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Servo 15.......WOW !!!

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  1. av L

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    I'd just like to share this " DEEP " moment,with anyone who is looking for a used Servo 15,if you find one for sale,grab it with both hands & part with the cash !
    Previously owning a SVS 25-31PCi ("my baby") & having to replace due to the wife saying it looked like a "dustbin",the search was on for another suitable sub!
    After months of searching Ebay & the classifieds,I found & bought a secondhand Paradigm Servo 15 from an AV Forum member.
    After waiting all weekend to set up due to having 2 small boy's & a wife who constantly watch tv,I finally got some time to myself & managed to set up this morning.
    Now which dvd to try first ? I know.......Star Wars "Attack of the clones"
    All I can say is ******* UNBELEIVABLE......The intro scene,when the spaceship fly's over,really took me by surprise,nearly pooed my pants ! Then,the first explosion........"MY GOD!",the whole room literally shook,plates in the sideboard could be heard rattling & pictures started dancing on the chimney surround........blimey!!!!!! I've since had to BluTack the pictures down!!!
    The servo just seems capable of going lower & lower,with no distortion whatsoever.
    It's making films so enjoyable to watch,as it adds so much depth & impact,throwing out notes which I didn't even know were there,in fact you don't actually hear the bass,but rather feel it,in your bones!!!!!!!!!
    I would wholeheartedly recommend this sub to anyone who can attain one,as it really is something else!
    Now the wife is happy & I have again,found a sub that puts a smile on my face!
    Now I realise why there was so much hype about it when introduced by RS in this country!!!!!
    Anyway I'll stop boring you all now (you've probably heard this all before ),I just had to tell the world, what a beast of a sub this is ! :devil:
    Yawn,Yawn Zzzzzzz
     
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    May you and your Servo live a happy and fulfilling life together :thumbsup:

    Now you can see why people who own them, rather like them :D
     
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    Extra extra, hot of the press :) Latest news....

    seriously, the Servo 15 was right when it was introduced and things haven't changed, takes some beating even today ;)

    Glad you like it :)
     
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    Long live the servo and all that live with her. :thumbsup:
     
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    Amen! :thumbsup:
     
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    My pristine example is up for grabs in the classified section. :)
     
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    If you don't mind me asking, what are you upgrading to?
     
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    Servo 15 is a solid sub, one of the best out there :) nice one :smashin:
     
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    I have a friend looking for a sub bass to replace his Yamaha ysw-150! The sub which I have told him can’t handle the lows down at 20Hz and 40Hz on films like the Matrix and the day after tomorrow, at these high SPL levels.

    I keep trying to tell him you really need a bigger one, to handle the demands of motion picture soundtracks, it may be fine on music which is around the 50 to 60Hz peaks for dram and bass and motion picture soundtracks are a totally different ball game altogether have to be as realistic sounding using all the full range spectrum by the sound mixers to an artist way.

    So I tell him about the Servo 15, and to keep an eye out for it on the Ebay site…
    …I’ll also be helping to try and find it as well.

    Sound's like the Servo 15 may be on a par with my JBL 4645!

    As sub bass in my home cinema I use the JBL 4645 hence my users name, and it’s all so a very popular THX cinema sub bass, that I have felt plenty, of times at the UCI Empire Leicester square screen #1 when she used to be THX certified until the late 1998, pity…

    My JBL 4645 sub bass…she is loud she is a mean sounding sub of a bitch…


    She can take it she is the real McCoy THX approved and 600watts of slam kick ramble and depth too, and she goes down deep. 120dbc max but I like film and music at 115dbc on the JBL… :smashin: :smashin: :clap: :clap: :devil:

    I can’t believe this is happing. All right. Uh…Am I clear, Lambert? I wanna get the hell outta of hear.

    Alien 1979.

    But hay…

    ….It’s only a movie…

    Alfred Hitchcock.
     
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    Ashley

    Do you have an SPL meter? Or are you just guessing about the level you claim to listen at?

    Have you ever plotted a frequency response curve for your system?

