Axiom Speaker Company Epicenter EP500 Subwoofers

Epicenter EP500

  • High-Powered Amplifier
  • Dynamic Power Supply
  • Silent Porting
  • Ultra High-Power Woofer Design
  • XLF Intelligent Digital Signal Processing

User Reviews (4)

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MELV1N   AudioPhile [Aug 16, 2007]
Strength:

Great sound without the boominess. Nice finish (cherry). The people at Axiom are true audiophiles who will reach over backwards to answer questions about speakers, receivers, hookups...you name it. Really, they were the final factor in deciding to go with Axiom.

Weakness:

A remote volume would be nice.

I have gone 6 years without a sub on my HT, because really, for every day listening I didn't feel like I needed one. In addition, everyone of my friends had subs that sounded somewhat like a giant trying to break out of a closet-very boomy.

I love this sub!!!....my wife, who watches tv upstairs..not so much :). Any boomingness is usually directly related to how the volume is set. I find that each movie is mixed/decoded a little differently, and adjusting the volume is a must. This brings me to the only weakness I can find with this sub. I need another remote to throw into the the growing stack I have for all my other devices. Seriously, a remote volume control would be useful, because this sub is so powerful. This thing will shake the rafters from roof to basement.

Buying the speakers with the home trial guarantee really is the only way to see how a speaker will work in your home.

I would buy this sub again without reservation.

Similar Products Used: denon, yamaha, jbl, sony, axiom (surrounds), Oppo, Mitubishi
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Melv1n   AudioPhile [Jan 31, 2007]
Strength:

Very clear nonbooming sound. Great value. This subwoofer adds unbelievable depth to sound experience while watching movies. For the first time ever, I think my home system sounds as good or better than most theaters thanks to the EP500. The popcorn is much cheaper.

Weakness:

There is talk that Axiom might introduce a remote control as an accessory for their subwoofers. This would be nice touch, because although the EP500 does not have a booming sound problem, each movie seems to have different low freq output levels. I find myself putzing arround with the volume levels for each movie. With that said, I don't think this issue is unique to the EP500.

The wonderful room filling sound of this sub makes my television look smaller ;). I guess the HDTV is next.

The theater system is located in the basement of my home. My initial experience with the EP500 began with plugging it in and adjusting the subwoofer output level through my reciever. I noticed the light fixtures rattling above my head when I heard my wife scream from upstairs "what in the world is going on!?!". That is when I said to myself, "Yes....yes indeed!".

I have had a surround sound system for years and recently upgraded my reciever from a Yamaha prologic system to a Denon 4306. Shamefully, the EP500 is the first sub I have ever used with my theater system. In the past week, the EP500 has been run through the paces with such movies as Master and Commander (excellent), Star Wars, Saving Private Ryan, Brave Heart, and etc... It is a wonderful subwoofer. I am very happy with my investment.

The people at Axiom are very knowledgable and helpful over the telephone. This alone played a large part in the decision making process. I love the one month guaranteed trial. I forsee no reason to return this sub, but as far as I am concerned there is no better way to test the sound of a device than in ones own home.

Similar Products Used: Yamaha, Denon, JBL, Sony, Pansonic, Mitubishi
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Joe Mueller   Audio Enthusiast [Nov 22, 2005]
Strength:

Clarity of Rock Bass guitar, Hear them for first time in some DVD's and SACD's. Deep bass chakes room during action movies.

Weakness:

A remote for controlling the volume would come in handy, since the bass is way to loud for regular TV. Need to switch back and forth.

Sounds absolutely stunning, the clarity of bass for music and boom shaking of the couch when watching an action movie. Need to turn the sub way down for regular TV and turn it up for Rock (WHO, Queen, ACDC) Works well together with Paradigm CC470 Center speaker and Axiom M60 Front Speakers.

Similar Products Used: Velodine
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
douga   Audio Enthusiast [Mar 15, 2005]
Strength:

Deep without booming, fills in the lower passages of everything to such a degree it was a wonder I lived so long without it.

Weakness:

Not one that I've found

I bought this sub after it won product of the year at Audioholics. I figured if THOSE guys liked it, I probably would. Man, was it a good idea! It goes deeper than any subwoofer I have ever heard, without ever sounding boomy. My son and I cranked it as hard as we could last weekend, and we still couldn't make it distort. This is one product you'll have to pry out of my cold dead fingers!

Similar Products Used: I've tried HSU and SVS - they don't even come close
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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