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Sub Woofer - B & W Asw-2500

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Phil Mays, Dec 19, 2002.

  1. Phil Mays

    Phil Mays Second Unit

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    Any input on this sub? It sounds great in the store. I would replace my Klipsch KSW-15 with this which I think would be a far superior move considering the brand.

    What think you?
     
  2. Phil Mays

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    Sorry, shameless bump. I really would like input from someone with experience.
     
  3. Wayne Ernst

    Wayne Ernst Cinematographer

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    Phil,

    Do you have any opposition to SVS subs? Granted, the B&W would take up less space. I had a chance to audition a B&W sub yesterday where the movie Shrek was being played on a nice plasma screen. I don't recall the model # of the B&W sub, the price was in the range of $1,500. I guess for $1,500, I wasn't very impressed. Granted, I didn't get a "full" audition where I could have watched several movies with it in addition to checking it out for its abilities with music.
     
  4. Phil Mays

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    Wayne,

    Indeed I have considered SVS subs as they seem to get great reviews. My local audio store stocks B & W and I really like the sound of this particular on at their store. I can get this sub for about $920 and get credit for my Klipsch KSW-15 I bought their this year. However I do have many options and do not want to jump at something that "looks like a good deal".

    I have also heard that a smaller sub is more musical. My current 15" digs to 24Hz and the little 10" B & W digs to 22Hz. I am confused:b .
     
  5. James Bergeron

    James Bergeron Supporting Actor

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    Phil, the B&W is a good musical sub. Your Klipsh (at least the one I heard at a store locally) is not that great of a sub.

    It's good, but not up there in the ranks with the reference series or with other 15's like the velo's and paradigm.

    See if you can audition other subs to get a feel for the differences. I would suggest checking out a paradigm servo-15, a velo cht-15 or the F series. And probably the paradigm pw2200. Just see how you like those before you commit. And see if someone in your area has an SVS or an HSU. I have heard all of these subs, and they all are "different" and great in their own respect. And it depends on what you like. Since you like the B&W I think you would like the servo-15 and probably the HSU and SVS subs.

    I really think the difference to your klipsh will be greatly noticeable. I found the klipsh to be bloated chunky and puffy.
     

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