Thursday, 01 July 2004
Christopher Zell, Ph.D.
Electronics Inc. has established a well-deserved reputation in the
subwoofer market, particularly with their impressive and affordable
Reference Servo-1. I have spent considerable time
integrating and listening to numerous Servo-15s in a variety of systems
and rooms over the last few years, and can verify that the Paradigm
woofers are a real player in the field. However, Paradigm did not offer
an option for those space or décor-challenged customers who desired a
diminutive but powerful bona fide subwoofer. After four years of
intensive research and development, Paradigm has answered this demand
with their recently released entries into the ultra-small powered
subwoofer arena, the Reference Seismic 10 and Reference Seismic 12. It
was with a considerable amount of anticipation and high expectations
that I received Paradigm’s larger model, the Reference Seismic 12
subwoofer ($1,699) a few months ago.
Subwoofers are often the
hardest things to justify to the significant other of a home theater
buff. The large, ...