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#1 of 54 OFFLINE   Blair Gifford

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Posted April 13 2002 - 08:18 PM

I'm wondering what kind of sub I should get. All I hear is SVS this and SVS that, but is it really that good of a deal if you live in Canada? After I get it shipped and pay all the fees and taxes. The price is a lot more than what it started out as. Because of this, is there somethin that would be a better deal? hmmmm, thanks for any input. blair

#2 of 54 OFFLINE   Scott Bourden

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Posted April 13 2002 - 08:29 PM

Here in Canada, we get a great deal on Paradigm gear, if that at all interests you. I don't want to sound like (or be accused of) being a "Paradigm Pusher" so I will leave you with the note that I ended up with a Paradigm PW-2200 for $770 CAD taxes in and love it, for the price range.

#3 of 54 OFFLINE   Blair Gifford

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Posted April 13 2002 - 08:49 PM

I did look at the PW-2200 today and I liked it. That is one of the reasons I was asking this question. the paradigm also seems like a steal. thanks anyone else?

#4 of 54 OFFLINE   Cam S

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Posted April 14 2002 - 12:00 AM

The PW2200 is one of the cheaper subs that sounds great for the money. Paradigm is way cheaper for us Canadians, than it is for the US guys. I would say go for the PW2200 if that's what you intend on paying, otherwise plurge and get an SVS, cuz I know you won't regret that!
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#5 of 54 OFFLINE   Howard_S

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Posted April 14 2002 - 02:42 AM

I would spring for the Servo 15. It's in a different league than the PW2200. Depends on your needs and budget.

#6 of 54 OFFLINE   James Bergeron

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Posted April 14 2002 - 06:27 AM

Or CHT-15 from Velo. $999 Cheaper than the Servo-15 and damn close to it in performance. The servo is nice though.
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#7 of 54 OFFLINE   matthew_rm

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Posted April 14 2002 - 07:31 AM

The servo is way diffrent then the Velo. WAY CLEANER

#8 of 54 OFFLINE   Dustin B

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Posted April 14 2002 - 08:31 AM

The PW2200 is worth serious consideration for Canadians as the others have already mentioned. Another option you may be able to consider is DIY. You can built a sub that will outperform a PW2200 and match or slightly exceed the performance of a SVS 20-39PCi for $500-$550 CDN. If you have some tools (skill saw, router and drill are the minium) and this interests you, head to the DIY section, do a little research and go from there.
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#9 of 54 OFFLINE   Vishwa Somayaji

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Posted April 14 2002 - 08:38 AM

Blair, One other sub you may want to look at is the Mirage BPS400 right now on sale at Audio Ark for $999. It is a very good sub with dual(bipolar) 12" drivers. It is regular 1600.

#10 of 54 OFFLINE   Chris PC

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Posted April 14 2002 - 09:42 AM

I second the Mirage BPS-400. I have one myself and its great. If you can get a listen to an SVS subwoofer, don't pass it up either. I heard a pair of 20-39 and they were great. Its personal preference. Go listen if you can. I like my Mirage but thats not to say I might not like an SVS if I spent some time with one in my setup. Listen and compare if possible.
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#11 of 54 OFFLINE   AaronMg

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Posted April 14 2002 - 12:31 PM

Hi. I just ordered a 2039cs on wedsnday. I havent recieved the bill yet but I estimated the price to be around $1057 Canadian (including cables). I will let you guys know how it is when I get it...I can't wait!!

#12 of 54 OFFLINE   Chris PC

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Posted April 14 2002 - 12:46 PM

AaronMg,



Cool.. What does the 2039cs come with? Is it a non-powered version? If so, you should look into Indigo in Markham for an amp. They make the world renowned BASH digital switching amps Posted Image
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#13 of 54 OFFLINE   AaronMg

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Posted April 14 2002 - 02:32 PM

Its the CS line so it is not powered. Thanks for the tips on the amps but I purchased a marantz ma6100 a couple of weeks ago. I cant wait to try it out!

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Posted April 14 2002 - 04:42 PM

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Indigo in Markham for an amp
do you have the exact address or do they have a website? I'm also interested in checking out some amps. thanks

#15 of 54 OFFLINE   Chris PC

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Posted April 14 2002 - 05:46 PM

http://www.bashaudio.com/



They are a company who designs and manufactures amps. Not sure where to look for a dealer. Incidentally, SVS has worked with them for amps they use with the SVS subs.



AaronMg,



MA6100 is 125 watts into 8 ohms or 180 into 4 ohms? Thats not too bad, but you could easily overdrive that amp with the SVS subwoofer so start low volume and work up from there. It'll be easy to have the volume too high by accident and then boom. Don't wanna blow anything. They use 300 to 500 and even 1000 watt amps with the SVS's so you know they can use the power. Careful, cause if you ain't got the power, you're going to clip and thats BAD. Find a second 6100 and bridge em for 360 watts Posted Image



Or...just enjoy what you have Posted Image
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#16 of 54 OFFLINE   AaronMg

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Posted April 14 2002 - 06:54 PM

Thanks for the reply Its not that easy though. The marantz ma6100 costs around $500-600 Canadian. I just dont have that kind of money right now. I emailed SVS before I bought it and they said it would work fine...even recomending a lower wattage. SVS subwoofers dont require that much power and the RMS is only 350 watts. ~Regards

#17 of 54 OFFLINE   Blair Gifford

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Posted April 15 2002 - 10:05 AM

looks like things moved a little off topic, but thats cool. I'm gonna go take a look at some more subs today and see what happens. blair

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Posted April 15 2002 - 06:11 PM

Do more than look. Listen to them. I'm not being a smart a$$, I'm serious. Until I listened good and hard to 3 or 4 different subwoofers for 10 minutes each, I had no idea how to make a decision. I listened to the Mirage for a few minutes and was amazed by the non-boomy yet guteral deep sound. The twin 20-39 SVS's I heard a week or two ago sounded similar. Very Smooooooooth. Bass is yummy. Its like candy to me. Anybody like the bass in My Myself & Irene? Where the bass sweep sound effect drops right down low? I love that! OK, off topic. Now if its not too late out west, get your CD's and go forth to learn of all local things bass like Posted Image
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#19 of 54 OFFLINE   Blair Gifford

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Posted April 15 2002 - 06:30 PM

Ha ha

Of course I listened to them!!! I also went back and listened again today. I'm not going to buy anything for my home theater because it looks pretty.Posted Image well, maybe some things...

but not a sub.

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Posted April 15 2002 - 06:51 PM

Wow, I like those SAM BASH amps, does anyone have any prices on them???
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