Paradigm Servo-15 vs. PW-2200

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  1. Gruson

    Gruson Second Unit

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    I own the PW-2200 now. However, I am wondering how much better would the Servo-15 sound..if at all.

    I listen to my movies above reference level and I love the bass that the 2200 gives. I do not listen to music on my system and I have heard that music is what the servo-15 is really great at.

    Would I get a lot more "punch in the chest" bass when watching movies like Pearl Harbor/LOTR/TPM with the Servo-15 or no?

    I can get it for around $1000 so I am tempted to buy it.

    Any suggestions?

    Please do not recommend SVS subs....I tried them and prefer Paradigm.

    -Jeff
     
  2. Dustin B

    Dustin B Producer

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    The Servo15 will not go as loud as a PW2200. If you want more punch and are happy with your PW2200 then buy another one and stack it on top of the first one. 6dB more punch right there.
     
  3. Gruson

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    Thanks Dustin, exactly what I wanted to know and probably what I will end up doing.
     
  4. Zbigniew

    Zbigniew Stunt Coordinator

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    Ditto.

    I have a Servo-15 matched to Active-40 for music, and PW-2200 with Monitors for movies. Both are getting a workout; bouth are great.


    BTW: Anyone in DC metro area interested in nicely broken in set of Monitors (9,5,CC,ADP) ? I want to upgrade to Studios....


    _zjt
     
  5. Christopher Lyn

    Christopher Lyn Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi Gruson...you might want to try to listen to both subs first. I just bought a Servo-15...excellent for music. But I find it gives "great punch" for movies as well. The bass is a little tighter on the Servo-15, so the perception might not be that it is boomy or loud enough.

    Try listening to both if you can and make your decision from that.
     
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    I have the Servo-15 as well, but I haven't heard the PW-2200. What I can tell you about the Servo-15 is that it gives me real low bass extension at a real high SPL. Its bass I can feel. My flooboards and other structures literally rumble and tremble on bass filled tracks, whether in movies or music. However, based on what I've read, the PW-2200 might be a bit better with movies since its more "boomy", for lack of a better word.
     
  7. Darren_Falco

    Darren_Falco Auditioning

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    Jeff,

    I run dual PW-2200's and couldn't be happier. I have no problems with too little bass whatsoever. I was watching the Pod Race a few weeks back at reference level and my pant legs were moving because of the sub's. I like the boom that I get out of the 2200's in movies especially, and I find that they're not too bad musically either. A bit of overhang, but then again I'm not into critical listening. I don't think you could go wrong with getting another 2200 and stacking them.
     
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    SVS-Ron Screenwriter

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    Gruson,

    When did you last hear an SVS? I believe it was before any of the current models/drivers were introduced? No intent to badger at all, I simply think it might be helpful for folks to know what SVS you tried and when... just as a frame of reference.

    That's not to say your preference would be any different in a comparison today (the PW2200 is a very good sub after all!), but virtually all components in all our subs are significantly improved over models just a year ago.

    Respectully,

    Ron Stimpson
     
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    I also have a pair of PW2200. When you stack them, do you remove the feet on the top one? I tried stacking them but thought they were a little unstable, meaning that the top one was barely fitting, because the tops of them are beveled. If you did remove the feet, how did you do it.
     
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