Ladies and Gents,
I just got my SUB15 on Friday... WOW! First of all, let me just say Paradigm is a company on top of it's game. I was quoted a mid-April delivery due to the SUB15 being on backorder... It arrived almost 3 weeks early, and was PERFECT. The wood grain and the match to my Rosenut 100's and 690 is very, very close. Fit and finish is outstanding. They clearly take a lot of pride in their work.
This thing is a beast! Of course I got PBK with it as my room is somewhat challenging, and I knew I'd need it. I placed it in the same place as my old Definitive PF15 so I'd have something to compare it to. After a first run with PBK to get accustomed to it, I ran it a 2nd time "for real". The unequalized response curve shows a large bump between 22hz - 35hz and then a pretty big dip at 55hz, 85hz and 115hz. The final result, after applying the PBK EQ is a very slight bump at 22hz then dead flat to about 150hz. The PBK readout doesn't show below 20hz, but there is clearly strong output below 20.
I auditioned it Friday with some music first, and thought is was a little muddy sounding and not very well defined. I wasn't too worried at that point because I still had to fine tune it with the crossover and phase controls. I also thought I may see improvement as it breaks in. After several hours of letting it play, it started to show big improvements. I watched Transformers II: Revenge of the Fallen yesterday afternoon after about 12 hours total of music both Friday and Saturday morning.
I can't even describe how I felt watching that movie - one I've seen at least half a dozen times on my system. There were points in the movie where I just laughed out loud, where I was hearing and FEELING low-frequency information I've never heard or FELT before. One scene, is in the beginning where where the Autobot "Sideswipe" somersaults over the Audi R8 Decepticon before splitting it down the middle. There was very strong audible low bass output, but there was also output I've never FELT before. It was vibrating my chest. There are several scenes like this throughout the movie that sounded and felt the same way. It was, in a word, mindblowing! At the end of the movie I was giddy, but completely drained. The SUB15 made it feel like I was watching this movie for the very first time.
The SUB15 is the real deal. I couldn't be happier!