Originally Posted by Warpdrv
For that price, you could go with a SVS SB12-Plus
or for a bit more a SVS-PB12/Plus
That most here believe will outperform that by quite a bit...
Or HSU has a few, but I am not familiar with them as much as SVS...
Im sure someone else will chime in on HSU.
Email both company's, they will both be happy to help you...
What is the size of your room... and what do you listen to...
Nah nah nah
Stop right here. The sealed cube SVS SB12Plus does in no way outperform the Seismic12. The larger vented SVS yes,down deep,not the tiny cube one.
The Seismic 12 has a very capable 12" woofer capable of 2" of excursion,uses two PR's and is powered by a 1500W RMS amp capable of 4.5KW peaks. The SVS uses a driver that simply cannot move more air,is housed in a sealed cabinet and powered by a less capable amp.
A sub 's prowess is in its ability to move air,and here the Seismic 12 moves more air. Period
I like SVS and all but making statements this bold irritates me. The SB12Plus is far far away from a sealed beasts like JL has,these move way more air and use drivers and amps way more capable.
The Seismic12 is a very good quality subwoofer,and does well with music and HT.
When comparing subs being fair or close is a must. People as questions and are derailed by fans of a company. I am no Paradigm fanboy,I own too many damn different brands to elevate one .