A $300 Powered SVS Boxed Sub?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Joe Ferreira, Feb 19, 2003.

  1. Joe Ferreira

    Joe Ferreira Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2003
    Messages:
    68
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    That would be nice. You know, something to fill in the gap between the $100 DLS and the $500 SVS. But it's never gonna happen [​IMG]
     
  2. Joe Ferreira

    Joe Ferreira Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2003
    Messages:
    68
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Yeah, but maybe they will see a need in that price range and concentrate their engineering efforts to make something better than everything else at that price point and sell a ton of them. I didn't say I wanted them to sell a crappy subwoofer for $300. I just thought it would be nice if they saw the rather sparse niche and filled it with a good subwoofer, rather than the JBLs Polk Infinities at this price. I learnt the economics.
     
  3. Juan_R

    Juan_R Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2001
    Messages:
    683
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Maybe something with a 10" driver, that would keep cost down.
     
  4. ColinM

    ColinM Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2001
    Messages:
    2,050
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Or using the old 12" from the ISD trades - sealed box with overstock 190w amps from the original PC's, no base plate. Should be cheap enough to hit $299. Would be like an ugly Rava.
     
  5. Joe Ferreira

    Joe Ferreira Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2003
    Messages:
    68
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I think it would be feasible for them to do, tuned to say 25Hz? But in your eyes, would you see SVS as less of a company for offering a low-end sub? And I can't see SVS releasing something that wouldn't just blow away everything at that price point. Hehe, they should sell them for $300 and then within one year, you can send it back for a $200 credit towards your next SVS sub, since that's what we are all saving up for anyways!
     
  6. Brian Bunge

    Brian Bunge Producer

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2000
    Messages:
    3,716
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Maybe if they used a cheap 150W amp and a 10" driver they could sell it for $300. You gotta keep in mind their costs on materials. They'd have to buy in pretty large quantities to make it feasible to do something like this. Somehow I doubt they'd be that interested in it, but you never know.

    You could always get the Dayton 10" sub that you assemble yourself for $349. The box isn't very well braced, but hell it's dirt cheap for a very nice 10" driver and 250W amp.
     
  7. BrianJ>Y

    BrianJ>Y Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2003
    Messages:
    99
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    What about a modded Audiosource sw-15? It sells for 200 at amazon.com. Used to be available at ubid for around 130, but now that the 1 cent shipping is gone, total price is around 190.

    I'm currently trying to decide whether the audiosource is worth the extra cost...or if a DLS is enough/has better quality bass? Unfortunately, it seems as though nobody has compared the audiosource to the DLS.

    -Brian
     
  8. SVS-Ron

    SVS-Ron Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2001
    Messages:
    1,074
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Guys,

    We hear ya. Suffice it to say that for every sub you see on the website there are 3 on the drawing board, and 3 that have been discarded.

    While we're sensitive to the danger of having too many subs to choose from, I wouldn't rule out a $300 SVS someday. We already buy components in the thousand that we once had to pass the hat around (wallets actually) to get 50.

    Of course if you look at the prices of SVS's today, you'll see they've consistently dropped or stayed the same while content/performance have greatly improved. This is one way we've invested back into you and the product.

    Only a few rules around SVS: We resolved to keep production here in America, and we resolved to always dump the bulk of our efforts into increasing our lead over the competition instead of the size of our wallets. (Somehow knowing you are the best is more satisfying than having a few extra beans in the bank ;^).

    All this is to say that the minds of SVS might still find a way to bring you a $300 sub that will embarrass the $600 subs (why not, our $600 subs embarrass $1,200 subs ;^). Give us time. We are well aware there are folks that want to know they are getting the best "bang for the buck" even if spending "only" $300.

    Ron
     
  9. Joe Ferreira

    Joe Ferreira Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2003
    Messages:
    68
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    heh heh heh heh
     

Share This Page