Subwoofers

Paradigm Reference Signature SUB 2 Subwoofer

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On the Bench

I ran the bench tests with the sub six feet away from the nearest walls, and at 120 volts AC supply, since most consumers are likely to use it plugged into their standard 120 volt AC socket. I also ran these tests before EQ'ing the sub with the Perfect Bass Kit.

At 15 Hz and 100 dB output, with the microphone 2 meters away, distortion was less than 2%. That is a landmark result. But it gets better. At all measurements up to 50 Hz, 100 dB output, and the microphone 2 meters away, distortion never rose above 2% except at 25 Hz, where it was still only at 2.3%. I am speechless about these results, except for the word "Astonishing".

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