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#361293 - 12/19/11 01:11 PM one ep800 or 2 x ep500's?
lex Offline
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has anyone heard these 2 setups? I'm building my new HT; 19 x 19 x 9 (~3200 cubic ft). This will mainly be used for movies, occasionally for mmusic and gaming. I want a significant amount of low end power. Since these 2 setups are about the same cost, which would sound better? Thanks!

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#361294 - 12/19/11 01:22 PM Re: one ep800 or 2 x ep500's? [Re: lex]
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Since your room seem to be quite equal (mean you wont have subwoofer placement issue) I vote for the EP800 !
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#361295 - 12/19/11 01:28 PM Re: one ep800 or 2 x ep500's? [Re: Philippe]
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True, it will be a square room. My front 3 will be mounted to or standing close to the main viewing wall with a perferated screen in front of them. An EP800 would lay horizontal on the floor beneath the center - I would think. For the fronts, I was thinking of either 3 x M22's (altho I'm not sure if they're 'big' enough to fill the room) or a pair of M60's with a VP150.


Edited by lex (12/19/11 01:35 PM)

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#361298 - 12/19/11 03:08 PM Re: one ep800 or 2 x ep500's? [Re: lex]
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With a perforated screen, you definetly want 3 identical mains. I'd opt for 3 M80's, then 3 M60's. 3 M22's with sub would work ok if you're restricted financially, or spacewise.

I would not assume any particular placement for the sub. It might not work as well in front as off to the side or even a rear room position. Only experience with moving the sub and/or using the sub crawl technic will determine the best location.


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#361299 - 12/19/11 03:46 PM Re: one ep800 or 2 x ep500's? [Re: CatBrat]
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I am right in the middle of building my home theater as well with virtually the same set up with a perforated screen. From all the research I did and a hefty amount of input from this forum I went with m80's for the front 3 along with a ep 800 that will sit beneath the screen. As soon as I figure out how to post some pics I'll post them. Actually, can anyone give me a quick down and dirty on how to do that?

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#361300 - 12/19/11 04:11 PM Re: one ep800 or 2 x ep500's? [Re: bwallen77]
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Setup an account with Photobucket.com.

Upload pictures to it.

Click on albums.

Hover mouse pointer over picture.

Click on words to the right of "IMG code".

Paste link here.

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#361302 - 12/19/11 04:23 PM Re: one ep800 or 2 x ep500's? [Re: bwallen77]
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bwallen; i woul dlove to see pics of your build. what are the dimensions of your room?

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#361303 - 12/19/11 04:50 PM Re: one ep800 or 2 x ep500's? [Re: lex]
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Just a comment about perf. screens that it is generally believed that a woven screen is better. Less sound resistance at all frequencies, and a better image... At least with the "moderately" priced ones.

I'm going with a Seymour XD screen. I vote for 2 subs. smile
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#361308 - 12/19/11 05:48 PM Re: one ep800 or 2 x ep500's? [Re: nickbuol]
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Thanks CatBrat!

My room was 19x19 but with the false wall I built for the 800 and 80's, it is closer to 17x19 now. I am swamped tonight with work, but I will try to get some pics posted in the next couple of days. The room is currently getting mudded so almost there. The speakers should come in mid-January.

I am also going with Seymour XD. Anyone have any experience with thier screens in combo with Axiom?

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#361411 - 12/20/11 10:46 AM Re: one ep800 or 2 x ep500's? [Re: bwallen77]
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The worst room is one with equal room measurements, or that can easily by divided into each other. 10 x 10 x 20 suck, but 12 x 9 x 23 would be better for room nulls/nodes. Multiple subs will give you the best results for all seats, if placed correctly. The 800 is a beast though.
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