Paradigm Servo-15 to SVS 20-39 PC+

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  1. Ron Alcasid

    Ron Alcasid Stunt Coordinator

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    I currently own a Paradigm Servo-15 and I have been happy with it. Would moving to an SVS 20-39 PC+ be an upgrade or a cross grade?
     
  2. Ron_L

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    Servo-15 is a mighty fine sub.

    Stick with it!
     
  3. Mike Sloan

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    Now..if you said (2)20-39PC+ you would have something!
     
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    You could probably sell your Servo 15, buy the 20-39PC+, and pocket $400 along the way.

    SVS offers a 45 day no questions asked return policy. All you risk is return shipping - about $35. Why don't you take a chance, buy the SVS, compare it to the Servo 15, and find out for yourself?

    If you discover the SVS to be at least the performance equal of the Servo 15 - I guess you'll have your answer.

    Regards,

    Ed
     
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    I agree with Ed. Get the 39PC+ and give it a side by side comparison.

    You can always email Tom or Ron and ask them what they would recommend.

    Parker
     
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    When SVS first came out with the 20-39 not the + I bought one. I have a Servo 15. After 6 months I sold the SVS. It is a very good sub but without the plus I preferred the Servo. I guess I just like a sealed sub. Anyway thats my 2 cents.
    Steve
     
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    i don't think it's just the sealed enclosure.

    The servo 15's power capacity outnumbers the SVS as well.
     
  8. Daniel Mai

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    I hope there's more input as I'm thinking about going from 20-39PC (with new current PCi driver) to the Servo-15. I got to audition it and was very impressed with how fast it moves for music. I also really like the sealed enclosure.
     
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    I think you should definetely stick with the Servo-15. It is indeed a mighty fine sub. There's just no replacing servo technology.
     
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    What is servo technology and what applications is it best suited for ?
     
  14. Ron Alcasid

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    Maybe dual CS-Ultras would be a more substantial upgrade path. I'll stick with Servo-15 for now.
     
  15. Ron_L

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    Lemme guess Jack,


    your a avid supporter of SVS?
     
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    It's been my experience that subs in sealed enclosures can handle more power than say a vented one.

    SVS is unique in its design, but personally I would rather have the servo 15 due to it's larger power handling.

    Now, that is my opinion there Jack.


    Take it or leave it.
     
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    Ron:

    Why would you care in the least about input power handling? I care about power OUTPUT, i.e. how loud the sub is in the room.

    Input power handling and actual sound output are not related in the way you seem to assume (that more is better). For example, if you take a driver in a 2 cubic foot sealed box and it takes 200 watts to produce 110 dB at say 30 Hz (all assumptions as an example), typically if you placed that same driver in a 1 cubic box it would take, say 300 watts to produce 110 dB at 30 Hz. Explain to me how you have gained anything (except bragging rights to a "monster 300 (1000 or 3000) watt amp."

    To use a metaphor, you seem to be impressed with the 800 Hp semi assuming it to be faster or better than a 100 Hp motorcycle, when its only different (at best).
     
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    I'd say give it a listen and compare. I love sealed subwoofers myself, but I have heard a pair of SVS subwoofers and it sounded amazing. I loved the sound as much or more than my sealed Mirage BPS-400.
     

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