. Ok, I've got a little tiny rant. Certainly not knocking the company. I'm a fan of Epik and the talented owner Chad. But, I can honestly
say now, after owning it for 4-5 months and only yesterday, finally finding the best to incorporate it into the system, I really expected allot from the lone Empire initially. But it is what it is. The problem is not the Empire. It's my expectation of that one sub cure. (You know:- flat to high single Hz digit, even response at the LP, great for music and movies). Goals of the "bass obsessed" that an Empire cannot provide me in my "non ideal" large my room. Multiple Empires....mabye 4 max? I'm sure it'd be much closer to those goals. I think Chad said 4 makes you feel whats going on below 10 Hz in room. But being in a state of wanting to know what else is out there, and what they sound like, I'm satisfied I got one to hear how the Empire sounded. AND
it is a steal of a price that I got it for $918 shipped. Dense like a tank, clean edges and an overall nicer, more refined black appearance scores more points on the WAF...the build quality is at its peak right now. Is sealed sub sound for me? Individually, my Epik Tower outperforms it- losing some points only with music. Then again, I'm bass obsessed, so my wants can seem unrealistic to some. I hope Chad has atleast a ported beast in the works. Or mabye the return of the Dragon or Phoenix. Speaking of which, I was a bit worried at first about the orientation of the woofers in the Empire when first pictures were posted. Placement problems. I know now that I do
prefer the driver firing into the direction of the LP, so no more dual opposed for me. Not sure if this also applies to downfiring subs as yet. After I've "settled" (thank goodness income is limited) and no more wondering how does that sound, I'm going to settle on multiples of the same. (I sure do wish I got another Tower or a Dyansty when it was in production). I have yet to try the Empire in a small sealed 12W*8H*14L sealed room I have, so I'll see how that goes. My pops is in need of a sub for music, and I'm tempted to send it off to him. But shipping outside of the US is going to be a bish :P .