EP 800 vs two EP500

Posted by: axiom_man

EP 800 vs two EP500 - 09/25/12 09:10 AM

room dimensions 13.5 x 21 x 7.5

which is the best way to go ? and why
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: EP 800 vs two EP500 - 09/25/12 05:12 PM

How many seats/listeners?
Posted by: michael_d

Re: EP 800 vs two EP500 - 09/25/12 07:47 PM

Other than the obvious characteristic, physical size, two subs can be advantageous over one to provide smoother lfe throughout the room. But, the 800 digs deeper, so you would loose some of the ultra low lfe tones with the 500's. Really, in your room, one 500 would be more than adequate.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: EP 800 vs two EP500 - 09/25/12 08:37 PM

Seems like this question comes up a lot. smile I still think Axiom needs an FAQ section.
Posted by: JohnK

Re: EP 800 vs two EP500 - 09/25/12 09:16 PM

Troy, unless the few Hz lower extension of the EP800 would be significant to you, two EP500s would be the way to go, in my view. The two EP500s would have at least as much maximum volume capability, and properly placed(basically at the midpoints of the opposite side walls or front and back walls or in diagonally opposite corners)they would smooth the overall bass response by reducing the effect of room modes.
Posted by: axiom_man

Re: EP 800 vs two EP500 - 09/26/12 08:32 PM

Tomtuttle:
there will be three seats one row 11ft away from the front speakers, and probably just me sitting in the middle.
Posted by: axiom_man

Re: EP 800 vs two EP500 - 09/26/12 08:34 PM

Thanks

Yes I think two EP500 would be more than enough.
Just wasn't sure if I has the dual EP800 if it was the same as two EP500's
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: EP 800 vs two EP500 - 09/26/12 08:38 PM

Some time ago, I was debating on a 500 to go with my 600 but ended up with 2 350's. The combination of those up front and the 600 in the back are killer, especially in the new enclosed theater. I know I know where are the pics.
Posted by: fredk

Re: EP 800 vs two EP500 - 09/26/12 08:40 PM

The 800 will give more impact on movies. The dual 500s may give a flatter response spread over a wider viewing/listening area
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: EP 800 vs two EP500 - 09/26/12 09:09 PM

What Fred, JohnK and Mike said.

Personally, I'd start with one EP500 and see how that goes. If you feel like you need more output, decide from there. I think the EP800 is an awfully big enclosure.