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#241291 - 01/18/09 05:59 PM Re: EP350 or EP400? [Re: Worfzara]
Dduval Offline
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Registered: 01/14/09
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 Originally Posted By: Worfzara
Hi Dana,

Here is another thought, and BTW, it's fun spending other peoples money. This suggestion probably won't be very popular on this forum, but it will save you a few bucks, and you might be surprised at good it is.

Go with an EP175. I had this sub before I had my EP500. It was recommended it to me by Alan Loft. I really loved the way it matched with my 80's, and gave lots of low end for music. I also believe that for music, sometimes a smaller driver is better. It can give a tighter sound, which is what you want when listening to music. It won't move as much air as a 350. But for music, that may not be as important. Your M80's are a full range speaker, and should play music quite nicely all on there own. I am guessing your not looking to shake the foundation here, just want to add a nice subtle bottom end when listing to your favorite CDs.

If I had a music only room with the M80's, my choice would be the EP175.

Food for thought.

paul



Paul,

Another fine option indeed(I could purchase a center with what I saved, close anyway), but...will the EP175 fill my 4200 cu.feet space??

Dana
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#241292 - 01/18/09 06:01 PM Re: EP350 or EP400? [Re: Dduval]
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Paul,

Oh I just seen your post, about your 5000 cu ft...hmmm, decisions, decisions...

Dana
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#241293 - 01/18/09 06:17 PM Re: EP350 or EP400? [Re: Dduval]
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Registered: 07/25/05
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Remember Dana, with music, you arn't trying to simulate big dinosaurs walking in your living room like in movies.

If you don't go for the EP175, then I would go for the EP400, if you budget allows for it. I think the DSP chip and is worth the extra money and that 8" driver would be just perfect for music.

The cool thing, what ever you choose, you really can't go wrong with Axiom's subs.

paul
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#241294 - 01/18/09 06:18 PM Re: EP350 or EP400? [Re: Worfzara]
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I think my 350's do better for music than my 600, for HT they do a fine job a well. I would say go with the 350 for that size room.
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#241295 - 01/18/09 06:22 PM Re: EP350 or EP400? [Re: SirQuack]
Wid Offline
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Registered: 06/22/03
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I think my 350's do better for music than my 600


I would highly doubt there is much of a sonic difference. Have you done any blind testing to support this?
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#241310 - 01/18/09 08:32 PM Re: EP350 or EP400? [Re: Wid]
SirQuack Offline
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no blind tests, but I have had my 600 up front with my 350's and have gone back and forth with different music, they just seem to be more musical, tighter on the kick drum, etc... for movies the 600 goes much lower and has more explosive power.
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#241311 - 01/18/09 08:34 PM Re: EP350 or EP400? [Re: SirQuack]
Wid Offline
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Registered: 06/22/03
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Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.

Yeah right \:\)
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#241312 - 01/18/09 08:41 PM Re: EP350 or EP400? [Re: Wid]
fredk Offline
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Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 7047
Loc: Canada
Buy one of each. Then everyone is happy.

The -3db point on the M80s is 34Hz, for the EP175 its 32Hz and for the EP350 its 28Hz.

I have not found much difference between just the M80s and M80+ EP350 for a lot of the music I listen to. Where I do notice it is for Synth and pipe organ music where you have notes into the 20s.

I am not sure that the EP175 would add much noticable to your current setup. In fact, unless you listen to a lot of classical or electronic/pipe organ stuff, consider going without a sub as a possibility.

The M80s really are a capable speaker.
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#241319 - 01/18/09 09:18 PM Re: EP350 or EP400? [Re: fredk]
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I just wish my Denon allowed for seperate crossover settings for each speaker, I'd most likely set the 80's to around 60hz.
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#241323 - 01/18/09 09:34 PM Re: EP350 or EP400? [Re: SirQuack]
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Registered: 02/26/05
Posts: 5210
Loc: Vero Beach, Florida
Being able to adjust the different X-overs for each speaker is just one of the features I like about my H/K, and the fact that the thing has good power.
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