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#403501 - 04/23/14 08:04 PM Re: Official v4 Subwoofer Thread [Re: Andrew]
CatBrat Offline
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Registered: 08/05/09
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I've been very happy with my EP350 v3. Lots of power and bass. But that was my first major subwoofer purchase. I haven't had a speaker upgrade in close to 2 years and now craving something new. I feel the bass is probably my weakest point and now really wanting an upgrade now that the new models are available.

Can't wait to watch the new Tron movie with the 500. This is the movie that gave the 350 the biggest workout.

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#403506 - 04/23/14 11:16 PM Re: Official v4 Subwoofer Thread [Re: chesseroo]
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Registered: 07/23/04
Posts: 3903
Loc: Up yonder
Originally Posted By: chesseroo
Originally Posted By: michael_d
Well of course. ... waiting for some different walnut samples to choose a stain color.

I love the wood choice there. Walnut is very nice. I've got a black walnut counter in the wine cellar. Damn dense wood. Took three saw blades to cut a 4 foot length.

So, some new EP500s sealed enclosures?
I look forward to hearing about what you hear.
I'm still pondering a sub replacement myself.
Never been truly happy with the EP350 (the old EP350 that is).


My QS8s are walnut. Very pretty. I built a couple book cases out of the stuff too. I just can't make up my mind which stain to go with. Looking forward to testing the sealed versions. Will report back.
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#403511 - 04/24/14 12:37 AM Re: Official v4 Subwoofer Thread [Re: michael_d]
CV Offline
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Registered: 07/20/06
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Congratulations on the new subs, guys. Can't wait to hear your impressions of them.

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#403544 - 04/24/14 08:32 PM Re: Official v4 Subwoofer Thread [Re: Andrew]
RobStewart Offline
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Registered: 04/02/14
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Greetings everyone - new forum member, here. I have been a proud owner of Axiom products for about a year, now, and am absolutely thrilled. I have posted some pictures of my room in the Gallery. I have a pair of m22s and EP400s right now (2.2 setup) with the ADA1000. Such a fantastic setup!

I just pulled the trigger on two EP500v4 units (trading up from the EP400s). And a pair of new tweeters for my m22s. I love the 400s but am hoping that I will be able to play the 500s a bit louder in my room (medium sized room). I am looking forward to hearing how the 500s compare.

To Andrew Welker and the others on the Axiom Design team, I wanted to say that I am so impressed by everything I have purchased from Axiom. Everything performs so well. I couldn't be happier smile!

Cheers!
Rob

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#403546 - 04/24/14 10:55 PM Re: Official v4 Subwoofer Thread [Re: Andrew]
brwsaw Online   happy
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Thanks for the heads up and glad to hear your trading up..lol
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#403547 - 04/24/14 10:56 PM Re: Official v4 Subwoofer Thread [Re: Andrew]
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Welcome, Rob!
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#405964 - 07/05/14 10:49 AM Re: Official v4 Subwoofer Thread [Re: Andrew]
RobStewart Offline
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Registered: 04/02/14
Posts: 6
Thanks brsaw and tomtuttle!

I wanted to give everyone an update. I have successfully transitioned from my two EP400v3 subs to my new EP500v4s. I was happy before the upgrade, and I'm still very happy now.

First off, I have to say that after doing the upgrade, I have all the more appreciation for the output that the EP400s are capable of. Anyone who requires a smaller sub due to space considerations would would be very happy with these smile!

As you might guess, the EP500v4s are capable of higher output without having to "work" as hard, as evidenced by less dramatic cone movement. Subjectively, I am fairly certain that I am hearing less compression, and deeper lows at louder playback levels with the 500s as well (for various possible reasons). To be fair, this was also a v3 compared to a v4 and so the new V4 amps may also be contributing to some of the differences I am hearing.

If you are trying to decide whether to go with the 400 vs the 500, I can tell you honestly from my own experience - having used the 400 regularly for critical listening for over a year - that the 400 is a fantastic sub that sounds much bigger and deeper than you would expect an 8" sub to sound. Whereas you could go with the 500 if you have the room for it, and require maximum loudness.

Cheers!
Rob

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