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  1. Josh Dial

    SVS SB-16 Ultra Review

    Holy...crap! To say it completely changed my sound stage would not be hyperbolic. We watched The Matrix. This is the first movie we watch every time we make a "substantial" change to our system. It's been that way since the original DVD release (I skipped the laserdisc since I had recently...
  2. Josh Dial

    SVS SB-16 Ultra Review

    My two SB-16 Ultras came this morning. Unfortunately it's Canadian Thanksgiving weekend so I may not get a chance to play much if at all until next week.
  3. Josh Dial

    SVS SB-16 Ultra Review

    Is that on Philips Classics? The art features an orange staircase? If so then I have that recording myself and it is indeed terrific. I'll check out the Chandros recording as well.
  4. Josh Dial

    SVS SB-16 Ultra Review

    Thanks for the suggestion, John. I'm always on the hunt for great Tchaikovsky recordings. I'm going to order this album (I stick with physical media) tonight. My personal favourite Swan Lake recording is from Antal Dorati conducting the Minneapolis Symphony (Mercury Living Presence recordings)...
  5. Josh Dial

    SVS SB-16 Ultra Review

    For what it's worth--and partly fuelled by John's original post--I've ordered two SB-16s. The price increase has already hit up here in Canada, but thankfully my retailer was willing to sell them to me at the old price. They should be here within a week or so. Thanks for letting my piggy back...
  6. Josh Dial

    SVS SB-16 Ultra Review

    She's a movie lover, too. Anything that improves the experience!
  7. Josh Dial

    SVS SB-16 Ultra Review

    Thanks very much. That illumination setting sounds perfect. For the upgrading, it's not that I'm discouraged from upgrading (in fact I'm itching to upgrade now)--more like I'm seeing if anyone can talk me out of it :)
  8. Josh Dial

    SVS SB-16 Ultra Review

    Great review, John. Though, frankly, calling it merely a review does it a disservice. You've provided a very nice analysis of your purchase process. I'm looking to upgrade my "sub situation" and I've been looking at going with two SB-16s as well. Really my main "concern" is the lights. Can you...
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