Epic 80 800 Home Theater System

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Epic 80 800 Home Theater System
$6,115.00

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Are you looking for a home theater system that defines loud, clean and accurate? Do you have a large space where you want to make movies come alive and parties truly rock? Look no further. Axiom’s Epic 80-800 home theater system delivers across the board.

The sonic anchors of this system are the critically acclaimed M80 towers that transform musical recordings into live performances and the earthmoving EP800 subwoofer that delivers a truly audiophile ultra-deep bass experience. Whether you are watching the latest action flick or a casual get-together has turned into a dance party, this system produces sound that is loud, clean, and accurate.

No matter if the music is rock, pop, hip-hop, classical, jazz, opera, or movie soundtracks, the M80-800 remains true to the musical source and delivers slam and impact for rock, or refined and spacious vocals and orchestral sound.

Let’s break it down.  The 39.5-inch-tall M80 main towers, with six drivers, including dual 6.5-inch woofers, dual 5.25-inch midranges and dual tweeters, achieve high dynamic range and excellent, clean, high-volume performance with an airy, spacious soundstage and neutral, high-accuracy music reproduction.  According to Brian Kahn of AudioRevolution,

“The M80s have the sonic chops to reproduce sound that keeps up in quality with your high-definition picture.”

The EP800 DSP 800-watt subwoofer is the deepest (down to 13 Hz anechoic response), the smoothest (the DSP controls every frequency from 13 Hz to 150 Hz never deviating more than 1 db through the entire range) and the cleanest loudest bass possible with no distortion.

The center channel is the all-new VP180. The VP180 center's six drivers and two ports have exceptional power handling and wide dispersion for fine dialog intelligibility and a seamless front soundstage.

Coupled with the EP800 sub, the Epic 80 will handle hundreds of watts per channel with music or movie soundtracks. The QS8 quadpolar surrounds, with four drivers each, deliver an astonishing sense of envelopment in the ambient surround sound field with movies or music.

This system is available in 5.1, 6.1, 7.1, 7.2 and 7.4 Dolby Digital configurations. We have the experience and expertise to help you choose the perfect system!

(Note: the M80 tower's impedance is 4 ohms. Big rooms call for a separate power amplifier for the M80 towers. An A/V receiver rated to drive 4-ohm loads without overheating or shutting down is recommended. Call Axiom for recommended receivers or amplifiers that will drive the 4-ohm M80s.)

Questions We Get All the Time

What size room does this work in?

Best For: Average to very large living rooms, great rooms, dedicated home theaters

How much power does my receiver need for these speakers?

Power Required: Home theater receivers that are compatible with four-ohm speakers; 50 to 400 watts per channel. Also consider separates.

