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Home Theatre set up.
#410546 03/01/15 08:22 PM
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Hi;

I have a set of AX5 reference monitors. I also have a chance to get some used axiom speakers to build a "home theater" in my living room.

The question is~~ would an EP175 subwoffer be a good match in a room that is 20+feet by 15+feet in an open floor design or do I need the EP350 ???

I'm sort of thinking that the 10 inch rear drivers in the AX5's will help the EP175 and negate the need for the larger subwoffer. The additional speakers are w150 centre, QS8's on the side and M22's for the rear speakers.

Thanks, cheers Orca

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Orca #410563 03/02/15 04:44 AM
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With the 30 day in home trial why not try one out?
Pretty good chance you'll want 2.




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Orca #410564 03/02/15 06:39 AM
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I'm going to rephrase the above post...
After messing around with multiple subs in varying layouts in many small rooms I found I preferred the tactile,involuntary, grin creating feel from many subs playing nicely together.


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Orca #410571 03/02/15 05:21 PM
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Thanks brwsaw;

I'm sotra thinking along the same lines. As I said the AX5's have 10 inch drivers and if I were to put the ep175 in the center of the rear wall I'd get a well balanced effect.
I realize the ep175 is rather small and from what I've been reading in the forums lots of people are using much bigger subwoffers in an even smaller space. However, I'm not trying to build a real "home theater", I just want good surround sound for my TV and clear clean sound for my music. After all I'm a septuagenarian and quiet, good quality, sound is what I really want.
cheers, Orca

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Orca #410572 03/02/15 05:48 PM
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Originally Posted By: Orca
quiet, good quality, sound is what I really want.


Yep, that's been my goal to. That and balancing low volume playback with the higher output my friends and family expect from the experience. I'm there now and loving it.




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Orca #410575 03/02/15 06:21 PM
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I've had EP175, EP350, EP500 in a room a little smaller than that. You need at least the EP350.

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Thanks for the input CatBrat.
Cheers, Paul

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Orca #410585 03/03/15 12:27 AM
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I have a room that size with M80's, vp150, QS8's and a EP350. The one area I think I would have gone up one level is the sub, to at least the 500.

The sub is good, no question, but when I want "more" bass, it is just not there....


Regards,

Mike
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Thanks Mike;

I hear ya :~)

However, in that case I think I'd have to get the VP160.

Cheers, Paul

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I am not sure that the 160 will enhance the overall bass. I had the AX3 models, a slightly smaller version of your AX5's. The M80 is vastly superior to those models, and a good sub was needed for extra "oomph".

I would say try the 175 if you feel it will be enough, and you have 30 days to return for something bigger - like the 350 or 500


Regards,

Mike
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