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WTB : Paradigm Servo 15 OR Velodyne CHT-15

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by Dimmy, Jan 17, 2004.

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  1. Dimmy

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    After having had to pass on an infuriating number of previous Servo 15 sales. I'm looking for either of the aforementioned subwoofers. I'd prefer the Servo 15, but would consider the CHT-15 if somebody offers an irresistable price.

    For an idea of pricing, the last three Servo 15s have sold for around £450:

    http://www.avforums.com/frame.html?...thread.php?s=&threadid=112351&highlight=Servo[/url]

    http://www.avforums.com/frame.html?...thread.php?s=&threadid=107409&highlight=Servo[/url]

    http://www.avforums.com/frame.html?...thread.php?s=&threadid=105473&highlight=Servo[/url]

    And the last CHT-15 I could find sold for £500:

    http://www.avforums.com/frame.html?...read.php?s=&threadid=97866&highlight=Velodyne[/url]

    The Servo 15 pricings were about right IMHO.

    The CHT-15 I won't pay that much for. For no reason other than its 'new' sale price in the USA.

    If nobody has something that tickles my fancy I'm quite happy to stick with the M5AS or buy a Jamo D7 THX Ultra 2 sub, new.

    TIA

    Dimmy :)
     
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    Not sure I understand that bit - if someone in the UK has paid the UK price for a CHT15 then why would you expect them to sell it for a lot less just because it costs less to buy new in the USA?

    By your reasoning, you'd be willing to pay well over the odds (more than the UK new price) for a used REL because they sell for a lot more in the USA.

    Good luck in your search though.

    Matt.
     
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    Matt - it's just offputting that it's worth so little yet costs so much.

    I'd fully expect somebody else to pay full price for the CHT-15. The UK price doesn't represent good value for me and I won't buy one unless it does, which at £500 it doesn't.
     
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    ^Up :)
     
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    Dimmy - I know it's more money but have you tried an B&W ASW750 ?

    Really is a superb sub.
     
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    Rags - I thought about it. But it's retailing at what, £1250? I'd have to hear it in all honesty before I could justify it against a Servo. My local sevenoaks aren't selling it, so that's quite a difficult prospect.

    I read you're very happy with it. Have you heard a Servo?
     
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    You can get it a lot cheaper than that !

    No I havent heard a Servo15 and TBH they seem to represent superb value for money (otherwise they wouldnt be going second hand for more than what Richer sounds were selling them at).

    Smurfin was round today and he liked the sub a lot (well thats what he said but he may just have been trying to be polite:) ). Your welcome to come round and have a demo if your passing the Watford area.
     
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    I'll pester Matt in PM to see what he thought then :D. I'm about 3 hours away from Watford unfortuantely, but thanks for the offer :).

    Still be open to Servos/CHT-15s for now though...
     
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    Dimmy, without wishing to turn this into a "sub debate" thread, you've probably insulted any CHT-15 owners out there, and I doubt another Servo will come up for sale soon:D

    On the subject of the B+W 750 sub, I heard Rags' today and was mightily impressed. Yes it's expensive, but the little beast was pumping out clean bass well below 20hz. I'd describe it as agile and clean...certainly it "feels" like there's plenty of headroom. I thought it sounded a little too "tight" at times, but I think this is mainly due to the fact that it's not run-in yet.

    If you can stretch to it, then certainly investigate...
     
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    Will have a look into it, thanks again guys...
     
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    Up ^ :)
     
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    Maaan your sales patter (or should I say buyer patter) is truly unique Dimmy. I wouldn't consider a job as a car salesman anytime soon if I were you, because you’d starve to death!! :D
     
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    Yes, thanks for that :D.

    Can I ask that people stop contributing to the thread unless they're offering something - if you've got advice feel free PM me with it.

    n.b. - I'd definitely consider CHT-15s at the £450 mark.
     
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    Hi Dimmy
    Would you not consider buying the svs 20-39 pci sub from the usa they can be had now for around 525 quid all in delivered to your door,I know you havent got a credit card but you could use somebodys card and give them the money.Its just a thought if you want to get good bass for less notes.
    Cheers Gonzo.:)
     
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    Again - I'd have to hear it, but it's worth considering. Thanks for the heads up gonzo.

    Up ^ :)
     
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    Dimmy,

    I heard Ian J's SVS the other day and I was mightily impressed. If I hadn't already got my Servo 15 it would be at the top of my list. Also with the excellent $ to £ exchange rate it makes the whole thing even more tempting
     
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    Good point Orbital....the exchange rate is something like 1.80 atm, which has got to make the SVS an even more tempting proposition.

    Dimmy why don't you find a forum member to visit who has one? Best do it quick while the £ is so strong....
     
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    Lol, you've just about talked me into it.

    Mods, please close, I'm about to become a slave to the groove of SVS :D.
     
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