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#131590 - 03/30/06 06:25 AM Re: ep500 no power
mikec Offline
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Registered: 01/16/06
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yes, brand new from axiom (specifically, brent)

here's the detailed story:
I had my Aunt in Canada order the unit for me, so SHE can facilitate shipping to me (but this is wholly my money, this is NOT a gift, nor am I the 2nd owner)

I ordered the unit mid january, 2006 and arrived in its destination in canada within 1-2 days.. it was delivered to its philippine destination march 6, 2006 (one day after I was confined in the hospital - but that is another story) ... after 6 days in the hospital and 2 more days waiting for the tools required to cut the metal belts used to support the box (btw, box was in perfect condition) I looked over the back of the unit ... saw the label 120v / 230v, plugged it in, saw the led light up then off. I figured, oh crap, took a flashlight and just then saw the fusebox with the teeny tiny instructions on it. (granted it was stupid of me to have missed that in the manual) but c'mon, I was excited to listen to it (also the reason I was only in the hospital for 6 days, I forced the doctors to clear me for discharge).



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#131591 - 04/13/06 08:54 PM Re: ep500 no power
mikec Offline
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forgot to update you guys ... I THINK the unit is fine now, had my engineer friend fix it the other day. I had just about given up on the unit (dilly dallying sending it to my engineer friend - because I thought, if we didn't have slow-blow fuses, what are the chances we'd have the other parts inside the amp) but amie gave me the encouragement to have it fixed.

thanks amie.

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#131592 - 04/13/06 09:37 PM Re: ep500 no power
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Great news, looking forward to your thoughts of the 500.
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#131593 - 04/13/06 09:40 PM Re: ep500 no power
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So what exactly was the problem with the sub? Also, do you still have the Velodyne to compare it to??

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#131594 - 04/13/06 10:35 PM Re: ep500 no power
mikec Offline
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my engineer friend mentioned two things he fixed/replaced ...
a resistor and some technical term I didn't remember.

yes, I have compared the 500 to the DLS-5000R but just for the DTS demo U-571. the 500 is less boomy but also has less kick in the chest. the 500 has more pant flapping powers though. also, my ceiling joists now rattle when the ep500 is at the 8 oclock setting.

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#131595 - 07/05/06 01:30 AM Re: ep500 no power [Re: mikec]
mikec Offline
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here's how I have my HT setup right now ... it is about to change, I ordered a new sub and one of these is getting moved to a 2 channel setup.



aside from speaker wires to the high level connectors, is there some other way of connecting the ep500 to a pre-amp without an LFE out? i wish the ep500 had left and right rca ins.

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#131596 - 07/05/06 01:35 AM Re: ep500 no power [Re: mikec]
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A y-connector ought to work just fine.
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#131597 - 07/05/06 01:42 AM Re: ep500 no power [Re: Ken.C]
mikec Offline
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you mean the left and right rca outs of the pre-amp Y-connects into a single rca (to be input into the LFE in)?

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#131598 - 07/05/06 01:48 AM Re: ep500 no power [Re: mikec]
Ken.C Offline
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As far as I know, that should be fine.

You should probably wait for a second opinion, though.


Edited by kcarlile (07/05/06 01:49 AM)
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#131599 - 07/05/06 05:22 AM Re: ep500 no power [Re: mikec]
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Mike, a somewhat similar question was discussed about a year ago and Rick Widner(wid)brought to my attention this Rane note pointing out a possible problem with the Y. Since the two pre-amp outputs could drive each other because they're connected by the Y, distortion, loss of signal and possible damage could result.
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