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CSW P500 or Pinnacle Baby Boomer?

Discussion in 'Speakers & Subwoofers' started by JohnCZ, Oct 19, 2004.

  1. JohnCZ

    JohnCZ Stunt Coordinator

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    I've reduced my choices for a small (but good) subwoofer. The Cambridge Soundworks P500 or Pinnacle Baby Boomer. My wife wants something less-ugly and smaller in our living area. Both options are basically the same price, delivered. We will use it for 60% music, 40% HT. I will have a 7.1 HT system once this is done.

    Reviews? Experience? Opinions? Other options? Need some input on anything including dealing with the two companies.

    I am having trouble locating anyone in my area that handles these two subs. Both manufacturers have what looks to be a good return policy.

    Thanks in advance,
    J
     
  2. GregBe

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    I have owned the P500, and it is amazing. I did not compare it to the Pinnacle, but did compare it to many other small subs including Velodyne and Carver and also many larger ones. I felt it was better than both of those. It is one of the best subs for music I have heard, and rocks for theater. The only reason I upgraded to the P1000 was my room is a little large for any sub that size whether it be a Pinnacle or anything else.

    Greg
     
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    I was actually surprised at how good the P500 is. I was in the store and when I found out it was the P500, not the P1000 playing, I was pretty impressed, especially for the size. I really like the little remote controlled x-over unit as well. For the price however, I think the offerings from HSU and SVS will still outperform this guy, at the expense of a little more size, but costing just a bit less.
     
  4. JohnCZ

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    I failed to mention my room is 14'wide and 16'long with a low 7'4" ceiling.
     

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