The Finkmeister strikes again

Germany's Fink Team acquired the UK's Epos brand founded in the early 80s. One of their most successful models was the ES14 monitor based on what for the time was a rather advanced mid/woofer and ultra-simple single-cap filter. After numerous management changes, the brand's reappearance under new owner Karl-Heinz Fink used Munich High End 2022 to stage the launch of the new Epos ES14N [€4'600/pr]. 'N' could stand for new since this is no simple reissue but ground-up redesign. Though still a large-ish rear-ported 2-way monitor, the original's 25mm dome tweeter now is a 28mm anodized aluminium version. The new 7-inch mid/woofer with 36mm twin-layer voice coil sports a metal phase plug like the original but the crossover has grown more complex. So has the Norbert Theisges designed enclosure which now features braced double-layer MDF with specialized damping glue for lower resonance. A bespoke four-layer stand with steel top/bottom plates and bitumen damper rounds out the specs. Available finishes are walnut veneer or semi-matte white and black paint. Munich rocked a custom teal pair to get the cameras firing. Since I wasn't there, we'll stick to the more conservative colors. Either way this is a Fink speaker by a different name.