Price: $1299


Roger said: It faces stiff competition from many manufacturers, including some that provide outstanding value through online sales, such as SVS and Hsu Research -- but few of those subs, if any, offer a room-correction system as advanced as ARC, which makes the X12 stand out in a crowded field.

Read the SoundStage! Hi-Fi review.

The gist: More Paradigm subwoofer for your money is always a good thing.