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#384287 - 10/17/12 10:04 PM Re: Audio Only System Renewal [Re: exlabdriver]
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I am late to this party but thought I would comment anyway. I loved the EP400 when I tried it out. That little sub has some amazing ouput and the seet texture I love about Axiom subs. I am not so sure you really needed the extended range for an audio only system, 25 hz is more than low enough except for some pipe organ music. I am sure you will be happy for years to come with that nice little system.
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#384292 - 10/17/12 11:36 PM Re: Audio Only System Renewal [Re: exlabdriver]
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Jason:

Let me assure you that my M2s, as good as they are, do not & can not 'tickle' my floor & couch in my listening area like the EP400 does. The EP400's crossover is set at 80 Hz & the volume is about half way on the dial. This often proves to be more than required on some recordings, but I put up with it, ha!! Most of the SACDs (the well mixed ones) that I run exclusively through this system are simply stunning in my setting.

A pair of M2s + EP400 (or two) make a marvelous audio only system with a small footprint. This combo easily reaches 85 DBs cleanly that I find is my own limit for loudness...

TAM

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#384358 - 10/19/12 03:30 AM Re: Audio Only System Renewal [Re: exlabdriver]
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I received my second pair of FMS-24 stands today - this time for my M3s.

It might be placebo effect, but I swear that the 'Sade' CD (of which I am very familiar) that I played sounded better - much cleaner in the bass region I think. Perhaps it is due to the better coupling to my hardwood floor as contrasted to my rather lightweight DIY stands that provided no coupling at all.

The Axiom stands are heavy duty & of the highest quality that provide a really safe, stable base for both my M2s & M3s. They look good too...

TAM

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#384464 - 10/21/12 02:11 AM Re: Audio Only System Renewal [Re: exlabdriver]
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I was reffering to Ian's reworking of the EP400 software for more extension, not the M2s.
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#384475 - 10/21/12 12:41 PM Re: Audio Only System Renewal [Re: exlabdriver]
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jake:

Sorry, I misunderstood your ref to Ian's DSP tweaking.

If he wanted to 'improve' the EP400 DSP Software (for all following 400s in that model line) to eek out a bit more oomph at the lowest end, I wasn't going to argue with him. The only downside was that I had to wait a couple of extra weeks for delivery - something that I was more than happy to do.

Interestingly, my EP400 actually went for a ride on his 90' tower during the final testing.

TAM

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#384482 - 10/21/12 02:51 PM Re: Audio Only System Renewal [Re: exlabdriver]
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Originally Posted By: exlabdriver
I received my second pair of FMS-24 stands today - this time for my M3s.

It might be placebo effect, but I swear that the 'Sade' CD (of which I am very familiar) that I played sounded better - much cleaner in the bass region I think. Perhaps it is due to the better coupling to my hardwood floor as contrasted to my rather lightweight DIY stands that provided no coupling at all.

The Axiom stands are heavy duty & of the highest quality that provide a really safe, stable base for both my M2s & M3s. They look good too...

TAM



Its not a placebo effect. When i got my M2's i did alot of searching for a set of stands that matched the speakers and decor. Along the way i found plenty of information relating to speaker stand's and their construction along with balast etc and its effect ont he sound of the speaker.I had my M2's sitting on my old speakers while i waited for my stands to arrive. The difference was huge, even though the height was essentially the same. I see that axiom sells ballast to add to the fms stands.
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#384544 - 10/22/12 10:37 PM Re: Audio Only System Renewal [Re: exlabdriver]
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No problem, I figured my original statement was taken the wrong way. It is cool that your sub went up the tower and as always no harm in getting a little more performance.
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#393050 - 05/13/13 12:50 PM Re: Audio Only System Renewal [Re: exlabdriver]
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Resurrecting an old thread:

Well, 'The Boss' was feeling especially pleasant on 'Mother's Day' yesterday & approved my suggestion for another Axiom speaker.

So, I am adding to my wonderful 2 X M2, 1 X EP400, Tube Amp & SACD Audio Only System - an order for a second EP400 from Axiom's B-Stock stash.

So each M2 will now have its own miniature, killer sub. How cool is that?

TAM

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#393052 - 05/13/13 01:34 PM Re: Audio Only System Renewal [Re: exlabdriver]
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#393053 - 05/13/13 02:40 PM Re: Audio Only System Renewal [Re: exlabdriver]
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Holy Moly!

Are you playing the M2's full-range? If not, how are you wiring/filtering them? Does the EP400 have a high-pass filter or something?
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