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#403104 - 04/15/14 07:03 AM ported EP500 to a sealed sub.?
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Registered: 02/17/04
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Loc: Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, CA
Curious though as to why the changes from a ported EP500 to a sealed sub.?

I remember a while back someone explaining ported and sealed subs and why the EP500 through testing and blind auditions why it was ported. Now, it is sealed ?
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#403105 - 04/15/14 07:06 AM Re: ported EP500 to a sealed sub.? [Re: TroyD]
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Just realized, maybe it is still ported .... we have not seen all the pics just the fronts. Maybe they are now ported on the rear or bottoms
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#403107 - 04/15/14 07:18 AM Re: ported EP500 to a sealed sub.? [Re: TroyD]
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They are sealed..

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#403114 - 04/15/14 10:08 AM Re: ported EP500 to a sealed sub.? [Re: frozen]
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Registered: 02/06/09
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Loc: Western Maryland, USA
Not that I doubt you, they do indeed look like they are sealed. But I'm wondering how someone with one post (welcome to the forum, by the way) has this information.
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#403115 - 04/15/14 10:20 AM Re: ported EP500 to a sealed sub.? [Re: TroyD]
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I was told by Debbie that the only difference between the V3 and V4 is, ported will now be sealed and the cabinet shape.

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#403116 - 04/15/14 10:22 AM Re: ported EP500 to a sealed sub.? [Re: TroyD]
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Thanx for the welcome I am more of a lurker when it comes to forums.

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#403117 - 04/15/14 10:24 AM Re: ported EP500 to a sealed sub.? [Re: TroyD]
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I chose to wait for the V4.

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#403120 - 04/15/14 11:53 AM Re: ported EP500 to a sealed sub.? [Re: frozen]
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Originally Posted By: frozen
I was told by Debbie that the only difference between the V3 and V4 is, ported will now be sealed and the cabinet shape.

Cool, direct info.

Now you have four posts. Keep this up, and you'll be a "shareholder in the making" in no time. smile
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#403138 - 04/15/14 07:44 PM Re: ported EP500 to a sealed sub.? [Re: ClubNeon]
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Registered: 12/06/07
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Interesting. Given that it is now sealed, the driver must be substantially redesigned. If it is still a 12" driver then I suspect the cabinet will be smaller as well.

Getting the same performance as the old EP500 with a 12" driver sealed would be an impressive feat!
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#403144 - 04/15/14 08:32 PM Re: ported EP500 to a sealed sub.? [Re: TroyD]
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If it sounds as good as the sealed EP400, it'll be a real winner...

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#403145 - 04/15/14 08:41 PM Re: ported EP500 to a sealed sub.? [Re: fredk]
JBG Offline
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Registered: 06/14/02
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Originally Posted By: fredk
Interesting. Given that it is now sealed, the driver must be substantially redesigned. If it is still a 12" driver then I suspect the cabinet will be smaller as well.

Getting the same performance as the old EP500 with a 12" driver sealed would be an impressive feat!


I was told by JC the woofers were redesigned (voice coil, more movement from the cone and amplification, etc.)

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#406671 - 08/18/14 10:02 PM Re: ported EP500 to a sealed sub.? [Re: JBG]
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Registered: 05/30/08
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Loc: Sacramento, CA, USA
The power amplifier in my EP500 v2 failed a couple of months ago, so rather than replacing the amplifier, the nice folks at Axiom let me trade up to an EP500 v4. If you're like me and primarily listen to music, you will be enthralled by the EP500 v4, the bass response is deep, tight and well articulated. It's the most satisfying subwoofer for music that I've listened to. For home theatre, however, it initially sounded a bit anemic to my ears compared to my old ported EP500, that guy could really shake the woodwork. The nice thing is no trace of the chuffiness that I sometimes heard from my old EP500 when playing movie LFE.

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#406705 - 08/20/14 10:12 AM Re: ported EP500 to a sealed sub.? [Re: TroyD]
CatBrat Offline
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Registered: 08/05/09
Posts: 6014
Loc: Milky Way Galaxy
Glad to see that you are liking it.

Recently moved from an EP350 v3 to an EP500 v4 and I am very pleased with the results. For me it was a good upgrade. Anyone with an older EP350 or under, I would highly recommend that you went through the trade-up procedure.

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