upgrading sub

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by phyllis, Feb 15, 2002.

  1. phyllis

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    Currently i have a paradigm ps1000 sub and want to upgrade to a 2200 or servo 15, because for music it is not very good.My budget is about $1000 canadian.Would the 2200 be good enough for music or should i go over my budget and get the servo15?Any feedback woud be appreciated.Please don't suggest svs!here in Canada they are not cost effective.Thanks!
     
  2. Steve Stogel

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    Seems like from what I've been reading the Servo is an awesome sub (especially for Canadians). I think you should try to hunt around and get the best deal you can on a Servo. Maybe start a thread asking what people are paying for the two subs there in Canada, and then weigh the cost vs. performance issue based on real-world purchases rather than MSRP.

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    I have a Servo-15 and I really like it. I haven't listened to the PW-2200, so I'm no help there. I run my Servo 15 off the subwoofer output from my reciever, so I got a better deal by getting it without the crossover box. Often they are sold together, and the crossover box costs a couple hundred bucks.
     
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    I just picked up the PW-2200 last week for around 800 CDN before tax. I am just on my way downstairs to watch something really loud [​IMG]. I really like the sub ( bout 70%HT and 30%music ), but I have not heard the Servo - 15, but I have a feeling the Servo - 15 is gonna be nasty on the wallet ( for a $ 1000 budget ) but great on the ears.
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  5. phyllis

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    Thanks for the info guys!I went and listened to these subs today and the servo does kick butt.I think this is the one iam going to get.Man my husband is going to kill me!!!
     
  6. Daniel Martin

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    I do own a PW-2200 and although it performs well with movies, I not satisfied with it's music performance. To my ears, it seems to lack control and is boomy with several CDs (like Crimson Tide's sound track).

    My listening habits now are ~60% music/40% ht.

    I haven't done a sound sweep yet to identify how bad my placement/room is, but I did calibrate my system using a RS spl meter.

    I'm waiting for my BFD to come this week. If I'm not satisfied with it's performance after adjusting it's response to my room, I'll probably try a 20-39+ a or a Servo-15.

    BTW, I did listen to the PS series of subs, and the PW-2200 was a *huge* improvement to my ears. I did not listen to a Servo-15 in fear I would have to buy it :).

    Reading so much good feedbacks on the SVS subs on this board, I'm tempted to just go ahead and order a 20-39+. Once both subs are properly setup and eq'ed, I'm quite interested to see if I could hear a significant musical improvement (in a double blind test of course).

    I'll certainly post a review on this board if/when I do this.

    Daniel.
     

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