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Posted on January 5, 2017 at 09:11:30
Jim Pearce
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I'm really conflicted on this: I already own two Servo-15s, and one is really enough in my room, what with 5x3 7" woofers in my Studio 100 v3s. On the other hand, it looks like I could be using my Anthem AVM 20 largely in 5.1 (or 2.1) Analog Direct for the foreseeable future for both movies and music out of my Oppo BDP-95. Really the Anthem can only handle the tuner, Fibe TV and DVDs through its DSPs. And even if I update the pre-pro I play a lot of music that I'll want to keep in the analog domain. The Paradigm Perfect Bass Kit is $129 and I can get the Sub 15 in black ash to match my speakers for $1999 (CDN). I'm thinking that the room correction alone could make a contribution to both music playback and the newer HD Dolby and DTS sounds on Blu-ray. Thoughts?

 

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never mind..., posted on January 5, 2017 at 17:52:51
Jim Pearce
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I managed to pick up a DSPeaker 8033s-ii for $400 CDN. I'm looking forward to trying it out with my old Servo-15. This looks like the perfect companion to my Outlaw Audio ICBM-1 and Anthem AVM 20 in Analog Direct: I'll keep the DSPs away from everything but the bass and still get some room correction.

 

RE: never mind..., posted on January 15, 2017 at 13:14:22
fantja
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Jim-

I would only buy a Paradigm sub for HT and movies only.
Musically, REL, is the best sub in the marketplace.

 

RE: never mind..., posted on January 16, 2017 at 12:55:48
Jim Pearce
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Actually the old Servo-15 is quite musical. Anyway, I own two of them and don't want to throw them out too! But I'm struggling with calibrating the anti-mode 8033s-ii with it. DSPeaker's tech department has been very helpful and I hope to get it done this week.

 

all's well that ends well..., posted on January 18, 2017 at 09:21:54
Jim Pearce
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I got the anti-mode working correctly this morning. The whole system sounds great.

 

RE: all's well that ends well..., posted on January 19, 2017 at 16:04:26
fantja
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Outstanding! Jim.

 

Hi Jim, how high up (Hz) can the DSP 8033 work?, posted on March 7, 2017 at 22:04:58
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RE: Hi Jim, how high up (Hz) can the DSP 8033 work?, posted on June 4, 2017 at 05:52:09
Jim Pearce
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Sorry I missed this one. As I recall the manual suggests it is effective up to about 200 Hz.

 

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