Servo-15 or PW-2200 Dilema

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  1. Jeff AW

    Jeff AW Stunt Coordinator

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    Looking for some opinions.... I am getting a screaming deal on the paradigms so SVS is out. I am looking for a Sub(s) for mostly HT some music.

    Servo 15 Alone.
    PW-2200 Alone.
    1 servo, 1 PW for a dual setup
    (2) PW-2200 for a dual setup

    Thoughts???
     
  2. Scott Falkler

    Scott Falkler Second Unit

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    A single servo would suit you well for music and HT, IMO.
     
  3. Haru

    Haru Stunt Coordinator

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    I am very impressed by the PW2200. never heard the servo 15. I suspect that the servo 15 will have deeper extension, but two PWs will have stronger output.

    I would probably research what the difference is in the extension of the 15 and the 2200, and if it isn't too much, I'd go with the PW.

    you might also consider contacting Paradigm technical support and asking what they recommend.

    I found in my case that NHT are very helpful and very forthcoming.
     
  4. Gruson

    Gruson Second Unit

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    I have the 2200 and could not be happier.

    I have thought about adding a Servo-15 but my Paradigm guy suggested dual Paradigm 2200s and I will be adding another one soon.

    You can find 2200s for around $550, which is a great price....hopefully you are getting an even better deal!

    Enjoy.
     
  5. Dustin B

    Dustin B Producer

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    I wouldn't mix the PW2200 and Servo15.

    The PW2200 will be louder above 25hz. The Servo15 will be louder once you get under 20hz. But a pair of PW2200 should get you beyond what a single Servo15 can do down around 20hz, and will be significantly more capable from 25hz and up than a single Servo15.

    For mostly HT, my recommendation would be dual PW2200s.
     
  6. Haru

    Haru Stunt Coordinator

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    yeah, what Dustin said.
     
  7. Sihan Goi

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    It also depends on how large your room is. If it isn't excessively large, 2 PW-2200s might actually be a bit too overpowering.
     
  8. steve nn

    steve nn Cinematographer

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    Sihan has a very good point. I just added a second 15" Velo to my mix and stacked them. My room is 24 L - 12 w and with 10 ft ceilings. The one did a very good job and was all I needed. Two of them is like playing with dynamite. "Easy Does It". If you add a second sub I would be sure to go with the same sub.
     
  9. Chris PC

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    Don't mix subs. Use one or the other or two of identical subs.
     
  10. Jeff AW

    Jeff AW Stunt Coordinator

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    I have a pretty huge room, volume wise. 20x15 with vaulted ceiling and nice big entrance opening on one side.

    I think I am going to go with the Servo-15, as I do my fair share of music as well as HT.

    Thanks for all your replies!

    Jeff
     

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