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SVS Subs!!! Are they really that good???

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Ralph Duf, Jul 29, 2003.

  1. Ralph Duf

    Ralph Duf Member

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    While ready the thread "What Speakers Do You Own?" posted on January last year. I realize that 2 people out of 5 have or considering having an SVS Sub. Right now, I looking for a good sub under the 600$ USD. I personally never had the chance to ear one (SVS). Am I really missing the boat here, are they really THAT GREAT???? Or they are just ok for the price?
     
  2. Phil Iturralde

    Phil Iturralde Well-Known Member

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  3. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Well-Known Member

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    I never considered one [​IMG]

    But then again I knew all along I was building my own..
    If I was going to "buy" a sub.. Yeah I would probably
    consider them.
     
  4. Jack Gilvey

    Jack Gilvey Well-Known Member

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    Try a search? Have you read a post here which would indicate they're "ok for the price"?
     
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    They are outstanding for the steal!
     
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    Couldn't live without mine.
     
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    I heard them on a couple of occassions now and they were really good. Although I don't own one, if you didn't want to go with a custom built sub or build your own, I would recommend them in a minute along with Adire Audio and HSU. This is the right place to come to if you want excellent quality bass at surprisingly low prices.

    Good Luck
     
  8. Robb Roy

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    While speakers are very subjective to trends on the various discussion forums, subwoofers are less so. If you and I were sitting next to each other hearing the same speakers, we might completely disagree with how good a set of speakers sounds. We would be much less likely to do so with a subwoofer (excluding circumstances where one of us was sitting in a null, but that's the kind of thing that's more room-related than subwoofer-related). While SVS is very popular on the forums (as are Hsu and a few other great subs) they're just plain low, loud, have very low distortion, and come with customer service you wouldn't believe -- things that don't go the way of trends. Are they really that good, especially for the money? No. They're better. You'll have to hear it to believe it.

    -Robb
     
  9. Jeffrey Forner

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    A home theater system without an SVS is like a hot rod without wheels.

    I wouldn't give my 16-46PC+ up for anything.
     
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    My impression is that my 20-39pci is great! Accurate sounding, and louder than I can stand.
    My wifes impression is that our floor is going to collapse! :)
     
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    all I have to say is my pb2-plus is on the way, and it will be my first SVS sub...
    tons of ecoustics.com reviews - none were negative and pretty much all of them were AMAZING in the reviews, especially for the price..
    ecoustics is like search engine for AV stuff reviews..
     
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    I'd like to pick up an SVS sub, but since I live in a 2nd floor apartment I don't think it would be a good idea. No since in getting one if I can't really let it loose.
     
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    I read on another board that SVS is going to be coming out with a $300-500 rage sub shortly. How, when, why...

    Who knows if it is true but from what I have read, for those of us on a tight budget but looking for an SVS, we might be in luck.
     
  15. Ralph Duf

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    Ok I get the picture 20-39 pci is on the way.
    Never heard one but still gone buy one.

    PS: Sorry of offending all the SVS lovers out there,
    And with a good chance I'll be assimilated to pretty soon.
    Guess is résistance is futile. [​IMG]
     
  16. terence

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    Congrats Ralph Duf!!!!


     
  17. Eric_Strickl

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    Ralph I imagine they are great subs but i dont understand buying something you have never heard? Mail order woofers are just a bad idea my mind. By the time it arrives in the mail you have read all of the reviews and gotten yourself all hyped up. Which in my opinion makes it impossible to be objective about the sub. Please dont lynch me svs owners it is just my opinion.

     
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    Eric,

     
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  20. Ralph Duf

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    Yes! It true ordering something I never heard of could be risky. I check the warranty and it good enough for me.
    The only think I can loose is the shipping money. But to know if what people say it true about SVS I'm ready the gamble that 40$ shipping.


    "45 day money back guarantee.

    If you are not completely satisfied with the performance of your subwoofer, return it to us for a full refund of the purchase price. Just a few minor stipulations should you choose to do this:

    Subwoofer must be returned in original shipping boxes.
    E-mail SVS for a return authorization number and display this on the outside of the box.
    Subwoofer must be insured during return shipping.
    Shipping costs are not refundable."
     

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