SVS PB-3000 Vs Paradigm X-15

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Little T

Audiophyte
New Member. I would like some thoughts on a compare of strengths /weaknesses of these 2 subs. The test numbers are similar.
Reading the reviews Shady mentioned the audiophile music quality of X-15. Local paradigm dealer said the X-15 would play the notes and svs would only hit the frequency and not sound nearly as good for music. Seems like the svs for the most part digs a little deeper below 31hz and might be slightly better for movies. Would the paradigm be superior for music like the dealer told me? I would especially like to hear Shady's thoughts on this. Thanks.
 
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shadyJ

Speaker of the House
I think what your dealer told you is a bit goofy. You should have asked him what he thinks the difference is between notes and frequency! Both subs can play music just fine. I would say the difference is that, as you mentioned, the PB-3000 can play just a bit deeper, but the X15 has a bit more headroom in mid-bass. However, both play fairly deep and both have a lot of mid-bass headroom. If you are more interested in dynamic range, go for the Paradigm, but if you are more interested in extension, go for the SVS. If you are really interested in extension, the PB-4000 is a much better choice than the PB-3000.
 
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Little T

Audiophyte
Thanks for the clarification .I ordered a pb 3000. Will let arc genesis from my anthem receiver do room correction. If you bump into the owners of maximum audio/video tampa feel free to ask them why they would say that. Although they are very knowledgeable and i guess they are just trying to exaggerate the products they sell.
 
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vader540is

Audioholic
New Member. I would like some thoughts on a compare of strengths /weaknesses of these 2 subs. The test numbers are similar.
Reading the reviews Shady mentioned the audiophile music quality of X-15. Local paradigm dealer said the X-15 would play the notes and svs would only hit the frequency and not sound nearly as good for music. Seems like the svs for the most part digs a little deeper below 31hz and might be slightly better for movies. Would the paradigm be superior for music like the dealer told me? I would especially like to hear Shady's thoughts on this. Thanks.
For that price I would rather get more bang for my buck.

Power Sound Audio TV1512 or Rythmik FV15HP
 
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stalag2005

Full Audioholic
I would not knock the Defiance X series Paradigm subwoofers. I own the X12 and it is a very good subwoofer. And I also own the SVS SB-3000, also a good woofer. I prefer heavily the x12 over the SB3000.
 
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Audioholic
I would not knock the Defiance X series Paradigm subwoofers. I own the X12 and it is a very good subwoofer. And I also own the SVS SB-3000, also a good woofer. I prefer heavily the x12 over the SB3000.
Although I've never head the SVS subs, I recently (in the last 2 months) bought 2 of the Defiance X12s, and I couldn't be happier. I never knew that home theater could be like that. Amazing.
 

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