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#293278 - 02/21/10 04:47 PM Is the XLF DSP worth the extra $500
Glitchy Offline
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EP350 V3 vs EP500 V2.....

Is the XLF DSP worth the extra $500?

With my small room (11 x 10.5) I'm thinking this would be a benefit? Or do I just want to spend more?

Also, always thinking of another room in the future so want to make sure I'm covering all my options

Thoughts?

Thanks

Jeff
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#293279 - 02/21/10 05:10 PM Re: Is the XLF DSP worth the extra $500 [Re: Glitchy]
Adrian Offline
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Having a sub controlled by DSP is beneficial, imo. It most certainly helps protect it, but only you can decide whether it's worth the extra $$ or not concerning the EP 350 vs EP 500. Keep in mind the EP 500 is also more powerful, so you're getting more than just a DSP controlled EP 350.

Your room's pretty small, the 350 would be plenty I would think.


Edited by Adrian (02/21/10 05:11 PM)
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#293280 - 02/21/10 05:17 PM Re: Is the XLF DSP worth the extra $500 [Re: Adrian]
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The EP350 is plenty volume wise for that room. The EP500 will play a little lower and give you more impact in movies.
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#293281 - 02/21/10 05:20 PM Re: Is the XLF DSP worth the extra $500 [Re: fredk]
GregLee Offline
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Nothing is worth an extra $500.
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#293282 - 02/21/10 05:23 PM Re: Is the XLF DSP worth the extra $500 [Re: GregLee]
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I've been having a hard time deciding on which sub for my living room and I think I've finally settled on the EP500. My living room is 17 x 11.5 x 9.5 (9.5 avg of 8 to 11 vaulted. 1857 sq ft), and one end opens into the dining area.

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#293351 - 02/22/10 11:02 AM Re: Is the XLF DSP worth the extra $500 [Re: CatBrat]
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 Originally Posted By: CatBrat
I've been having a hard time deciding on which sub for my living room and I think I've finally settled on the EP500. My living room is 17 x 11.5 x 9.5 (9.5 avg of 8 to 11 vaulted. 1857 sq ft), and one end opens into the dining area.


The 500 is the correct choice. Even more so if you watch a lot of movies.
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#293359 - 02/22/10 12:32 PM Re: Is the XLF DSP worth the extra $500 [Re: BlueJays1]
Murph Offline
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You will not be disappointed by the 500. It can rattle a room to pieces with it's power but can be wonderfully subtle for music. I can't imagine needing more power or more accuracy than it provides.
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#293360 - 02/22/10 12:41 PM Re: Is the XLF DSP worth the extra $500 [Re: Murph]
Listener Offline
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I upgraded from the ep350 to the ep500. I like to run the sub a little hot and wanted to make sure I would never over exert it. The DSP makes sure i don't ruin the sub. If I were to do it all over again I would most likely buy the svs pb13-u. But that doesn't mean I'm not happy with the 500. It's an awesome sub.
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#293364 - 02/22/10 12:51 PM Re: Is the XLF DSP worth the extra $500 [Re: Listener]
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The specs on the svs pb13u looks phenomenal, although it costs more than the ep500. It also has a lot more adjustments than the ep500 has. I'm going to have to study this one a little more. I don't like the idea of losing Axiom's customer service on a product, though, so for me the ep500 may be worth it just for that.

Edit: Price wise though, I would probably rather have the ep600 for about $100 more than the pb13u. So, I think I'll just stick with the EP500.


Edited by CatBrat (02/22/10 12:57 PM)

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#293397 - 02/22/10 03:54 PM Re: Is the XLF DSP worth the extra $500 [Re: CatBrat]
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For 30 bucks less than the 500 I would get this beast or for even more savings this one.
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