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#292431 - 02/15/10 10:31 PM You're very first post....
Micah Offline
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Registered: 11/16/08
Posts: 1789
Loc: Indiana you hoser!!!!
I was looking at my posts and I decided to check out my very 1st post on this forum... check it out, and post up your very 1st post so we can see it! \:\)


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Ok so I'm about to purchase an Axiom home theater system, but I'm trying to decide between the Epic 80/600, or the Epic 80/500 with an extra EP500 to go along with it. So for owners of each, I would like to hear impressions in the differences between these two subs. I'm looking for maximum bass in movies (like everyone else), but also good, tight musical performance.

My movie room is 24 x 24 (about 600 sq ft) with 8 1/2 inch ceilings. It has a door to close it off to the rest of the house, so I'm sure that the EP600 would do the job just fine while the door is closed. What I'm wondering is will it fill my entire house (about 2500 sq ft) with pounding bass when I'm listening to music? This is what I was wondering, would I be better off spending $600 dollars more than the EP600's price tag ($1900) for an extra 400 watts worth of bass performance? Or is the EP 600 THAT MUCH BETTER of a sub than the EP500 that it's not neccessary?

I thank you in advance for your advice. _________________________

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#292440 - 02/15/10 11:31 PM Re: You're very first post.... [Re: Micah]
pmbuko Offline
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Registered: 04/02/03
Posts: 16289
Loc: Leesburg, Virginia
 Originally Posted By: pmbuko
Well, your sanity (or lack thereof) is not something we are qualified to comment on. However, we agree you will need a center/centers at some point.

To increase the WAF of a center channel, you could try painting a nice design on the grill...


This was May 5, 2003. I was responding to a post Ken had made about the WAF of center channels. \:\)
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#292444 - 02/15/10 11:44 PM Re: You're very first post.... [Re: pmbuko]
nickbuol Offline
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Registered: 09/16/04
Posts: 4514
Loc: Marion, IA

From 09/16/2004...

 Originally Posted By: nickbuol
I know that this has probably been beaten to death here, but I thought that I would ask. We are putting a theater area in our basement, but I need to know if I will gain any benefits from anything about 5.1 surround.

I don't own Axioms yet, but I will be getting M22ti fronts, VP-150 center, QS-8 Surrounds, and a to be determined sub (dare I say most likely not an Axiom???). Anyhow. We will be putting up a nice 90-100" screen and projector (phase 2 of my money spending) and I want "WOW" kind of sound. The home I moved from 2 years ago had a dedicated home theater room, but just a 48" TV and KLH (yuck) speakers. I know that I am going to be amazed by the Axioms, but I need to know if I should start wiring for 6.1 or 7.1 and more importantly, if I should start saving some extra cash to buy the addition speaker(s)....

Here is a link to a picture that is fairly to scale of our basement. The screen will go on the far right side of the "top" part of the diagram.

I am just afraid of sound getting "lost" behind the seating area, but I have already agreed with my wife that we will not be making a separate room for this. WIth a 980SqFt basement (small if you ask me) for our newer 2 story home, I don't want to chop it up.

And No, the other area is a game room and must remain a game room. It is tucked away nice and neat for a home theater, but then all of my big toys would be in the main basement area and my wife said "no way!"....

Anyway, any help would be great.

Here is the link to the basement diagram...

http://www.buol.us/images/basement.jpg

Nick



Edited by nickbuol (02/15/10 11:46 PM)
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#292446 - 02/15/10 11:51 PM Re: You're very first post.... [Re: nickbuol]
St_PatGuy Offline
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Registered: 03/07/05
Posts: 7412
Loc: Glendale, Arizona
 Quote:
Have been a long time reader of this forum, and finally decided to become part of it. Last summer I spent a lot of time reading about and listening to speakers. Well, I read about Axioms and listened to Monitor Audios, mainly. I think Chesseroo favorably compared the MA Silver Series to Axioms. So I figured the Monitors would give me a good impression of the Axiom sound. Spent a good two hours at a local hifi shop listening to the MA Silver and Gold series. Went in the morning during a weekday to avoid other customers to do some serious listening. Heck, I didn't even speak to a salesperson for about an hour and a half, which isn't necessarily bad. Close call between the S6 and S8, but in the end I went the the GR 10. They had just a tad more detail in the uppers, and threw out an incredible soundstage. As much as I like GR 10s, I'm still thinking about floorstanders. In any case, congrats on the new purchase. By the way, I know I'm new to the boards, but would love to listen to the S8s and the M60s. I'm not too far from where you are.


