Epic 80 500 Home Theater System
Serious bass for the serious bass lover: this system combines the exceptional clarity of the M80s with deep bass reproduction to well below 20 Hz. The Axiom Epic 80/500 system mates the new Epicenter EP500 DSP 500-watt subwoofer with the flagship Epic 80 system to gain a large increment in powerful deep bass output over conventional subwoofers. Additionally, listeners who expect loud, clean, and powerful playback levels of rock, rap, and classic orchestral bass in large rooms, and thrilling DVD movie playback will find it here.
The Epicenter EP500 subwoofer's custom-programmed Intelligent DSP controls every frequency from 16 Hz to 100 Hz, maintaining a smooth, flat response within 1.5 dB across the range. That means you'll hear undistorted, profoundly deep rumbles all the way to 13 Hz in typical rooms.
Large family rooms or "great rooms" with vaulted ceilings--4000 to 6000 cu ft.-- are all suitable candidates for the Epic 80/500 system. Unrivalled detail and clarity combine with tight musical bass in the M80 multi-driver main towers. They achieve high dynamic range and excellent, clean, high-volume performance with an airy, spacious soundstage and neutral, high-accuracy music reproduction. The VP150 center's five drivers have exceptional power handling and wide dispersion for extra-clear dialog intelligibility at greater listening distances in larger rooms. Coupled with the EP500 sub, the Epic 80 will handle many hundreds of watts per channel with music or movie soundtracks. Round the system out with QS8 quadpolar surrounds that deliver an astonishing sense of envelopment in the ambient surround soundfield with movies or music.
(Note: the M80 tower's impedance is 4 ohms. An A/V receiver rated to drive 4-ohm loads without overheating or shutting down is recommended; and big rooms call for a separate power amplifier for the M80 towers. Call Axiom for recommended receivers or amplifiers that will drive the 4-ohm M80s.)
Questions We Get All the Time
What size room does this work in?
Best For: Average to very large living rooms, great rooms, dedicated home theaters
How much power does my receiver need for these speakers?
Power Required: Home theater receivers that are compatible with four-ohm speakers; 50 to 400 watts per channel. Also consider separates.
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