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post #81 of 269 Old 04-13-07, 02:57 PM
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Re: Which subwoofers would you like to see tested?

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"Currently we do not have enough inventory to offer you one for testing."
You would think that a company just getting their feet wet in the HT arena would want the publicity of competant independant testing, alongside many subs who have already proven themselves. Then again, there are those who avoid testing for fear of embassassment next to "giants" ...

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post #82 of 269 Old 04-13-07, 07:27 PM
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Re: Which subwoofers would you like to see tested?

This is exactly what I would like to see. A Sub shootout. No particular order. SVS PB or PC 13, REL, Velodyne dd15, Definitive Technology Reference, Martin Logan Descent, Paradigm servo 15, JL F113, James loudspeaker, Sunfire, M&K 350 or etc. Even though M&K is not in the game any longer, it would be worth the test effort.

This list should provide ample variety of sealed, ported, passive mixed and various power supplies and Xover features. It is lengthy but appropriate for the variables on the market.
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Re: Which subwoofers would you like to see tested?

The lowly overachiever Acoustic Research S112PS, said to be comparable to the Paradigm PDR12.
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Re: Which subwoofers would you like to see tested?

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This is exactly what I would like to see. A Sub shootout. No particular order. SVS PB or PC 13, REL, Velodyne dd15, Definitive Technology Reference, Martin Logan Descent, Paradigm servo 15, JL F113, James loudspeaker, Sunfire, M&K 350 or etc. Even though M&K is not in the game any longer, it would be worth the test effort.

This list should provide ample variety of sealed, ported, passive mixed and various power supplies and Xover features. It is lengthy but appropriate for the variables on the market.
Sure it would be a blast to test those all, but where would I get them? I mean it's not like subwoofer companies are pressing me to test their subs. If you can provide me all those subs, I'd be happy to test them.
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Re: Which subwoofers would you like to see tested?

You asked so I answered. Maybe the question should be changed to Which subs would you like to see get tested that will never happen?
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You asked so I answered. Maybe the question should be changed to Which subs would you like to see get tested that will never happen?
It's all good. Just busting your chops.
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Re: Which subwoofers would you like to see tested?

SVS Ultra 12/2
HSU VFT3-MK2
Axiom EP500/600

I need one or two of the above soon

and hey Axiom gives a 30 day trial
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SVS Ultra 12/2
HSU VFT3-MK2
Axiom EP500/600

I need one or two of the above soon

and hey Axiom gives a 30 day trial
The HSU VTF-3 MK2 and the Axiom EP600 have been already tested. And you can approximate the Ultra/2 by looking at the PB12-Plus/2 results but add 1-2 dB more maximum output below 40-50 Hz and lower its THD figures by just a bit.

The Ultra/2 will be the loudest and cleanest of those three, though it will have the non flattest frequency response.
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Re: Which subwoofers would you like to see tested?

No problem. If testing can happen and not in the same timeframe or with same exact circumstances then the questions of variables would inevitably come to question. It would be great if testing could happen such that many were tested the same way and time to dispell questioning of variables.
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Re: Which subwoofers would you like to see tested?

I'd really like to have the Paradigmn Servo-15 V.1 tested.

I've had this sub for years and still can't believe how good it appears to be given it's size.

It only has a 400 watt amp, but provides house shaking low end that compresses in a very civilized manner when overdriven in my opinion.

I always thougt I'd like to see an Ilkka test done on it to confirm my suspicions that for the money (~$1500USD) it's a big bang. My reading is that the newer V.2 at ~$2200USD wasn't much of an improvement in performance.

I suppose getting hold of these commercial subs is tough though.... But you asked..

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