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#206336 - 04/30/08 06:17 PM help need in picking system -
Kamla Offline
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Registered: 04/30/08
Posts: 22
Hi Guys,

I am think of getting the Epic 50 set from axiom, I have a couple of question maybe you guys can help

This is for my basement, this room is oldly shaped..
Please see http://singhera.com/Base.jpg for a diagram and sizes

Would Epic 50 - 350 Home Theater System be good for this room?

I would like to pair these speakers with either Yamaha RX-V1700 or Yamaha RX-V2700

Also I was think I should upgrade to VP150 v2, the reason is that @ my friend’s place the actors are hard to hear but the system is loud. Don’t like to turn up the volume when an actor speaks and turn it down when there is a lot of action going on

Or will the VP100 v2 be good enough for my room size..

Please let me what you guys think.

Is the Epic 50 system good for me?
Which receiver would be better 1700 or 2700

We would using this for main movies and regular TV (SCIFI, Drama and action movies)
Also I had a small HT in a box setup, Kenwood, it was o.k for us.

Now I need to set it up a little 


Thanks
kamla

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#206360 - 04/30/08 09:51 PM Re: help need in picking system - [Re: Kamla]
SirQuack Offline
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Registered: 01/29/04
Posts: 13337
Loc: Iowa
My room is oddly shaped like yours and the 60's and now 80's have been great.

I think that setup would work fine for your room. You might also consider the m22's or m60's which have been known to give you better detail in the highs. The 50's have been described to be a little more laid back, but this is not always a bad thing.

The 350 is a killer sub for the money, you can't go wrong with that. The 100 or 150 would be fine. It looks like you won't have lot of viewers based on the couch layout, so the 100 might be fine. The 150 helps if you have multiple seating and wider audience.

Either of those receivers would be able to power any of the Axioms I've mentioned with no issues. Just make sure you get all the bells and whistles your wanting.

Any of the Axiom setups, even the smaller bookshelf setups would blow away the HTIB Kenwood out of the water. \:\)










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#206361 - 04/30/08 10:04 PM Re: help need in picking system - [Re: SirQuack]
jakewash Offline
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Registered: 12/26/03
Posts: 10398
Loc: Calgary, Alberta
That's not a bad room, I wish I had a room I could set up like that.

I can only add that for the center vocals the receivers center channel settings can be bumped up to enhance the speech, a number of us here do this.

Both centers are great with vocals so pick which ever one fits the wallet or even try considering a vertical center like an M2 which can give you better horizontal dispersion.
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#206364 - 04/30/08 10:19 PM Re: help need in picking system - [Re: Kamla]
grunt Offline
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Registered: 12/04/06
Posts: 3569
Loc: Nirvana
 Quote:

Would Epic 50 - 350 Home Theater System be good for this room?


I think it would work fine.

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Also I was think I should upgrade to VP150 v2, the reason is that @ my friend’s place the actors are hard to hear but the system is loud. Don’t like to turn up the volume when an actor speaks and turn it down when there is a lot of action going on


I think the VP100 would be fine. Unless you play very loud you should be able to just bump up the volume on the VP100 a little bit so that the music and sound effects coming from the main speakers don’t overpower it. Also properly calibrating your system will eliminate much of this problem except for the occasional soundtrack where the center channel is mix to weak for your taste.

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We would using this for main movies and regular TV (SCIFI, Drama and action movies)
Also I had a small HT in a box setup, Kenwood, it was o.k for us.


If you plan to mainly use this for movies you should seriously consider sirquack’s idea to use the M22s. If I hadn’t planned on listening to 2 channel stereo I would have gone with bookshelf speakers myself. If you make your own stands they are a lot less expensive leaving allowing you to spend that money on other equipment.

Also if you went with M22s for mains and could fit an M22 center like jakewash suggests it would give you the ideal situation of having identical speakers across the front.

Dean
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#206366 - 04/30/08 10:33 PM Re: help need in picking system - [Re: jakewash]
JaredM Offline
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Registered: 04/29/08
Posts: 58
I don't have any personal experience with these speakers yet (soon!), so take this with a grain of salt. I've done a lot of research the past few weeks though, so I can share some of what I've learned.

From what I have read on these forums the 350v3 is an awesome sub for it's price. I would go with that if it's in your price range. If you find it lacking you can always return it for a 500, or grab a second 350 to even it out. Your room is about the same size as mine, although oriented a bit differently. I'm going with two 350v3s.

I'd also take the VP150 over the 100 if you can afford it. The price difference isn't nearly as significant as a 350 sub vs 500 or 600. From what I have read there's a bit of a difference. Of all of Axiom's speakers it seems the centers get the most flak, although most of these guys will tell you it's completely unfounded.

As for your friend's system...with a decent receiver you can adjust the center channel to bump up the dialog, that's not really a sign of the quality of the center so much as the setup & calibration. I looked at those Yamahas but decided to go with a Denon 3808 because, like sirquack says, it had all the bells and whistles I was after, and it seems to be a popular choice for Axioms. You can pick it up for about $1000 if you call J&R.

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#206371 - 04/30/08 11:08 PM Re: help need in picking system - [Re: JaredM]
myrison Offline
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Registered: 02/03/08
Posts: 1898
Loc: Austin, TX
Jared, you've only been here a week and already you sound like a salty Axiom forum veteran! \:\) I wouldn't add much to what you said, good recommendations.
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#206372 - 04/30/08 11:09 PM Re: help need in picking system - [Re: myrison]
myrison Offline
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Registered: 02/03/08
Posts: 1898
Loc: Austin, TX
Wait... it's not been a week, it's been ONE day! Even more impressive.
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#206375 - 04/30/08 11:31 PM Re: help need in picking system - [Re: myrison]
fredk Offline
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Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 7047
Loc: Canada
Nope. Hasn't posted anything on butt-frenching yet. ;\)
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#206379 - 05/01/08 12:04 AM Re: help need in picking system - [Re: fredk]
CV Offline
Founder, Axiom Upgrade Club
shareholder in the making

Registered: 07/20/06
Posts: 11208
Loc: Richland, WA, USA
It lives on! Ha ha.

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#206381 - 05/01/08 12:23 AM Re: help need in picking system - [Re: CV]
JaredM Offline
buff

Registered: 04/29/08
Posts: 58
I'm just good at regurgitating what you guys have said over and over :P I'm still confused about the beaver thing though...

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