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#367282 - 02/18/12 10:49 PM Re: two EP 500 vs one EP 800 [Re: Wid]
tswei99 Offline
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sorry, cubic feet. the room is about 15 x 30 x 9

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#367290 - 02/18/12 11:47 PM Re: two EP 500 vs one EP 800 [Re: tswei99]
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T99, welcome. The primary advantage of two subs is(as Randy pointed out)that if they're properly positioned(i.e., the mid-points of opposite side walls or front and back walls or diagonally opposite corners)they can help to minimize the uneven effect of room modes on bass response and result in more overall smoothness.

The two subs when widely separated increase the sound level by 3dB compared to one of the same. There's no direct effect on extending the bass, except that a given frequency will be, as mentioned, 3dB louder. The relative ability of the bigger single sub as compared to the two subs would determine the overall bass level produced. If the single sub was greatly superior to each of the twin subs, the net effect would be that it would still provide greater extension and maximum loudness, although not the overall smoothness.
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#367315 - 02/19/12 04:57 AM Re: two EP 500 vs one EP 800 [Re: JohnK]
tswei99 Offline
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wow, thanks for all the thoughtful answers. this forum is great. grin

so what would you all do?? given that 2 EP500s are the same $$ as the EP800, what is the best for that 15 x 30 room (theater wall on the 15' side) and given the screen size, my mains and the EP800 will have to be to the left or right of screen. unless of course i can sit the EP800 on it's side, maybe behind the center channel.

i could easily put each EP500 at 1/4s along the front wall also. i've seen some pics of people doing this, think one is on the homepage.

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#367326 - 02/19/12 09:40 AM Re: two EP 500 vs one EP 800 [Re: tswei99]
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You can also get a horizontal EP800.
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#367329 - 02/19/12 09:47 AM Re: two EP 500 vs one EP 800 [Re: tswei99]
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EP800.
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#367333 - 02/19/12 09:57 AM Re: two EP 500 vs one EP 800 [Re: tswei99]
Wid Offline
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Another vote for the 800.
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#367343 - 02/19/12 10:37 AM Re: two EP 500 vs one EP 800 [Re: tswei99]
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I have a horizontal ep600 standing up in the back of the room, and 2 ep350's up front.
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#367350 - 02/19/12 11:47 AM Re: two EP 500 vs one EP 800 [Re: SirQuack]
tswei99 Offline
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Registered: 02/18/12
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i was kinda hoping you all would say 800. there's something really bad-ass about how that thing looks. i guess for a big room, you want to biggest cabinets possible. this must be my male speaking.

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#367351 - 02/19/12 11:53 AM Re: two EP 500 vs one EP 800 [Re: tswei99]
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For a room that size, I'm voting for two 500's. Then get an 800 down the road if you feel you are missing something. I suspect you will not though.... I love my two 500's. I prefer them to the single 600 I had in my HT, and I can't even place them where they should be placed due to furniture placement conflicts. I have them both firing into the room from the front wall, under my screen, whereas they should be on opposing walls like John mentioned.
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#367359 - 02/19/12 01:35 PM Re: two EP 500 vs one EP 800 [Re: tswei99]
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If this is strictly for HT then hitting as low as you can would make the most sense providing you can also find the subs sweet spot in your room for placement otherwise reaching low won't matter as you might not be able to notice it.
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