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post #691 of 830
Hello everyone. I'm a new Paradigm owner and long-time lurker. I have a set of Studio 60's and a 490, and I've slowly been building my system. I recently ordered a Sub 12, which I received yesterday. When I did, my local dealer (San Diego) offered my the PBK for $99, and I believe he said that Paradigm was running a special. At that price, I snapped up the deal and didn't question my dealer. Anyway, for those of you who are interested in the PBK, but who have not purchased it due to its price, I'd thought I'd let you know that it might be worth an inquiry into your dealer to see if you can get the same deal. Many of the posters on this thread have nice things to say about the PBK. After running it last night, I would agree. It works well.
post #692 of 830
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Originally Posted by sjedi View Post

Hello everyone. I'm a new Paradigm owner and long-time lurker. I have a set of Studio 60's and a 490, and I've slowly been building my system. I recently ordered a Sub 12, which I received yesterday. When I did, my local dealer (San Diego) offered my the PBK for $99, and I believe he said that Paradigm was running a special. At that price, I snapped up the deal and didn't question my dealer. Anyway, for those of you who are interested in the PBK, but who have not purchased it due to its price, I'd thought I'd let you know that it might be worth an inquiry into your dealer to see if you can get the same deal. Many of the posters on this thread have nice things to say about the PBK. After running it last night, I would agree. It works well.

Here in Canada the PBK has been $99 for about 8 months now we offer it to our clients for $69 with the purchase of a sub and set of speakers.
post #693 of 830
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Originally Posted by Tooley View Post
Here in Canada the PBK has been $99 for about 8 months now we offer it to our clients for $69 with the purchase of a sub and set of speakers.
They certainly did drop the price. Back in October when I bought my Sub 12, the dealer quoted me $275.00. I ended up buying one used on CAM for 150.00.
post #694 of 830
The PBK manual says that "PBK can be used with up to four Paradigm Reference subwoofers". I am not sure if I understand why. If I run PBK on one sub at the time I cannot understand why I couldn´t do that on more than four subs. In my setup I plan to have six Paradigm subs so my question is how can I run PBK for all of them? I don´t want to buy a 2nd PBK kit. I already have the microphone and the software on my computer. Anyone knows?
post #695 of 830
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Originally Posted by sjedi
Hello everyone. I'm a new Paradigm owner and long-time lurker. I have a set of Studio 60's and a 490, and I've slowly been building my system. I recently ordered a Sub 12, which I received yesterday. When I did, my local dealer (San Diego) offered my the PBK for $99, and I believe he said that Paradigm was running a special. At that price, I snapped up the deal and didn't question my dealer. Anyway, for those of you who are interested in the PBK, but who have not purchased it due to its price, I'd thought I'd let you know that it might be worth an inquiry into your dealer to see if you can get the same deal. Many of the posters on this thread have nice things to say about the PBK. After running it last night, I would agree. It works well.
Hi sjedi, was wondering which dealer in San Diego have you been dealing with?
post #696 of 830
I've been dealing with Dynamic Sound Systems in Carlsbad. They've been great. When I was shopping for speakers, I also visited another Paradigm dealer in town, and was disappointed. Send me a pm if you want details.
post #697 of 830
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Originally Posted by Armand07 View Post

The PBK manual says that "PBK can be used with up to four Paradigm Reference subwoofers". I am not sure if I understand why. If I run PBK on one sub at the time I cannot understand why I couldn´t do that on more than four subs. In my setup I plan to have six Paradigm subs so my question is how can I run PBK for all of them? I don´t want to buy a 2nd PBK kit. I already have the microphone and the software on my computer. Anyone knows?

Paradigm has updated PBK to a limit of 99 subwoofers. Make sure you update the PBK software AFTER you install from the CD included with the PBK.
If you need to tune more than 99 subwoofers; uninstall and reinstall the PBK software on your PC (or use a different PC).
post #698 of 830
Just ordered a Sub12 in piano black + PBK to go with the rest of my new Paradigms.

The plan is to buy a second one later this year, and hopefully they will be enough to fill my relatively small family room of 11x14x8 that has a big opening to kitchen-dinning room-living room-foyer (Around 30x22x15).

Was originally contemplating the Sub1, but the price I was quoted was just too much, so dual Sub12's are a better deal for me at the moment.

I'll let you guys know how it goes.
post #699 of 830
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Originally Posted by yukiyu79 View Post


Was originally contemplating the Sub1, but the price I was quoted was just too much, so dual Sub12's are a better deal for me at the moment.

I'll let you guys know how it goes.

Smart move!

The dual Sub 12's should be at least equal in output. That said, the added benefit of being able to place them in different areas of your space far outweighs any minor differences in output anyway.
post #700 of 830
Well I've had my Sub 12 since March of 2009, no problems untill the other day it started a clicking noise when a bass note hit. Took to dealer and we self diagnosed it as the voice coil went out. It's being sent to Paradigm this week, hope warranty covers it.
post #701 of 830
I'll get my SUB15 next monday.......

