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#311533 - 06/24/10 04:47 AM EP800 vs SVS PB13-Ultra Subwoofer
Nickba Offline
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Registered: 05/18/10
Posts: 21
Hi again,

I just want to ask one more thing:

Did anyone have the opportunity to test the SVS PB13-Ultra Subwoofer and compare it to the EP-800? What do you think about?

What kind of amplifier does the EP800 use?

Does anyone have the EP800 measurements?




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#311572 - 06/24/10 11:22 AM Re: EP800 vs SVS PB13-Ultra Subwoofer [Re: Nickba]
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Registered: 12/26/03
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Loc: Calgary, Alberta
I believe only one person on this forum has had the opportunity to be able to compare those 2 subwoofers. Myrison had the PB13 and compared it to his then EP600. He now has an EP800 but no longer has the PB13, but he would be the best person to contact about his thoughts of the 2 subs.

I have also compared my PB13 with the EP600 and I felt the PB13 has more low end feel to it than the EP600, but the PB13 sounds dry in comparison with music. IIRC, Jason(myrison) stated that the EP800 has the same tactile feel as the PB13 along with that textured/rich sound Axiom has in their subs; to me this would make the EP800 the perfect sub.
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#311577 - 06/24/10 11:34 AM Re: EP800 vs SVS PB13-Ultra Subwoofer [Re: jakewash]
cb919 Offline
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Registered: 02/17/09
Posts: 1041
Loc: Ottawa, Canada
Nickba, you of course can get EP800 specs here on the Axiom page.

I have an EP500 but also put together an HT for in-laws with the SVS PC-13 Ultra. I conversed with Jay (Jakewash) about the subs before making the final decision for my in-laws. If I had to do it over again I'd consider an FO EP800 based on everything I've heard about that bad boy! After some time now going back and forth between my setup and my in-laws with the SVS, I fully agree with Jay's summary. The Axiom just has a richness and detail to it that's hard to describe compared to the SVS. The EP800 wasn't in full production form at the time, so I steered them to the SVS - they also have a large room so I wanted to make sure it could be filled with bass. Hope that helps.

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#311587 - 06/24/10 12:20 PM Re: EP800 vs SVS PB13-Ultra Subwoofer [Re: cb919]
htnut
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I've not heard the PB13 but I did hear the PC13 Ultra and liked it. I chose the EP800 over SVS though for very much the same reasons Jay and Dan have mentioned.

The EP800 goes lower than the SVS, and for my HT application that was important. The reports of the EP800 blending better for music also factored in, though I did not test the SVS with music so I have no firsthand comparison. I will say the EP800 is outstanding with music, so I feel like I've got the whole package, so to speak.

Additionally, I needed to keep the sub footprint as small as possible and that is another area where the EP800 has an advantage over the PB13. The EP800 is also DSP controlled, which was another big plus in my book. Finally, as far as cost goes, the shipped to my door cost for the EP800 was only $130 more than the PC13 Ultra, and in my mind well worth it considering all of the advantages I get with it over the SVS.

For many people, though, and especially those in the U.S., the SVS will be a better bargain, and by all accounts they do make great subs so you should be happy either way \:\)

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#311592 - 06/24/10 12:37 PM Re: EP800 vs SVS PB13-Ultra Subwoofer [Re: ]
tomtuttle Offline
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Registered: 06/20/03
Posts: 8135
Loc: Tacoma
I won't argue with any of the good advice already offered.

I did not know that Jason upgraded from the EP600 to EP800. I was able to hear the PB13 Ultra and the EP600 at his home one evening, and concur with the comments presented here. Both subs were fantastic, but they also sounded distinctly different. I preferred the greater perceived articulation of the Axiom sub, and expect that the EP800 would be significantly better yet.
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#311594 - 06/24/10 12:41 PM Re: EP800 vs SVS PB13-Ultra Subwoofer [Re: ]
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Registered: 12/26/03
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Loc: Calgary, Alberta
I just checked on pricing for the PB13 Ultra up here(sonicboomaudio) and it has really gone up since I bought, ~$2100 delivered to my door while the EP600 is ~$1900 and The EP800 is ~$2400. If I had to choose now I might have gone with the EP600 over the PB13, the extra $ for the EP800 I think is still beyond my threshold.
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#311608 - 06/24/10 01:42 PM Re: EP800 vs SVS PB13-Ultra Subwoofer [Re: jakewash]
htnut
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 Originally Posted By: jakewash
the extra $ for the EP800 I think is still beyond my threshold.


Yeah, that's what I thought initially too. Boy, am I glad I didn't listen to myself though

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#311609 - 06/24/10 01:51 PM Re: EP800 vs SVS PB13-Ultra Subwoofer [Re: ]
jakewash Offline
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I rarely do as well \:\) , good thing my conscience is always there to keep in line. \:\)
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#311690 - 06/24/10 10:19 PM Re: EP800 vs SVS PB13-Ultra Subwoofer [Re: jakewash]
Nickba Offline
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Registered: 05/18/10
Posts: 21
Thanks for all your comments.

Regarding the specs, I would like to see a graphical measurement like the ones you can find on the EP500 and EP600 page.

Regarding the price, the EP800 would be almost US$1000.00 higher than the SVS PB13-Ultra in my country. As I will buy 2 subs, it would cost US$2000.00 more for the EP800. But if it worth it, I would go for it.

Does anyone know the kind of amplifiers EP800 uses? Class ?






Edited by Nickba (06/24/10 10:19 PM)

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#311692 - 06/24/10 10:37 PM Re: EP800 vs SVS PB13-Ultra Subwoofer [Re: Nickba]
htnut
Unregistered


Wow, I love my EP800, but I don't think it's $1000 better than the PB13 Ultra. Personally, I think that amount money can be better utilized elsewhere.

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