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EP400 or EP500 ?
#316338 07/23/10 09:45 PM
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I actually own a EP350 and i would like to upgrade. I have the chance to sell it for a good price so why not. I actually looking for the ep400 or the ep500. My room is 11x8x27 but listening seat is at 12feets. I know it's a huge room and at first look the ep500 would be a better product. But since i live in a twin then i can't push the sub to his limit. So maybe the ep400 would be more musical sub but who can give me some good bass for movies. Take note that i would eventually add a second subwoofer in a near futur. So 2xep400 or 2xep500 ?

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Re: EP400 or EP500 ?
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The EP400 is unsuited to a room that large. Go with the EP500. If it's too loud, turn it down. If you ever move, you'll have a much more capable sub when you can take it to the limit.


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Re: EP400 or EP500 ?
ClubNeon #316349 07/23/10 10:11 PM
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Yeah that's what i had in mind. Anyway i wonder moving from the ep350 to ep500 will be significant.


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Philippe #316350 07/23/10 10:16 PM
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It looks like you would get a little more volume (500 vs 300 watt), a little lower range, but you would loose the upper bass range of 100-150 hz, which isn't a problem if you use 80-100 as your crossover point. It looks like all of the sub-woofers above the EP350 has a lower top end. This is probably just a result of acquiring a better bottom end.

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CatBrat #316386 07/23/10 11:51 PM
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Honnestly the only concern i have from the EP350 is the port shuffling noise in the lower departement. I tought first it was comming from the port but when listing closer, it come from the cone. I wonder if anyone here have the same problem with his ep350.

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Philippe #316389 07/23/10 11:53 PM
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At what volume? I've never heard that. Can you reproduce it if you push on the cone with it turned off?


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Ken.C #316393 07/24/10 12:00 AM
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Mine also has no noise at all.


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Ken.C #316394 07/24/10 12:01 AM
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When i play it loud in the lower octave. There is a kind of vent noise comming from the left of the rubber. There is nothing loose, everything seem well built. I have read some reviews that were talking about this port or cone shuffling


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Philippe #316401 07/24/10 12:25 AM
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No noise problems with my EP350. I did notice a lot of unwanted noise with the EP175 though.

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Well this is really annoying so that i have to turn down the volume of some music.


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