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SVS 2000 vs EP 600 - Head to Head
#437982 09/02/20 03:02 AM
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As someone who reads a lot of reviews before buying, I felt it necessary to write this.

So maybe this is not a fair comparison, SVS-2000 vs EP600, as the EP-600 costs a bit more, but it's what I have to compare. I've read many outstanding reviews about the SVS-2000 and I was sold, picked one up last year. Initially I thought it was good, but I found myself missing my old EP350. Didn't know why. Chucked it up to my EP350 being my first love. Well, fast forward a year later and I had a little extra fun money laying around and it got me thinking, time to rekindle that romance? I went to purchase the EP500 and found myself (after a few drinks) buying the EP600. Not sure why, but why not, right?

Well, this morning it arrived. I've spent the last 6 hours listening to various types of music and movie scenes. At first I was switching between the two subs, then playing them at the same time. I'm shocked at the difference. I thought I must of been crazy, thinking my old sub was so much better, but now I've realized that, yeah I'm probably crazy, BUT, there is no doubt the EP600 sounds incredibly better than the SVS-2000. How? The SVS has a very punchy, get to the point sound. The EP600 is so much smoother. It's goes very very deep and fills the entire room. My wife is loving the new sub, as she puts it, "it's not so messy like the other one." If you've listened to both of them side by side that would make sense. The SVS pounds quick and fast and hard, a sound that leaves you expecting more. It's unpleasant, especially after you've listened to the EP600.

To put it quite simply it's just plain fun to add the EP600 to your system. I've been rewatching so many great youtube movie clips and orchestra videos. Thanks Axiom!

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That's some really good feedback.

The v4 subs have really elevated Axiom in the sub game. Improved driver, improved cabling, improved terminations (beefy lockwashers), improved cabinet bracing and an improved amp. Nothing like a linear power supply with lots of capacitance. And of course sealed which is the only way to go. And you get your choice of real wood too.

BTW, let me tell you that left and right subs add a bass dimension for music that .1 cannot.


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Re: SVS 2000 vs EP 600 - Head to Head
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How does the 600 compare with the 350?


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I'm also curious how you feel about the boost/flat switch.


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So after a few days of listening to the EP600 I need to update my review. I've been been turning the 2000 and 600 off and on, listening to them by themselves and together. To keep things fair, I move them to the same position....which is quite the work out! I have a helper! Although the hard work has paid off, as I accidentally found a new spot that plays much better than any other. I was a little concerned after ordering this speaker and reading the hype around the SVS subs. But a 30 day guarantee put my wife at ease. A 600 isn't cheap. After all the tests I've never felt better about the purchase. It's without question the best speaker I've ever purchased. I had a friend over who loves klipsch & SVS speakers, well he's on the Axiom band wagon now. The 600 just completely fills the room with deep sound. It sounds amazing where it counts. It produces a lot of the lower mids you wouldn't expect to see a sub play. I think that may be the big differentiator. It's not just a deep thumper (like other big subs), it assists all the other speakers in your room. Turning it off and relying on just the 2000 changes everything, it's an "OK I get it now" moment. Turning the 600 back on is so much fun. This is tough to articulate, all I can say is the EP600 will be in my family for many years!

Mojo, i've not played with any settings yet. I've been keeping things flat as I compare woofers. Standard settings on receiver and amps. I plan on flicking that switch tomorrow...not sure whats going to happen! Yeah, this is a fun toy!

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Don't wait to flip the switch. smile

After you flip it, I'll share a photo with you.

How about that 350? From what you remember, how does it compare with the 600?


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Wow, that should be called the "Fun" switch! lol that took things to another level. Please explain, what is that switch doing? Are there applications for the linear function?

The EP350 has a very special place in my heart as i've shared some of my best musical and theatrical moments together and it's the setup I had for many years when I lived with my late brother, who passed at an early age. I guess its all about creating memories and the 350 did that job well as me and my brother used to get lost in great movies and video games. More often than not, I find myself reflecting on those memories.

The 350 is just a smaller version of the 600. Both are amazing. I love the 600 for my larger room and will be getting a 350 for my other listening room as its without question the most bang for your buck unit on the the market. All you have to do is listen, the memories come later.


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Re: SVS 2000 vs EP 600 - Head to Head
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I am very sorry to hear about your brother.

Here's an image of my switch. smile

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The boost mode adds about 6dB of gain between 55Hz and 85Hz. 6dB of gain is 4 times the output of the linear mode. That is the mid-bass region by the way. Boost will give you more snap and punch in the mid-bass.

Thanks for letting me know about the 350.


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I forgot to add pics of the sub. The piano white finish with aluminum woofers came out great. Best part is, the wife loves the finish and more importantly the sound.

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