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Axiom Audio Epic Midi 400 Speakers Review

by August 25, 2008
Axiom Audio Epic Midi 400 System

Axiom Audio Epic Midi 400 System

  • Product Name: Epic Midi 400 System
  • Manufacturer: Axiom Audio
  • Performance Rating: StarStarStarStar
  • Value Rating: StarStarStarhalf-star
  • Review Date: August 25, 2008 08:55
  • MSRP: $ 1975

M2 v2

  • Enclosure: Vortex / Reflex
  • Amp Power (max/min): 150 Watts/15 Watts
  • Freq Resp +/-3db (Hz): 70 - 22 kHz
  • Freq Resp +3dB- 9dB (Hz): 60 - 22 kHz
  • Impedance (Ohms): 8 Ohms
  • Max SPL (Anechoic/Room): 91 dB/87 dB
  • X-Over 2.7 kHz
  • Tweeter: Single 1"
  • Woofer: Single 5.25"
  • Dimens. HWD: 11.5" x 7.5" x 8.5" (292 x 191 x 216mm)
  • Weight: 11.2 lbs (5.1 kg)

QS4

  • Enclosure: Acoustic Suspension
  • Amp Power (max/min): 175 Watts/10 Watts
  • Freq Resp +/-3db (Hz): 100 - 22 kHz
  • Freq Resp +3dB- 9dB (Hz): 80 - 22 kHz
  • Impedance (Ohms): 8 Ohms
  • Max SPL (Anechoic/Room): 94 dB/90 dB
  • X-Over 4.3 kHz
  • Tweeter: Dual 1"
  • Woofer: Dual 4 "
  • Dimens. HWD: 6.25" x 9.5 " x 6" (159 x 241 x 152mm)
  • Weight: 9.4 lbs (4.3 kg)

VP100

  • Enclosure: Acoustic Suspension
  • Amp Power (max/min): 200 Watts/10 Watts
  • Freq Resp +/-3db (Hz): 95-22 kHz
  • Freq Resp +3dB- 9dB (Hz): 65-22 kHz
  • Impedance (Ohms): 8 Ohms
  • Max SPL (Anechoic/Room): 93 dB/89 dB
  • X-Over 2.7 kHz
  • Tweeter: Single 1"
  • Woofer: Dual 5.25"
  • Dimens. HWD : 7.5" x 17" x 7.5" (191 x 432 x 191mm)
  • Weight: 14.1 lbs (6.4 kg) 

EP400 

  • Enclosure: Acoustic Suspension
  • Max Amp Power: 500 Watts
  • Cross-over Adjust: 40 - 150 Hz
  • Phase: 0 & 180
  • Woofer Size: 8"
  • DSP Controlled: Yes
  • Line In and Out: Yes
  • Balanced Line In and Out: Yes
  • High Level In: Yes
  • Room Trim: Yes
  • Dynamic Power Supply: Yes
  • Anechoic Resp. +/- 1.5dB: 18 - 150 Hz
  • Room Resp. + 3dB/- 9dB: 17 - 150 Hz
  • Max SPL (Anechoic/Room): 106 dB/116 dB
  • Dimensions HWD: 13.75" x 10.5" x 16.8" (349 x 266 x 422mm)
  • Weight: 48.55 lbs (22 kg)

Pros

  • Unlimited finish options
  • Superb bass
  • Realistic surround array simulation

Cons

  • Midrange detail of center channel could improve
  • Subwoofer is ridiculously expensive
  • Limited mounting options
  • Standby mode not obvious on subwoofer (user manual claims it has "instantaneous" 10W mode)

Introduction

Axiom Audio's Epic Midi system is a great "home theater-in-a-box killer" that starts at just $1338 and is built around the small M2 (v2) speakers. To get the most out of it, however, you'd want to opt for the much more sophisticated and powerful EP400 subwoofer - a $600+ premium that lands the system among stiff competition in the ~$2000 5.1 home theater speaker market. While expensive, the EP400 was the most impressive part of this system and stole the show as it certainly outperformed the expectations we had for what an 8-inch subwoofer could do.

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Recent Forum Posts:

fredk posts on December 15, 2008 12:52
Congrats! Let us know how they sound.
Mrdplobrat posts on December 15, 2008 11:42
Got the first part!!

Yes!! I just took delivery of the pair of M2s, pair of QS4s and VP150!!! Now all I need is my VTF-1 subwoofer to complete the setup!! Hopefuully I will be installing the axioms over the course of the week!

Can't wait to try them out!

Thanks to everyone who pitched in to give me some advice!
joabraun posts on December 13, 2008 16:25
Pictures Posted

MinusTheBear, post: 496290
Congratulations joabraun! Us members at AH love people who post pics of their home theatre system. We would love to see yours . If you want to do this you can post pictures of your new system here!

http://forums.audioholics.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=13.

BTW welcome to the forum!

I have posted the pics!

http://forums.audioholics.com/forums/showthread.php?p=496640#post496640
fredk posts on December 12, 2008 20:25
Exellent! Let us know how it sounds when you get it all set up.

The EP400 puts our a lot of bass for such a small box!!
MinusTheBear posts on December 12, 2008 19:48
joabraun, post: 496260
Fred, Clint:

I pulled the trigger and went with the Epic Midi 400 system with the M22s. It sounds great, I am happy!


Congratulations joabraun! Us members at AH love people who post pics of their home theatre system. We would love to see yours . If you want to do this you can post pictures of your new system here!

http://forums.audioholics.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=13.

BTW welcome to the forum!
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