Have a JL F110 sub music is very fast and bass exceptionally tight. Should mate well.
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I want as small as possible while still adding good bass, and these seem to fit that bill.Doesn't everyone? What have you read that leads you to think that this little 10" driver sub fits the bill?
A pair, if placed well, can help smooth the bass response, but you'll gain very little additional output. If your room is tiny, you may not have to expect too much from them. Paradigm doesn't publish distortion specs, so you have to assume that it'll produce gobs at 30Hz (probably 40Hz as well) at even moderate SPL.
For example, Paradigm Ultracube 10. It's not as bad as I expected.
Here's another, Velodyne DD-10. The Velodyne's group delay is quite a bit better making it a better sub for music.
Look at any of the larger subs for comparison. Here's another independent sub measurement site: http://www.hometheatershack.com/forums/subwoofer-tests-archived/6015-index-subwoofer-tests-manufacturer-model.html
The measurements look good at first glance until you realize they are made indoors at 1 foot. The two independent subwoofer measurements sites that I'm aware of test outdoors at 2 meters. When you move the mic out to 2m, the picture will change dramatically.
In my mind, Paradigm makes excellent speakers and the Seismic 110 I'm sure is no exception. However, small driver, small cabinet subs, regardless of the manufacturer, will exhibit the same limitations. Used in an appropriate setting (small room, low SPL) those limitations may not be a concern.
I'm sure you have purchased a sub or subs by now.
I came across the thread and thought I would post. I have a actually heard/owned the seismic 110 as well as the three models of the JL subs 10", 12" and 13"
IMO the seismic 110 is one of the best subs on the market for the price. While it doesn't have the output* of the JL113 or even the 112, *(by output, I"m refering to the ability to shake my whole listening room, not any measurement posted from the manufactures) sonically its very very good and in many ways very similiar to the sonic quality of the JL subs. I would say its room shaking ability is 80% of the JL f113. It's excellent for movies or music and next to the sub 1 and sub 2, I think its the best sub Paradigm has ever made. I feel that it terms of musicality it outperforms the Paradigm Sub 12 which is almost double the price of the seismic 110.
If I had a pair of Carmels and the room for it, I would purchase two JLf113s and a Marchand crossover and call it a day. If size and room were an issue, I think I could be happy with a pair of seismic 110s, but you would still need an outboard crossover to mate it up right with your speakers. Marchand crossovers outperform the Bryston and they are 1/2 the costs.