Very odd thread....
David @Frank Harvey Hi-Fi, Coventry
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I personally would go for the Sub 15 as I think it is awesome. Yes from my experience MJ are excellent but the Ref 800 does seem over priced although I have never heard one. The Sub15 has over 3000 watts and is highly regarded. I would demo the Sub 15, MJ and the KK. If not I can assure you the Sub 15 will more than tick all of your requirements.
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And you were all nice to me on the phone the other day when you asked my advice...
If you double check the thread, you'll see that my two posts were in reply to ric. Once to ask if he'd heard the sub he was commenting on, and secondly to give him a comparison to Ken's older subs that he did own, so he could get an idea of how much better the newer ones are. So you'll notice that I haven't given any advice to sell this particular sub.
Those that actually listen to the sub won't need me to sell it to them
For what its worth, we used to stock MJ Acoustics. No one ever bought them. They were sold off for a loss online.
I don't ever remember chatting with you on the phone, guv?
Hmmm. Ok, just A LOT of similarities....
Just a little confused by the flow of the thread.
I wonder what the guys @ MJ acoustics would say about you rubbishing their subwoofers on line I don't assume they would be very pleased if they happened to come across this thread on line.
All I have said is that they didn't sell - nothing wrong in that. Its called honesty. It was yourself that said the MJ driver "wasn't all that".
Anyway, you've dragged me into this enough and I can see the direction its heading. You've made your decision on the sub you're buying. Do pop back and let us know how you get on
Hi! No there is nothing wrong with your comments at all and i'm not dragging anyone into anything, you were the architect of your own comments and you conducted yourself the way in which you did and I don't remember twisting your arm up your back and forcing you to say those things I justated stated a material fact and it was you who entered this discussion of entirely your own bat. So how you can say I dragged you into this is beyond me, I had nothing to do with any of your comments that you decided to write on this thread. I havn't got time or energy to waste on this either all I wanted was advice on buying a subwoofer, not to get personal with a particular company.
I have made a decision after much deliberation and have decided on the Paradigm Sub15. I will post back here when I have tested this subwoofer.
What do you think of pairing two Paradigm sub 12's, would that be better than one sub 15, anyway I think after much heated debate, I ahve found my perfect subwoofer all I need now is the money, now thats another story..
I think you misunderstand. When I say you dragged me into it, I'm referring to the comment you made about me which I proved to be incorrect. Anyway, I'm sure someone with first hand experience of the Paras will pop along to answer your question.
Mr Big i would just like to draw your attention to t his comment at the end of the DXD-12012 product information.
**Please note that two KEN KREISEL 12” drivers approaches or equals the cone area of a single 18” driver
That would indicate to me that one DXD12012 should be compared to a sub18 not 15 and that just to clarify one DXD12012 has two drivers.
If you still can't see what is the best to get i can't help.
Looks like Mr_big can see the best -
I have made my final decision and the Reference 800 MKII Subwoofer it is. This sub will blow the likes of the Phantoms, Paradigm's, Velodynes etc etc clean out of the water. That sub bass driver is a beast and is rated at a low10Hz extension, which should be trouser flappingly good I was after monster bass well gang I have found the best neighbour fallout subwoofer in the world.. Consider nothing else fools.. You have been told so heed my warning, and weep if you have purchased anuthing else fools..
All the best
Rick @ Musicraft
Rick you do make me laugh
My observations would be it's nigh on a Grand more , dosen't offer anything of significance over the DXD12012 on spec , it's only MK2 :) and absolutely utmostly importantly not been made by KEN KREISEL.
Therefore it can't be the best
Like i said if you still can't see what's the best i can't help.
Btw, i am not sure wheteher your latest "if you still can't see what's the best i can't help" is directed at the op or me. Anyway what do you feel is the best?
Musicraft (Derby), Specialist Hi-Fi/AV & Multimedia Dealer
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It's on the bottom of the DXD12012 product information page i linked to earlier in the thread.
You need to take it up with Ken (the inventor of the subwoofer) not me please.
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Rick your the best
Youll have to excuse Dan v1c, he goes by numbers, not the actual performance of the sub/subs in question.
Whether a dual 12" can outdo an 18" really depends on the criteria that is taken into account, and how well both subs have been designed.
I haven't heard the DXD12012 in comparison to an 18" drivered sub, so I can't comment on specifics. Dan hasnt heard the DXD12012, so he can't comment on that comparison either. I know that the DXD12012 annihilates a 15" drivered sub, and in many ways, the smaller DXD808 can outperform an MX350, so from that I can only extrapolate that the statement is quite possible.
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