Originally Posted by Ryan Peddle
I don't know what I never thought about reflection in my HT room. I do use a FP (not currently as my basement is being demolished and rebuilt for my HT), but that makes very much sense. I guess it will be flat black...or rosenut...damn now I feel like a woman talking about colour and how it will match in with its surroundings.
Mark, how do you like the Sub 12?
I really, really like it.
I also had an opportunity to try my SUB12 in a fairly large room before I moved into my condo. I was able also to compare it to a Paradigm Servo 15v1, SVS PC-12 Plus, and a Paradigm Ultracube. About 3/4 way down the page you will find my detailed thoughts and pictures posted in this thread: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1183879
It outperformed every other sub handily in the large room (its more expensive, though), and in my new, tiny HT room, I've got the gain around 1/4 and it is plenty loud. It provided the hit-you-in-the-chest visceral feeling that the other subs all lacked, and is the most crisp/tight sounding sub I have ever heard. It also provided me with bass sounds I've never heard before in music. It just sounds exactly how I would want it to. I think Paradigm really hit a home run with these. I don't have the PBK-1 yet, but I will be getting it soon, and it should make it even better. It has a nice small footprint too, which is nice.
Mine is matte black, because the rest of my speakers are, any other veneer is more expensive, and I use front projection so I don't want any reflections coming off the piano black near my screen.
I would think the SUB15 just has crazy output based on what I am getting from the SUB12 compared to the older Servo 15v1. They do have the same amps though (which I believe is actually 2 separate amps). Dual SUB12's would be spectacular, and the PBK-1 can handle dual sub equalization just fine (it's a derivative of the infamous Anthem room correction software).
Anyways let me know if you have any other questions I can help with. I think you will love this sub (or the 15).