1. Join Now

    AVForums.com uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Paradigm: PDR10 v PS1000

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by nickyvicar, Feb 23, 2003.

  1. nickyvicar

    nickyvicar
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2002
    Messages:
    277
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Ratings:
    +9
    As a shipment appears to be imminent at Richer Sounds, what advice would you have to the pros/cons of PDR10 v PS1000 in a general AV setup, living room 15' square, using Paradigm CC370, Mission m74is and Yamaha 620.

    Also, any points to be aware of regarding sub connection?

    Many thanks in advance,
    Nick.
     
  2. damtom1

    damtom1
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    I,ve had a PDR10,and i'm currently using a PS1000 with 74i's.The PS1000 is a far better sub,but is also quite a bit bigger.Both connections are via a single phono lead via the amps output.If you've got the room i'd definately go for the PS1000.
     
  3. nickyvicar

    nickyvicar
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2002
    Messages:
    277
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Ratings:
    +9
    Many thanks for the reply.

    What is the size difference?

    Room to accomodate is unlikely to be an issue, I'm more concerned whether the PS would be overkill in a room this size. Or are we talking more quality in addition to quantity?
     
  4. stranger

    stranger
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    don't worry about overkill, I use 2 pdr10s and a servo-15 in my 12ftx12ft room, it makes for effortless bass.
     
  5. mandlebrot

    mandlebrot
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2001
    Messages:
    426
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    Ratings:
    +0
    Go for the PS1000 if you have the required space, its got more bottom end and is less boomy. Its not easy to site it though and you may have to move it around quite a lot to find the ideal position. Also don't be tempted to have it set to high because this will not only make it boom but will shake your windows etc. A friend asked me to wack mine up to see just how far it could go, I got just past the halfway mark when things were rattling that much that a big picture fell off the wall. Mine is now set at just less than a quarter (settings will of course be different on your system) which sounds great but if I lived in a detached house I'd knock it up just a touch more.:D
     
  6. petrolhead

    petrolhead
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2002
    Messages:
    4,477
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    71
    Location:
    Newcastle
    Ratings:
    +81
    I had the PDR10 and can recomment it. It certainly was not boomy in my environment and was easy to set up. It was situated in a corner in a 16 x 14 foot room. It was also not bad with music although I am not an audiophile :)

    7thguest has the PS1000 and I find it hard to tell the difference but he tends to listen to HC at a low vol level
     
  7. graxxor

    graxxor
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Yes, the PS1000 is a big sub... I mention it on my hifi page on my web-site.

    As for shaking the floor etc... I moved into my mate's house while at uni, and I was using my ps1000 (I since sold it for 75 quid :( ) and we called a load of friends around to watch 007 - Tomorrow Never Dies and see my 5.1 DD setup and DVD player (which were still rare in those days) and to listen to my meaty new sub the size of a beer fridge :D . He had a big lounge and the house was a sturdy victorian one... But in the scene where the big missle comes down and obliterates the base the boom from sub was felt through the floorboords. The windows rattled, people had to shout to make themselves heard and everyone cheered and pointed out how you could really FEEL the bass... It was then that we noticed his bookshelf had collaped. :rotfl:

    Yes, the PS1000 is a big sub, so do the right thing and turn it WAY DOWN!!:)
     
  8. petrolhead

    petrolhead
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2002
    Messages:
    4,477
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    71
    Location:
    Newcastle
    Ratings:
    +81
    Or but a PDR10, save some money and turn it up :D
     
  9. snelly

    snelly
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2002
    Messages:
    227
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Berkshire
    Ratings:
    +3
    Both subs are good at the price, but they are much much better for HC than HiFi in my opinion. If you intend to listen to lots of music through the sub as well then I suggest you try it first or use the richer 14 day return guarantee. For bassy music Id rather just let my speakers handle it. I suppose this could illustrate the fact that I have found it hard to my PS1000 set up perfectly

    However if you want the ability to shift air and shake the room - this really is one of the big (although not only) purposes of the .1 in HC then I would go for a PS1000. Neither of the subs are terribly refined but the PS1000 is awfully fun - it really shifts air. It definitely brings a smile to the face every time i see the THC lightning trailer at the beginning of films! I think the PDR10 is better suited to supplementing satellites that are weak on bass than for a full on HC subwoofer

    Better to have the ability to break things in reserver and not use than stretch a small sub to its limits...At least that way you can crank it up every now and then...subwoofers are supposed to be fun!


    Tim
     
  10. avanzato

    avanzato
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2003
    Messages:
    1,874
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    51
    Location:
    Norfolk
    Ratings:
    +60
    I had a PS-1000 before getting hold of a cheapish REL Q200E.
    I'm glad the REL was cheap as it *is* better than the PS-1000.... but not by a huge amount.
     

Share This Page

Loading...