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What you describe above if the lights are dimming only when turning on the unit and no sound is being reproduced that sounds like an amplifier problem overloading the power supply or even your AC circuit.
My guess is it is the AC circuit. The lights will dim if the sub starts to hit hard like watching WotW and decent volume. My room needs to be re-wired but at the moment I can not afford to rip the whole room apart and have new AC service installed. When I am ready though, I am going to have a 240V line run just for the sub and maybe another 4 dedicated 30 amp circuits. I also want to get a P5 and P2 next year so the rewire would assist with that. And to do all this, I need a new panel or sub panel and a new line from the pole. Only have a 100 amp service here.
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I've had a Sub 1 for a few months now. Actually, I am on my second because of a technical issue.


The sub emits low level thumps when the system is first turned on and then fairly randomly after that. Might happen in five minutes or fifteen, but it happens. It's as if the autosense circuit is hypercritical and the unit is being turned on and off inappropriately.


The situation is a bit unusual. I like to watch movies in bed. Pretty good audio system and 60" flat panel in a quiet room. Sub performance is very good - except for the thumping. The unusual bit is that this system is also used for satellite TV and the volumes are low when that is on. It is when I am listening to the low volume satellite input that the thumps are noticeable. They do occur with movies (at first signal input) but, because the volumes are much higher, the low thumps are not noticeable most of the time.


It is not the prepro. The Sub 1 has thumped with nothing connected to it. A few times it has sat there popping quietly to itself (but loudly enough to be heard 15'away), and it keeps doing it after the XLR cable is disconnected. The Sub 1 will also thump every now and then with the input devices turned off. I don't think there is anything wrong with this specific unit because Paradigm replaced the first one for the same problem. This second one was better at first but is now about the same as the last one.


Paradigm is looking into it, but it's been months and I am not sure what that means. Either they can't replicate it or they can't correct it, I suspect. No, it is not a huge deal but it is bothersome. Anyone else experienced this?
If you are using XLR Cable? try the RCA Cable.

If I remember .. There are people who have had problems with port XLR in sub 1 and Sub 2
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If you are using XLR Cable? try the RCA Cable.

If I remember .. There are people who have had problems with port XLR in sub 1 and Sub 2
Hi.

Can anyone owning a sub 2 give me the size of the box. Not sure I can get it into my house.
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Hi.

Can anyone owning a sub 2 give me the size of the box. Not sure I can get it into my house.
I think you will not believe the size of the box!!

it's "29.5 L" x "29.5 W" x "32 H".

The problem is not in size but in weight
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I think you will not believe the size of the box!!

it's "29.5 L" x "29.5 W" x "32 H".

The problem is not in size but in weight
Thanks. My door is 80 cm, so it will work out. I have friends to help lifting.
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Thanks. My door is 80 cm, so it will work out. I have friends to help lifting.
A dolly helps and if it's going on a carpet, use those furniture mover things that go under the legs of couches, helps a lot sliding it to the optimum position.

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Mine came in a box that had plastic feet attached to a sheet of plywood inside the box. You'll need to leave it in the box as long as possible because the subwoofer is very difficult to move since there's nowhere to hold onto it without touching the finish.

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Mine came in a box that had plastic feet attached to a sheet of plywood inside the box. You'll need to leave it in the box as long as possible because the subwoofer is very difficult to move since there's nowhere to hold onto it without touching the finish.

Only the last 30cm vill be moved unboxed.
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I think you'll like your new toy. I've had mine for four years now and it still brings me enjoyment every time I watch a movie. Please tell us your impressions after you've tried it out.
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A dolly helps and if it's going on a carpet, use those furniture mover things that go under the legs of couches, helps a lot sliding it to the optimum position.
My Gotham have some sliders included in the box, so i hope they will work out.
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My Gotham have some sliders included in the box, so i hope they will work out.
I pulled a foot off my SUB1 to match threads for the purchase of 3 castors from the Home Depot... Since the designs of these subs don't allow for the cabinet vibrating across the room, it's a super stable alternative to sliders. Sliders didn't work for me, at least one would come away at every shove. ANND, I have the option to easily put it anywhere, anytime... For tweaking.
I don't mind the looks of the castors. I wouldn't mind buying 3 more for an additional SUB1 ~

