Added a paradigm sub

Discussion in 'Members' Systems' started by Dc83, Mar 17, 2017 at 4:42 PM.

  1. Dc83

    Dc83 Active Member

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    Ive posted pics awhile ago of my system. This is my used paradigm pw2200 I added yesterday. I didnt want to go with a sub but my basement for some reason sucks the bass out of the place. Its set on a lower htz and at 3/4 power so it doesn't overwhelm the martin logans. I may turn it down a little more. It certainly added that low end thump that was missing. Im using a McIntosh mc352 amp, Ayre k5xe pre, Martin Logan odyssey speakers and a emotiva erc 3 cd player. I certainly was lacking some bass. Its not the speakers fault though cause every set of speakers I've rotated in have sounded bass shy in this room.
     

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  2. pvdubber

    pvdubber New Member

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    Nothing wrong with a little low end boost.
     
  3. Chubba

    Chubba Active Member

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    Nice system!
     
  4. TEA FOR ONE

    TEA FOR ONE AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Looks great. I bet it sounds great too!
     
  5. Dc83

    Dc83 Active Member

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    Nope, no problem with a little low boost. Its a little finicky. Some songs sound great and some songs with a heavy bass note have too much bass and im turning the level down. No big deal I guess I just got to get off my ass to turn the level down. This has only been on a few songs. Im still pleased though
     
  6. MarZutra

    MarZutra Super Member

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    Kudos. Nice set up. Can't say anything negative about the Paradigm products. When I was into HT I ran a Denon/Paradigm set up with the POA2800 running the two 11seMkIII fronts and the AVR3000 then 5800 receiver running the rest: CC300, DP350 and two PS1200. Paradigm make some darn good subs... kudos.
     
  7. davidb1

    davidb1 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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  8. fredgarvin

    fredgarvin Active Member

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    I had Martin Logan Aerius and had the same problem. The sub helped but I was never able to dial it in to sound integrated enough. The low bass bass weakness is a well known challenge with ML planars, other manufacturers too. They sure sounded sweet though.
     
  9. Dc83

    Dc83 Active Member

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    They do sound sweet, its kind of a trade off, I love the imaging and the goosebumps it leaves with the voices.You can hear John Lennon taking a gasp of air before a lyric on a well recorded cd. Im hoping to get it dialed good, although I think I need to tinker around with levels and placement a bit.
     
  10. fredgarvin

    fredgarvin Active Member

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    It took me awhile to find the best placement, they were toed in a bit. I marked the spot for each one with masking tape. Even a little variance and the sweet spot would collapse. What a sound though.
     

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