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#237472 - 12/31/08 12:54 PM Re: Axiom Subs [Re: myrison]
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Registered: 12/06/07
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Seriously Ken. I find I am watching a lot more movies now that I have a 5.1 system. Even Hunter S. Thompson sounds better in 5.1... Well, maybe not. ;\)

If I watched movies only and was looking to buy another sub, I would probably seriously look at SVS or HSU.

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I'm finding that I am in an endless pursuit for the best thing out there (at least in the ~$2k range)

It looks like I am sliding into this camp, but I still need my bang for the buck.

I also really like building stuff, so my next sub will probably be DIY. I have already downloaded winisd and started modeling different drivers.

What I really crave is to hear/feel the 32ft stop on a pipe organ in all its glory. That is where I can tell the 350 is missing the lowest notes. I can feel the pipe organ rumble as notes move down the scale, and then it just kind of fades or flattens out.

To be clear, I really like my EP350. It is a good choice for a first sub. Where I have seen posts on other sites about troubles integrating the sub with the mains, I have had absolutely no issues. It performs well for movies: I get good rumble and a little shake. Kabooms are clean, they are just missing a little punch I guess.




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#237483 - 12/31/08 02:22 PM Re: Axiom Subs [Re: fredk]
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 Originally Posted By: fredk
It performs well for movies: I get good rumble and a little shake. Kabooms are clean, they are just missing a little punch I guess.



Sure it's not your (also) sucky room? I think it won't matter how good my sub might be...ultimately, the poor room destroys it!
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#237500 - 12/31/08 03:18 PM Re: Axiom Subs [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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The EP350 would certainly be at the high end of a sub budget for me. So I guess I'd be looking between $500-$800 for a sub. Anything that would give an EP350 a run for it's money?

(I should probably ask that on a more nuetral forum)

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#237504 - 12/31/08 03:22 PM Re: Axiom Subs [Re: BoB/335]
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Try this from Hsu Research. Many here use Hsu subs. Very good subs for an affordable price. I've been using the VTF3 mkII for years now, and love it.
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#237510 - 12/31/08 03:41 PM Re: Axiom Subs [Re: St_PatGuy]
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The PB12-nsd from SVS is the equivalent in price to the EP350, but it reaches to 18hz and even lower in room. I had one and thought it was very good till I traded up to the PB13Ultra.
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#237512 - 12/31/08 03:47 PM Re: Axiom Subs [Re: jakewash]
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Anyone familiar with this? Love it's size!

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#237582 - 12/31/08 09:55 PM Re: Axiom Subs [Re: BoB/335]
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The 350 from the factory outlet is a great deal. Alans article comparing against the 3 letter companies proved this sub can compete just fine.
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#237595 - 12/31/08 11:06 PM Re: Axiom Subs [Re: SirQuack]
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Any chance you have a link to that article? I don't remember it and couldn't find it from a quick glance through the article lists.

Jason
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#237645 - 01/01/09 02:23 AM Re: Axiom Subs [Re: myrison]
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Jason, I don't recall that Alan wrote a separate article on that, but I do recall this post on the subject.
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#237650 - 01/01/09 03:13 AM Re: Axiom Subs [Re: BoB/335]
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Bob. On more 'neutral' forums the bias is towards SVS and HSU because they are the most popular. They also happen to build good subs, but be aware that there is that popularity bias.

Jason. I thought you felt that the PB12 had some bloat/boom compared to the EP350 V2?

Mark. Thanks for depressing me again. I had almost convinced myself to ignore the fact that my room sucks. ::sticks tongue out::

Now that I am over the WOW of great speakers and used to the sound of my room, I am getting a good feel for what is room suckage and what is other stuff. I already get a little better sound now that I have greatly reduced the 40Hz null. Where I notice stuff missing is on the low rumbling LFE (probably 30Hz and below) and on really low synth and organ notes. The impact is just not there on really low lfe and the sound of the organ/synth just flattens. That last bit could probably be improved a little more if I could improve the 42Hz area a little more but still...

Bob. If you are handy and don't mind a big box in your theater, for $700 you could build a sub that betters the EP600 and may well rival the EP800. Box size (or the desire for small boxes that to big things) is a real limiting factor in commercial subs. You would be looking at a displacement of 10-12cf.
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