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#384159 - 10/14/12 08:54 PM Re: Thinking of upgrading my sub [Re: DanielBMe]
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Any have any thoughts on the SVS SB13-Ultra? How would that compare to the EP500?
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#384160 - 10/14/12 09:16 PM Re: Thinking of upgrading my sub [Re: DanielBMe]
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How handy are you. Maybe build one of your own. I got a kit from creative sound solutions and made my own cabinet. I got a real sense of satisfaction building my own sub and ended up with some serious bass. It uses tuneable passive radiators,though i set it up according to instructions for a 27hz output. Make it any shape you want as long as you adhere to the internal volume specified.Check it out creative
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#384230 - 10/16/12 11:31 PM Re: Thinking of upgrading my sub [Re: DanielBMe]
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I love my PB 13 ultra and the new one is supposedly even better than mine. The PB13 ultra and pretty much most other subs I have heard sound slightly differeent then the Axiom line up. Axiom subs have a smooth rich sound, more textured than the simple thud most subs produce. I feel this sound is more realistic to a live performance however to get the same depth of FR you need to get into the EP800 which has a similar response to the PB13.
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#384252 - 10/17/12 12:08 PM Re: Thinking of upgrading my sub [Re: DanielBMe]
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"How handy are you." Well I have two hands...and that's about it lol. I live in a condo so there's no choice of me making my own.

As to the PB13 Ultra, it goes for $1,899 which is way out of bounds for me.

It's going to be the EP500 or the Funky Waves 15.0 I suspect. If I go with the EP500 I just might even go the factory outlet way and save a $100.
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#384266 - 10/17/12 03:51 PM Re: Thinking of upgrading my sub [Re: DanielBMe]
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I think I'm going to have to compromise on my choice a bit. It's really frustrating buying subs here in Canada. All the subs in the US are so much cheaper in price but by the time you pay $300 for shipping then duties on top, you are past the price of the EP500 especially the FO price.

Not that I'm knocking the EP500 but I wish we had more choices here.
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#384425 - 10/20/12 09:15 AM Re: Thinking of upgrading my sub [Re: DanielBMe]
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Registered: 12/06/07
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Originally Posted By: DanielBMe
I think I'm going to have to compromise on my choice a bit. It's really frustrating buying subs here in Canada. All the subs in the US are so much cheaper in price but by the time you pay $300 for shipping then duties on top, you are past the price of the EP500 especially the FO price.

Not that I'm knocking the EP500 but I wish we had more choices here.

That was pretty much the situation when I bought my sub. The EP500 is a very good sub and you will be happy with it.

The Funky Waves 15" would have been an excellent alternative and may well have given you more bass extension based on its greater displacement. They guy does amazing work with finishes!
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#384431 - 10/20/12 10:57 AM Re: Thinking of upgrading my sub [Re: DanielBMe]
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I would feel better about the EP500 if it maybe had some rounded corners lol. It just looks like a giant square box...which it is...It can't be all that much more difficult to round the corners.

I don't really need my sub to go down to 15hz, I think the ep500 is fine in that regard. Just something that fits into the home a little better. Not all of us are lucky enough to have a basement theatre room.


Edited by DanielBMe (10/20/12 10:59 AM)
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#384461 - 10/21/12 01:57 AM Re: Thinking of upgrading my sub [Re: DanielBMe]
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Boy did I red that wrong SB13 not PB13. The EP500 and SB 13 I suspect would be very similar and I see you decided on the 500 from the other post, you should be very happy with that sub it has some great ouput for a smallish box.
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#384933 - 10/31/12 01:33 PM Re: Thinking of upgrading my sub [Re: DanielBMe]
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Registered: 05/31/12
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Don't be concerned about saving some cash by getting an EP500 from the factory outlet. I've done it and didn't notice any blemishes on the woofer at all.

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#385166 - 11/06/12 12:07 PM Re: Thinking of upgrading my sub [Re: DanielBMe]
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So did the 2.5hr drive up to Axiom on Monday to drop off my M80's and VP150. Got a little tour of the shop by Steve(?) I believe it was. Quite impressive! I actually got to go into the Anechoic chamber. Pretty cool I must say!

What was really impressive were the Bryston speakers that Axiom were building. They had a couple of finished ones sitting there and I have to say those speakers are monsters! I think they were 120lbs each.

Also saw a pair of LFR's being built in the Rosenut finish. Now that is one beautiful finish for a speaker. I really wish I could have afforded that for my speakers.

Looks like I'll have to wait until mid next week to receive my speakers. I was tempted to look at the Russian Maple finish but decided to be suprised since there wasn't much I could do at this point if I didn't like the finish.


Edited by DanielBMe (11/06/12 12:08 PM)
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