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Top 5 Subwoofers to max 4K

30CenturyMan

Active Member
Inspired by the Top 5 processor thread, I thought a subwoofer one would be fun too. I'll kick things off with...

In no particular order...

Martin Logan Descent

SVS B12-Plus/4

Velodyne DD-18

B&W ASW-850

Paradigm Signature Servo / Servo-15

I should also add that I have not heard all of the above and am merely going from reviews and opinions.

:devil:
 
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recruit

Guest
Velodyne DD18 :D but i would love to hear the Martin Logan Sub & also would of thought that the Focal JMLab Sub Utopia Be should also be considered.

You in the market for a new sub then Scott3 or are you missing the Servo ? :devil:
 

Jase

Distinguished Member
Velodyne DD15

Paradigm Servo-15

SVS 25-31 PC+

SVS 20-39 PC+

Velodyne CHT15

Heard them, owned them, still own some of them. :)
 

30CenturyMan

Active Member
Jase said:
Velodyne DD15

Paradigm Servo-15

SVS 25-31 PC+

SVS 20-39 PC+

Velodyne CHT15

Heard them, owned them, still own some of them. :)
Some nice subs there, Jase. I wouldn't describe any of them as 'Top Subwoofers up to 4K' though. :lesson:
 

Jase

Distinguished Member
Scott3 said:
Some nice subs there, Jase. I wouldn't describe any of them as 'Top Subwoofers up to 4K' though. :lesson:
Just eliminated one of your choices if that's the case. :D

Anyway, that's my choice and I've gone by what I've heard rather than what I read about somewhere... :devil:
 

Thunder

Novice Member
Well here goes

SVS PB12 Ultra2

DD18

REVEL b15

ASW850

M&K MX5000
 
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recruit

Guest
Scott3 said:
John,

The Servo was replaced with a HGS-18! :D
And :boring: :D :devil:

Any way the order i would go for is :

Velodyne DD18

SVS B12-Plus/4

Velodyne DD15

B&W 850

Focal JMLab Sub Utopia Be

Edit : I would of thought once B&W release the new 855 and 875 they will definitly be in contention... :thumbsup:
 

30CenturyMan

Active Member
Jase said:
Just eliminated one of your choices if that's the case. :D

Anyway, that's my choice and I've gone by what I've heard rather than what I read about somewhere... :devil:
:rotfl: I see what you mean! I meant the V2. :suicide:
 
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recruit

Guest
Scott3 said:
I think the original Paradigm Servo-15 may be a valid choice actually. ;)
Didn't they used to catch fire and blow up, as i recall from a certain thread.. :D .... :rolleyes:
 

laalves

Novice Member
Scott3 said:
Thunder,

I'd love to hear a Revel B-15 :)
Do pop in chez moi, at rainy Portugal.....

Luis
 

Ian J

Banned
Judging by the review in "Secrets" the SVS PB-12 Ultra/2 should probably be on that list and according to the "Way Down Deep" article last year there are one or two American subs that we don't hear about much over here that are are also something special - Kleiss S15A and Contrabass to name but two.
 
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lilux

Guest
Well, my Storm III is the best Sub. Believe me, that's the absolute truth. :rotfl:
 

Ettepet

Novice Member
Ian J said:
Judging by the review in "Secrets" the SVS PB-12 Ultra/2 should probably be on that list and according to the "Way Down Deep" article last year there are one or two American subs that we don't hear about much over here that are are also something special - Kleiss S15A and Contrabass to name but two.
Yes, the PB12-Ultra/2 is probably the best SVS sub for music. It bested the sound of their B12-Plus/4, which uses the 'regular' Plus-drivers. I have yet to hear a good comparison for things like music between the Ultra/2 and single-Ultra model.

Of the ones listed sofar the DD18 will probably be best sound-quality wise, because of its Servo-technology.
 

Nimby

Well-known Member
You are forgetting the cheapest subwoofer offering the finest sound quality available at any price: An IB. :devil:

Lets see now. Top 5 was it? :)

8 x 18" IB

4 x 18" IB

8 x 15" IB

4 x 15" IB

16-46PCi

Nimby ;)
 

chinchilla

Standard Member
recruit said:
Didn't they used to catch fire and blow up, as i recall from a certain thread.. :D .... :rolleyes:
:eek: Serious!! i have a servo 15! im scared now :( im not gonna put it up too high!

ive had a few problems with the fuse blowing inside the sub :mad: very annoying.. but it shakes the house down and neighbours are not too fond of me :p haha

can i have any opnions of what people thing of the servo 15? is it any good? and if i wanted to upgrade to a better one or add an extra sub what would it be?

thanks chinchilla
 

Ian J

Banned
chinchilla said:
:eek: Serious!! i have a servo 15! im scared now :( im not gonna put it up too high!
You don't have to worry as that was a joke.

A few years ago the Servo 15 was a definate forum favourite due to the low price that the UK distributor was selling them for but a number of people started complaining that their Servo 15's had caught fire and that they had to get rid of them and replace them with a sub from a different manufacturer.

It later transpired that all of these so called new members were posting from behind the same anonymous proxy but unfortunately once or twice "they" forgot to use the proxy thus disclosing an IP address that matched that of a dealer for the competing brand of subwoofer that the false members had said they had gone to for salvation.

That particular person has long since been banned from here but his legacy lives on as the butt of the occasional joke from forum members with long memories.
 

Jonesthegas

Active Member
If the above is true, how did he get away without being sued for libel? Scandalous behaviour.

Martin
 

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