Paradigm Reference Seismic 110 Subwoofer



I described the last Paradigm Reference sub I reviewed, the Reference Signature Sub 25, as the "Mother of All Subwoofers". Then Paradigm came out with the even more massive SUB 1 and SUB 2 models. So when I agreed to review the Seismic 110, a small barrel-shaped sub that measures barely 13" in any direction, my expectations were set accordingly. I figured this was Paradigm's version of a genteel sub, one that would produce quality bass without calling undue attention to itself with high SPL's or deep extension. For this, I owe the folks at Paradigm an apology. I really should have known better. The Seismic 110 is a nasty little beast, capable of producing clean output down to 18 Hz, and filling a room with thunderous bass. Read on for the details.


  • Design: Sealed Enclosure
  • Driver: One 10" Polypropylene
  • Amplifier: 850 Watts RMS, 1,700 Watts Peak, Class D
  • Crossover: Variable 35-150 Hz; Defeatable
  • Inputs: RCA Left/Right; XLR
  • Phase: Variable 0-180 degrees
  • Dimensions: 13.5" H x 11.75" W x 12.6" D
  • Weight: 37 Pounds
  • Finish: Satin Black
  • Price: $1,399 USA
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