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Epic 80 - 500 Home Theater System
Rated 5.0 Stars Based on 8 Reviews.
I absolutely love my axiom speakers. I have the epic 80-500-150 QS8 x 4 with NAD T775 and Emotiva XPA-2. The clarity and timbre of the music is addictive. I use music to relax after work. Axiom has elevated the music listening experience to a new level. The home theater sound is so realistic and spacious that I prefer to watch movies at home. I am currently planning a 5.1 audio system in my living room using m60's VP-150, QS4 x2, and Marantz audio. My family all has a new appreciation for music.
n my limited experience (I've only had them for a week), they have exceeded my expectations. I am by no means an audiophile, whatever that means, but I'm fairly particular about my sound system. The Epic 80 has proven itself capable both as a HT and Music system. Product purchase and delivery was "uneventful" which is exactly what I wanted and you did not disappoint. All in all, so far, I'm very happy with my purchase and will recommend you highly when the subject of HT and speakers comes up, or even just to brag.
I think this is my second review, but I just had to do it because I am still amazed by these speakers. I've had them for two years now and the sound these speakers put out ROCKS! I have six 300 watt amps powering these plus another sub. I have the worst home theater room anyone has every done a setup in. I don't mean it's ugly, but it is perfectly square, tiled floor, and two walls are plaster and these speakers still sound incredible. Recently I had the wires behind one of the surrounds cross and the amp tripped. I thought to myself, "oh great there goes the speaker". Nope, the amp blew instead and the speaker is perfectly fine. Lucky for me I had a spare amp to continue enjoying the sound.
I've had some time to hook everything up and play with speaker placement. I am most impressed with the system I ordered from you. I read on the forums where some thought that the M80's were a bit too bright, however I don't have a problem. After shopping around a bit and listening to a variety of setups, I was amazed at how dull and lifeless the majority of speakers sounded until I got into the upper end (which had a handsome price tag to go with the presence the speakers could produce). I wound up getting my entire 7.1 speaker system (with an upgrade to the EP500) for less than what I would have spent for a pair of mains. Not only does this sytem rock, it does it with no effort. After watching "Ray", this system literally left me holding the remote wondering who I'm going to invite over next. It's inspiring. I wanted to add a speaker placement tip which proved to me to be most helpful. Since there are so many unique parameters to every installation, I wanted a way to play with my surround speakers to see what worked best before punching holes in the wall. I (temporarily) mounted my four surrounds on adjustable light stands which are available at any hardware store (Loews, Home Depot, Ace hardware, etc). They're very steady with a tripod base and easy to move around. Also, they allow for an infinite height adjustment anywhere from 3' to over 6'). I ordered the wall mount brackets but after finding my sweet spots, I decided to mount my surrounds on stands at about 5.5' instead.
I own a pair of M80ti's, a VP150, two pairs of QS8's, and two EP500's, not to mention Axiom Speaker cable and Subwoofer interconnects. You guys truly rule and are the best thing in Hi Fi, High End, Home Theater and Audio gear. In addition to that, your customer service is flat out second to none. Thanks for everything,
I purchased the Epic80-500 7.1 system and I must say this setup beats ANY comparible system I tested in the stores by a BIG margin. They're a great set of speakers and in a "bang for the buck" test beat anything I could have bought locally at twice the price. You folks have done a great job. It also amazes me that it took only 4 days to get Axiom speakers from half way around the world but every other component has taken from between 3 and 14 weeks to get from the other side of Australia! Individually: - The VP150 produces crisp clear dialog and blends nicely with the M80's. - While the QS8's had to be ceiling mounted due to restrictions in the room they still manage to blend in very well and have a great frequency response. The envelopment of sound with decent DTS ES Discrete 6.1 soundtracks (e.g. Lord of the Rings) works really well and managed to almost sonically disappear despite the placement restrictions. I've watched movies where I've had to pause it several times as I swore that the tap was dripping in another room when it was actually on the soundtrack. - The M80's are brilliant from everything from music to movies and has a stunning response. There's nothing more I can say that Audioholics hasn't already. - The EP500 is far and away the "star performer" of the system. The amount of clean, tight LFE that can be pumped from this baby is nothing short of incredible. The couch shakes, the windows rattle, the cat flees in terror and it's only at 14 volume! It's both tight and musical which is something that's really hard to find. In terms of positioning the EP500, it's interesting that while frequencies under 80Hz can't be localised, the shock wave can :)
I just got the system all put together and I am very impressed....words do not describe my excitement! This system is hands down the best sound I have ever heard. Still tuning it in for the room, but right out of the box it is amazing. My Emotiva DMR-1 loves these speakers. Thank you for your assistance and advice - the EP500 was definitely the right choice. Best regards,
Being a lover of both movies and music, finding a solid middle ground that gave great punch for music and amazing lows for movies has proven to be challenging. I compared this set to the AV123 Rockets and Polk LSIs. Definately more revealing thean both, the Epic 80 made no compromise between movies and music, lending itself easily to both formats. SACD in particular sings on this setup. I found the POLKs were too laid back for home theater, and the Rockets too thin for music. I have been excited to listen to my Axioms every day that I have had them (almost two years now!), and I cannot say that I have even considered anything else I have heard to date for less than TWICE the price I paid for these. Ordering online was a breeze, shipping speed and packing materials we both top notch, and the fit and finish is BEAUTIFUL. DO NOT HESITATE to demo these speakers, after all, you only live once. :)