|Axiom Audio Epic Grand Home Theater Speaker System|
|Home Theater Loudspeakers Speaker Systems|
|Written by Thomas Garcia|
|Saturday, 01 February 2003|
Page 3 of 3
Considering the performance to cost ratio, there's little one can fault with the Axiom Audio Epic Grand Master Home Theater system. Total SPL for this system was very impressive, but as with most systems using small monitors, the sound can become somewhat compressed and congested at high volumes. In addition, the EP175 may be better described as a woofer rather than a subwoofer, but its integration with the rest of the speakers is excellent. If you want room-shaking bass for dinosaurs, tanks or rocket launches in your living room, you may want to consider a more substantial subwoofer.
Axiom has unquestionably succeeded in packaging a great home theater ensemble with the Epic Grand Master Home Theater System, at a price much lower than one would expect for its level of performance. Because of its very affordable cost, some may question its overall abilities. The Millennia M22ti monitors, VP150 center channel, and QS8 surround speakers are all standout performers. At first glance one might wonder if the relatively modest EP175 subwoofer might be the weak link in the system, especially those who like full, visceral low end. But for the most part, I just enjoyed the sound without even thinking about the bass by itself. What's more, I found myself continuing to ponder past purchases that equaled the total Axiom system’s price, acknowledging to myself that few of them provided anywhere close to the amount of pleasure that the Epic Grand Master Home Theater System delivered. This system was truly fun to listen to, not only from my reference listening position, but as I moved throughout the room as well. What you get with Axiom Audio Epic Grand Master Home Theater Speaker System is a truly synergistic, full range, enveloping system that will remain satisfying over the long haul. They sounded very good in every room I tried them, and got better with a minimum amount of system tuning. I highly advocate that anyone looking for a complete home theater speaker system, at this price point and above, should consider the Axiom Audio Epic Grand Master Home Theater System.