    Regards
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    Listening at 115dB will send you stone deaf in a matter of hours. :)
     
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    Certainly. My ears took a punishing at this drum + bass gig- I'd like to have known the SPL levels. 14 scoop bins 2 W's, funktion-one mids+highs + a tennis-court sized dance floor. Hmm. They were handing out ear plugs but I didn't wear any. it took a week for my hearing to "recover" :eek: I reckon a few nights of this would have seen it off entirely!

    Amazing night though :thumbsup:
     

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    I feel no desire nor necessity to even consider upgrading from my pair of Servo 15s :). Well, perhaps I may try a Velodyne Digital add on thingy when they eventually come out :devil:.
     
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    Same as me :)
     
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    Chips is that the Velodyne digital thingy that's basically the room EQ bit from the DD series? Is their any news yet when it’s going to be released over here? Looks a great bit of kit for the money.
     
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    Yes, that's the one. I don't think it will be available before the fourth quarter of this year.
     
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    Mornin'

    We've been told September for the Velodyne SMS-1.
     
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    Any word on rrp yet.
    Cheers Gonzo. :)
     
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    Mornin'

    Only, around £450 - £500!!!
     
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    I have been having a small play with a few subs up here to see how the market stands as I am a little out of step at the moment. To be honest many are making the same mistakes but there are few nice new ones floating around nowdays which I think are doing things right. This is a pleasant change from a few years ago, however I have found NOTHING that will tempt me away from my Dual Servos 15s, certainly not at affordable money. For me it is still the one to beat and the second hand price is awesome at the moment. Perhaps I should follow SteveEx and get 4 :)

    Go Servo :)
     
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    Out of interest Nic, what else have you been playing with and which ones do you think are getting it right? :)
     
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    Superb subwoofer, unbeatable performance for the money. You'd have to spend a lot more to better it.

    The Servo seems to have fallen from grace a little, lately. However, I have a feeling all that might change soon... ;)
     
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    B and W looked good, I also like the MS stuff, and you know of my respect for Velodyne. Still find REL very expensive for their performance. MS stands out for me, heard a pile of pathetic stuff though which should never be allowed to be called a sub in the first place. I will perhaps write some more when I have time but for me Servo15 are still the biz and I carry on looking.....:)
     
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    Interesting indeed, thanks. I've heard a few of the MS subs and they're certainly amongst the ones to beat at their respective price points with the possible exception of the 909 which really didn't seem to add much over the 309 despite the enlarged cabinet and driver.

    One day I'll hear one of these mythical Servo 15's and understand what all the fuss is/was about. The new Sig versions certainly look stunning. :)
     
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    Nic,

    Have you tried any of the Genelec offerings?
     
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    Just heard the stuff at PJ, awesome, would love a 6 but they are £10k!! They know what they are doing but I am a Genelec user anyway :)

    Re The Paradigm Servo signature, yup I'm seriously interested in this.....looks awesome
     
  27. Nic Rhodes

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    the reason why I resurected this thread really was to highlight how little progress has been made on the ultimate sub performance in the last 8 years. The basic end is getting better and learning but the likes of the Servo 15 have been available for a while now and they are still right at the top of the pile, the rest is all down to how you set things up......;) The price second hand is rediculous for the quality but people have started comparing it to 'other' £300 subs. No way.
     
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    Always wondered what some of the smaller Genelec units are like.

    Signature Servo looks a monster on paper - Can't help thinking it's sort of eclipsed by the Velodyne DDs.

    The old Servo was/is so good because of the price we got them for. :)
     
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    so do I if you belive the second hand prices :D

    The DD decoding looks great and I will have a separate box when they appear. I am not sure the Paradigm Servo signature will be eclipsed by the DD, time will tell but we will have to wait for some to decend to the UK first. Paradigm are showing some serious specs.

    The Genelec units are FULLY competitve here, if I had to pick one sub blind as my desert island sub I think it would be the big Genelec. Anyone with a spare £10k for me?
     

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