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#318535 - 08/14/10 10:08 AM Audioholics Ultimate Subwoofer Shootout
BlueJays1 Offline
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Registered: 09/19/08
Posts: 4069
Loc: Porch,enjoying Bombay Sapphire
Audioholics is currently compiling a list for the ultimate subwoofer shootout. There are no limitations in price or size. Both sealed and ported designs will be in the testing and compared against one another. In the initial list the EP800 is slated. This is all subject to change.
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Here is Genes Starting List:

• SVS PB13-Ultra
http://svsound.com/products-sub-box-pb13ultra.cfm

• EMPtek SE-1818
41 x 30 x 18 (huge box, dual 18s)

• RBH Sound 1010-SEP
http://www.rbhsound.com/product_deta...?id=1010-SEP/R

• Elemental Designs A7-900
http://www.edesignaudio.com/product_...roducts_id=606

• Axiom Audio EP800
http://www.axiomaudio.com/ep800.html

• JL Audio F212
http://home.jlaudio.com/products_subs.php?prod_id=375

• Epik Empire
http://epiksubwoofers.com/empire.html

• Paradigm Signature Sub 2
http://www.paradigm.com/products/par...e-series/sub-2

• Earthquake MKVI-15
http://www.earthquakesound.com/mkvi.htm

• Revel Ultima2
http://www.revelspeakers.com/Product....aspx?prdid=35

• Klipsch P-312W
http://www.klipsch.com/na-en/product...pecifications/

Genes Testing Plan (in development):

MAX SPL vs Frequency per CEA2010 method or equivalent (using meter ground plane)
Distortion vs SPL
Group Delay
Transient Response
Mechanical Noise test
Subjective sound quality

Reference: http://forums.audioholics.com/forums/showthread.php?t=67724

This is certainly exciting for Axiomites! cool
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#318541 - 08/14/10 10:59 AM Re: Audioholics Ultimate Subwoofer Shootout [Re: BlueJays1]
Pitbull24 Offline
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Registered: 03/24/10
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Loc: NWSuburbs of Chicago
Doc,

This is Gene's list, but looks like an "invitation". He states first 5-6 companies to submit their product will be tested. Hopefully we will see entries from those listed.
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#318542 - 08/14/10 11:03 AM Re: Audioholics Ultimate Subwoofer Shootout [Re: Pitbull24]
BlueJays1 Offline
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Registered: 09/19/08
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Its just a starting list as I pointed out and subject to change. Subwoofers that are not on the list can be added as well. It seems Axiom will be getting an initial invitation to participate if they want. Either way, there are going to be some elite products being tested here. The results will be interesting in a shootout like this and should be fun following it, whatever ends up being tested. There is not much informaton on the EP800 since its a new product, so for the EP800 owners out there and individuals looking for new subs, it would be really special.
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#318546 - 08/14/10 12:48 PM Re: Audioholics Ultimate Subwoofer Shootout [Re: BlueJays1]
CV Offline
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Registered: 07/20/06
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Loc: Richland, WA, USA
I would love to see the EP800 in the ring, and it would be great to see all of those others represented as well.
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#318547 - 08/14/10 12:51 PM Re: Audioholics Ultimate Subwoofer Shootout [Re: CV]
BlueJays1 Offline
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Registered: 09/19/08
Posts: 4069
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Me too. There is a lot potential in the initial list. What I am the most interested in if there will be correlation to the objective measurements and subjective listening evaluations. Hopefully, the subjective listening is done blind.
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#318557 - 08/14/10 02:54 PM Re: Audioholics Ultimate Subwoofer Shootout [Re: BlueJays1]
CatBrat Offline
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Registered: 08/05/09
Posts: 5798
Loc: Some random location
About 4 of the links are broken.

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#318697 - 08/16/10 01:35 AM Re: Audioholics Ultimate Subwoofer Shootout [Re: CatBrat]
80'sMan Offline
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Registered: 08/10/08
Posts: 139
Loc: Killam, AB
One sub that they should add might be hard to beat is the Martin Logan Descent i!
After all, how can you compete with this . . . wink
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#318701 - 08/16/10 04:52 AM Re: Audioholics Ultimate Subwoofer Shootout [Re: 80'sMan]
2x6spds Offline
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Registered: 03/16/02
Posts: 2726
Loc: CA, USA
I've had my eye on the Epik subs for a while. I'm curious how they do.
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#318709 - 08/16/10 09:37 AM Re: Audioholics Ultimate Subwoofer Shootout [Re: 2x6spds]
Nick B Offline
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Registered: 08/05/06
Posts: 491
Originally Posted By: 2x6spds
I've had my eye on the Epik subs for a while. I'm curious how they do.


Yeah, but they stopped making their top of the line sub, the Conquest.

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#318735 - 08/16/10 02:55 PM Re: Audioholics Ultimate Subwoofer Shootout [Re: Nick B]
jakewash Offline
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Registered: 12/26/03
Posts: 10398
Loc: Calgary, Alberta
I love that, max volume 11, ala Spinal Tap smile
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