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#184382 - 11/17/07 09:23 PM Re: Subwoofers [Re: jakeman]
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Do these arguments also apply to your primary speakers?
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#184390 - 11/17/07 10:01 PM Re: Subwoofers [Re: manarex]
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Never saw a speaker with a slot port so I wouldn't know.
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#184395 - 11/17/07 10:12 PM Re: Subwoofers [Re: jakeman]
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All this talk of ports and angles has me thinking I need to bring out my cylinder head porting and polishing kit to see if I can manage a few more DB out of the EP400\:D
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#184399 - 11/17/07 10:27 PM Re: Subwoofers [Re: jakewash]
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By all means, but don't hurt yourself.
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#184414 - 11/17/07 11:50 PM Re: Subwoofers [Re: manarex]
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Ah, but remember that the EP400 originally had a port, and Axiom elected to take it out. Presumably there was a reason.
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#184451 - 11/18/07 11:30 AM Re: Subwoofers [Re: Ken.C]
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I believe that given the size of enclosure and the power of the DSP circuitry there wasn't any advantage in terms of output to going all sealed.
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#184454 - 11/18/07 11:36 AM Re: Subwoofers [Re: jakeman]
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Perhaps there was an advantage in sound quality.
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#184458 - 11/18/07 11:55 AM Re: Subwoofers [Re: Ken.C]
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I agree with John. Given such a 'drastic' change, the speaker would have undergone many rigorous tests, and presumably, the current design reflects superior performance in its present configuration.

Question: Without a port, is the speaker now considered a sealed box? If so, wouldn't it have to have been made larger to obtain the same SPL as the older model?
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#184478 - 11/18/07 04:03 PM Re: Subwoofers [Re: manarex]
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the ep400 had an older model?
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#184485 - 11/18/07 04:45 PM Re: Subwoofers [Re: terzaghi]
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There indeed was an earlier version with a port. I believe it wasn't up to Axiom's standards so the port was nixed.

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