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#347626 - 05/09/11 05:09 PM Has anyone heard one of those Octagon subs
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wonder how good these are.
You would think if the centre of the front they would be better than two subs.
Martin Logan has Depth and Decent 1 and 2
Paradigm from review Sub 2 is the second coming of ........ and Sub 1 is not far behind. But, Sub 2 is $8000 cdn, and Sub 1 is $4000.
Sub 2 is 9000w peak on 240v and 4500 nominal.

Just really curious how these are with home theatre Martin Logans Depth 2 has six 10" drivers on two amps, with more surface area than a 18".
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#347652 - 05/09/11 10:04 PM Re: Has anyone heard one of those Octagon subs [Re: axiom_man]
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Just noticed you're from Bridgewater...great town, beautiful part of the country when you add Mahone Bay and Lunenburg into the mix. I used to work weekends at South Shore Regional Hospital in a previous life.

I haven't heard the Descents, but I suspect with Martin Logan you'd be paying more for the name (and the finish) if it's home theater impact you're after. Don't get me wrong--their electrostatic towers are out-of-this-world for hologram-like imaging and sound (at $$$$$ a pop, they'd better be).

If you're looking for home theater performance, the old standby companies for subs are your best bet. I bought an SVS PB12+/2 just before Axiom came out with the EP500/600 series (the 600 would have been my preference in horizontal, but c'est la vie)...the thing shakes the holy h*ll out of my walls, and I have a big basement. I'd wager any of them to move as much air as you could ever want.

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#347666 - 05/10/11 07:10 AM Re: Has anyone heard one of those Octagon subs [Re: fhw]
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HI
yes, it is a nice spot, but not so nice lately with this 24/7 rain lol
yeh, I wondered about that too and also, where is it that my ears would really notice a difference.
I may try for the HOI a DIY, in a few different configurations.
However I may just go with a couple EP500 or 600 my room is only going to be 2300 sq ft
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#347677 - 05/10/11 10:45 AM Re: Has anyone heard one of those Octagon subs [Re: axiom_man]
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I heard the entry level electrostatic towers and at double the price of the M80s, I wasn't impressed.
As for the sub, I agree. If you want to go away from Axiom for the subs, offerings from the typical HSU, SVS, ED and the likes are typically the best bang for the buck. However, for Canada, unless you can get somebody to bring it from the US, once you include the shipping cost, not as much.
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#347748 - 05/10/11 05:47 PM Re: Has anyone heard one of those Octagon subs [Re: bdpf]
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those electro statics are like $22,000 and that ain't happening. No I am not interested in anything other than what those subs sound like. There $2700 here in Canada.
The only thing I would be possibly interested in would be a SVS Ultra 13, $1800 in Canada they have a dealer here now. HSU, doesn't but landed costs where about $300 higher. The Emotiva gear is about $200 more landed cost duties and brokers fees and shipping. I had a amp or two quoted a month or two ago. The UPA2 was $529 US total. Actualy that is about $505 CDN now ;))

I am pretty sure it is going to be two EP500's unless a verticle EP800 is better in the front centre below the screen
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#347755 - 05/10/11 06:35 PM Re: Has anyone heard one of those Octagon subs [Re: axiom_man]
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I am familiar with the PC Ultra 13 - great sub. However I would also be very interested to hear how the Paradigm Sub 1 would compare. If I had the spare coin I would buy one for the design - assuming it sounded as good as it looks (& costs)!
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#347795 - 05/10/11 10:14 PM Re: Has anyone heard one of those Octagon subs [Re: cb919]
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I absolutely love my PB13 Ultra and I can only imagine what the new design/amp will do for the performance considering what the new PB12s new design has done for it.
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#347813 - 05/11/11 12:06 AM Re: Has anyone heard one of those Octagon subs [Re: axiom_man]
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Originally Posted By: axiom_man
I am pretty sure it is going to be two EP500's unless a verticle EP800 is better in the front centre below the screen


You have room for a vertical EP800 below the screen? I want your ceiling height.

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#347853 - 05/11/11 09:25 AM Re: Has anyone heard one of those Octagon subs [Re: CV]
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lol Horizontal
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#348047 - 05/13/11 09:22 AM Re: Has anyone heard one of those Octagon subs [Re: axiom_man]
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Never heard the paradigm but I am not impressed. Like everything in audio its all about trade-offs. Super, super inefficient and the 240v line will be unreasonable for a lot of people. As for performance, there is nothing ground breaking here.
I'd get a LMS build wrapped all up in a custom, furniture grade cabinet at a 1/4 of the cost any day.
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