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Paradigm Subwuffs

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by watersa@ntlworl, Dec 4, 2004.

  1. watersa@ntlworl

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    R these still in circulation? I bought mine from Richer sounds in 1996 & it's still the dogs nads, 350w of precision best buy. I think it was/is the first & better of the p1000's, such a well balanced pet & given a new life with a newer quality interconnect, it's awesome :clap:
     
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    I have a PS1000, also bought from Richer Sounds, I love it, only got mine set at 1/4 turn because otherwise it shakes the house to bits!!
     
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    I've got a little baby PDR8, baby tiger more like :thumbsup: :laugh:
     
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    They're definitely a good breed. There's a review of my old PDR-10 against the current crop at the top of this forum, it certainly wasn't outclassed by the amount some might expect. :)
     
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    Yes mine is the PS too & ditto on the setting. Independance day could demolish the house given it's head :laugh: I think I paid £350 back then & it had TOP reviews. I carried it home via the bus too & it only just fit through door cos of the center handrail & boy was it heavy especially after 8 pints of ale. I needed Dutch courage to buy it & then face the mrs :blush:
     
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    Used a PS1000 for about 3 years, top sub but to be fair, a little boomy. Upgraded to a Servo 15.................... :eek:

    Quite tasty to be fair but am also using a BFD, makes a huge difference.
     
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    I also upgraded to a Servo 15 and have been blown away by it.
    I auditioned the B&W 850 for a week, and it does not come close at almost twice the price.

    CALEB
     
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    :eek: In what respect? :confused:
     
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    i'd be interested in your findings too, being another owner of said Servo15. Be nice to know why you still think it's mutts gonads, even in competition to much pricier material.

    I still get a kick out of watching my mates faces when it kicks in :devil:

    Chris
     
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    Maaaaan you don't want to say things like that round here you'll get duffed up by the B&W police :rotfl:
     
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    Yep give it a couple of hours and Stella will be in here stamping authority.

    My guess is that you didn't hear the 850 in an ideal situation. Either setup poorly or the partnering kit wasn't up to scratch - remember crap in crap out.

    I think just about everyone on the forums has heard/owned a servo15 at some stage. I've heard the 750 at a dealers and owned a servo15 too and I was in no which was the better. So if I preffered the 750 to the servo then the 850 - which I haven't heard incidentally, would certainly be better again.

    The servo is a great sub but its fundamental design is over 8 years old and that includeds the servo feedback system. Which only measures 300 times per second as opposed to velodyne's and Paradigms newer system which offers around 10,000+ adjustments per second. But then again comparing it to newer designs just shows how well its stood the test of time. Quality is always quality but like anything its glory is short lived but remembered.
     
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    That's still 300 times per second more than the B&W then :D

    I know it's got a much bigger amp but that doesn't automatically mean it's a better sub. I've heard both myself and it wasn't £800 better than my Servo that's for sure, marginal at best. Personally, I'll wait for another Servo to come on the classifieds and still have change for a fish supper :)
     
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    That's fighting talk :D
     
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    :D Put'em up put'em up!!
     
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    I don't think anyone here ever said anything about power deciding a subs performance. Afterall far more important parameters such as loading, T/S parameters and sensitivity all come into play. Amplification quality on the other hand is another matter.

    Another thing your paying for, besides better performance, with the 850 is aesthetics. A much nicer looking sub than the servo. Its the kind of sub you'd go out of your way not to hide. That to some is actually worth more than the price tag.

    BTW low bandwidth servo mechanism can actually hinder more than they can help. I'm certainly not saying this is the case with the 15 but the latest servo designs are certainly even more accurate, which is just a natural progression of technology.
     
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    Na hes quite safe as he's not saying that about SVS :eek: :D :rotfl:
     
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    Despite it's age, there are few subs out there todays that are MUCH better than the Servo15, many now also reach the same leve, a select few are a bit better but quality is quality and the servo15 still is a difficult sub to beat on pure quality grounds.

    If it ain't broke, don't try and fix it....
     

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