply disappears while exhibiting lowered levels of coloration without sacrificing any of the speed and dynamics that Montana Loudspeakers are famous for.

The all new 9" woofer benefits from a new ultra quiet motor structure and features extended linear travel (15 mm) in the magnet gap to yield powerful deep bass and greater impact at the sub- bass end of the musical spectrum.

Computer optimized crossover

The new drivers have been optimized to allow the crossover points to be located outside of the critical mid range region (225Hz and 3500Hz). This approach translates into pin-point imaging and harmonic delicacy, and to an increased power handling capacity. With its extraordinarily smooth cross-over slopes and perfect phase alignment, the EPS2 is a definitive step forward. This all-new design will continue to outshine the competition for years to come in the above $8500 plus price range.