SVS 20-39PCi vs. PB12�ISD - is the only difference aesthetic?

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  1. Kami

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    Same price, same amp and driver... so when there is no "WAF" to worry about, what should I get?

    PB12-ISD

    20-39PCi

    At this point I was almost going to toss a coin because I can't decide, but I thought I'd ask around first.

    The room isn't very big... around 9 x 18 feet if I remember right. Right now I use a Paradigm PDR-10. It cut it fine back in the dorm room, but not anymore...
     
  2. SethH

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    I'm sure someone else has something more informative for you, but you might consider that the cylinder is easier to move and not as heavy -- which probably makes a difference in shipping too.

    Also, the box is tuned to 22Hz while the cylinder is tuned to 20Hz. Probably won't make a huge difference in the room, but it is a difference between the two.
     
  3. Kami

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    Thanks. Yeah shipping is a slight concern since it is coming to Canada, but I'm willing to pay the extra if its worth it.
     
  4. WayneO

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    As already stated. The cylinder is lighter and easier to move, can be a conversation piece and is tuned a touch lower. I'd get get PCi.
     
  5. Kami

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    Well, I ended up going with the 25-31pci with the custom 22hz tune option (making it a 22-31 i guess [​IMG] ). Wanted to keep the price as low as possible. Shipping was only 54 bucks to Canada. What a deal.

    Anyway, just ordered it tonight...the wait begins! [​IMG]

    Time to give the Paradigm PDR10 the boot.
     
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    Hey thats a good idea...calling it (25-31PCi) a 22-31PCi because of the custom 22Hz tune.
     
  7. Yee-Ming

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    Hey, that's what I've always called mine!

    And shipping a lighter cylinder all the way out to Singapore makes a lot of sense, although that hasn't stopped a fair number of my countrymen from buying box subs.
     
  8. Mitch G

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    Did you get the 22-31, yet?
    How does it compare the PDR-10?

    I have a PDR-10 currently, and someone put the idea in my head to upgrade my sub and the 20-39 or 25-31 are on my list of considerations.
    I didn't realize you could get it tuned for 22Hz which would split the difference for me quite nicely.

    Thanks in advance,


    Mitch
     
  9. Kami

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    Yes I did get the 22-31 on Tuesday...ordered on Thursday, in Canada by Tuesday! [​IMG]

    It destroys the PDR10 and I haven't even fully calibrated it yet, nor tested other placements.

    You can't really be disappointed with one, especially after living with a PDR10. I'm hearing types of bass I've never experienced before.

    The only thing I don't like is that "new sub smell" disappears after a couple of days. Damn I love that smell. [​IMG]
     

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