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Sub advice : my head hurts
#334709 01/17/11 11:27 PM
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I've notice a lot of advice about the axiom ep350 and up, but what about the ep175 and 125? Is it that there is just alot out there that will do the same for less? I'm trying to keep the foot print down for a sub, and would love some advice on budget yet quality friendly sub. At the moment the room is about 10x15 that is open to stairs. It would be used for mainly movies but also music.

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lineman052 #334711 01/17/11 11:38 PM
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I was originally going to use an EP175 in my living room. 12 x 17 with vaulted ceiling and 2 openings. When I turned up the sound to where I like it, then unplugged all speakers except the sub, it was making some unwanted noises that sounded like I was over-driving the speaker. I upgraded to the EP350 and it can handle it easily. There is a world of difference between the output of the 2.

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lineman052 #334712 01/17/11 11:58 PM
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Since you are mainly using the sub for movies, you'd want to go with the EP350 or up in Axiom's lineup, imo. If you go with a competitor's sub, I'd look at something powered by a 300w or better amp, such as SVS, HSU, Outlaw ect. You should be able to find something quite good in around the $500ish range I would think.


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Adrian #334720 01/18/11 12:20 AM
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Thanks Cat and Adrian that helps out alot.

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lineman052 #334726 01/18/11 12:54 AM
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Have you considered a cylinder sub form SVS, it would be a great choice for someone wanting a small footprint.


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Wid #334730 01/18/11 01:23 AM
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I haven't. What are the pros and cons of a downward vs forward facing sub?

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lineman052 #334732 01/18/11 01:49 AM
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No pros or cons, they both work equally well.


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lineman052 #334735 01/18/11 02:59 AM
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Lineman, welcome. Judging from the subs that you mention, I take it that you'd like to keep the budget in the $400 area. If so, an excellent performer with a small footprint that comes in under that number is the Hsu STF-2 .


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Wid #334736 01/18/11 03:01 AM
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I'm happy with my ep500 but am wanting to try other subs out (ep800 from axiom, and few subs from other manufacturers spark my interest as well).

I've always been interested in hearing some of the offerings from SVS, HSU, or ED.

Take a look at Elemental Design Subs. They generally have good reviews and should offer something in your price range for sure.


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terzaghi #334748 01/18/11 05:37 AM
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Thanks John. I'm trying to keep the budget reasonable. I'm not really looking to out do my buddy who just spent 12000 on his theatre. But I am also realistic and know that sometimes you need to spend a little more to get something of quality.

I've been reading alot of reviews and that's where the headache comes in. For every good review there seems to be a bad one, so I thought I'd check here, as I see alot of the users on here know tons more than I do in this field.

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