Thinking about an SVS sub. Any recommendations on size?

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  1. Matthew Anderson

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    I currently have a Paradigm PS-1000 sub which has been an excellent sub for the past few years. I have upgraded by speakers,amps and processor and now it is time for a new sub. My room is approx 18x13 and I live in an apartment. There is currently no one below me. I am leaning towards the 20-39PCi. Are the SVS subs as good for music as they are for HT? Thanks for any input. My current system is:
    Front speakers[​IMG]aradigm Ref20's-v2
    Surround speakers[​IMG]aradigm Ref20's-v1
    Back surrounds-Paradigm Mini Monitors
    Center speaker[​IMG]aradigm Studio CC
    Preamp-Outlaw 950
    Amps-Outlaw 750 and ATI 1502
     
  2. John Dolby

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    Go avsforum.com, audio and HiFi, sticky at the top SVS Subs.
    Ask Tom or Ron at SVS for recommendations. FAX them your room dimensions and requirements and they will gladly help you.
    Good company.
    John
     
  3. SVS-Ron

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    Well we hang out here a good bit too ;^)

    You probably don't need to hear much from us but I think if you go to the Reviews page Matt, you'll see there is nearly as much about naturally clean and authoritative music reproduction as for HT. Music reproduction never has and never will take a back seat to movie bass at SVS.

    We like to tell folks that "musical" subs are not always up to the task of home theater, but a quality sub that is capable of deep, loud, clean and flat bass is probably going to sound great on both.

    I like to think we build the latter. "Musical" is a fine descriptor as far as it goes, but often serves as an apology for being too expensive and performing too poorly either down deep or up loud.

    So much for my 2 cents, just didn't want you to think SVS doesn't peek here for consumer questions.

    PS, given your situation (a smallish room, in an apartment) I think the PCi is a great choice. It has more than enough capacity to break your lease if you forget your neighbors and fire up AOTC a bit loud ;^) The PC-Plus would never even get a chance to stretch its legs.

    Save your money and buy more DVD's instead. Stick with the PCi.

    Ron
     
  4. Matthew Anderson

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    Thanks Ron and John for your help and input. This helps me out a lot on making up my mind. I am on a budget and the SVS line looks like a great value. I look forward to ordering and hearing one of these great sounding subs.
     
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