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I pulled a foot off my SUB1 to match threads for the purchase of 3 castors from the Home Depot... Since the designs of these subs don't allow for the cabinet vibrating across the room, it's a super stable alternative to sliders. Sliders didn't work for me, at least one would come away at every shove. ANND, I have the option to easily put it anywhere, anytime... For tweaking.
I don't mind the looks of the castors. I wouldn't mind buying 3 more for an additional SUB1 ~
I ordered mine today. It vil take aprox 3 weeks before delivery. Do anyone know if there hawe been any change in the Sub 2 during the 4 years it have been available. Notised that some call the present on v3.
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As far as I know there have been no changes to the design of the SUB 2 since it first shipped in August 2010. The designation v3 is a reference to the third generation of the entire Signature product line which was launched at the CEDIA tradeshow in September 2009. The next generation is still in development featuring a new mid-range driver design made of beryllium, and the date of availability is unknown. The only change I'm aware of is the microphone stand for the PBK which originally was a cast iron disc, and has been replaced with a tripod.
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Other than price no change I know of. I use furniture movers with mine. Even with the furniture movers it's still a bitch to move. Would love a second one but I highly doubt I could get the discount that I got last time nor am I even allowed to spend that money at the moment. I would see divorce papers before I ever laid eyes on a second one.
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Other than price no change I know of. I use furniture movers with mine. Even with the furniture movers it's still a bitch to move. Would love a second one but I highly doubt I could get the discount that I got last time nor am I even allowed to spend that money at the moment. I would see divorce papers before I ever laid eyes on a second one.
2 Sub 2's????

Man, that would be re-dick-u-lous...
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2 Sub 2's????

Man, that would be re-dick-u-lous...
I would love to try some other subs like the submersive or better yet the terraform Xl but I could never fit them in this house. A second sub 2 would be hard too.
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Mine came in a box that had plastic feet attached to a sheet of plywood inside the box. You'll need to leave it in the box as long as possible because the subwoofer is very difficult to move since there's nowhere to hold onto it without touching the finish.

Can i ask you the distance between the blu feet. I am going to make a lifting device,more like a ladder, so its easyer to carry it inside the house.
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Can i ask you the distance between the blu feet. I am going to make a lifting device,more like a ladder, so its easyer to carry it inside the house.
A dolly?
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I can't measure the distance between the feet because the box is in storage far away from me.
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A dolly?
I was thinking about something in similarity to how they bring people in a ambulance. Sorry fore bad english, i am a low edukated Norwegian.
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A dolly?
Seriously, this is all you need. There is a plywood base in the box. Sounds like everyone has a different way to make it more complicated.
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Seriously, this is all you need. There is a plywood base in the box. Sounds like everyone has a different way to make it more complicated.
Sorry, iam not sure what a Dolly is. Exsept the girlfriend of Donald Duck. Is it posible fore you to explain it to me so i can understand. I like to make it as simple as posible.
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Sorry, iam not sure what a Dolly is. Exsept the girlfriend of Donald Duck. Is it posible fore you to explain it to me so i can understand. I like to make it as simple as posible.
A picture is probably easiest:
http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&field-keywords=dolly

May also be refereed to as a hand truck. You shouldn't need to make anything custom. Many households in the US have a dolly/hand truck.
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http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&field-keywords=dolly

May also be refereed to as a hand truck. You shouldn't need to make anything custom. Many households in the US have a dolly/hand truck.
Ok. I used a Hand Truck when i got my Gotham, the problem was that i almost destroyed the blue feet on the Gotham box. The hand truck was a little bit to wiide. Thats why i like to hawe the correct distance between the blue feet, so i could find a hand truck that will fitt or make the solution i mention first. By the way the hand truck have a very diffirent name in Norway.
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Ok. I used a Hand Truck when i got my Gotham, the problem was that i almost destroyed the blue feet on the Gotham box. The hand truck was a little bit to wiide. Thats why i like to hawe the correct distance between the blue feet, so i could find a hand truck that will fitt or make the solution i mention first. By the way the hand truck have a very diffirent name in Norway.
Gotham, huh? Seems like you are a big fan of bass!

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Maybe you could talk your fellow countryman that knows a thing or two about bass. He might be able to give you some very good information as he has extensive experience in the area.
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Gotham, huh? Seems like you are a big fan of bass!

Since you are from Norway, have you had a chance to check out this month's Home Theater of the Month? Click the link below.

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Maybe you could talk your fellow countryman that knows a thing or two about bass. He might be able to give you some very good information as he has extensive experience in the area.
To be a smal country, Norway have a lot of hifi skilled people. Yes i am sure hi vould give me some advise if i ask him.
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To be a smal country, Norway have a lot of hifi skilled people. Yes i am sure hi vould give me some advise if i ask him.
Yes, I have noticed that most AVS members from Europe are very skilled in the science behind many aspects of the hobby.

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