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Axiom Audio EP800 Subwoofer First Review

by June 21, 2009
Axiom Audio EP800 subwoofer review

Axiom Audio EP800 subwoofer review

Hometheater.com.il, an Israeli home theater website has published a review on the Axiom Audio EP800 flagship subwoofer. Penned by Itai Hazum, the review is rather in-depth, and if you can handle the Hebrew-English translation via Google Translate, you can glean some pretty cool info about the new product. From the review:

It is on the flag ship of the new company, and - Axiom use of existing infrastructure EP600 model shares the same box with the EP800. [It is identical] except that instead of one [12" driver] and the port, [the sub] includes two [12" drivers] and the box is closed, [The EP800 has] a volume of 135 liters [6 cubic feet] gross... Changes were made to the mechanism of the DSP to give this model a flat curve [down] to 13hz!... Axiom calls [this] XLF, or Extended Low Frequency...

The sub is obviously made to go extremely low, and the sealed design ensures that there is no port noise along the way. With a rated spec down to 13Hz (anechoic) this is one sub that really plays low. The review takes measurements with the subsonic filter on and off and does an almost complete tear-down of the sub, showing off its drivers and accessories. The listening tests are brief, but overall they seemed to rank the sub pretty high in terms of its performance and quality.

Read the full review here.

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fredk posts on June 24, 2009 14:42
The high gloss cherry and burled walnut vinyl finsishes Axiom offers are really amazing. I had a chance to see them both beside the real thing during a factory tour and you could not tell the difference until you were within a foot or two of them.
Warpdrv posts on June 24, 2009 12:49
myrison, post: 586416
Here is the link to the review:

http://www.axiomaudio.com/boards/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=244748#Post244748

And here are some cheesy pictures of me with the sub. The pictures of the sub in high gloss cherry aren't bad either.

http://www.axiomaudio.com/boards/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=244264#Post244264

Hopefully these are helpful to anyone interested in the EP800.

Jason

Thanks for the pics….

The finish on those subs looks much nicer then the reviewed model, which doesn't paint a very good picture of it…

Very nice looking glossy finish… congrats…

myrison posts on June 24, 2009 12:03
Thanks for the tip Gene. I appreciate the advice.
gene posts on June 24, 2009 10:44
As a highlight, in my room I was able to achieve better than +/- 2dB from 13Hz to my crossover point. Numbers aside, it sounds amazing as well.

Nice job Jason but realize your graphs are highly smoothed. You should re-measure with 1/24th octave resolution to get a better picture of what is happening with your sub to room integration.
myrison posts on June 24, 2009 09:22
Axiom EP800 User's Review

If anyone is interested in a non-Hebrew language review, I picked up an EP800 around the beginning of this year and posted my thoughts and review on Axiom's forum.

As a highlight, in my room I was able to achieve better than +/- 2dB from 13Hz to my crossover point. Numbers aside, it sounds amazing as well.

I'd also had the PB13 Ultra in my room in the past and included comparative graphs from what I recorded with the PB13 as well. The tests are not meant to be scientific as they were done at different times, but they were done in the same room and give you some idea of how the two subs compare measurement-wise in my room.

Here is the link to the review:

http://www.axiomaudio.com/boards/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=244748#Post244748

And here are some cheesy pictures of me with the sub. The pictures of the sub in high gloss cherry aren't bad either.

http://www.axiomaudio.com/boards/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=244264#Post244264

Hopefully these are helpful to anyone interested in the EP800.

Jason
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