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Axiom Speaker Company Epicenter EP-175
5 Reviews
rating  3.4 of 5
MSRP  560.00
Description: 175 Watt 10" aluminum woofer; Freq. Resp. 32-120Hz


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Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Paul Dixon a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: February 12, 2010

Bottom Line:   
The Axiom EP-175 along with the rest of the 5.1 system has been problem from the beginning. The speakers begin to buzz and require the mounting screws to be tightened. The air ports begin to buzz and need to be re-glued with hot glue gun. I haven't used the left/right towers for years because the glue gun can't reach the port trough the small speaker opening. The rocker switch on the sub broke and now the unit has quit all together. I get green light for signal in but no output. Only the surrounds have been trouble free.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2003



Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by eltucu a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: August 18, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Piece of junk. I got the sub, hooked up turn it on. Terrible noise coming from the speaker when put out some real bass. I'm not talking about the drums of pop or rock music, but like really low pieces as the beginning temple part of 7th Years in Tibet. It sounded as air coming in and out of somewere. Actually you don't needed to push too much the sub to create this noise.
Second thing I have to mention is the fact that the speaker is so low weigth it's impossible to really deliver 175RMS. The customer rep guy was never really able to tell me if they are talking about RMS power, or what power (like Aiwas that say that deliver 1300Watts in a 1 Kilo box...sure..).
I have returned the sub the next week. At least the customer rep that handled the return had a good service. Also reading in Axiom newsgroup I was able to read about lots of people complaining about this air noise not only in subs but also in towers, obviously is some problem in the speaker design.
If you like to return stuff to the manufacturer, I recommend you this sub.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   Axion Website



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jordan Chandler a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 22, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I use the product with a Harman Kardon AVR-120. I originally only had 2 Axiom M22TiSE, but I was shopping in a Dumoulin (Quebec audio store), and I noticed they had Axiom.

Apparently this speaker is being replaced with an updated model, so they were willing to discount the price to $499 Canadian. When they brought it out, it had a $448 price tag on it. I took it!

Setup was a tad confusing as it has many connectors on the back, but apparently you can plug a single RCA cable into ONE of the two ports, but to be on the safe side I purchased a Y splitter.

This sub is VERY musical. With a bit of adjustment I was able to get it integrated into a nice musical 2.1 system. In fact when properly set up you couldn't tell there was a sub at all, other than the extended bass.

It even has an auto shutoff.

I can't give my final firm verdict just yet, (as I've not yet finished configuring it), but it appears to be an excellent value buy (especially at $280 US).

Axiom continues to be my brand of choice.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $280.00

Purchased At:   Dumoulin



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Myles Clark a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: October 17, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I managed to get this great little sub as a scratched demo unit(I fixed the minor scratches). This is a very musical sub which is what I was looking for. I use it 50:50 for Music:HT. For Home theater it is also great but as I mentioned, it may not go as low...say below 25Hz as some other subs (which also cost more). It has great punch and doesn't suffer from muddy/distorted sound like many other subs. The design seems to be quite good with Axiom's "Vortex" porting to reduce chuff which occurs with many other subs. The cool looking shinny aluminum woofer allows very quick and accurate bass response. Even my wife really likes it and now we listen to music much more than we did before. Then there are those rare moments when I'm home alone and can really crank it....wow!
Here's another great product from Axiom...another great speaker company from Canada offering superior value and performance in the spirit of PSB & Paradigm.

My System:
Integra DTR-5.2 AV receiver
PSB 500 Mains
Axiom VP150 Center
Axiom EP-175 sub
Paradigm Atom rears

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   Local dealer



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Ron Cahill a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: July 19, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I really like this sub. I began with a Klipsch KSW-10, but found that floor-firing didn't exactly meet my needs (just sounded muddy to me - maybe I was just doing something wrong). I looked at the Axiom because it was marked down $200 and was very impressed with the way the ports made the hair on my legs dance from 4 feet away.

I bought it to complement my existing system which is comprised of:

YAMAHA RX-V596
Front: Klipsch KG4's
Rears: PSB Century 3's (not the best, but great for fill)
Centre: Klipsch CS.1

Despite its 10" size, it's recommended for medium to large rooms and it has no problem filling my living room with enough lows to rumble my wall prints. It's really pissed my neighbor off on more than one occasion - I'll try to control myself more in the future, I promise.

If you can get this thing for a good price, it's definitely worth a look. It retailed here in Ottawa for $650, so it was a bargain at $450. I'd prefer Velodyne, but that stuff just cost too much for what my budget allowed at the time.

For a little sub, this thing rocks. You surely won't be disappointed.

....and there you have my two cents....

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   Audio-Tronics




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