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CSU or PC+?

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by MitchKel, Apr 27, 2003.

  1. MitchKel

    MitchKel Member

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    I'm going to take the SVS plunge today and thought I'd get everyone's opinion. Which one would you choose and why? 16-46PC+ or the CSU. I'm going to have to drive the CSU if I get it with my Citation amp for the meantime just because of budget. My preamp has all of the settings to control output.
     
  2. Dale Ridgeway

    Dale Ridgeway Well-Known Member

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    Get the PC+ [​IMG]
    I just recieved my 16-46PC+ last week (review pending)
    and you can't beat the ability to tweek the thing (variable phase, subsonic filiter, auto on....etc.) I highly doubt you will be disappointed. Yet be prepared for a slight shock when the UPS guy brings it to the door.(along with a few four letter words from the wife[​IMG] ) That thing is BIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIG!
     
  3. MitchKel

    MitchKel Member

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    That is the one thing I like about the PC+, everything is included. I'm sure either one is great. I missed the B-stock 16-46 which I've been watching for a couple weeks. It was only a savings of $50 but every bit counts. Maybe you bought it?
     
  4. John F. Palacio

    John F. Palacio Well-Known Member

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    This is not an apples to apples comparison.

    Two differently tuned subs, one powered the other one passive.

    To be fair you should first decide as to whether you want a powered or passive sub.

    Once that decision is made then the output capabilities and tunning should come into the equation.

    Your choices should be:
    16-46 CS+ vs 16-46 PC+
    or
    20-39 CS+ vs 20-39 PC+
    or
    20-39 CS+ vs Ultra (20-39 enclosure)

    Happy subwoofing![​IMG]
     
  5. Edward J M

    Edward J M Well-Known Member

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    Really it boils down to the drivers. As John stated, the best comparison is the passive 20-39CS+ with the dB12 driver vs. the passive 20-39 CS Ultra with the TV12 driver. They share the same enclosure size and venting configuration - only the driver differs.

    The $575 CS+ offers about 85% of the performance of the $900 Ultra. Tom V at SVS considers the Ultra "worth every penny". I've heard both - and both are awesome and yes the Ultra IS better. Is it $325 better? Only you can decide.

    With the said, the PC+ is an incredible value - the best in the line-up. You get everything onboard - variable phase, SS filter, inputs galore, 525W of BASH power. It's a home run and if it were my money, I'd buy a PC+ over an Ultra.

    BTW, the 16-46 is really only needed if you regularly play music/movies with 14-15 Hz content. The 20-39 is a better choice for most applications and matches the 16-46 in extension down to about 17-18 Hz in most rooms.

    Regards,

    Ed
     
  6. MitchKel

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    Thanks Ed, I replied to you on the other site. Mitch
     
  7. Dale Ridgeway

    Dale Ridgeway Well-Known Member

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    Mitch,
    I was me that purchased the B-stock 16-49PC+[​IMG]
    I was all set to get the 20-39, but couldnt pass up on the deal, even at only 50 bucks off.
     
  8. MitchKel

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    Ok Ed. From your inputs and a quick email exchange with Tom at SVS I bought a 20-39PC+ that popped up on the B-stock list today. Come on UPS!
     
  9. Edward J M

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