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"'Now that I've heard this I can't imagine going back. These should be on everyone's shortlist - they're on top of mine.'"
Chris Eberle, Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity
Professional Ratings & Reviews
"What surprises me is the ability of the system to provide stunning ambient surround information at the same time it provides directional pans and effects.With the Epic 80, if you invite your friends over to listen to a well-produced DVD, you may just be able to charge admission!"
- Clint De Boer, Audioholics
"I can't say enough good things about the Axiom Epic 80 system -- it does so many things well with so few compromises."
- Vince Hanada, HomeTheaterSound
"While listening, I suspected that this system had to be a great set of speakers at nearly twice the price. If you're looking for an audiophile-grade speaker system without the audiophile price tag, you should definitely give this system a listen."
- Shamus Coghlan, Canada HiFi
"This system rocks! Whatever DVD we tested on this system it consistently played clean, with tons of detail at all volumes. These speakers can be played at dangerously high listening levels with no audible distortion."
- Brian Mitchell, Ecoustics
"The entire Epic 80 system is exceptionally clear and capable of impressive dynamic range. The EP500 can play gut wrenchingly deep and with great authority. I won't bother to wax poetic about the Epic 80 system because frankly, your ears will do that well enough once you hear them. Should you be in the market for a truly excellent speaker system, I think that all of Axiom's products deserve a very strong look. Highly Recommended."
- Dave Upton, Home Theater Forum
"From the very first firefight, I was immersed in incredibly intense gunfire and explosions that took place all around me. . . Sounds like rustling leaves, rain, flowing water and flapping wings literally occurred all around the room as I watched. I have watched this series several times and until now, never realized what a difference the experience could be with better audio"
- Chris Eberle, Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity
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Customer Comments
I received my new set of speakers on Wednesday. As you may remember from our conversation, I got the M80s, QS8s and VP150. I was certainly hoping that upgrading my speakers with Axiom's full line would make a big difference in my audio system and my hopes have been far exceeded. In general, I'm so impressed with the uniformity of the total sound field. The sound is natural. The BIGGEST impression that they've made upon me is their clarity and detail. Listening to the 'Diane Schurr and the Count Basie Orchestra' CD, you can, for instance, hear the 'pluck' of the bass player's finger across the string. The bass response of the system as a whole is never 'gimmicky'. While watching a film, when there's action, explosions, etc., it makes your heart race. At the same time you can be listening to a vocal ensemble like Chanticleer and when the bass section makes an entrance, the bass response is gentle, defined and natural. Listening to SACD material, all I can say is WOW!!! The imaging of these speakers is like nothing I've ever heard. Listening to 2 channel material, I STILL get up check to see that the sound is NOT coming out of the center channel speaker. The imaging is so perfect and as you said during our conversation the evening before I placed my order, the off axis ability of these speakers is amazing. I can even be in the other room and get a sense of the spatial quality of the sound. As the reviews often mention, I also get a sense that the speakers disappear. The QS8s are amazing, also. I've watched a number of things where I felt the effect from the screen pass over me and out the back of the room. The VP150 is too large to be accommodated on the shelves beneath my plasma but that's ok. I've got it on a stand in front of the TV. It sounds TERRIFIC and I'm much more interested in function that form. I'm rediscovering my music collection, seriously. I'm hearing things that I didn't know existed on certain recordings. I must say, with some of the operatic recordings I have, the voices seem a bit too forward. As I spend time listening, I'm thinking that this is a 'fault' of the recording technician for those particular recordings as I have other operatic recordings that are spectacular. It's my feeling that these speakers are 'unforgiving'. With a less than very good recording, you get less than very good sound but on the other side, when it's terrific, what this system does is jaw dropping. I can't imaging it getting much better. Once again, my hat is off to Axiom and to all of you who provide such great great service. I appreciate all the time you've spent of the phone answering my questions. Again, Axiom's service is unequalled. My audio system is now mostly Axiom (a1400, M80, QS8, VP150 and last but not least, EP-600) and I couldn't be happier. I've found the reviews and your own write ups and conversations with you to be right on the money. Rest assured that I've been spreading the good news about Axiom.
- Kurt G., IN
After 3 years I'm still absolutely loving every single thing about this system. This system is EXACTLY what the name suggests, simply put this system is EPIC!! and I would recommend it to anyone craving great sound! - and I'm definitely no sound technician so I know I most-likely haven't fully tapped into the complete Epic experience yet, due to a lack of technical knowledge; that's okay though because it's still KICKS ASS!!

This part of the review is about the amazing customer service at Axiom. They came out to open their shop on a Friday night when I was driving through so that I have a look at the Sub that wasn't working properly at the time (hey it was the very first batch of 800s.. so completely understandable). This was on a Friday night after 10:30!! you're just not going to find that kind of superior customer service than that! ANYWHERE! And when they realized that the first generation of Subs could be a little wonky, they asked me to send the 1st gen. Sub back and I got my new and improved sub the day after I shipped the first one back!

Great Products even better customer service!
'Axiom Lifer!'
- Austin D., QC
I have owned Axiom speakers since the late 90's and early 2000 when Axiom was still a secret LOL. I had the Epic 80
- Glen A Ballard, SC

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  • Epic 80 800 Home Theater System

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