Originally Posted by osiris13
I would be amazed if you can get a dealer to knock 25-30% off of retail on Paradigm subwoofers.
I am not sure about dealers, but there are often other 'unauthorized' outlets that are discounted heavily.
Of course, I doubt you will get any demos from them.
But, that pricing structure is what makes the internet direct pricing and products so successful. You cut out the middle men...which cuts out the middle price...
I certainly don't know much about the Pardigm's flagship line of subs, technically, regarding actual output.
But, I can tell you that the SVS Ultra 13 has some amazing output and sq for its price or any price for that matter. The great thing, unlike many of the subs, it has been tested thoroughly so there are no manufacturer claims to dispute. It is one of the most versatile subs around due to its variable tuning.http://www.hometheatershack.com/foru...mpilation.html
You may or may not like SVS, but I doubt the SUB25 (don't know enough about the 1 or 2) will even come close to the Ultra 13 in output. You could argue about subjective SQ for sure, but not output. The SUB25 should be a couple db better than the JL F113. But, that is still a long way off from an Ultra 13. ( It would take 2 or 3 JL Audio F113s to match the Ultra 13 from 16-30Hz, depending on tuning)Remember you are comparing ported to sealed
. When you talking the larger enclosure of the SVS coupled with a ported alignment, the Paradigms just can't match the efficiency of a ported setup. Just like ported can't match the efficiency of a horn loaded setup. There are trade offs in every design though...i prefer sealed subs and many would argue for ported.
Of course, the build quality and overall design is head and shoulders better than anything from most if not all companies, let alone SVS. Those new Paradigms are amazing looking!