Originally Posted by glennQNYC
If we are ignoring cost... Why WOULDN'T you choose the Seismic 110?
Some reasons to use the 110:
o The 110 is a sealed enclosure.
o 1700 compared to 600 total RMS power!
o more technologically advanced driver design in the Seismic.
o balanced input option is nice for the long signal run subwoofers usually require.
o much more compact.
I personally love my Seismic 110. I tell people who are looking for a sub with great SQ, if you can't afford the Paradigm Reference Sub 12 (or better) the 110 is the sub to choose.
Don't forget the PBK!
You could well be right
- I borrowed the 3400 from the Paradigm Rep yesterday.
I was supposed to have it over the weekend.
I took it back today!!
Really disappointed - build quality was poor (cheap veneer, cheap plastics and a blue Led on the front - classy! ok - that can be covered in black tape), no weight to it whatsoever - only 31 Kg for a box that big tells me either poor power supply, small magnet, thin construction, or a combination of all of the above. My mains are 45 Kg and they don't even have an amp in them!
But I could have overlooked all that except for the fact that it took about 5 seconds to power up from standby, when it did, it did it with a thump and while in powered but quiescent state, it made "ocean" shushing noises and in powered state (ie. Signal present) it sounded like Darth Vader was asleep in the background! Other than that, the sound was actually rather good, it's just that it gave a new meaning to the phrase "noise floor"! (by the way, if anyone wonders if the noise is caused by a dirty signal or dirty ground etc, it is also present when the signal cable is physically disconnected)
Ok, that could be a fault, but I googled it, and others have had the same issues which doesn't bode well! Someone even suggested that a thump from this sub powering up was normal! Nice!
Anyway, I'm still waiting for the 110 demo to arrive, so hopefully that'll arrive next week and I can move on. All the feedback I've heard on the 110 is good, so I'm looking forward to hearing what this little sub can do. I didn't say previously that my intention is to add two of these in between the fronts as reinforcement to a resident Rel Stentor III which will stay.
In the meantime I have an M&K 350 on loan - ugly looking thing, but well made and from previous experience, a great sub even given it's vintage.