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#318409 - 08/13/10 10:08 AM Sub Thoughts
AndrewSW Offline
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I'm trying to figure out what to do Sub wise in my new setup.

I am going to have a room that is 18'x25' with a 13' foot vaulted ceiling. The back of this room is not enclosed, because it goes into my dining room and kitchen.

So it's not ideal shape, but it's all I got. Right now I have a SVS PB12-ISD. I was thinking about going to a EP500, and wondering if I would notice a significant differene of this change. Also would it be a lot better to place 2 EP500 in this room. I watch a lot of movies and listen to music. 70/30 movies to music.

I don't think my wife will let me get away with EP600 or 800.

What would you all do in this space?
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#318410 - 08/13/10 10:10 AM Re: Sub Thoughts [Re: AndrewSW]
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Are you planning on selling your PB12?
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#318411 - 08/13/10 10:25 AM Re: Sub Thoughts [Re: BlueJays1]
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I'm using an EP350 in an area that's about half of that space. I think either 2 EP350's or 2 EP500's would be best.

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#318413 - 08/13/10 11:11 AM Re: Sub Thoughts [Re: CatBrat]
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I was thinking about selling the PB12.

I think the wife would like the maple cabinet on the EP500 vs. the Black cabinet of my current PB12.



Another question... Since the EP500 is a forward facing woofer, could I have it partially covered by a cabinet or end table?
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#318414 - 08/13/10 11:18 AM Re: Sub Thoughts [Re: AndrewSW]
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Is the actual model ISD or NSD? Is there any difference?
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#318418 - 08/13/10 12:11 PM Re: Sub Thoughts [Re: BlueJays1]
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ISD. Not for sure of the difference. I was looking at SVS website last night and it doesn't look like they offer the ISD anymore.

My ISD is a downward facing woofer.
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#318428 - 08/13/10 01:33 PM Re: Sub Thoughts [Re: AndrewSW]
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I listened to the PB12-NSD, before purchasing my PB13 Ultra and if the ISD is anywhere near the same output as the NSD I would say the EP500 is only slightly better than what you currently own, YMMV. But with the Axiom subs you get a smoother, richer, more life like sound, not the dry thud like most subs.
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#318429 - 08/13/10 01:39 PM Re: Sub Thoughts [Re: AndrewSW]
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Originally Posted By: AndrewSW
Another question... Since the EP500 is a forward facing woofer, could I have it partially covered by a cabinet or end table?


I see no reason this would be a problem, as long as there's no obstruction to the front side.

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#318433 - 08/13/10 01:56 PM Re: Sub Thoughts [Re: CatBrat]
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keep in mind this might not be the ideal location to get the best low frequency response in that room.
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#318437 - 08/13/10 02:58 PM Re: Sub Thoughts [Re: SirQuack]
AndrewSW Offline
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I am limited to where I can place the sub in the space. Hopefully it will sound good where it has to go.

Anyone familiar with the PB12-ISD v. EP500? (Other than the fact that the ISD was about $400 when I bought it and the EP500 is more than 3x that amount)
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