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Axiom Audio Epic 80 Loudspeaker System Review

by January 29, 2003
Axiom Audio Epic 80-350 in Mansfield Beech

Axiom Audio Epic 80-350 in Mansfield Beech

  • Product Name: Epic 80 Home Theater Speakers
  • Manufacturer: Axiom Audio
  • Performance Rating: StarStarStarStar
  • Value Rating: StarStarStar
  • Review Date: January 29, 2003 18:00
  • MSRP: $ 2,808
M80
Enclosure: Triple Vortex / Reflex
Max Amp Power: 400Watts
Min Amp Power: 10 Watts
Freq Resp +/-3db (Hz): 37 - 22kHz Graph
Freq Resp +3dB- 9dB (Hz): 25 - 22kHz
Impedance (Ohms): 4 Ohms
SPL in Room1w/1m(db): 95 dB
SPL Anechoic 1w/1m(db): 91 dB
X-Over 160Hz & 2.3kHz
Tweeter: Dual 1"
Woofer: Dual 5.25"
Sub Woofer: Dual 6.5"
Dimens. H W D (inches): 39.5" x 9.25" x 17"
Dimens. H W D (mm): 1003 x 235 x 432
Weight (lbs) each 56.8 lbs (25.8 kgs)

EP350
Enclosure: Vortex / Reflex
Max Amp Power: 200 Watts
Cross-over Adjust 40 - 150
Phase 0 & 180
Woofer Size 12"
DSP Controlled No
Line In and Out Yes
Balanced Line In and Out No
High Level In Yes
Room Trim No
Dynamic Power Supply No
Anechoic Resp. +/- 1.5dB -
Anechoic Resp. +/- 3dB 28 - 150
Room Resp. + 3dB/- 9dB 18 - 150
Max SPL Anechoic 107 dB
Max SPL In Room 118 dB
Dimensions HWD inches : 19.5" x 15" x 15"
Dimensions HWD mm : 495 x 381 x 381
Weight (lbs) each: 51.1 lbs (23.2 kg)
QS8
Enclosure: Acoustic Suspension
Max Amp Power: 400 Watts
Min Amp Power: 10 Watts
Freq Resp +/-3db (Hz): 95 - 22kHz
Freq Resp +3dB- 9dB (Hz): 65 - 22kHzk
Impedance (Ohms): 6 Ohms
SPL in Room1w/1m(db): 95 dB
SPL Anechoic 1w/1m(db): 91 dB
X-Over 2.5kHz
Tweeter: Dual 1"
Woofer: Dual 5.25"
Sub Woofer:
-
Dimens. H W D (inches): 8.25" x 11" x 6"
Dimens. H W D (mm): 210 x 280 x 152
Weight (lbs) each 13.5 lbs (6.1 kg)

VP150
Enclosure: Acoustic Suspension
Max Amp Power: 400 Watts
Min Amp Power: 10 Watts
Freq Resp +/-3db (Hz): 85 - 22kHz Graph
Freq Resp +3dB- 9dB (Hz): 50 - 22kHz
Impedance (Ohms): 6 Ohms
SPL in Room1w/1m(db): 95 dB
SPL Anechoic 1w/1m(db): 91 dB
X-Over 2.7kHz
Tweeter: Dual 1"
Woofer: Triple 5.25"

Dimens. H W D (inches): 7.5" x 27.5" x 7.5"
Dimens. H W D (mm): 191 x 699 x 191
Weight (lbs) each 21.8 lbs (9.9 kg)

Pros

  • Fantastic sound
  • Excellent imaging
  • Can play LOUD without distortion

Cons

  • Not suited for smaller living rooms
  • May sound bright in livelier rooms
  • Prices have gone up dramatically since the original publication of this review

Introduction

The first thing I noticed about the Axiom Epic 80 System was the incredible presence and detailed highs. The clarity and imaging put forth by the M80s was refreshing and worthy of designating them as a movie theater killer. As good as this system was, Axiom's recent dramatic price increases have put their products into a price class of much higher caliber competitors.

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Clint Deboer was terminated from Audioholics for misconduct on April 4th, 2014. He no longer represents Audioholics in any fashion.

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