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Cheap(ish) Sub - Advice sought...

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by boltona, Jun 25, 2002.

  1. boltona

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    I am looking to add a sub to my system, which currently comprises:

    Yamaha DSP A5 Amp
    Sony KV28FQ75
    Pioneer 530 DVD
    Sony 760 Digibox (optical out)
    Mordaunt Short Fronts & Centre
    Eltax Bi-Polar Rears

    The only reason for this is that I fancy getting the .1 I am very happy with the rest of the "5"

    Suggestions - oh one preference, that it is not too big...
     
  2. Jase

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    Depending on budget.

    Paradigm PDR 10 @ Richer Sounds 120 quid on offer.

    Paradigm PS1000 @ Richer Sounds 150 quid on offer, but its a bigger subwoofer.

    Rel Q200 or Q201E small but expensive at around 550 quid and upwards.

    Or worth checking out the 2nd hand market from time to time.
     
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  4. Ian J

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    No comment :)
     
  5. Gary Lightfoot

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    I'll second Jase's reccomendations.

    I've got both a Rel Q200E and a PDR10. The PDR10 compares very well (in my system), and left me feeling a tad dissapointed with the Rel. I would have felt worse had I paid full price for the Rel (got it for just over half price).

    The PS1000 will knock your socks off!!

    The Rel is better for music btw...

    Gary
     
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    Gary Lightfoot,
    I'm not talking about the more expensive RELs, (haven't heard them), but I don't find the Paradigm is worse for music replay, than the more entry level REL models.
    It's only my opinion...
     
  7. MikeK

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    I used to have a PS1000.
    If you can position it right, then the PS1000 is a great sub for the £150 price tag it's going for now.
    That's the crux though - it's difficult to position.
    It has three huge ports at the rear which need some space (quite a lot actually) behind them if you are to avoid the dreaded boom boom sound. I had nowhere to position it properly despite endless attempts - I eventually used foam bungs in the ports, which did get rid of the boom, but also reduced the bass. Got rid of it in the end, as I felt the bass output I wasthen getting didn't warrant such a large box.
    Classic case of something sounding fine in the demo room, but not quite as good once you got it home. In hindsight, I'd have probably have gone for the PDR10 (although I'm only guessing I wouldn't have had similar issues - doubt it though, at least not to the same degree).

    PS - I've heard some people complain of hum with PDR series subs, so do check this doesn't bother you, if you are interested in one.
     
  8. Gary Lightfoot

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    gringottsdirect:

    I have to say I wasn't talking from experience, but from comments made by others.

    To be honest, judging by my own experience of directly comparing the PDR10 with the Rel Q200E, there wasn't much in it (to my ears anyway), but then I was only using them for movies at the time.

    If I had to buy another sub, I'd go for a Paradigm - they have to be the best bang for buck on the market (IMHO). :)

    Gary.
     
  9. gringottsdirect

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    Gary Lightfoot,
    I think same :cool:
     
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    boltona,

    I've just taken delivery of a Paradigm PS-1000, I'll let you know how it performs.

    One thing though, there's no need for a coffee table in the living room anymore.

    Cheers,
    Richard.
     

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