what's sub to match my speakers setup?

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  1. chun howe

    chun howe Stunt Coordinator

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    given a $500.00 budget range sub, what is best match for paradigm monitor 7 (main), cc-270, monitor mini setup?
    use sub mainly for movies.

    i have browsed through some of the past discussions. and i have researched these subs.

    1.svs pb1
    2.hsu vft-2
    3.rava

    any recommendation is very welcome.

    thanks

    Chun
     
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    Mike_J_D Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi Chun,

    Me I would go with the SVS. I love mine. But the other two subs are supposed to be really good as well. I have never heard them. But I also hadn't heard my SVS when I bought it. I would look on the used sub page here on the forum and also the Hardware for sale to see if you can find one used. But my choice would be a SVS. How do you like your Paradigms? Been thinking about doing a speaker switch sometime in the future and Paradigm is one of the companys on my list. Hope this helps. Mike
     
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    thanks Mike, i like SVS also. my initial plan was 25-31pci, but after i did a 3D solidworks draw out it's huge compare to everything i have on my living hall.

    i have audition energy connoisseur line, monitor, reference, b&w, kef, nht. and i love reference by far. i auditioned ref studio 80. the cost is almost twice monitor 7 also. not to mention the demo room is using rotel. deep bass an it extend for a while (say 2 seconds feels like) tweeter is crips (might be bright for some but with the extension of the bass i like the mix) of course the midrange does a very good job reproducing accurate and neutral sounds. nht is very accurate speakers also, it's just that the design is acoustic suspension and need more watt from my reciever, also it's a lower efficiency speakers and the sound is soft when watching movies with only main. like covering your mouth while talk. (that's wht a hear - i didn't calibrate) i don't like b&w. i like kef's design and 2 (lf, hf) binding post. sound is ok for kef and b&w. monitor and connoisseur are my final match up. and i choose monitor is bcos i can get from a local store versus internet purchase. price is about the same. (i have 20% discount on monitor so that's why it's about the same as c-5) monitor is very sounding speakers (very effecient) wide dispersion, i walked around the room when audition-superb[​IMG], accurate & neutral(from this point i can't really differentiate ref studio and monitor). most of all fits my budget[​IMG] .

    sorry for the long story. and if you don't want to read all these the short one is:

    too many poeple have paradigm speakers, and too many good reviews which lead me to favour it also. performance vs value is good (for me). prefer local purchase; don't want any shipping involve, heard to many stories about shipping & handling. if you have the money, place, good equipment go for ref studio. if you are on budget monitor is a far more superior choice.

    i have a small apt and living room is kind of open/wierd shape. don't want to spend too much or wife will nag. and of all these i don't have top notch receiver (poineer vsx-d711).
     

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