I have two subs

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  1. mcmullanbrush

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    Hello:)

    I have a Paradigm servo 15 and a Yamaha YST 800.

    Both seem to be decent subs but would I be better off with two exactly the same:confused:

    If so what would you suggest?
     
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    Hi mate,

    How about 2xRel 100's still a bit hit with Uncle Eric (I think), or 2xRel Q50's i still have the RelQ50 and love it, never thought of replacing it only adding another. Have you had a look on the Power Buys forum? Maybe save yourself a few quid. :D
     
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    That's nothing,

    Gypsy Jake has over 2000dvd's, so i hear. :eek:
     
  4. Ian J

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    Two subs are always better than one but you must have difficulties trying to balance two such different subs together.

    The ideal would be two Servos but finding another won't be easy. The alternative is to sell both and buy two of something else.

    Eric's Velodynes are excellent value for money or conversely have a look around for two second hand Storms or Stratas
     
  5. John Watts

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    Hi mcmullanbrush, like Ian j says two of the same subs would be better.
    Therefore if you cant find another servo 15 and are willing to let it go can i have first refusal on it? I will pay top price and i am happy to pay for delivery.
    Please let me know your plans,
    regards,John.
     
  6. Ian J

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    The Q50 is also a big hit with Uncle Eric and he still uses one as well.

    My personal preference (if space is not a problem) is to look around for another Servo a la Nic Rhodes.
     
  7. Steve.EX

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    John Wilks.

    Just how much would you be prepared to pay?
    I have 2 Servo's and am tinkering with the idea of an HGS18 but at over £2500 i would need to sell my beloved servo's, it is just a thought at present because i am sure i have read that 2 servo's outperform a single HGS18 but i am mulling it over.

    Steve.
     
  8. Nic Rhodes

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    I'm always interested in servos:)
     
  9. Bert Coules

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    How do you connect up two subs? Do some amps allow this, or is there a way of doing it with any gear?

    Bert
    www.bertcoules.co.uk
     
  10. Nic Rhodes

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    Bert

    a simple Y splitter if you are running off the LFE channel or wire them as L and R for the main speakers. Both work really well. Some really classy processors (not my Tag:( ) like the Lex MC12 have multiple sub outlets. Way to go Lex.:)
     
  11. Bert Coules

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  12. mcmullanbrush

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    Thanks everyone

    I could not find room for another Servo 15, the one I have at the moment is placed in an awful position due to its size.

    I got the Yamaha because it was at a good price but as Ian mentioned they dont sound too good together:(

    Having just bought a projector, I have no spare cash and could only spend what I would make by selling them both:confused:

    Would I be better off selling the Yamaha and trying to position the Paradigm better. I mean, a Servo 15 should be enough for an average sized living room shouldnt it?

    I also have a wooden floor, although I have a large rug covering most of the floor both subs are on the wood:( :(

    What a disaster
     
  13. Nic Rhodes

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    YES YES YES. The only solution I know that is better is to sell me the Servo:devil:

    The Servo should deal with all your needs, I think the yammy might just make it worse.:(
     
  14. Ian J

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    I only have a Storm and in an average sized living room that is enough to wake the dead. Two subs will give you better quality but not more useable volume unless you want burst eardrums.
     
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    Er, just thought I'd let you guys know, I'll be posting the LEX MC-12 Power-Buys sometime tomorrow. Both versions!!! Stay tuned
     
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    hello everyone, it is my first post on this forum i ve just discovered thru avsforum, so just to say there is an other way to drive 2 subs, with this actually http://www.outlawaudio.com//products/icbm.html
    it enables one to have stereophonics subs, the left sub get the signal from the left front and left surround speakers when the right sub get the signal from...
    you can even go with a third sub getting the whole signal
    bye
    fred
     
  17. Nic Rhodes

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    I had suggested this for a power buy
     
  18. Bert Coules

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    But surely, low-frequency sound isn't directional enough to make stereo subs worthwhile?

    Bert
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  19. uncle eric

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    Nic,
    I've tested one of these in the last few months and while it's ok for a budget system (it worked fairly well), it adds enough rubbish into the audio chain that higher end users wouldn't consider it.
    I will be doing one of the M&K Pro series bass management gizmos shortly. The little BMC 5.1 is very reasonably priced. Apart from the Mini BMC and LFE4, there is also a new top of the range machine thats not up on their website yet.

    Regards
    Eric
     
  20. Nic Rhodes

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    Very interesting, keep me posted.
     
  21. mcmullanbrush

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    I have put them both up for sale and trade in the hardware selling forum bit
     
  22. crawler

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    uncle eric, why does it add rubbish into the audio chain? because of the audio connections to the preamp and to the amp? or due to poor quality?
     

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