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Speaker colour have to match the sub?
#433102 08/28/19 10:35 PM
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Hey guys,

My EP500v1 is dying, and I need to replace it. I have looked around at other manufacturers, and am set on the SVS SB-3000, but the annoying thing is that the only colour it is available in is black, and the remainder of my HT speakers are boston cherry Axioms. I do not have the financial means to upgrade my other speakers. Sooooo.... I was wondering if any of you have an off-colour sub, or have seen a setup like this? I don't know if it would look, well, ugly (for lack of a better term).

Any input is greatly appreciated.

Thanks


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Ya_basta #433103 08/28/19 11:39 PM
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Cam! Dude! Do it. I mean, you can wear dark jeans with a white shirt, right? The ladies love that.

What about a trade-in for v4?


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Mojo #433110 08/29/19 03:10 AM
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Originally Posted By Mojo
Cam! Dude! Do it. I mean, you can wear dark jeans with a white shirt, right? The ladies love that.

What about a trade-in for v4?


Hey Mojo, duuuuuuuuuuude. I did a trade-up price check, and I can get the SVS SB-3000 for the same price as a v4. The SVS is a beast compared to the EP500, and to be honest, I am turned off by this review by Gene Dellasala - link.

Thoughts?


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Ya_basta #433116 08/29/19 01:57 PM
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I've never heard the SB-3000 so I can't help you with a comparison. As for the article, there is just no comparison between my 600v2 and 800v4. It's not just about the extra driver. The v4 performs far better as a system. One thing you may want to dig into with the 3000 is mid-bass. Does it put out? Ian added a "boost" mode on the DSP subs. Using my humble equipment here, I figured that mode gives a 6dB or so boost between 55Hz and 85Hz. I really like that for music. For movies, I set it to "flat".

Maybe talk with Ian. See what he can do. He's helped you in the past.

If you have a spare hour, you can read my review:

https://www.axiomaudio.com/reviews/index/list/product/64/


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100,160,QS10x2,800,M5x2,M2/3/50v4
Air Force, Freedom
had v2
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Mojo #433122 08/29/19 10:22 PM
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Originally Posted By Mojo
I've never heard the SB-3000 so I can't help you with a comparison. As for the article, there is just no comparison between my 600v2 and 800v4. It's not just about the extra driver. The v4 performs far better as a system. One thing you may want to dig into with the 3000 is mid-bass. Does it put out? Ian added a "boost" mode on the DSP subs. Using my humble equipment here, I figured that mode gives a 6dB or so boost between 55Hz and 85Hz. I really like that for music. For movies, I set it to "flat".


Maybe talk with Ian. See what he can do. He's helped you in the past.

If you have a spare hour, you can read my review:

https://www.axiomaudio.com/reviews/index/list/product/64/


Did you find any information about the mid-baa underperforming? The only thing that I have found is this post stating "Apparently, the new driver not only produces more low-bass SPL, it produces relatively more mid-bass SPL than the 12" driver on the 2000 did. Given those performance results, I think that the new PB3000 represents a significant step-up from the PB12-Plus which it replaced."

I love everything about Axiom. I just want to get the best bang for my buck.

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Ya_basta #433125 08/29/19 10:57 PM
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I didn't look for any reviews on the 3000. However, I have to wonder if any sacrifices were made to the higher portions of the bass spectrum in order to make it go deeper. Not saying that's the case though.


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Ya_basta #433144 08/30/19 02:52 AM
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Keep in mind that Gene has a lot of REEEAAAALLLYYY bad history with Axiom, and he is half clueless on a lot of things. I met him at CEDIA a few years ago and he is so stuck on himself it is pathetic. His videos have more opinion than fact.

That being said, I love SVS subs and have 2 myself.... In black... My 7 main Axioms are in Boston Cherry and my overheads are custom painted to match my ceilings. Never a concern about the colors not matching back in my previous theaters where you could see my subs. Now they are hidden so it doesn't matter.


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Ya_basta #433146 08/30/19 03:16 AM
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Originally Posted By Ya_basta
Originally Posted By Mojo
Cam! Dude! Do it. I mean, you can wear dark jeans with a white shirt, right? The ladies love that.

What about a trade-in for v4?


Hey Mojo, duuuuuuuuuuude. I did a trade-up price check, and I can get the SVS SB-3000 for the same price as a v4. The SVS is a beast compared to the EP500, and to be honest, I am turned off by this review by Gene Dellasala - link.

Thoughts?


Gene is a complete hack who is in this industry to make money for himself. SVS makes a decent product, but I can tell you from A/B listening under blind conditions that the EP800 mops the floor with a SB-16 Ultra. I sent the Ultra back and kept the 800. It is your money, but I suggest calling Ian and seeing what he will do for you.

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Slimpikins sent his SVS subs back and loves his 800v4 and 500v4. Not saying SVS is no good but just sayin'...


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Re: Speaker colour have to match the sub?
Ya_basta #433149 08/30/19 10:31 PM
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Thanks for everyone's input.

Craigsub....... I can only afford an EP500. Do you think that it is close to a SB-16 Ultra's performance? I know that the SVS has more power, but I can get the SB-3000 (I believe is essentially an updated SB-16 Ultra) for the price of an EP500.

Thanks


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