EP175 V2

Posted by: reyucel

EP175 V2 - 08/16/13 07:01 PM

Hi Everyone,

I have a sub along with the Epic in/on wall speakers and it is fried. I bought it in 2005 I believe. I tried to have it repaired as it was vibrating at low volumes and causing a scratchy sound every time we heard voices or low frequency sounds. They tried to change a switch and other parts on the master board but in the end I was told that it was totally fried.
My question is: Is it possible to just replace the master board as opposed to buying a new sub? If so, is it practical?

Model is EP175 v2 / S/N6120003 Cherry BL A B.

Thanks for any advice,
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: EP175 V2 - 08/16/13 07:06 PM

possible, your best bet would be to email or call Axiom...
Posted by: reyucel

Re: EP175 V2 - 08/16/13 07:54 PM

Thanks, I'll do that.

Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: EP175 V2 - 08/16/13 09:19 PM

I can't fathom why you would try to have it repaired without calling Axiom first.

Phone is better than email, IMO.
Posted by: real80sman

Re: EP175 V2 - 08/16/13 09:42 PM

Welcome Reyucel,
I have an EP600 with a bad amp as well. After a quick e-mail to Axiom, they confirmed it could not be repaired. They kindly offered an updated (most current) replacement amp for a fraction of what the entire sub would cost.
Posted by: dakkon

Re: EP175 V2 - 08/17/13 09:21 AM

Originally Posted By: tomtuttle
I can't fathom why you would try to have it repaired without calling Axiom first.

Phone is better than email, IMO.

Tom, if it was as simple as a switch replacent. That could be done for around 20-50$.

And, since it's an 05 it's long out of warantee; most companies don't offere anywhere near the longterm out of warantee support that Ian does... So, i can see why someone would attempt to have it fixed, not having dealt/heard about the post warrantee support..

Reyucle, on my 05 model EP-600 the amp went out. i "traded in" my old/"broken" amp, and got a new one. i think my total cost was around $160 i did this in either 2011, or 2012.. not exactly sure, but it wasn't too long ago... i would guess your cost will be substantially less.

hope this helps.

please pardon any dumb typos, as im on my phone... smile
Posted by: reyucel

Re: EP175 V2 - 08/17/13 11:19 AM

Thanks again folks,

I know I should have called first but as dakkon mentioned it has been 8 years and I knew the warranty was over. I will be calling in on monday to see what can be done. As I said the master board is completely fried and I'm hopeful the the V3 of EP175 would be compatible. We'll see. Thanks again for your comments and advice.

Posted by: wilwom

Re: EP175 V2 - 08/17/13 01:31 PM

I'd suggest it would be a great time to upgrade your sub.
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: EP175 V2 - 08/18/13 09:58 AM

If you can afford to go with the EP350 instead, you'll be glad you did.