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Old 01-21-2009, 12:03 PM   #1
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Default The Official Paradigm Subwoofer Owners Thread

Please discuss your Paradigm subwoofers in this thread. You can include pictures, reviews, or any other comments regarding your subwoofer.

Manufacturer's Website: http://www.paradigm.com/en/paradigm/...ofers.paradigm
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Old 01-21-2009, 01:04 PM   #2
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Anyone looking to get a SUB regardless of price range should consider Paradigm.
Very well designed and always highly recommended by reviewers.

Briefly, my servo 15v2 is a superstar, I love it!
115 pounds with a 15 inch driver. 1500 watt amp with 4500watt dynamic peak.

You don't need a transducer with the servo15v2.
Basically if your source material has low frequency this baby reproduces it.
It brings a smile to my face all the time getting my ass kicked while sitting on my sofa. It moves a huge amount of air.

Before the Servo 15, I had two 12 inch 200watt each subs.
The servo 15 simply destroys(out performs) them in every way.
This sub might not go over so well in an apartment.

For you big spenders Paradigm just released a 3000 watt sub.

http://www.paradigm.com/en/reference...ofers.paradigm[/QUOTE]
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Old 01-22-2009, 06:05 PM   #3
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A few pics of my Paradigm Servo 15v2
Frequency Response +/-3dB from 15Hz, but usable output down to 12Hz.
4500 Watts peak, 1500 watts RMS, listed consumption on back is 1800W.
15" mother of a driver. Sealed sub.


Pulling it out for these pics made me realize that I need to give it a wee clean, and dust underneath my front speakers as you can see the dust behind the spikes.

The Servo is sitting on an Auralex Gramma ($49.95 from Sweetwater) to keep from losing energy to the walls/floors. If it loses anything, I'm unaware of it!!

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From above:


Back panel:


Panorama:


I'll start my own gallery of pics later this year once my wife and I move into our new home, then I can set everything up the way I want it. Until then I'm not too concerned with wires showing, tidyness, etc.
The first thing I try to communicate to my crew is that there will be no shaky-cam and no rack zooms, because those techniques are only used to hide the fact that there is no energy. When you eliminate those gimmicks you’re confronted with the reality of the shot you have in front of you, and nine times out of 10 you say to yourself: “This just isn’t working.”
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what's up fellow paradigm peeps! Just picked up a pw2200 day before yesterday and am really enjoying it so far. 12" of wall shaking bass for sure. The pics are in my gallery if ya wanna check it out and drop me a rating/comment. Gonna pair it with the ed sub I have on order and bring the building down in a heap of rubble!

p.s. nice 15's above guys....once I'm out of my apt. that'll be my upgrade.
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Old 01-22-2009, 10:38 PM   #5
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Nice sub - I came VERY close to getting the PW-2200!
I couldn't afford the Servo 15v2, but in the end given that I have no neighbours I decided to buy it anyway.


The PW-2200 is a very impressive sub both in the flesh and in listening tests - it gets low with very little effort at all.

The Servo continues to put a smile on my face two years later though - even when I look at the new SVS, eD, Epik's, etc., I cannot bring myself to even consider replacing this beautiful sealed sub, it's absolutely brilliant.

Nice set-up there swingle! We have a pretty similar set-up.

I had Monitor 11v4's as my mains with a CC-370v4 and I picked up a pair of Monitor 11v5's for only $835 NEW and moved my 11v4's to the rears - multi-channel audio is so sweet with floorstanding towers all around.

The first thing I try to communicate to my crew is that there will be no shaky-cam and no rack zooms, because those techniques are only used to hide the fact that there is no energy. When you eliminate those gimmicks you’re confronted with the reality of the shot you have in front of you, and nine times out of 10 you say to yourself: “This just isn’t working.”
~Christopher McQuarrie (Director, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation)

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Old 01-24-2009, 12:12 AM   #6
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Anyone else have one of these.