Wow, here I was trying to ingratiate myself to the forum by, um, telling everyone about my speaker speaker shopping for NOT Axioms. Oh yeah, and I was trying to weasel my way into a listen session with Mark (bigwill).
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#292449 - 02/16/10 12:01 AM Re: You're very first post.... [Re: St_PatGuy]
Wid Offline
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Registered: 06/22/03
Posts: 6721
Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.
06/22/03 03:06 PM

 Originally Posted By: wid
I just bought a pair m80's and have a hsu vtf-2. My room is 15x20x 7.5 and only have the volume set about 11o'clock. to me it more than enought to fill anything below 40hz.This is what the crossover is set at.At about 350 to 400 less than the vtf-3 its worth a thought.


Just trying to get in on the conversation.
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#292464 - 02/16/10 01:40 AM Re: You're very first post.... [Re: Wid]
ClubNeon Offline
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Registered: 02/06/09
Posts: 3448
Loc: Western Maryland, USA
 Originally Posted By: ClubNeon
I just placed an order for my first Axiom product. I'm starting simple, with a pair of QS8s. I had recently upgraded my receiver to a 7.1 model and couldn't stand having those two speaker jacks with nothing attached.

I do plan to eventually have a full compliment of Axiom products. Another pair of QS8s, and a VP150. I'm still not sure which mains, but am leaning toward the M60s, and am really up in the air over the sub.

But lets just see how the QS8s do to start. (I'm sure they'll be better than my 15 year old, two-way, monopole, Sony, surround speakers, which will be relocated to the rear for now.) \:D


I registered and read the forum for 5 days, but didn't post until I had made my purchase. Have now still only picked up the VP150 in addition to my QS8s, but I also got a blender for the kitchen.


Edited by ClubNeon (02/16/10 01:41 AM)
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#292465 - 02/16/10 01:41 AM Re: You're very first post.... [Re: ClubNeon]
CV Offline
Founder, Axiom Upgrade Club
shareholder in the making

Registered: 07/20/06
Posts: 11236
Loc: Richland, WA, USA
I want your blender.

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#292469 - 02/16/10 02:06 AM Re: You're very first post.... [Re: CV]
ClubNeon Offline
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Registered: 02/06/09
Posts: 3448
Loc: Western Maryland, USA
Trade you for an EP800. (You knew that was coming.)

Really, though, an EP800 would probably get me kicked out of the apartment. This blender may as well, also. I was making my breakfast smoothie on Sunday, and shook a baking sheet off the counter at the other end of the room. Also watching the intro DVD which came with it; apparently on High (which is like turning it up to 11), it will heat (by friction of the blade) soup to steaming hot in about 5 minutes. Yeah, you can throw tomatoes and other ingredients into the thing, crank it up to max, and let it spin for 5 minutes, and have hot soup come out. Insane.
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Sony PS3, surround backs
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#292471 - 02/16/10 02:13 AM Re: You're very first post.... [Re: ClubNeon]
CV Offline
Founder, Axiom Upgrade Club
shareholder in the making

Registered: 07/20/06
Posts: 11236
Loc: Richland, WA, USA
Ha ha, that really is insane. When are you trying it?

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#292473 - 02/16/10 02:35 AM Re: You're very first post.... [Re: CV]
Ken.C Offline
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Registered: 05/03/03
Posts: 17789
Loc: NoVA
That is crazy. I think I'd heard of that before, but I didn't believe it.
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