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  1. #1
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    Need Subwoofer advice...SVS,Minivee or Paradigm

    Anybody have a recommendation on a subwoofer???

    I recently bought an older NHT system (VT1.4 fronts, superone surrounds & VS-2A center channel in case it matters) from a guy on craigslist that sounds good and has a Paradigm PS-1000 subwoofer. I just purchased a Velodyne Minivee 10 online for $375.00 including shipping and it should be here in a couple days. I also came across a SVS 20-39 PC Plus subwoofer for $475.00, but I don't know whether I should ditch the first two subs and buy this one, or not. I only watch movies....no music.

    Anybody have an idea which sub would be best, any ideas?
    Paradigm PS-1000, Velodyne Minivee 10 or SVS 20-39 PC Plus

    Thanks in advance.....Chuck
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    I recently purchased a SVS PC 13 Ultra, one step above the 12+ which I believe replaced the 2039. Based on the performance of my U13 I'm pretty certain those other subs wouldn't stand a chance against the 2039. Check my comments on the thread "Any experience with SVS". My prior sub was a Velodyne SPL-1200 which cost about $1200.00 so it's pretty far up the line from the Mini. The U13 shames the 1200. Today new each cost about the same price, the 1200 and U13.
    Mark Levinson #512
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    Clarus Crimson loom - AC outlet to speaker terminal
    Revel Performa F52 main/center & S30's
    SVS PC13 Ultra (sub)
    Marantz BD-7003 > AV-8003 > LINN 5125
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    Richter Thor MkIV subwoofer

    I recently auditioned a Richter Thor MkIV sub and it provides excellent value for money.
    Australian made, I'm sure they are floating around in the USA.

    Type:
    Dual vented full acoustic damping enclosure with full perimeter bracing

    Driver:
    Low mass 300mm (12") cone, 150mm high power vented magnet. High temp 50mm Kapton voice coil

    Amplifier:
    170 watts RMS, <0.002% THD, auto on, 0/180o phase switch, crossover bypass Thermal/soft clipping protection, Low/High level operation

    Response (Hz):
    19-150

    Dimensions (WxHxD in mm):
    440 x 460 x 440

    Well worth a listen for around $900AU or $750US.
    Primare CD31 CD player
    Rotel RCD965BX CD player
    Arcam DV78 DVD player
    Oppo BDP-83 Blu-ray DVD player
    NAD T753 Surround receiver
    Crampton M11 Integrated amplifier (handbuilt Aussie amp)
    Vimak AT-600 Integrated amplifier
    Emotiva XPA-2 Amp
    Micro Seiki DD-1 turntable
    Sansui T-60 tuner
    Elac FS208A speakers (love the jet tweeter)
    Definitive Technology CLR 2000 speaker
    Mission M72i speakers
    Orpheus Nexus 2 speakers
    TMC White Label interconnects

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    Javamark, not to hijack but a quick question, do you tell any picture quality difference between the Oppo and Arcam?
    Mark Levinson #512
    Pass Labs XP-10 & X250
    Clearaudio Performance DC, Dynavector 10x5, AcousTech Ph-1p
    Clarus Crimson loom - AC outlet to speaker terminal
    Revel Performa F52 main/center & S30's
    SVS PC13 Ultra (sub)
    Marantz BD-7003 > AV-8003 > LINN 5125
    Transparent cables / Tributaries HDMI
    PS Audio Quintet

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    Aussieaudiofan
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    Hi Mr Peabody,

    The Oppo has considerably better picture quality (particular colour fullness). Plus it's horses for courses. The Oppo is Blu-ray whereas the Arcam isn't.
    The Arcam is a good DVD player and really shines as a brilliant CD player, but the Oppo nails it for picture quality.
    BTW the Oppo is one hellofa good CD/SACD player also.
    Primare CD31 CD player
    Rotel RCD965BX CD player
    Arcam DV78 DVD player
    Oppo BDP-83 Blu-ray DVD player
    NAD T753 Surround receiver
    Crampton M11 Integrated amplifier (handbuilt Aussie amp)
    Vimak AT-600 Integrated amplifier
    Emotiva XPA-2 Amp
    Micro Seiki DD-1 turntable
    Sansui T-60 tuner
    Elac FS208A speakers (love the jet tweeter)
    Definitive Technology CLR 2000 speaker
    Mission M72i speakers
    Orpheus Nexus 2 speakers
    TMC White Label interconnects

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    That's quite a feat for Oppo, living up to their rep. Thanks
    Mark Levinson #512
    Pass Labs XP-10 & X250
    Clearaudio Performance DC, Dynavector 10x5, AcousTech Ph-1p
    Clarus Crimson loom - AC outlet to speaker terminal
    Revel Performa F52 main/center & S30's
    SVS PC13 Ultra (sub)
    Marantz BD-7003 > AV-8003 > LINN 5125
    Transparent cables / Tributaries HDMI
    PS Audio Quintet

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