Regards

Wolf
post #702 of 830
Finally received my sub12 no 5 & 6. Maybe want to add two sub15 in the rear corners later, but I am pretty happy with my setup now. The sub12s are awesome for both music and movies. My line sources are very, very transparent and dynamic, but the sub12s are definately up to the task.

post #703 of 830
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Originally Posted by Armand07 View Post

Finally received my sub12 no 5 & 6. Maybe want to add two sub15 in the rear corners later, but I am pretty happy with my setup now. The sub12s are awesome for both music and movies. My line sources are very, very transparent and dynamic, but the sub12s are definately up to the task.

Very nice setup.
Very impressive that would sound so smooth and clean.
post #704 of 830
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Originally Posted by Tooley View Post

Very nice setup.
Very impressive that would sound so smooth and clean.

Yes, it does. I have run PBK on all of them and four of them got a very nice, linear curve, the remaining two were ´almost´ on target.

The bass is ultra-clean, dynamic and defined because of less distiortion and stress on each sub.
post #705 of 830
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Originally Posted by Armand07 View Post


Yes, it does. I have run PBK on all of them and four of them got a very nice, linear curve, the remaining two were ´almost´ on target.

The bass is ultra-clean, dynamic and defined because of less distiortion and stress on each sub.

PBK can be used to measure multiple subs? Or are you saying you measured one at a time?
post #706 of 830
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Originally Posted by Gooddoc View Post

PBK can be used to measure multiple subs? Or are you saying you measured one at a time?

One at a time. (only option)
post #707 of 830
I PBK'd my Sub 12 a few months ago and I love it. At really DEEP low ends I get a funny rattle like noise that i traced to the silver foot pods on the sub. I can replicate the noise if I try to move the foot pod back and forth. Anyone else have this issue?
Mike
post #708 of 830
Tighten the screws of the feet.....

Perhaps you can put a dab of glue on the screw to keep it from loosening...
post #709 of 830
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Originally Posted by Armand07 View Post

Finally received my sub12 no 5 & 6. Maybe want to add two sub15 in the rear corners later, but I am pretty happy with my setup now. The sub12s are awesome for both music and movies. My line sources are very, very transparent and dynamic, but the sub12s are definately up to the task.


Very nice setup. I have never seen so many subs before, very cool. How are you getting the signal to so many subs? I have seen and used a y splitter but that obviously only deals with 2, you have 6 Do you worry about signal degradation while splitting to so many?

Rod
post #710 of 830
Here is link to my Sub 12 PBK chart....I am extremely happy with the performance of this thing ! The bass is deep, tight, and best of all the sub simply disappears into the room.
LL
post #711 of 830
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Originally Posted by Rod#S View Post

Very nice setup. I have never seen so many subs before, very cool. How are you getting the signal to so many subs? I have seen and used a y splitter but that obviously only deals with 2, you have 6 Do you worry about signal degradation while splitting to so many?

Rod

I have 3 sub outputs from a Theta Casablanca SSP. So each of these outputs are splitted only once.
post #712 of 830
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Originally Posted by Armand07 View Post

I have 3 sub outputs from a Theta Casablanca SSP. So each of these outputs are splitted only once.

May I know what speakers are those?
post #713 of 830
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Originally Posted by tim_1335 View Post

May I know what speakers are those?

http://www.adytonaudio.no/

So far, only sold in Europe.
post #714 of 830
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Originally Posted by Armand07 View Post

I have 3 sub outputs from a Theta Casablanca SSP. So each of these outputs are splitted only once.

Thanks.

So why did you decide on the Sub 12 and not say 6 Sub 15's, 6 Sub 25's, 6 Sub 1's or the extreme 6 Sub 2's ? I'm just curious what it was about the Sub 12 that you liked for your implementation.
post #715 of 830
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Originally Posted by Rod#S View Post


Thanks.

So why did you decide on the Sub 12 and not say 6 Sub 15's, 6 Sub 25's, 6 Sub 1's or the extreme 6 Sub 2's ? I'm just curious what it was about the Sub 12 that you liked for your implementation.

Space. The subs are below center channel and the other models are too tall.
post #716 of 830
my room is 17/22/9
should i get 2 sub 12`s or 2 sub 15`s
post #717 of 830
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Originally Posted by motogp34 View Post

my room is 17/22/9
should i get 2 sub 12`s or 2 sub 15`s

2 15s. More is better. I have six sub 12s in a room like yours and plan to get two more... Because of reduced load on each sub the bass is ultra clean and tight!
post #718 of 830
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Originally Posted by Armand07 View Post

2 15s. More is better. I have six sub 12s in a room like yours and plan to get two more... Because of reduced load on each sub the bass is ultra clean and tight!

How does the DD+ compare to the Sub 12 /15 ?
post #719 of 830
It seems that the power switch on the back of my sub 12 is broken. What is the quickest and easiest and CHEAPEST way to go about fixing this? Does anyone know how much Paradigm would charge to fix this? Is it possible for me to do it myself?

Any help is appreciated!

Thanks
post #720 of 830
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Originally Posted by 04rex View Post

It seems that the power switch on the back of my sub 12 is broken. What is the quickest and easiest and CHEAPEST way to go about fixing this? Does anyone know how much Paradigm would charge to fix this? Is it possible for me to do it myself?

Any help is appreciated!

Thanks

Should be under warranty.
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