My subwoofer dilemma, paradigm/svs

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  1. Michael_Hoard

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    Ok, so I went an heard a few subs and decided so far I like the paradigm ps1000 best. I also have mini monitors, so if it really does make a difference, they should blend really well. The problem is I want to wiegh all my options, so I need to hear an equivlent svs sub. The probelm is I can't go to a dealer to hear one. I know I could get the svs sub and return it within 45 days, but I would still have to pay shipping. The paradigm dealer near me allows me to take a sub home for 7 days to try it out. I was thinking I could get both and try them in my home, then return the one I like the least. However, the paradigm is $100 cheaper (U.S.) in Canada, and since I am near the border, I would want to go there to get it. So if I bought the sub hear to try out, I would return it no matter what. I feel sort of bad buying a sub from a shop knowing I am going to return it. Since I can't make decisions for myself, what do you guys think? O, and which svs would be equivlent to the paradigm ps1000?
     
  2. David Ely

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    Michael,
    I don't own an SVS (but one day I shall), but I'm very familiar with the Paradigm product line. If you have the money to buy a 25-31PCi or 25-31CS + amp, they would perform quite a bit better than the Paradigm PS-1000.
    From everything I've heard about the SVS units, they would play louder, cleaner and lower than the PS-1000. If you were looking at the Paradigm PW-2200 or Servo-15, it would be a harder decision.
    I can almost guarantee that you will want a new sub within a year or so if you go with the PS-1000. While it's a decent sub, you can get better for a little more money.
    P.S. Ok, Ron and Tom, where's my payment for this sales pitch? [​IMG]
     
  3. Michael_Hoard

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    I should also add that I live in a frat house every other 3 months and the sub will be in a room about 16'x8'. Since I am moving often, size does matter, although very little. My budget is around $500. O, and once I buy this, my spending on HT is done for a few years, really, I swear. I need to start saving for my z06 sometime
     
  4. Michael_Hoard

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    Any one else have an opinion? What I really need to know is which svs I should get to compare the paradigm to.
     
  5. Adam Bluhm

    Adam Bluhm Supporting Actor

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    As far as size, I'd think the smallest pci SVSub would do just fine in that area.
     
  6. Dustin B

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    IMO every model SVS offers is a not very subtle step above the PS1000. The 25-31PCi would compete just fine with the PW2200.

    The Servo15 will go lower louder than the 25-31PCi or the PW2200, but above 25hz both will outgun a Servo15. The biggest strength of the Servo15 is its' servo control which some people really like sound quality wise.
     
  7. Michael_Hoard

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    well, I made the pludge, I just ordered a 20-39PCi. I think I still may bring home the ps1000 to compare the two, but from what I heard I think I know which I will be keeping. This addiction to great sound is going to bankrupt me soon.
     

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