PSB vs Paradigm Subwoofers

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  1. Corey Mc

    Corey Mc Auditioning

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    i am seriously considering a paradigm pdr10 subwoofer for my HT system. however, i can get a great deal on a PSB Subsonic 5i. The paradigm is amazing for the price and i am wondering if anyone has had a chance to work with that PSB sub. thanks
     
  2. Nathan Porteous

    Nathan Porteous Stunt Coordinator

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    I have heard the subsonic 5i and was impressed for a smaller sub it hit quite good to me. I would say its a hard decision they're both pretty good for the money and both canadian, Bonus[​IMG]
     
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    All PDR subs sound like BOOM BOXES , used to own the 10 [​IMG]
     
  4. Chris PC

    Chris PC Producer

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    Apart from the Paradigm Servo 15, the PW-2200 is at least better than the PDR and PS Paradigm subwoofers.
     
  5. Jason Brent

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    Haven't heard the PSB, but the PDR digm's are awful, IMO. Very boomy

    Used to have a PW2200 that was decent though...
     
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    The bandpass PS series is quite boomy too. In fact, I've heard that the PDRs are actually less so, though I haven't heard one.

    Chris
     
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    The PDR's are tuneable to reduce the boom. I've worked with the PDR-10, and I've found something interesting: turning down the cross-over on the sub really allows you to boost the low-end, and flattens out the frequency repsonse curve (FR).

    I found this info at http://www.audio-ideas.com/reviews/h...gm-stylus.html . The FR chart shows that, by moving the sub's cross-over down to 90Hz (I use 100Hz), that you can turn up the sub, and thus the low ranges, without adding to the 40-100Hz range. I've checked this out on my sub, and the FR results are very flat, less a room induced lull at 45Hz that I would need an equalizer to remove.

    jdg
     

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