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#331113 - 12/10/10 05:13 PM 2x EP500's or 1x EP800?
tehghost132 Offline
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Registered: 11/18/10
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Just wondering on your thoughts. Would you rather have two EP500's or one EP800?

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#331146 - 12/10/10 06:15 PM Re: 2x EP500's or 1x EP800? [Re: tehghost132]
BobKay Offline
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Definitely, the dual 500's. Really helps from being able to constantly "place" (hear) the LFE at the source. But I have only one. There are some crazie$ with 4, so ask again so one of them will advise you.
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#331161 - 12/10/10 07:16 PM Re: 2x EP500's or 1x EP800? [Re: BobKay]
jakewash Offline
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Registered: 12/26/03
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Loc: Calgary, Alberta
I like really low LFE so I would go with the EP800 but dual EP500's will allow the possibility of smoothing out the bass throughout the room.
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#331164 - 12/10/10 07:42 PM Re: 2x EP500's or 1x EP800? [Re: jakewash]
Worfzara Offline
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Registered: 07/25/05
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Loc: London area, Ont, Canada
Can't go wrong either way. Never heard the 800, but I love my 500, goes low enough for me and most people (does a great job of shaking my house). I would consider a 2nd. My vote goes to the two 500s. Granted one 500 is still very powerful! Just more flexability and options. Also, not as heavy and bulky.

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#331172 - 12/10/10 09:00 PM Re: 2x EP500's or 1x EP800? [Re: Worfzara]
terzaghi Offline
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Registered: 04/04/07
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Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma
my vote foes for an ep800
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#331183 - 12/10/10 11:13 PM Re: 2x EP500's or 1x EP800? [Re: terzaghi]
ihifi Offline
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Registered: 10/06/06
Posts: 280
Loc: CT
There was a very informative video made by Ian a year ago explaining how more subs provide a flatter response across more seating positions (as echoed above in Jakewash/Jason's post). I would therefore go with 2 EP500s instead of one EP800 (and, coincidentally, this is what I did).
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#331194 - 12/11/10 12:20 AM Re: 2x EP500's or 1x EP800? [Re: ihifi]
ClubNeon Offline
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Registered: 02/06/09
Posts: 3466
Loc: Western Maryland, USA
Yep, more subs will provide a flatter response across the room, while larger subs reach lower in frequency response. Take your pick.
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#331199 - 12/11/10 07:50 AM Re: 2x EP500's or 1x EP800? [Re: ClubNeon]
terzaghi Offline
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Registered: 04/04/07
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Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma
The answer is simple... Get 2 ep800's wink
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#331205 - 12/11/10 10:32 AM Re: 2x EP500's or 1x EP800? [Re: terzaghi]
onn Offline
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Registered: 02/28/08
Posts: 999
Loc: Edmonton Alberta
Originally Posted By: terzaghi
The answer is simple... Get 2 ep800's wink


Ditto! laugh
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#331210 - 12/11/10 12:01 PM Re: 2x EP500's or 1x EP800? [Re: onn]
jakewash Offline
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The voice of experience -> onn

and CV will suggest 4 EP800's smile
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