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    Arrow Paradigm Reference Signature Sub 2 Subwoofer



    High-end audio never stands still. The industry is always changing, and the components that rank at the top of a particular category can vary quickly, depending on which really good company decides it’s time to tackle a particular market segment. Paradigm has the engineering expertise and the research-and-development budget to take on such lofty goals as creating the most ambitious powered subwoofer, and with the Sub 2, they’ve catapulted themselves into the annals of subwoofer history. The Paradigm Reference Signature Sub 2 is a tremendously ambitious effort that redefines what should be expected of a powered subwoofer. I haven’t experienced another subwoofer that I think is as capable, and certainly not when considering the price.
    Highs: Limitless power; huge speed;
    awesome control; beautiful
    engineering
    Lows: Costly; spoils your
    enjoyment of lesser systems; risks
    genuine structural damage








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    WOW! A few specs I would like to point out are 3,500 watts rms. 97db at 10hz and it weighs 289 lbs. This sub is over the top
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    That's one MFing heavy duty ass kickin' heartstopping earbleed rectal emptying fuggin' SUB !! I want 2 of 'em.
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    Man, that is awesome. I loved the article. Here is another snippet from Braves link. I just love this paragraph....

    "The kickdrum on Audioslave’s "Show Me How to Live," from their eponymous first album (CD, Epic 86968), was delivered with crushing solidity and weight. I could make this hard-rock track sound concert-real in my room with a twist of the volume knob -- and let’s face it, the louder it gets, the better lead singer Chris Cornell sounds. There was no overhang or boom in the bass, just impact in my gut that felt as if a 50-pound dumbbell had been dropped on me."
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    This is my favorite snip from the OP:
    risks genuine structural damage


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    Quote Originally Posted by ImRizzo View Post
    That's one MFing heavy duty ass kickin' heartstopping earbleed rectal emptying fuggin' SUB !! I want 2 of 'em.

    With two you'll be able to create your own earthquake!



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    What a BEAST !!!!!!!!!!!!!



    I wonder how it would compare against the JL Audio Gotham g213:



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    Quote Originally Posted by BruZZi View Post
    What a BEAST !!!!!!!!!!!!!



    I wonder how it would compare against the JL Audio Gotham g213:



    Pretty impressive beast as well. Two 13.5 speakers should rattle a few pictures on the wall. Also, 3800 watts of power. Sounds good and the price is only $12,000.

    Here is the link on that JL sub for anyone interested.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bravestime View Post
    Sounds good and the price is only $12,000.
    What a bargain. :D
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    Second mortgage anyone?
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    Some neighborhoods have a noise ordinance, and I believe this could easily get you a nice FINE. And possibly a request to move somewhere else !
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    Quote Originally Posted by ImRizzo View Post
    Some neighborhoods have a noise ordinance, and I believe this could easily get you a nice FINE. And possibly a request to move somewhere else !
    I'm one of those unfortunate people who live in an apartment building and can't really pump too much bass.

    Main reason I bought the tiny HRS-8. But the "Little Beast" can still shake the walls.
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