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      25.07.2010 13:18
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      Decent enough for listening to films, not ideal for music lovers

      I purchased the Ruark Epilogue R speakers as a secondary set for my bedroom. As I had already invested in a pair for the lounge, my main music listening area, I didn't want to fork out an enormous amount for an inessential buy.

      I was charmed by the retro look of the speakers, and they complimented the furniture I had at the time. The main 'box' of the speakers is comprised of wood of a very solid feel. These are fairly weighty speakers for their petite size. There is silver casing around the black front of the speakers. Aesthetically they are very stylish, and are small enough to be discreet in a small room. For such a small set however, they are capable of packing quite a punch.

      Equipped with a wide frequency range, the speakers are especially good for listening to films. They deliver superb clarity and a crisp sound that picks up nuances you might not detect if watching a film through the TV system. One reason I started using the speakers primarily for films instead of music was due to a couple of flaws I found. The first is that the speakers tend to deliver bass that can be insubstantial. If you particularly enjoy a good bass, as I do, then this matters. I like to be able to feel the thump of the bass line, and in this respect the speakers disappointed me. Similarly the treble has a tendency to be somewhat harsh. This is less noticeable than the bass, but may still influence your purchasing decision, depending on your taste.

      For a product within this price range I would say the Ruark Epilogue R series falls about average. They do deliver a nice sound, but the imperfections mentioned above, coupled with the low quality cable connectors, would give me some hesitation in recommending the product to certain music fans.

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