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paradigm pw 2200 for 200 bucks


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#1 of 11 OFFLINE   London Lawson

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Posted January 14 2005 - 09:56 AM

i dont know muchabout speakers but isnt this a good brand. i was at a pawnshop and they had one for 200 bucks. still had the tags on it. i told they guy i would get back with him

should i buy?

#2 of 11 OFFLINE   Aaron_Mum

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Posted January 14 2005 - 10:03 AM

That's a very nice sub. What do you mean it still has the tags on it (they come boxed up in plastic)? For $200 bucks I'd make sure it works first but it may be a steal of a deal!

#3 of 11 OFFLINE   John Garcia

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Posted January 14 2005 - 10:06 AM

Yeah, if it works, that's a SMOKIN deal. I don't think the pawn shop guy knows what he has on his hands!!
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#4 of 11 OFFLINE   London Lawson

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Posted January 14 2005 - 10:10 AM

it has a tag that says something like best sub under a 1000 blah blah blah

i called the guy at the pawnshop and he said i could have a 5 day return window to test it out etc... he closed at 5 but ill go get it tuesday.

#5 of 11 OFFLINE   Scott Stephens

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Posted January 14 2005 - 10:48 AM

get it...definitely. that is an unbeliveable deal. but, make sure you put it through the paces during that 5 day window to make sure it's not defective. that's a hell of a deal. you'll be very happy with the sub for a modest size room (i've had one for 5 years and love it).
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#6 of 11 OFFLINE   London Lawson

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Posted January 14 2005 - 10:55 AM

like what exactly should i do to test it? im a home theater noob

#7 of 11 OFFLINE   Garrett Lundy

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Posted January 14 2005 - 02:35 PM

Run your favorite bass-heavy DVD through it (I'm partial to The Matrix Revolutions) and listen for everything a subwoofer shouldn't do. High pitched squealing, flapping, making an "ack-ack-ack-ack" sound, smoke coming out the back et cetera.

Basically if your bassiest movie doesn't make you think 'Hey, theres something obviously wrong with my subwoofer" then it probably isn't broken.
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#8 of 11 OFFLINE   London Lawson

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Posted January 18 2005 - 04:33 AM

i just hooked it up and wow!!! i can tell a major difference just watching tv(mtv and commercials) over my aiwa htib sub. there are a few dials to adjust but im not sure what or how. and i have it in the front left corner of my room aimed at the side wall. how should i place it? front or back of the room? the room is about 12X18 or so, not exact by any means

#9 of 11 OFFLINE   John Garcia

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Posted January 18 2005 - 06:11 AM

Where you have it sounds fine. I'm SURE it will be a CONSIDERABLE upgrade from ANY HTiB sub. That's one hell of a deal. You should probably aim it out into the room, not directly at the wall. Set the phase to 0 and adjust volume so that it is not overpowering everything else.
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#10 of 11 OFFLINE   Aaron_Mum

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Posted January 18 2005 - 08:48 AM

Here is a good thread with lots of info on setting up a sub properly. Enjoy the new sub!

#11 of 11 OFFLINE   Bhagi Katbamna

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Posted January 18 2005 - 08:51 AM

Great deal. Congratulations.
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