Subwoofers

Paradigm Reference Signature SUB 2 Subwoofer

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Introduction

Paradigm, renown manufacturer of most catagories of A/V products, has released their latest subwoofer line, called the SUB 1 and SUB 2. These two subwoofers are part of their Reference Signature line of speakers and subs. Both are hexagonal in shape, with six drivers (8" in the SUB 1 and 10" in the SUB 2), having two drivers arranged vertically on three of the six sides, alternating sides with drivers and sides without drivers. They are sealed enclosures, and both have amplifiers with power heretofore not seen in any subwoofers. The SUB 2 amplifier can be powered by 120 V AC or 240 V AC. At 120 V, the amplifier outputs 3,000 watts RMS, and at 240 V, it will output a whopping 4,500 watts RMS and 9,000 watts peak. The SUB 2, which is reviewed here, weighs 230 pounds. Its performance is truly magnificent, with a price tag worthy of its design: $8,999 for Cherry or Black Ash finishes, and $9,499 for the Piano Black Premium finish.

Specifications

  • Design: Powered Subwoofer, Sealed Enclosure
  • Drivers: Six 10" Polypropylene, Each with a 3" 10 Layer Voice Coil and 25.2 Pound Magnet
  • Power: 3,000 Watts RMS with 120 Volts AC Connection, 4,500 Watts RMS with 240 Volts Connection (9,000 Watts Peak)
  • MFR: 7 Hz - 250 Hz
  • Low-Pass: 30 Hz - 150 Hz, Continuously Adjustable
  • Phase Adjustment: 00 - 1800, Continuously Adjustable
  • Inputs: XLR and RCA; Trigger and Auto On/Off; USB for Connection to Computer for Perfect Bass Kit EQ
  • Input Sensitivity: 100 mV
  • Input Impedance: 10 kOhms RCA, 20 kOhms XLR
  • Dimensions: 24.5" H x 23.75" W x 22.3" D
  • Weight: 230 Pounds
  • Perfect Bass Kit (Software and Calibrated Microphone for EQ) Included
  • MSRP: $8,999 USA in Cherry or Black Ash, $9,499 in Piano Black
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