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Would the SVS be worth the upgrade?


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#1 of 60 OFFLINE   Raj_asaurus

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Posted February 28 2005 - 10:41 AM

Ok, so recently I've been hit with a horrible upgrade bug. As a result I've been selling all my old equipment and am left with a Dayton 10" sub, my AV-505 carver amp, and Rotel RSP-980 preamp. I purchased some LSi9s on ebay that I think may never ship (won auction on the 6th of february, paid for them but havent gotten anything). REGARDLESS of that pain in the ass I'll have space constraints of my system being in my bedroom at a desk and used as mainly a CD player as well as my Computer for music/movies. As the 9s may never come I may pick up some LSi7s from a friend after I get my money back.

Here's the question now after all that background info: I listen to a LOT of music, but do like to enjoy the occasional movie, would the money saved from getting 7s instead of 9s be worth putting toward a SVS PB10 for such a small 2.1 system or would it be better saved for something further down the line.

#2 of 60 OFFLINE   Raj_asaurus

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Posted March 01 2005 - 07:32 AM

my room is basically a 12x12 cube...with tons of crap everywhere!Posted Image Posted Image

#3 of 60 OFFLINE   Phil Iturralde

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Posted March 01 2005 - 07:34 AM

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Actually, it would!!! Do a search in this "- Speakers and Subwoofers" section for SVS PB10, ... and read pages, upon pages of interesting SVS PB10 INFO and reviews!

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#4 of 60 OFFLINE   MikeLi

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Posted March 01 2005 - 08:12 AM

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I would not think of it as an upgrade, more of a must have!... You will understand when you get a good sub! I guarantee it... Call Ron down at SVS and give him you room and equip. list. He can set you up with the perfect sub for your room and they will not oversell you. Very nice and professional down to earth folks....

#5 of 60 OFFLINE   Raj_asaurus

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Posted March 01 2005 - 10:48 AM

Yeah he recommended the PB10 the only reason i'm hesitating is that I will be in apartments for many years to come and I might not make any friends with one of those bastards...another thing is that it owuld be cheaper to get an STF-2...its also being takin into consideration

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Posted March 01 2005 - 11:27 AM

Once you get a little low frequency high spl timbre LFE flowing through your vains, you'll understand. The PB10-ISD will deliver and it can always be cut back. In some ways I would also expect it to be a little quieter than the STF.

#7 of 60 OFFLINE   Thomas Dekany

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Posted March 01 2005 - 01:11 PM

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In some ways I would also expect it to be a little quieter than the STF.


What do you mean?

#8 of 60 OFFLINE   steve nn

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Posted March 01 2005 - 01:32 PM

What do you mean?
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The STF-2 comes in a 25 Hz standard tune as opposed to the PB10-ISD 20 Hz tune. The STF could present a little more presence in the higher FR thats all. In the lower FR you can be sure the PB10-ISD will exhibit more presence.

#9 of 60 OFFLINE   Thomas Dekany

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Posted March 01 2005 - 01:36 PM

Thanks for the explanation.

#10 of 60 OFFLINE   Raj_asaurus

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Posted March 01 2005 - 01:43 PM

can the STF-2 be tuned to a lower freq as well?

#11 of 60 OFFLINE   Thomas Dekany

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Posted March 01 2005 - 02:10 PM

No.

I will tell you however that proper placement of a sub is very important. I have a STF2 (and a STF3 that is tuned to 18 hz.) In my living room which is a lot bigger then your room the STF2 gives you more bass than you would ever want. It is a world class subwoofer. Don't let people fool you that 25Hz is not low enough.

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Posted March 01 2005 - 02:17 PM

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Here's the question now after all that background info: I listen to a LOT of music, but do like to enjoy the occasional movie, would the money saved from getting 7s instead of 9s be worth putting toward a SVS PB10 for such a small 2.1 system

Absolutely, good choice. The one to get in its price range.
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#13 of 60 OFFLINE   Raj_asaurus

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Posted March 01 2005 - 03:13 PM

So would you all agree with Dekany's statement? How often does a movie go into the frequencie's below 20Hz.

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Posted March 01 2005 - 10:33 PM

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So would you all agree with Dekany's statement? How often does a movie go into the frequencie's below 20Hz.


You would be surprised especially on action type movies. And yes you want to hear and feel those. Having a large room with a PB2+ now called the PB12+ can't beat that feeling as well as the sound....

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Posted March 01 2005 - 11:57 PM

Raj,

If all I did was listen to rock music I would leave my sub in its native 25 Hz tune, but there's a dang good reason I run it in the 20 Hz configuration. A picture says a thousand words: Waterfall Charts. I'm not sure how many words are said in that thread, but there's a lot of sub-25 Hz material out there, and Hollywood is putting in more, not less, of it every day.

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#16 of 60 OFFLINE   Thomas Dekany

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Posted March 02 2005 - 12:21 AM

I never said that there is no info below 25Hz.

What I was trying to tell you is that the STF2 with it's 25Hz would be plenty deep. Especially if the sub is placed properly.

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Posted March 02 2005 - 12:51 AM

Thomas,

I suppose "plenty" is a subjective term. I would guess you'd see useful extension to around 22-23 Hz with the STF2 in a small to mid-sized room (with careful placement). That's not "plenty" enough for me. I don't think it's plenty enough for a lot of people, either, or Hsu wouldn't make so many subwoofers capable of more useful output at lower frequencies.

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Posted March 02 2005 - 01:12 AM

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What I was trying to tell you is that the STF2 with it's 25Hz would be plenty deep. Especially if the sub is placed properly.

He can already get to 25hz flat with the Dayton sub.

I would save your money and get something sweeter (maybe a bigger SVS sub than the 10") when you buy a house.

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Posted March 02 2005 - 12:26 PM

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I suppose "plenty" is a subjective term.

Yup.
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#20 of 60 OFFLINE   Thomas Dekany

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Posted March 02 2005 - 01:26 PM

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I would save your money and get something sweeter (maybe a bigger SVS sub than the 10") when you buy a house.


yup!

Save your $$$ for the new VTF2HO that will rival the TN sub.Posted Image Clean down to 16hz out of a 10" woofer.

You can then laugh at the guys that are into subs with 20Hz Posted Image


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