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Is this still a viable sub?

post #1 of 10
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Paradigm PS 1000

http://www.paradigm.com/products/arc...series/ps-1000

Mine is about 10 years old, but has not been used in at least 5 years. ( Put it away as I was afraid my kids would destroy it, and because it literally shook my room to the point where the ceiling tiles would move. )

It kicked butt THEN, but don't know how it stacks up against a new sub in the $500 range.

I hope to set it up real soon and see if it still works, but right now I don't have anything but the sub and rcvr for the new media room. ( Being build now ).
post #2 of 10
While it has trouble handling a piece of paper - it may still be OK
with a sub/sat system - There are more competitive subs out there
today, for a good price and a bigger woofer.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EpoJJmN6JI

Look here
http://www.epiksubwoofers.com/legend.html

And here
http://www.hsuresearch.com/products/vtf-2-mk4.html

And this one on sale
http://www.outlawaudio.com/products/lfmEX.html
post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by zieglj01 View Post

While it has trouble handling a piece of paper - it may still be OK

No clue what you are saying there.
post #4 of 10
Well, gee...if you set it up and it sounds good....




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Originally Posted by Papa2x View Post

Paradigm PS 1000

http://www.paradigm.com/products/arc...series/ps-1000

Mine is about 10 years old, but has not been used in at least 5 years. ( Put it away as I was afraid my kids would destroy it, and because it literally shook my room to the point where the ceiling tiles would move. )

It kicked butt THEN, but don't know how it stacks up against a new sub in the $500 range.

I hope to set it up real soon and see if it still works, but right now I don't have anything but the sub and rcvr for the new media room. ( Being build now ).
post #5 of 10
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Originally Posted by Papa2x View Post

No clue what you are saying there.

The sub is fair - however you have a large area to cover, the sub
is going to struggle in that room. That sub can only do so much -
and will not have a lot of tolerance, for heavy bass notes. Hook it
up, if you like it then keep it.

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The "media" part of the room is 35 x22. Ceiling height is 8" in canter of room... 3' wide, with a slope down on each side. The TV area will be using the right 2/3 of the room.

It is a media room, but none of us are audio / video philes.....

In the very back of the room a will have a dedicated dance floor area.... maybe 10' x 10' , with a DJ speaker, mirror ball, rope lights... and a mini dj setup.
post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by Papa2x View Post

No clue what you are saying there.

Here's a clue: click on the youtube link in Jim's (zieglj01's) first reply above ^^^
post #7 of 10
I just you will get more helpful responses if you ask it in the subwoofer subforum
post #8 of 10
It's still the same sub. If you still like it, use it. 22 Hz extension is not bad for that type of sub.
post #9 of 10
If you want an improvement over that sub, yes. The Outlaw Audio LFM-1 EX at $549 shipped will be a good step up from the Paradigm you have given the size of that room. It's the difference of a 10", 250 watt RMS 56lb sub vs a 12" 350 watt RMS 80lb sub. The bigger driver, more powerful amp, and bigger enclosure means a lot more output.

HSU rates their similarly spec'd VTF-1 (another 10", 250watt RMS, similar size) for mid-sized rooms up to 3,000 cubic feet (click on the loudness icon on that page), their larger, VTF-3 MK4 (comparable to the Outlaw EX) for huge rooms up to 6,000 cubic feet. This is a good guide.

I would try out the Paradigm right away (the EX sale ends 1/30). If you want more bass, then it's upgrade time And the EX is currently the best deal on a high output, 12" ported sub for $550 or less. And you might consider using the EX in your HT setup, and adding in the Paradigm near the dance floor to give a little more oomph in that area of the room.
post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by Papa2x View Post

Is this still a viable sub?

yes
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