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    Default New Epik Empire Subwoofer


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    Cool. Epik is one helluva value for great subs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TNRabbit View Post
    Cool. Epik is one helluva value for great subs.

    Considering the Epik Empire will sell for around $1300, $799 is a steal.

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    I was just on their site last night, how'd i miss that? looks like a killer product for 1 helluva price

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    That might be my next sub, thats an awsome price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by domflane View Post
    That might be my next sub, thats an awsome price.
    Don't wait too long because that's the introductory price and will be going up.
    Last edited by leroyjr1; 01-21-2010 at 08:34 AM.

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    Wow, that thing is a beast. Nice, very nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conradicles View Post
    Wow, that thing is a beast. Nice, very nice!

    Only negative I can see is a 600 watt amp for 2 15's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leroyjr1 View Post
    Only negative I can see is a 600 watt amp for 2 15's.
    Yeah, that kindof made me go O.o as well....
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    If you've ever heard an Epik, you'd be less concerned about the amount of watts the amp is rated at.....
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    wow, this looks very cool. Especially at that intro price.

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    A beast of a sub for sure. Excellent intro price too.
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    Thanks leroyjr1 for bringing this info! Sounds interesting,maybe someone will do do a new sub shootout and see how they compare to others.

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    Lee, I think you're misreading something or are listening to some of the AVS speculation on the price. There's no way Chad would offer an intro price that's nearly half off regular price. He'd be losing money on the sub. No business would do that.

    The intro price for a single Empire is $799, duals $1499. I'm guessing regular price will be $899 and $1599.00...or he'll do what he did with the Conquest and just keep the price at $799.

    If it performs as well as other models and I don't see why not. It's going to be a hell of an option at $800.

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    For a limited time, the introductory price of the Empire subwoofer will be $799. The introductory price for dual Empire subwoofers will be $1499. That’s nearly half off the MSRP
    it does say 1/2 price in the add

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    Nice Sub!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sandworms View Post
    For a limited time, the introductory price of the Empire subwoofer will be $799. The introductory price for dual Empire subwoofers will be $1499. Thatís nearly half off the MSRP
    it does say 1/2 price in the add
    Ya know, I read right over that. However, I still can't see anyone offering even a 40% off intro price. It's just not good business. If the sub is meant to sell at $1400, it's his new top of the line sub. That's a fair price and a great deal if it can hang with a PB13 or a Submersive. He'll sell alot of subs. An intro price of $1200 would make sense. I haven't spoken to Chad in sometime, maybe I'm wrong, we'll find out soon for sure.

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    Ron this is the link to prefer the Empire that they sent me. It says

    List price $1500
    sale price $799
    you save $701

    http://store.epiksubwoofers.com/Prod...ductCode=E-160

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    Well I was wrong once before ;^).

    I doubt if the price ever goes up to $1500, but we'll see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Temple View Post
    Well I was wrong once before ;^).

    I doubt if the price ever goes up to $1500, but we'll see.

    Just chatted with Epik and they keep talking about this MSRP bull****. Must be some sort of selling gimmick. They finally can around and said after there intro price the price will go up to $999.

    Wonder why all of a sudden the msrp crap?

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    Quote Originally Posted by leroyjr1 View Post
    Just chatted with Epik and they keep talking about this MSRP bull****. Must be some sort of selling gimmick. They finally can around and said after there intro price the price will go up to $999.

    Wonder why all of a sudden the msrp crap?
    A $200 savings on intro pricing is still steep and I would think, unnecessary. I assume this will take the place of his Dragon. Depending on how it performs, I'm thinking a pair of these will make folks think twice about a Submersive.

    Wait for Craigsub's CS18.1 and CS18.2 at $800 and $1400 respectively. There will be a battle in that space between the 2 companies.

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    looks tasty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Temple View Post
    A $200 savings on intro pricing is still steep and I would think, unnecessary. I assume this will take the place of his Dragon. Depending on how it performs, I'm thinking a pair of these will make folks think twice about a Submersive.

    Wait for Craigsub's CS18.1 and CS18.2 at $800 and $1400 respectively. There will be a battle in that space between the 2 companies.
    i've been waiting for craigs product for 2 years!!

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    Looks like they're shipping out this week. Some local people have theirs already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandworms View Post
    i've been waiting for craigs product for 2 years!!
    Had a conversation with him on Monday...just waiting for some amp parts. Betas will go out, then production units. I'd say end of Feb., early Mar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leroyjr1 View Post
    Looks like they're shipping out this week. Some local people have theirs already.
    I'm thinking this is going to be a great sub and perhaps closer to the Submersive than I originally thought. I did read where Chad is dropping the 18s from his lineup, since none of them will out perform this one anywhere above 35hz. The ported 18s had the advantage around tuning, but the sealed Empire will roll off more shallowly and regain the advantage below tuning.

    If you're subject to room gain, the Empire will likely get you flatter response down low where a ported sub like the Phoenix or Dynasty will hump up below 30hz and will need to be scrubbed to get flat.

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    Looks like a bit more info and pics over at the AVS site today.

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    Has anybody heard one of these Empires yet? Just wondering if any Polkies took the plunge . .
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    still considering it if I don;t go IB...
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