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Which SVS is right for me?


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#1 of 17 OFFLINE   Praful Patel

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Posted April 06 2003 - 03:50 AM

My house is almost done and I have purchased or ordered the following 7.1 set up for a room 22'x18'x9' for 70% movies and 30% music use.

TV - Sony 60" Grand Wega II (on order)
Recieber - Sony DA4ES
Center - Klipsch RC-7
Front L and R - Klipsch RF-5
Surrounds x4 - RCR-5

Ques 1 -
I have done alot of reading on this site and I know that
many movies do not go below 20 db but some do (AOTC). Is
there really that much difference between the PCi and PCPlus models. Should my room's size dictate which of these two models I should get.

Ques 2 -
For my listening habits (70% vs 30%) should I invest in the 16-46's or the 20-39's?

Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

#2 of 17 OFFLINE   Haris Ellahi

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Posted April 06 2003 - 04:47 AM

Since you have very efficient speakers, I would recommend a powerful subwoofer, atleast a SVS PC-Plus subwoofer. And since you will be watching more movies, you will appreciate the extra "subwoofage." Posted Image

So, overall, I would recommend the SVS 20-39 PC-Plus.

#3 of 17 OFFLINE   terence

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Posted April 06 2003 - 05:43 AM

I have 4ES and i'm running 7.1 as well in a 4000 cubic ft room Tom & Ron suggested 20-39PC+. Never been so happy with my HT! 20-39PC+ kicks ass! I think it would be great for your HT system.Posted Image Posted Image
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#4 of 17 OFFLINE   TommyL

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Posted April 06 2003 - 09:56 AM

I agree...spend the extra dough and grab a pc+...Posted Image

#5 of 17 OFFLINE   John Dunlap

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Posted April 06 2003 - 10:39 AM

One more vote for PC+. If you get a PCi, you'll just be lusting after a PC+ a year from now.

By the way, I have the 50" Sony Grand Wega II Posted Image . I think you will love it!!

#6 of 17 OFFLINE   TommyL

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Posted April 06 2003 - 11:11 AM

is it called the grand wega 2? how is it compared to other hdtvs? mitsu/pioneer elite etc?

#7 of 17 OFFLINE   John Dunlap

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Posted April 06 2003 - 12:01 PM

Tommy,

The model is Sony KF-__XBR800 and it is the 2nd generation of Sony's "Grand Wega" Projection LCD TV's.

My opinion is that the Sony is better than almost all CRT Rear Projection monitors with the possible exception of the Pioneer Elite line. Whether it's better than the DLP offerings from Samsung and Panasonic is really a matter of taste.

Only major downside of LCD is that the blacks look a little on the grey side and the Contrast ratio may not be as good as comparable CRT and DLP sets.

Sorry, don't mean to hijack this thread! Posted Image

#8 of 17 OFFLINE   Praful Patel

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Posted April 06 2003 - 02:13 PM

First thanks for the input (the wife also thanks you for suggesting the more $$ model Posted Image )

Tommy - for more info on the grand wega II go to -

http://www.avsforum.....hreadid=196558

This site esp. this thread alleved many fears.

By the way Terence what speakers are you using with the 7.1 setup

Thanks to all,

#9 of 17 OFFLINE   Mitch E S

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Posted April 06 2003 - 02:57 PM

Tell your wife that I recommended dual 16-46PC+ Posted Image

One 20-39PC+ will have to be good enough for now though!

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#10 of 17 OFFLINE   Chris Elm

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Posted April 06 2003 - 03:27 PM

Also send Tom or Ron from SVS an email. They are always willing to oblige with a suggestion.
So nice talking to the actual people who build your product.Posted Image

#11 of 17 OFFLINE   Vince Chan

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Posted April 06 2003 - 04:07 PM

I also recommend one from the PC+ line, probably a 20-39 (or two!) as it can go louder than the 16-46 since you have a fairly large room, or wait for the PB2+ to come out. Either one will be more than enough for you!

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#12 of 17 OFFLINE   Lee Bailey

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Posted April 07 2003 - 02:04 AM

Our living room/home theater room is 24X16X8 with a catherdral ceiling that goes up to 11ft. Still using a 25-31PC and it shakes the house. HT use is 95%, with 5% music. Just how loud do you want to play at?
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#13 of 17 OFFLINE   terence

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Posted April 07 2003 - 02:48 AM

Quote:
By the way Terence what speakers are you using with the 7.1 setup


Sorry Praful for the delay, i'm running.


-Acoustic Research Stature S50 main
-Acoustic Research Stature S20 surrounds
-Acoustic Research Stature S20 surrounds backs
-Acoustic Research Stature SC2 center channel
-SVS 20-39 PC Plus 12”

They are pretty efficient speakers their frequency ranges from 89-91db of sensitivity. They sound great in my application.
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#14 of 17 OFFLINE   Lynn Little

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Posted April 07 2003 - 02:48 AM

"Tell your wife that I recommended dual 16-46PC+"

I agree 100%. I have twin 16-46PC+s. There might not currently be a lot of <20Hz bass in movies, but what's there is definitely worth hearing. My wife even notices (and enjoys) the <20Hz bass in movies.
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#15 of 17 OFFLINE   Praful Patel

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Posted April 07 2003 - 09:46 AM

Thanks, I will email SVS. Its great to hear they are so responsive.

Lee, I love to "crank" it up, but we are expecting our first baby the same week our house (and HT) are planned to be done. So I guess I won't be listening too loud with a new born Posted Image

Finally get the HT of my dreams but a baby girl, nothing can compare to that. We - no I - have been taking the baby to movies theaters and cranking up my current system so she gets used to loud noises Posted Image

#16 of 17 OFFLINE   Geno

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Posted April 07 2003 - 04:41 PM

Which SVS is right for me?

duh! ALL OF THEM!! lol get one of each.
Sorry couldnt resist.

#17 of 17 OFFLINE   Jeremy Stockwell

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Posted April 07 2003 - 04:58 PM

FYI PB2+ pics are up. Here.

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You brought two too many.