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Axiom Audio Epic 80-600 System Review

by July 26, 2005
  • Product Name: Epic 80-600
  • Manufacturer: Axiom Audio
  • Performance Rating: StarStarStarStar
  • Value Rating: StarStarStar
  • Review Date: July 26, 2005 19:00
  • MSRP: $ 3681 (5.1) $4858 (7.1) Additional EP-600: 1662.50, Additional VP150: $366

M80ti tower speakers
Enclosure:
Triple Vortex / Reflex
Max Amp Power: 400W
Min Amp Power: 10W
Freq Response +/-3db: 34 - 22kHz
Freq Response +3dB- 9dB: 25 - 22kHz
Impedance: 4-ohms
SPL (in-room 1w/1m): 95 dB
SPL (anechoic 1w/1m): 91 dB
Crossover: 160Hz & 2.3kHz
Tweeter: Dual 1"
Mid-bass: Dual 5.25"
Woofer: Dual 6.5"
Dimensions: 39.5" x 9.25" x 17" (1003mm x 235mm x 432mm)
Weight: 55 lbs (25 kg)

QS-8 Surround Speakers
Enclosure:
Acoustic Suspension
Max Amp Power: 400W
Min Amp Power: 10W
Freq Response +/-3db: 95 - 22kHz
Freq Response +3dB- 9dB: 65 - 22kHz
Impedance: 6-ohms
SPL (in-room 1w/1m): 95 dB
SPL (anechoic 1w/1m): 91 dB
Crossover: 2.5kHz
Tweeter: Dual 1"
Mid-bass: Dual 5.25"
Dimensions: 8.25" x 11" x 6" (210mm x 279mm x 152mm)
Weight: 13 lbs (4 kg)

VP-150 Center Speaker
Enclosure:
Acoustic Suspension
Max Amp Power: 400W
Min Amp Power: 10W
Freq Response +/-3db: 85 - 22kHz
Freq Response +3dB- 9dB: 50 - 22kHz
Impedance: 6-ohms
SPL (in-room 1w/1m): 95 dB
SPL (anechoic 1w/1m): 91 dB
Crossover: 2.7kHz
Tweeter: Dual 1"
Mid-bass: Triple 5.25"
Dimensions: 7.5" x 27.5" x 7.5" (191mm x 699mm x 191mm)
Weight: 20 lbs (9 kg)

EP-600 Subwoofer
Enclosure:
Vortex/Reflex
Max Amp Power: 600W
Crossover Adjust: 40-100Hz
Phase: 0 & 180 degrees
Woofer: 12"
Features: DSP Controlled, Line in/out, High level inputs, Room trim, Dynamic power supply, Boost control
Anechoic Response +/-1.5db: 19 - 100Hz
Anechoic Response +/-3db: 17 - 100Hz
In-Room Response +3dB- 9dB: 15 - 100Hz
Max SPL Anechoic: 111 dB
Max SPL In-Room: 122 dB
Dimensions: 45.5" x 15" x 17" (1156mm x 381mm x 432mm)
Weight: 100 lbs (45 kg)

Pros

  • Excellent system synergy
  • Fantastic performance at original prices
  • Easy to integrate
  • Available in many finishes
  • Excellent customer service and support
  • Plenty of WOW effect!

Cons

  • Grill covers are a bit flimsy
  • Center channel has a tough time keeping up with main channel speakers
  • Subwoofer should have more internal bracing
  • Prices have gone up dramatically since the original publication of this review

Introduction

The Axiom Epic 80-600 system was absolutely unbelievable - like having the power of Mother Nature right at my fingertips. The excellent build quality, high performance, and top notch customer support and service offered by Axiom make these an easy recommendation. 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.
About the author:

RLA Home Theater and Hi-Fi began as a hobby and has expanded into a business. Ray took his love of music and movies and turned it into his personal business to bring movie theater sound and quality into the homes of his customers. Ray brought great knowledge and expertise to us from a custom installer/integrator's perspective.

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