I have had one for two years. It suits my environment wonderfully. My wife picked it out. I just bought a second. I will install this weekend.
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Old 01-24-2009, 12:44 AM   #7
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Paradigm all the way, love the sound and price, PW-2200
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Heres a picture of my dads Signature Servo along with his S8's. More pictures will follow

Gear: Panasonic, Paradigm, Yamaha, Pioneer, Panamax, Marantz, and Sennheiser
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Old 01-24-2009, 12:49 AM   #9
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Paradigm all the way, love the sound and price, PW-2200
Nice set up
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Paradigm Speakers-Monitor 9s, PS1000, CC370, ADP 370 Dipole Surrounds

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Paradigm all the way, love the sound and price, PW-2200
Completely agree. Paradigms are a great value. If the economy hadn't tanked, I'd be seriously considering an upgrade to Paradigm Reference line, but my entry level setup is better than most, I would argue.
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Heres a picture of my dads Signature Servo along with his S8's. More pictures will follow
Love the color. I am getting tired of boring black on every subwoofer.
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From above:


Back panel:


Panorama:



I hate You
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Heres a picture of my dads Signature Servo along with his S8's. More pictures will follow

Damn dude, I would LOVE to listen to some vinyl with those S8's.
*drool*
The first thing I try to communicate to my crew is that there will be no shaky-cam and no rack zooms, because those techniques are only used to hide the fact that there is no energy. When you eliminate those gimmicks you’re confronted with the reality of the shot you have in front of you, and nine times out of 10 you say to yourself: “This just isn’t working.”
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I own a PSW-1000. I was a complete newbie to home entertainment, so although I did some research, I basically trusted the salesman at a local high end (i.e. not big box) AV dealer when I gave him my budget and said, "Set me up!" I have Paradigm speakers all around (see below and my gallery photo).

I have been happy with the sub, although I'm not sure that the phase alignment and the general placement of the sub are optimal. I attempted to purchase a SPL meter, but coudn't find one. I'll have to keep trying.

A couple of days ago I was at the Paradigm web site and I noticed that the PSW-1000 was discontinued. Does anyone know why this might be? I noticed that it was the only sub that didn't have the woofer behind a grill (the sub is one big wood box with vent holes in the back). I'm not sure of the advantages of the different types of subs (box vs grill). Perhaps a few of you can educate me, or point me in the right dirrection.

Cheers!

I just scanned over "A Guide to Subwoofers: Characteristics, Placement, & Adjustments". From what I gathered, I have a down firing sub. Is that correct? What are the pros and cons of down vs front firing?
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Anyone?
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Paradigm Speakers: 5.1-channels (Monitor 9v5, CC-290v5, ADP-390v6,PS-1000v4)
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Products get discontinued all the time. All of my speakers are discontinued.

It just means that companies regularly put out new product in order to generate revenue. Sometimes there is an improvement there, and sometimes it's cosmetic only. I would say if you were happy with your sub (which is down-firing) then there's no reason to worry at all.


...or go out and buy all new stuff and sell your setup to me.

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Products get discontinued all the time. All of my speakers are discontinued.

It just means that companies regularly put out new product in order to generate revenue. Sometimes there is an improvement there, and sometimes it's cosmetic only. I would say if you were happy with your sub (which is down-firing) then there's no reason to worry at all.


...or go out and buy all new stuff and sell your setup to me.
Ha! If I even mention the word "upgrade" my wife will kill me!
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joining the paradigm sub ranks with my latest purchase, a dsp-3400.

anyone else using the dsp line of subs?

mine should be here mid-week...can't wait!

ps - you servo guys suck!
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Yes, us servo guys suck.......air back into our lungs from the pounding bass waves hitting us in the gut like a sledge hammer

Enjoy your new sub, well done!
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benny - welcome to the club.

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Yes, us servo guys suck.......air back into our lungs from the pounding bass waves hitting us in the gut like a sledge hammer
No doubt!!!!
The first thing I try to communicate to my crew is that there will be no shaky-cam and no rack zooms, because those techniques are only used to hide the fact that there is no energy. When you eliminate those gimmicks you’re confronted with the reality of the shot you have in front of you, and nine times out of 10 you say to yourself: “This just isn’t working.”
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