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#385790 - 11/17/12 08:48 PM EP 350 Vs. 500
nornav Offline
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Registered: 11/17/12
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Hi,

I am looking to get a subwoofer to compliment my M80s.

They will be part of an (eventual) all Axiom 7.1 system in a 3300 cubic foot home theater.

What I am looking for is a sub that will provide plenty of LFE for movies - "musicality" is of secondary importance.

So my question is what does the 500 provide that would be missing with the 350?

At first blush the specs seem similar - will the extra $500.00 be that noticeable in movie watching?

Any comments are welcome - thanks.

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#385793 - 11/17/12 09:42 PM Re: EP 350 Vs. 500 [Re: nornav]
fredk Offline
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Loc: Canada
A LOT more bottom end. The -3db point of the 350 is 27 Hz. For the EP500 its 18 Hz. You will get much more movie rumble from the EP500.
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#385795 - 11/17/12 10:13 PM Re: EP 350 Vs. 500 [Re: nornav]
JohnK Offline
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Registered: 05/11/02
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N, welcome. As Fred points out, the spec for low end extension measured anechoically isn't similar. The EP350 shows a 28Hz number on a +/- 3dB standard, while the EP500 shows 18Hz at a tighter +/- 1.5dB range. If these measurements were taken using the same procedures, it indicates an advantage for the EP500 of at least 10Hz.
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#387195 - 12/23/12 07:44 AM Re: EP 350 Vs. 500 [Re: nornav]
JohnCross Offline
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Registered: 03/04/12
Posts: 1
Loc: Texas
Just something to think about, I have a one year old EP500 and a 4 month old EP800, the 500 is awesome, have already replaced top sub on 800 (still waiting for product in fact), kinda wished I would have bought 2 more 500's instead.

John C. in Texas

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