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#303769 - 04/29/10 12:32 AM My EP500 has gone silent
Shady Offline
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I was watching "Tbe Killers, Live from the Royal Albert Hall" and I wasn't hearing much from my EP500, so I went to turn it up, and noticed that actually I'm not getting anything from my EP500 at all.

Even the power light is off. I tried a different outlet just in case, but still nothing.

Are there user replaceable fuses on this sub? or should I call Axiom?

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#303772 - 04/29/10 12:40 AM Re: My EP500 has gone silent [Re: Shady]
JohnK Offline
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Yeah, Shady; if even the power light is off, it's highly likely that a fuse needs to be replaced.
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#303779 - 04/29/10 03:33 AM Re: My EP500 has gone silent [Re: Shady]
a401classic Offline
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My model has 4 fuses. A main high amp fuse which is easy to find, and 3 low amp fuses, not so easy to find. Axiom was kind enough to send me a few, but I chew through these little things at a phenomenal rate. I get them from Mcmaster.com stock #6978K744 for the 1/4 amp fuses.

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#303780 - 04/29/10 06:44 AM Re: My EP500 has gone silent [Re: a401classic]
Wid Offline
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 Originally Posted By: a401classic
My model has 4 fuses. A main high amp fuse which is easy to find, and 3 low amp fuses, not so easy to find. Axiom was kind enough to send me a few, but I chew through these little things at a phenomenal rate. I get them from Mcmaster.com stock #6978K744 for the 1/4 amp fuses.

Scott


If your sub is going through fuses like that why not contact Axiom for warranty service. That certainly can't be considered normal.
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#303824 - 04/29/10 12:32 PM Re: My EP500 has gone silent [Re: Wid]
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Yeah, I'd probably get a replacement amp from Axiom for Scott's issue.

Shady's does sound like a fuse, probably the main one.
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#303918 - 04/29/10 07:18 PM Re: My EP500 has gone silent [Re: Wid]
a401classic Offline
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 Originally Posted By: wid
 Originally Posted By: a401classic
My model has 4 fuses. A main high amp fuse which is easy to find, and 3 low amp fuses, not so easy to find. Axiom was kind enough to send me a few, but I chew through these little things at a phenomenal rate. I get them from Mcmaster.com stock #6978K744 for the 1/4 amp fuses.

Scott


If your sub is going through fuses like that why not contact Axiom for warranty service. That certainly can't be considered normal.


No, very not normal. It's even worse when I have the 12V trigger connected (so I have to turn on the sub manually - I need some form of exercise). I remember reading something here about a voltage mismatch between the Axiom amp and the Emo Pre-Pro with respect to the XLR connections. I don't think I can blame one company or the other for 2 standards existing, so I tolerate the fuse changes. I contacted Axiom quite some time ago when this first started happening and they didn't seem to be too concerned. Since no damage, that I can tell, is occurring in either unit, I'm not inclined to replace either one.

If I'm good about turning on the sub after turning on the pre-pre and turning off the sub before the pre-pre, I get a good 4-6 months out of the fuses. Sometimes its only one that pops, sometimes its 2, occasionally its all 3.

I can live with it... for now.

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#303926 - 04/29/10 09:45 PM Re: My EP500 has gone silent [Re: a401classic]
JohnK Offline
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Scott, I have about 10,000 hours on my EP500 over the last 3 1/2 years, with no problems. Even if someone at Axiom wasn't "concerned" about what you've described, I certainly would be and would press the matter further.
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#303927 - 04/29/10 09:48 PM Re: My EP500 has gone silent [Re: JohnK]
Wid Offline
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 Originally Posted By: JohnK
Scott, I have about 10,000 hours on my EP500 over the last 3 1/2 years, with no problems. Even if someone at Axiom wasn't "concerned" about what you've described, I certainly would be and would press the matter further.


I agree.
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#304043 - 04/30/10 04:06 PM Re: My EP500 has gone silent [Re: Wid]
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#304118 - 04/30/10 09:36 PM Re: My EP500 has gone silent [Re: JohnK]
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 Originally Posted By: JohnK
"Scott, I have about 10,000 hours on my EP500 over the last 3 1/2 years..."

Whoa ... that's almost 8 hours a day for 365 days a year John, that's some heavy duty listening!
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