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Old 01-13-2013, 10:53 AM - Thread Starter
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My PS-1000 started honking, so after a little back and forth with Paradigm about repair solutions, I probably need to replace this sub. It was plenty loud for my space, but boomy, a big negative. Anyone have suggestions for replacements? I want to keep the cost down because I plan to build out a theater room soon and am not sure it will move in there. My other speakers are Studio 60's, CC and ADP's all v2, driven by a Pioneer Elite receiver through Crown XLS 202 amps.. Suggestions from local dealers have included Paradigm Monitor 10, Velodyne 3750, Episode Triple 10. Lots of reviews and folks on this forum like like SVS, Rythmic and HSU, but not sure I want to pay return shipping if I don't like them. Having said that if the consensus here is one of those, I'll take the risk. Thanks for your suggestions.
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My PS-1000 started honking ... It was plenty loud for my space, but boomy ... Anyone have suggestions for replacements? I want to keep the cost down ...
Not sure what that translates into in dollars... wink.gif ...but a couple of options are:
- SVS SB-1000 ($499, shipped) - good and relatively inexpensive; and
- SVS SB12-NSD ($649, shipped) - a solid choice if you can spend a little more.
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:20 AM - Thread Starter
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Thanks for the suggestion and quick reply. I see we're kindred 60's fans - hope that's not a bad assumption, 'cause mine are till awesome after 12 years. I notice you have Chase subs...and I see they have a $500 option, altho unpowered. I see they're passive, but that's not an issue as I can reroute my surrounds from one of the Crowns to the Elite. Are you happy with those?
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I see we're kindred 60's fans - hope that's not a bad assumption, 'cause mine are till awesome after 12 years.
I bought my gently-used 60s almost three years ago (as an upgrade from Monitor 7v4s) and I still enjoy them a lot. Great-sounding speakers! smile.gif
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I notice you have Chase subs...and I see they have a $500 option, altho unpowered. I see they're passive, but that's not an issue as I can reroute my surrounds from one of the Crowns to the Elite. Are you happy with those?
I'm happy with my ChaseHT subs and the performance they deliver in my HT space. I hesitate to recommend buying from them at this time, however, because the company is currently in a state of "flux".

So:
- what's your budget?
- how big is your room?
- what are your listening preferences (music:movies)?
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Its an upstairs loft with 2 half walls open to the rest of the house, plus to complicate things it has cathedral ceilings...layout kind of like a hayloft in a barn...not the best environment. Trying to spend as little as possible, recognizing that big box stores won't have anything that will work. After looking around if I could spend $500 I think that would be good. Likes include vintage rock, jazz and great action flix. Batman Returns currently at the top of the list.
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For ~$500, you might want to consider the SVS PB-1000 ($499, shipped). Based on comments I keep reading about it, it's the SVS PB10-NSD re-born...and that, IMO, is a very good thing. cool.gif
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I know this is an old thread, but...

I was trying to figure out why my (15 year-old) Paradigm PS1000 subwoofer was making my latest home theater (spare bedroom) feel like the everything in the room was rattling. After playing around with the settings, I thought it was probably the placement of the sub and started moving it around.

In the process, I could hear the sub distorting. So...I cranked up the volume and, sure enough, the sub was blown. In retrospect, it's amazing to me that it sounded as good as it did.

I was sitting there wondering what it gonna set me back to replace it with a Paradigm speaker when it hit me...I have an extra Diamond Audio D3 car sub left over from my recent single-sub install in my car.

So...I opened up the sub box (taking out about a million screws), pealed back the fiber fill and looked at the subwoofer. "Hmmm...that's 10" alright." I disconnected it and removed the old sub, test fitted the Diamond D3, and...perfect fit.

Got it centered, put in all the screws, hooked it up, closed up the box and.....WOW!!! The sub NEVER sounded this good. I can now feel that kick drum in the chest just like in the car.

Love it when a plan comes together!
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So...I opened up the sub box (taking out about a million screws), pealed back the fiber fill and looked at the subwoofer. "Hmmm...that's 10" alright." I disconnected it and removed the old sub, test fitted the Diamond D3, and...perfect fit.

Got it centered, put in all the screws, hooked it up, closed up the box and.....WOW!!! The sub NEVER sounded this good. I can now feel that kick drum in the chest just like in the car.

Love it when a plan comes together!

DUDE. Go buy a lottery ticket, RIGHT NOW, while you're still on a roll. Can't have better luck than that, USE it, while it's STILL HOT.


Best news I've heard all day.
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DUDE. Go buy a lottery ticket, RIGHT NOW, while you're still on a roll. Can't have better luck than that, USE it, while it's STILL HOT.


Best news I've heard all day.
Hahaha... Glad to be able to give you some good news. I was actually shocked. On another forum (car), we are discussing how unlikely it was that this Diamond sub would sound good in this enclosure. The Diamond manufacturers say the D3 requires at least 0.75 cu ft of sealed enclosure. That's pretty close to what's inside the PS1000, which you guys know is ported.

I don't know that much about the subject, but I can say this worked amazingly well. I have listened critically to music (mostly well-recorded jazz) and to some action DVD/BDs (Iron Man, The Avengers, etc) and I can say it has performed very well with both...tight, accurate bass that can boom when it needs to. Seems to blend well with the rest of the Paradigm system. :thumbsup:
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