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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

SVS PC-12NSD Vs Paradigm DSP 3400

Or shall I say cylinder sub woofer vs boxed sub woofer? The SVS PC-12NSD is a powered cylinder sub woofer while the Paradigm is a more traditional boxed typed. Both sub woofers make use of the ported system. Ported sub has the advantage of being able to go low & loud while saving to power usage. The disadvantage is it size which is much bigger if compared to sealed sub woofer.
From the pic it look as if the SVS PC-12NSD is big towering over the Paradigm DSP 3400, but in actual fact it got a small foot print of just 17” in diameter. Thus this make placement of SVS PC-12NSD a easy task……..well u can place it almost anyway so long as it tall shape don’t block ur TV view.

So how is the performance of SVS PC-12NSD vs Paradigm DSP 3400? Well both sub woofer use ported enclosure system, while the SVS PC-12NSD use cylinder, the Paradigm DSP 3400 use the more traditional boxed design. In term of power the SVS PC-12NSD is more powerful at 325w using BASH plate amp where as the Paradigm DSP 3400 produce 300w using a ‘digital amp’. The SVS PC-12NSD use a 12” sub woofer while the Paradigm DSP 3400 use a 14” sub woofer.

Test tracks used to test the sub woofer performance are U571, Transformer, Ironman & some song, all in Dolby Digital 5.1 & DTS 5.1. And the finding is Paradigm DSP 3400 is a better sub when compare to the SVS PC-12NSD. The SVS PC-12NSD just can’t go as low as the Paradigm DSP 3400 & also it power output is not as powerful or as loud as the Paradigm DSP 3400 even though the SVS has a more powerful amp. Measured by SPL meter, to output the same level, the SVS gain level has to be set higher by about 10%.

Well I am actually not very surprise as this is a very unfair comparison as SVS PC-12NSD is the entry level subs where as the Paradigm DSP-3400 is the top range of the ported Paradigm sub woofer. Now if only I can get my hand on a SVS PC-13Ultra that will be a more suitable candidate.

As mention due to the small foot print of the SVS PC-12NSD, I placed the SVS PC-12NSD on the front left speaker of my system, while the Paradigm DSP 3400 is located on the rear right speaker. I like to place the SVS PC-12NSD in front as I want to show off the unique shape of the SVS power cylinder! And boy it did look good & very unique.

And due to its unique shape I do get some unique comment from my visitors………….like ‘What the fark is that thing!’, ‘U meant this big black bin is a sub?!!!’ and finally ‘What u r doing having a big DRUM in ur living room!’. And this remark come from my friend who is into car ice ( in car entertainment ). Apparently a car power sub cylinder is referring to as ‘drum’! And finally do I get objection from gf placing a big black ‘rubbish bin’ (which is her reference) in the living room? Yes! She did object and so I have no choice by try my best to ‘decorate’ it.

So to all my dear readers……………what do u thinks of my ‘decorating’ idea? Well if u do find this post a bit boring & not much of an information, u r most wellcum to poke into my other vision here (unrated & hornynize) & my previous ‘review’ on Paradigm DSP 3400 here ( unrated & hornynize ) & here.

2 comments:

Plankton McPlank said...

It's good it's good. Damn, now I'm jealous. Shall get a new stereo system soon.

Horny Ang Moh said...

Hi Plankton McPlank! Wellcum! SVS is good! But the SVS Ultra is even better!