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#386535 - 12/03/12 10:22 PM Re: EP350, 400 or 500 [Re: quakemax]
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I used to have a 500 which was a great sub, I later upgraded to the 600. I also have 2 350's up front in the room, the 600 is in the back corner. I know in Alans initial review of the 350 it held its own against the 500 in many respects.

The 350 is a great power house. For a few months I had one of my 350's upstairs in our living room which is about 15x20 with slight vaulted ceilings, and open into our kitchen/dining area. One 350 did a very good job in that space.

So, I suppose look at your budget and go from there...
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#386536 - 12/03/12 10:22 PM Re: EP350, 400 or 500 [Re: quakemax]
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Another vote for the 500 if you can afford it. It is the same size as the 350 but it digs deeper and plays louder. I know you have a smallish room but you would be surprised at how loud a sub needs to go to create some effects properly.
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#386537 - 12/03/12 10:24 PM Re: EP350, 400 or 500 [Re: tomtuttle]
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Registered: 09/23/12
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Originally Posted By: tomtuttle
Where do you live? Sometimes - for US residents - there are other products you might consider.

But - if you're in Canada...


FYI

SVS is available in canada direct from sonicboomaudio.com

official canadian distributor in Ontario so you can compare prices between products in Can $.

I hope I didn't break any rules doing this. No harm intended. smile

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#386539 - 12/03/12 10:29 PM Re: EP350, 400 or 500 [Re: quakemax]
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Registered: 09/23/12
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I should note shipping is not included everywhere. A plus with Axiom, along with great after sales service.


Edited by Hellcommute (12/03/12 10:36 PM)

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#386548 - 12/04/12 01:31 AM Re: EP350, 400 or 500 [Re: Hellcommute]
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Registered: 12/03/12
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Loc: Montreal
Originally Posted By: JohnK
Quake, welcome. Depending on your budget, either the EP350 or EP500 should be considered. I use the EP500, and the lower extension is significant on some of the movie material you watch. The factor of the mains being on-wall doesn't really create an even greater advantage, since any relative weakness of that design would be in the mid-bass around 70-80Hz, and any good sub covers that well.

Thanks JohnK, that is really helpful! I guess I didn't think of it that way.

Originally Posted By: Hellcommute

SVS is available in canada direct from sonicboomaudio.com

I read alot about this company. They seem to really know their stuff when it comes to subwoofer. The thing is, I already got a gift certificate which brings the EP500 right in my budget. Plus, the service/warranty/return policy with Axiom is next to none in my opinion.

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#386555 - 12/04/12 08:13 AM Re: EP350, 400 or 500 [Re: quakemax]
Murph Offline
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Registered: 10/05/06
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Loc: PEI, Canada
Also a vote for the EP500. Nothing is more satisfying than feeling Hulk Smash instead of just hearing it.

Also, out of curiosity I just checked the sonicboomaudio site. Absolutely nothing against SVS subs but there does not appear to be an avenue for cost savings at their advertised prices for equivalent models.
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#386621 - 12/04/12 10:08 PM Re: EP350, 400 or 500 [Re: quakemax]
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I think the best bang for the buck from SVS is the new PB12-nsd, new DSP amp, which keeps it flat and capable of reasonably high SPL. I think with shipping it works out to be a little less than the EP500.
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#386628 - 12/04/12 11:31 PM Re: EP350, 400 or 500 [Re: jakewash]
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Registered: 12/03/12
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Loc: Montreal
Originally Posted By: jakewash
I think the best bang for the buck from SVS is the new PB12-nsd, new DSP amp, which keeps it flat and capable of reasonably high SPL. I think with shipping it works out to be a little less than the EP500.


the PB12-nsd was indeed the one I was looking into. But WAF is pushing me towards the EP500.

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#386646 - 12/05/12 08:26 AM Re: EP350, 400 or 500 [Re: quakemax]
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Registered: 08/05/09
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One other thing I did was order my ep350 in a custom vinyl (cinnamon beech) and I'm glad I did.

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#386658 - 12/05/12 01:38 PM Re: EP350, 400 or 500 [Re: quakemax]
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Loc: PEI, Canada
But Tigers Hate Cinnamon.
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