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#161178 - 03/08/07 10:17 PM Sub ... if you had a choice
axiom_man Offline
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HSU VTF-3 HO
SVS 12.3 plus
or
Axiom 600
which would you pick ?
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#161179 - 03/08/07 11:00 PM Re: Sub ... if you had a choice [Re: axiom_man]
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I suspect the opinions will be a bit biased towards the EP600. From what I've read, they're all fantastic subs. You really can't go wrong with any of them.

If I had to pick one, it would probably be the EP600 simply because the new digital amplifier technology gives it an edge over the others.
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#161180 - 03/08/07 11:01 PM Re: Sub ... if you had a choice [Re: PeterChenoweth]
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EP600 of course, oh wait this is an Axiom forum.
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#161181 - 03/09/07 12:07 AM Re: Sub ... if you had a choice [Re: SirQuack]
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600 for me. But I haven't heard the others.

Well, and my wife would murder me if I tried to put any of them in our living room...

Now, an EP400...
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#161182 - 03/09/07 08:02 AM Re: Sub ... if you had a choice [Re: axiom_man]
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Depend on the size room I was putting it in, but I agree with the above the EP600 ... it is a big unit though and a relatively low WAF.

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#161183 - 03/09/07 09:49 AM Re: Sub ... if you had a choice [Re: KC23]
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If you look at the specs its no contest in in favour of the EP600 , though there is a big price difference. The better comparison would be the top of the line SVS Ultra sub and the EP500 which are closer in price and performance. However in listening tests the consensus was tilted to the EP500 because of its superior articulation and excellent DSP controlled frequency response. Though the SVS sub had better extension down low it has inferior performance in the mid/high bass.

SVS has a new line of subs on the way slated for later this year and its expected that their new subs will be much more competitive, performance wise with the Hsu and Axiom subs. If you want an SVS sub you should wait for the new crop.
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#161184 - 03/09/07 10:09 AM Re: Sub ... if you had a choice [Re: jakeman]
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Yeah, there's a pretty big price difference there. I went with the Hsu and don't regret it a bit. (i don't mind saying that, even if this *is* an axiom forum, since my fronts, my center, and my three surrounds are all axiom...) It's a great sounding sub, and kicks the pants off of anything I heard while auditioning subs at the local B&M.

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#161185 - 03/09/07 11:41 AM Re: Sub ... if you had a choice [Re: abbub]
jakeman Offline
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Yup Hsu makes terrific subs. Any of the Hsu subs are among the best price/performance values right now. I thought the HSU VTF-3HO and the JL113 were among the top new subwoofers of 2006 regardless of price.
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#161186 - 03/09/07 11:42 AM Re: Sub ... if you had a choice [Re: axiom_man]
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#161187 - 03/09/07 02:18 PM Re: Sub ... if you had a choice [Re: axiom_man]
mrnomas Offline
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2 EP500's though that wasn't a choice on the list
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