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Paradigm Reference Seismic™ 12
2 Reviews
rating  2.5 of 5
MSRP  1700.00
Description: <li>Single high-excursion driver, dual passive radiators, built-in Ultra-Class-D™ amplifier <li>Amplifier: High-Current, Discrete Output 1200 watts RMS† (20–150Hz @ < 0.1% THD), 4500 watts Peak†† <li> Amplifier Features Auto-On / Off, Trigger-On / Off, soft clipping, thermal protection, electrical shorting protection <li>Bass Driver 305-mm (10 in) RCR™ mineral-filled co-polymer polypropylene cone, oversize surround, 76-mm (3 in) bifilar 8-layer voice-coil, high-temperature Apical™ former, dual spiders. AVS™ die-cast heatsink chassis, 13-kg (29 lb) magnet structure <li>Passive Radiator Dual 254-mm (10 in) balanced-plane, high-velocity passive radiators <li>Low Frequency Extension 17 Hz (DIN) * <li>Subwoofer Cut-Off Frequency Variable 35 Hz – 150 Hz <li>Subwoofer Contour Variable 0 to +6 dB at 60 Hz <li>Sub./Sat. Phase Alignment Variable 0º– 180º <li>Line Level Input RCA (S/E) or Balanced-XLR. From Sub-Out / LFE-Out of receiver / processor or other line-level source <li>Line-Level Input Sensitivity 100 mV mono <li>Line-Level Input Impedance RCA: 25k ohms; XLR: 20k ohms <li>Internal Volume 31.3 L / 1.1 cu ft <li>Height, Width, Depth 37.5 x 36.2 x 36.2 cm 14-3/4 x 14-1/4 x 14-1/4 in <li>Weight 30.4 kg / 67 lb each <li>Finishes Black Ash


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Value Rating:1
Submitted by windman a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: November 3, 2008

Bottom Line:   
I agree with the former reviewer and the “hum” problem. When I first got mine; it hummed so bad I sent it back to the dealer (5 hours away I might add) they said it worked fine and sent it back. It still hummed. The dealer suggested it was a wiring issue and that I should have a “dedicated’ circuit. $ 300 spent on the electrician putting in a dedicated circuit and it still had the hum.

At this point I tried it out on 2 other residences at friend’s places. Still had the hum. I finally got fed up; the dealer was useless and I parked it in storage out of sheer frustration. Recently decided to give it another try. Now it still humms; however the remote power trigger no longer functions. When manually turned on it powers up, but no sound. Basically it was a $ 1500 piece of garbage and it will be the last Paradigm prodcut I ever buy.

On my next trip to the dealer I think I will drop it off to get it “fixed”. Maybe it can be “fixed” now that the warranty is up and it is on my dime. Who knows. I just want something that works.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2004

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   Dealer



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by hammondb2bv a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: February 24, 2006

Bottom Line:   
An incredible subwoofer, or at least another incredible subwoofer, finally, that can be intended for music. Paradigm did an incredible job creating a subwoofer that is extremely tight, and integrates very nicely with fast speakers.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2004

Price Paid:    $1500.00




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