Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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I had a very similar situation, except with SVS PC -12 Ultra and Paradigm SUB 12. I tried to like the SVS, but the Paradigm blew it out of the water for only a couple hundred dollars more. I also was able to directly compare it to a Paradigm Ultracube 10 and a Paradigm Servo 15.
Also, the single largest difference I've ever noticed in a subwoofer was after a PBK-1 calibration. That alone would be reason enough to go Paradigm IMHO. Absolute night and day difference from an already amazing sub.
I have a SUB 12 and you will not regret it. Two amps, 1700 W RMS, PBK-1 compatible, fairly small footprint, and it's without question the best sub I've ever owned or heard.
You should be able to get 15-25%+ off of that SUB 12. Paradigm speaker/sub markups are almost exactly 95% here in Canada so there is always plenty of room for dealing.
I tried a lot of subs and did a lot of A/B comparisons. The SUB12 was the only one that gave me that extremely tight smack-you-in-the-chest bass for movies that I wanted. It's great for music, too, but I use it for 99% HT. It has more than double the power of most comparable subs which is probably a big reason for that.