EP 350 Vs. 500

Posted by: nornav

EP 350 Vs. 500 - 11/17/12 08:48 PM

Hi,

I am looking to get a subwoofer to compliment my M80s.

They will be part of an (eventual) all Axiom 7.1 system in a 3300 cubic foot home theater.

What I am looking for is a sub that will provide plenty of LFE for movies - "musicality" is of secondary importance.

So my question is what does the 500 provide that would be missing with the 350?

At first blush the specs seem similar - will the extra $500.00 be that noticeable in movie watching?

Any comments are welcome - thanks.
Posted by: fredk

Re: EP 350 Vs. 500 - 11/17/12 09:42 PM

A LOT more bottom end. The -3db point of the 350 is 27 Hz. For the EP500 its 18 Hz. You will get much more movie rumble from the EP500.
Posted by: JohnK

Re: EP 350 Vs. 500 - 11/17/12 10:13 PM

N, welcome. As Fred points out, the spec for low end extension measured anechoically isn't similar. The EP350 shows a 28Hz number on a +/- 3dB standard, while the EP500 shows 18Hz at a tighter +/- 1.5dB range. If these measurements were taken using the same procedures, it indicates an advantage for the EP500 of at least 10Hz.
Posted by: JohnCross

Re: EP 350 Vs. 500 - 12/23/12 07:44 AM

Just something to think about, I have a one year old EP500 and a 4 month old EP800, the 500 is awesome, have already replaced top sub on 800 (still waiting for product in fact), kinda wished I would have bought 2 more 500's instead.

John C. in Texas