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Anyone gone from Energy sub to SVS?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Marvin, Jul 11, 2001.

  1. Marvin

    Marvin Screenwriter

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    I mentioned this briefly in a different thread...I have an Energy e:xls10 sub which is great as far as I can tell, though it's the only sub I've ever owned. But I've been reading everyone rave about the SVS subs and it appears that I could have gotten the 25-31CS (unpowered) one for not much more than I spent (I have an unused stereo receiver that I could have used for this).
    So I'm wondering...has anyone out there replaced this particular (or any other) Energy sub with this or another SVS sub or compared the two of them? Was there a big improvement in music and HT, or just HT, or neither? Just curious...
     
  2. Ron Boster

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    Marvin:
    I've went from the 12 inch Energy sub to the SVsubwoofer. I am an HT only person, so I can't comment on music. There is no comparison. More bass at higher volumes and at lower levels. No more clipping or distortion during Jur.Park laser or anyother bass heavy scenes....nor could the Energy compete on the THX logo at ear bleeding levels (Energy couldn't keep up without distorting).
    Ron
     
  3. Erik Welty

    Erik Welty Auditioning

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    Hi Marvin,
    Earlier this year, I went from a Mirage PS-12, which is almost identical to the Energy eXL-12, to a SVS 39cs with the Samson 700. The difference is HUGE. First, I picked up another octave of bass (down to 20 Hz). Plus, the distortion is so much lower on the SVS, particularly at high volume. Except for the big screen, this is probably the biggest, most noticeable, jump that you can take with your home theater. Serious bang for the buck ...
    Erik
     
  4. Jeff Peake

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    I went from the Energy 8" sub (which I hesitate to call a sub), to a pair of 20-39CS and the Samson 700 amp.
    No comparison. SVS is worth every penny and then some.
    jeff peake
     
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    Went from an 8" Energy to a 20-39PC. A huge difference. It's very satisfying when you make an upgrade to the system and even your girlfriend admits that it was worth the money.
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  6. Shawn Solar

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    Hey, since we're on the subject how would a svs compare to energy's microstar 12.1? I know the svs would go lower but would that be the only advantage? Thanx in advance
     
  7. Brian_J

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    I went from your sub to the SVS about five or six months ago. I sold mine on EBAY for close to what I paid for it by the way.
    Anyway, that Energy sub is pretty good and it can keep up with the SVS above say 35hz. But below, there is no comparison. You will begin to realize that what you thought was bass really was just boominess in the mid 30, 40 and 50 hz ranges.
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  8. Jantzen

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    I went from the Energy e:xls10 to a SVS 20-39PC... and haven't looked back since.
    I was looking for a sub that went low and clean and wasn't boomy - the SVS fit the bill nicely.
    I do not regret making the change at all and highly recommend you go the SVS route if you still can.
    I use the sub primarily for HT - but the SVS performs amazingly with music as well.
    It took me a few weeks to adjust to the clean bass of the SVS compared to the boominess of the Energy. It was like the first time I calibrated my TV with Video essentials - it took a little while to get used to but now I can't have it any other way.
    I sold my Energy sub to a friend and every time I go over and hear it I smile because I'm so glad I bought my SVS.
     
  9. Brian Fellmeth

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    Hate to pile on, but I have the same story. My first sub was the Energy e:xls10, and I replaced it with a 25-31 PC. To me, the improvement for music was even more dramatic than the improvement for HT. When loud, the energy was boomy and "one-notey". IE, certain bass notes would jump out of the rest of the music, and low bass notes that should have been distinct sounded the same. With the SVS, the deep bass just blends in with the rest and retains its musical quality.
    The energy BTW was donated to a needy friend with a Bose system.
     
  10. Marvin

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    OK, looks like SVS in a landslide. I guess I made the wrong choice. Thanks for the responses, everyone.
     
  11. Joey Fish

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    I saw a serveral posts in another news groups which asked the exact same question, and all the responses are just like this thread. Go with SVS.
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