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#426530 - 09/05/17 12:45 PM EP-500 vs SVS SB2000
TroyD Offline
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Just curious as there is a big price difference now specially as Axiom keeps going exponentially up.

ep-500 =$1600 plus tx
SVS SB200 = $949 plus tax

my room is 1350 cft

I was going to go with dual EP-500 but at $3450 s getting up there
With the dual SVS $1900

Can you really notice $1500 in the difference.
also, with the SVS this would most likely able me to go with quad SVS for a bit more if I want.

Thinking in my room and $1500 cheaper I wouldn't notice a difference. Atleast in a difference that $1500 would make. I could then upgrade the M22 to HP5's
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#426533 - 09/05/17 05:10 PM Re: EP-500 vs SVS SB2000 [Re: TroyD]
2x6spds Offline
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I have an EP500 and love it. But, I waited for Axiom to discount one on its DEALS page. There is an EP500 for about $1,100 right now.

I have an SVS 20-39 and have had it for more than 10 years. Never missed a beat. Excellent sound quality. Very low wife acceptance factor (looks like a Rickover Marine Nuclear Power Plant).
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#426538 - 09/06/17 02:51 PM Re: EP-500 vs SVS SB2000 [Re: TroyD]
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Hi Troy,

I think you would notice a pretty big difference. Just the size of the cabinet and this are some major differences.

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#426539 - 09/06/17 05:04 PM Re: EP-500 vs SVS SB2000 [Re: TroyD]
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Troy ... The EP350 is a more suitable match to the SB2000. The SVS MAY do a bit more below 20 Hz... but the 350 will outgun it above 20 Hz and is an incredibly musical sub. If budget is a concern, EP350's from the outlet are a great choice.
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#426540 - 09/06/17 08:05 PM Re: EP-500 vs SVS SB2000 [Re: craigsub]
TroyD Offline
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Originally Posted By craigsub
Troy ... The EP350 is a more suitable match to the SB2000. The SVS MAY do a bit more below 20 Hz... but the 350 will outgun it above 20 Hz and is an incredibly musical sub. If budget is a concern, EP350's from the outlet are a great choice.


I have the EP350 now, got to upgrade. and was wondering about the SB2000 and the EP500. I missed the return date by a couple weeks, so got stuck with it.

Just was wanting to know if there was a worthwhile $700 difference between the two.

But, guess I am getting atleast one EP500

I will try and sell the EP350 locally or trade in on M5HP's
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#426541 - 09/06/17 08:06 PM Re: EP-500 vs SVS SB2000 [Re: Ian]
TroyD Offline
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Originally Posted By Ian
Hi Troy,

I think you would notice a pretty big difference. Just the size of the cabinet and this are some major differences.




I'll be sending some money this month, guess I will get a EO500
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#426542 - 09/06/17 08:08 PM Re: EP-500 vs SVS SB2000 [Re: 2x6spds]
TroyD Offline
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Originally Posted By 2x6spds
I have an EP500 and love it. But, I waited for Axiom to discount one on its DEALS page. There is an EP500 for about $1,100 right now.

I have an SVS 20-39 and have had it for more than 10 years. Never missed a beat. Excellent sound quality. Very low wife acceptance factor (looks like a Rickover Marine Nuclear Power Plant).




yeh I am in Canada so that's $1400.
I will wait til refurb comes in hopefully around $1000
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#426549 - 09/07/17 08:09 PM Re: EP-500 vs SVS SB2000 [Re: TroyD]
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Troy - Give Ian a call and see what he can find for you. He's pretty good at making customers happy.
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#426827 - 10/16/17 11:29 AM Re: EP-500 vs SVS SB2000 [Re: TroyD]
FrankBear Offline
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Registered: 10/16/17
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Subwoofer owners beware!

Just found out that my EP-500 can not be repaired. This is quite disappointing. I was told that I could just purchase a new amplifier for it at a ridiculous price. This sub is used very rarely, and for it to fail like this is one thing. But to be then told that it can't be repaired makes me very nervous for the other Axiom systems I own.

I have always recommended this company to others, and have opened up my home to strangers wanting to hear the different systems I have before making their purchases. That all stops now.

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#426829 - 10/16/17 01:46 PM Re: EP-500 vs SVS SB2000 [Re: TroyD]
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What version of the EP500 do you have? that will play a big difference in the response that you'd get. if you have an older V1 or V2 unit, then as they are quite old, then the side of carrying parts for the unit by Axiom is understandable.

If the unit is well outside of warranty, have you tried getting it serviced at any number of electronic repair shops? The unit is not complex. if it is a blown capacitor or something like that, ten a small shop might be able to trace down the defect and repair the unit for far less than the suggested replace the whole amp. Something to consider.
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