The Good Hot-blooded sub; 10-inch woofer; built-in 100-watt amplifier.
The Bad Limited connectivity options.
The Bottom Line This powerful sub is the ideal partner for Paradigm's well-respected satellites.
Not so long ago, subwoofers had it easy. All they had to do was dish out down-low muscle for home theaters. But nowadays, they're also called on to provide tight and musical bass accompaniment for SACDs and DVD-Audio discs. Paradigm's $349 sub, the ambidextrous PDR-10, can do it all.
Cosmetically, the PDR-10 is nothing special. The midsize cabinet measures 14.25 inches high, 13.5 inches wide, and 16 inches deep, and it's finished in vinyl-wrapped light cherry, rosenut, or black ash--all pretty standard fare for a budget sub. However, the unit's 33-pound heft tells you that Paradigm spent the money where it counts.