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#308507 - 05/28/10 06:04 PM Upgrade-itis already?
bremsy Offline
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So I've had my axioms for just over a week now and am extremely happy with them. But since I am still in the trial stage am thinking about upgrading my EP175 to an EP350. From the posts I've seen about them I am about 95% sure I'm going to upgrade my QS4's to QS8's. Thoughts??.... Room is only 16x11x7.5 sq.ft. Maybe the sub might be overkill??

Oh Upgrade-itis will you ever stop?
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#308510 - 05/28/10 06:07 PM Re: Upgrade-itis already? [Re: bremsy]
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There's no such thing as overkill in audio.
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#308512 - 05/28/10 06:15 PM Re: Upgrade-itis already? [Re: bremsy]
Glitchy Offline
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Registered: 01/28/10
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Loc: Blueridge Foothills, NC
 Originally Posted By: bremsy
So I've had my axioms for just over a week now and am extremely happy with them. But since I am still in the trial stage am thinking about upgrading my EP175 to an EP350. From the posts I've seen about them I am about 95% sure I'm going to upgrade my QS4's to QS8's. Thoughts??.... Room is only 16x11x7.5 sq.ft. Maybe the sub might be overkill??

Oh Upgrade-itis will you ever stop?


In my first 3 weeks or so after my first Axiom delivery I upgraded the following

VP100 to dual centers, VP100 & VP150 upgrade
Upgraded QS4's to QS8s
Had a jbl 10" Sub and got a EP500
Added another set of QS8s for 7.1 rears

I've VERY HAPPY with all my buys

My room is 11 x 10.5 x 8



Edited by wordgasm (05/28/10 06:17 PM)
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#308513 - 05/28/10 06:37 PM Re: Upgrade-itis already? [Re: bremsy]
BlueJays1 Offline
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 Originally Posted By: bremsy
So I've had my axioms for just over a week now and am extremely happy with them. But since I am still in the trial stage am thinking about upgrading my EP175 to an EP350. From the posts I've seen about them I am about 95% sure I'm going to upgrade my QS4's to QS8's. Thoughts??.... Room is only 16x11x7.5 sq.ft. Maybe the sub might be overkill??

Oh Upgrade-itis will you ever stop?


Your system will benefit from moving up to the EP350 especially for dynamic Blu-ray or DVD soundtracks and classical music recordings. As far as going to the QS4 to QS8 for surround use the benefits of upgrading will be marginal at best for your room size - even going to 7.1 and using the QS8's as your side surrounds and QS4's as the surround backs you will not see much improvement - not as much as investing in a more competent subwoofer. If this was a much bigger room looking into 7.1 would be a viable option.

So yes to the EP350 and no to the QS8. Adding a pair of quality headphones is also a good investment for when you want to listen to music, movies, t.v etc and you don't want to disturb anyone or if you find you travel often.
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#308523 - 05/28/10 08:34 PM Re: Upgrade-itis already? [Re: bremsy]
fredk Offline
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I agree with the EP350 upgrade. Don't know about the QS upgrade since I started with the QS8.
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#308526 - 05/28/10 08:38 PM Re: Upgrade-itis already? [Re: fredk]
Glitchy Offline
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Registered: 01/28/10
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Loc: Blueridge Foothills, NC
 Originally Posted By: fredk
I agree with the EP350 upgrade. Don't know about the QS upgrade since I started with the QS8.


No tech here, I noticed a lot fuller sound and envelopment going from the 4s to the 8s.. Is it better? Did I want it? ... nah .. it's better! but how much? ... Just a dollar judgement
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#308686 - 05/30/10 09:36 PM Re: Upgrade-itis already? [Re: bremsy]
bremsy Offline
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Registered: 05/22/10
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Loc: Brooks, AB Canada
So.. Here's one for you. Upgrade to EP350 or SVS PB10-NSD?
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#308689 - 05/30/10 09:47 PM Re: Upgrade-itis already? [Re: bremsy]
fredk Offline
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Thats the decision I struggled with two years ago. At the time, the C$ made one of its forrays above par so with that and the outlet discount I ended up going with the EP350.

What is shipping going to cost you?
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#308711 - 05/31/10 12:15 AM Re: Upgrade-itis already? [Re: fredk]
bremsy Offline
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Registered: 05/22/10
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Loc: Brooks, AB Canada
$579CDN + $60 Shipping from sonicboomaudio.com
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W22 Fronts
W150
EP175
Vista 8" In Ceiling
QS4 Surrounds
Denon 2310ci
Samsung PN50B550

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#308717 - 05/31/10 01:03 AM Re: Upgrade-itis already? [Re: bremsy]
BlueJays1 Offline
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The PB10 should do very well in a room that size.
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