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#349431 - 05/31/11 10:48 PM Re: EP500 will not power up [Re: stevej]
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Registered: 01/13/08
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Originally Posted By: stevej
Received the adapter today and hooked it up. No sound at all from the sub. I have a call in to Axiom. Waiting for the return call. Will let you all know what the verdict is.


This sounds almost identical to the issues I've been having.
My poor EP500! Is it dead?
I received my new woofer today but I haven't installed it yet.
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#349432 - 05/31/11 10:54 PM Re: EP500 will not power up [Re: Zak]
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#349433 - 05/31/11 11:31 PM Re: EP500 will not power up [Re: JohnK]
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Originally Posted By: JohnK
Steve, if you mean that you also connected the speaker wire directly to the driver after you took it out, and got no movement, that would indicate that the voice coil is burned out.


I didn't do that. Just took the woofer out and checked to make sure the wiring was all ok from the amp. Also hooked up the high side on the back of the amp to my avr and no sound.

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#349434 - 05/31/11 11:34 PM Re: EP500 will not power up [Re: stevej]
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Zak I have been watching your thread also and thought the same thing. Just seems weird that the amp and woofer would both go bad at the same time. Unless something with one caused the problem with the other.

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#349435 - 05/31/11 11:58 PM Re: EP500 will not power up [Re: stevej]
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If everything is still opened up, you might try disconnecting the sub amp connection and directly connecting the speaker wire to the driver. Or, if you've reconnected the main speaker, you can connect a battery intermittently across the terminals to see if the cone moves.
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#349443 - 06/01/11 11:14 AM Re: EP500 will not power up [Re: JohnK]
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Ok all you guys that have been watching this. I got a call from Brent this morning. I told him I took the woofer out and checked the wiring and everything was good there. He asked me if I had it hooked up according to the diagram he had sent. I said yes. But then I thought about it and asked him if I should reverse the way I had it hooked up. For those not familiar with the wiring, on the V2 amp it had one set coming off the amp and then split and one set to one side of the woofer and the other to the other side. On the new amp it has 2 sets coming off the amp and one set going to one side of the woofer and the other set going to the other. I reversed the way I had it hooked up and it now works just fine.
So will have to blame this one on operator headspace on my part. But thanks to Brent for working with me and getting it worked out.
And thanks to all of you for the suggestions. Happy again and didn't think I would miss the sub as much as I did since the M80s have so much bass. But once you get use to the sound it sure does make a difference.

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#349454 - 06/01/11 09:26 PM Re: EP500 will not power up [Re: stevej]
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Very good, Steve; enjoy.
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#349455 - 06/02/11 02:05 AM Re: EP500 will not power up [Re: JohnK]
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Loc: CA, USA
I wandered around this site looking for information on Axiom's warranty. Couldn't find it.

What is the warranty on the EP subs?
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#349456 - 06/02/11 02:50 AM Re: EP500 will not power up [Re: 2x6spds]
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#349468 - 06/02/11 10:50 AM Re: EP500 will not power up [Re: 2x6spds]
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Registered: 06/27/06
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Loc: Sherbrooke, QC, Canada
Originally Posted By: 2x6spds
What is the warranty on the EP subs?

Hi, the warranty on the Axiom EP subwoofers increased from three (3) to five (5) years in May of 2007.
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