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I want a really really strong sub. Sunfire or is SVS the way to go?

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Jesse Sharrow, Aug 26, 2003.

  1. Jesse Sharrow

    Jesse Sharrow Supporting Actor

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    I want a really really powerful sub for movies. But I also want it to be very accurate for music. Im thinking a sunfire True Sub Signature. Or should I go with a deftech super cube or maybe an svs?
     
  2. Mike_Gr

    Mike_Gr Stunt Coordinator

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    I think SVS will be your best bet. Take a look at HSU as well.

    The sunfires offer tremendous bass from a small package, but like many of the cube subs they have an inherent tendancy to distort badly when the going gets tough. IMO, the small cube subs are a compromise for those that have stringent space requirements; or for those that have to deal with the WAF.

    If you really need to go with a smaller sub due to space contstraints, then I highly recommend you audition both Martin Logan subwoofers (the Descent & the Depth). I haven't listened to everything, but these were by far the best small subs I have auditioned.
     
  3. TommyL

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    svs ..give it a try...you will be impressed, and the service/ warranty is the best in the business...list some room stats and we can help ya if you'd like. Also, price range.
     
  4. DavidVT

    DavidVT Stunt Coordinator

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    Jesse,

    What you should to is log onto:

    Audio Envy

    Request an audition of the SVS subwoofers. If someone in your area has SVS, you'll be directed to that person(s). You will not be disappointed.
     
  5. Kevin C Brown

    Kevin C Brown Producer

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    SVS. The Sunfires don't cheat physics and can have problems with distortion at low freqs and loud volumes. Look around and see if you can find some test results a la Tom Nousaine, D.B. Keele, WSR's special sub issue, etc, and the Audio Critic reviewed a Sunfire a while ago, and they much preferred a Velodyne HGS (low distortion) in comparison.
     
  6. Frank Zimkas

    Frank Zimkas Supporting Actor

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    I'm using a Sunfire MkII and have not had any problems with distortion at what so ever. As with all sub's, location will contribute to how well a sub performs in your room, and of course the acoustic characteristics of your room can make any sub sound terrible. I'm sure you've heard it before, but you really should (if posible) audition the sub's you are considering in your HT.
     
  7. MikeLi

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    I say try them both. Whats alittle shipping when your going to have something for a long time that will make you happy. I would hate to make the wrong decision and always wonder. Again I never can figure out why people (not you) complain about return shipping. You get to try it with YOUR system in YOUR house for 30 days. I'd gladly spend a few hundred if necessary checking a few out just to make sure I got what I wanted.
     
  8. quyen_nguyen

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    Hi Jesse,
    Not too many people familiar with SVS and I known sunfire can make good subwoofers, but if I am going to buy a subwoofer for music plus hometheater then get Velodyne. These people at Velodyne really know how to make subwoofers. If you can afford buy HGS-series or DD-series, and if you don't get SPL or CHT series.

    Good luck
    Dr.Q
     
  9. Seth_L

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    Hey, if you want 50% distortion, get the Sunfire. [​IMG]
     
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    I went from a Velo CHT-15 to SVS and have never looked back. SVS!!!![​IMG]
     
  13. ChuckRG

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    Eric_Strickl


    I may have purchased an SVS by what I read but I can say my view and yours differ considerably.

    I have since compared it to Velodyne, Revel, Dunlavy, Wilson, and many others, and everyone who heard the comparison thought the SVS (B4) was the FAR superior product. Based upon what I hear (and NOT what I have read) I am purchasing additional subs from SVS.

    As an FYI, I am in the audio business and can purchase virtually any sub on the market at industry accommodation pricing which in most cases would be well below the list price I paid for the SVS.

    You (and your friends) are certainly entitled to your opinion, but that does not make it the truth (any more than my opinion does).
     
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    I say try them both, then make your decesion that is what it will come down to. Welcome back Eric_strickl. I see you have not changed, you continue to insult SVS owners and in the same breath say i'm not trying to bash! What you are doing is like punching someone and then say i'm sorry, but don't mean it. I resent that remark about SVS owners are like a cult. Also a lot us have audition a lot of brands before going with SVS. I love how you lump us all in one bunch like you know us all. WOW you most be physic or something, but hey you have your opinon and i have mine.
    [​IMG]
     
  15. TommyL

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    Hey Jesse, try the SVS..hell, it cost ya a few bucks shipping...and Eric, if you want to go apples to apples with money on sub(actually mine was less than 4K) then I think the B4+ is more in tune with comparison...bring the revel over...the B4+ is hungry [​IMG]
     
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    Eric, aren't you, like, 150 miles away from Youngstown? [​IMG]

    Steve
     
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  18. Tom Vodhanel

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    Hi Eric,

    Curious, who owns the PB-2+ you auditioned? It would be interesting to hear from him too. Since he is a member of this forum (per your text)...I hope he can post his thoughts soon?

    Tom V.
    SVS
     
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    Interesting Thread! CULT??> Possibly, but for good reason. SVS owners opinion cant be trusted? Many of us have ran many different contender subs.> AV, Velo's and so on and they are good to be sure.. Yes I agree you can't rely on a users opinion that has jumped from a WM-40 on up to a SVS (good choice) but this is not the case with most. I think no matter what level a SVS performs some will still be negative imo. SVS performs at a very high level for the $$ and some just don't like this fact. Just read all the professional reviews that SVS did not pay out of their hind end for a favorable outcome.

    Jesse I think a SVS sub would serve you very well. If you care to give us your room dimensions and desires we can suggest the proper sub for you. If you do decide to try this rout and are not happy?? I personally will split the cost of shipping back to SVS.

    Alex I agree with you. Something definitely smells.[​IMG]
     

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