Buying an SVS sub need advice

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  1. WilliamC

    WilliamC Stunt Coordinator

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    ok. heres the situation my old sub died and i need a new one. i was looking at the SVS and from what I hear its an excellent sub. however i don't kow which one is right for my room since i can't test it out. My room is 15'x14'
    i was thinking about the 25-31 pci because its within my budget and looking at some SPL test result it seems like a great sub. What do you guys think? Should I go with the 20-39pci istead? Is the 25-31 a perfect fit to my room (as best as one can tell)?

    Thanks for the help
    William C.
     
  2. Nick Cerretti

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    There really isn't too much difference between the two. However, I'd take the 20-39 just because its goes down a bit more and w/ a small room like yours, you won't need the spl that you'll lose. One thing to remember is the 20-39 is much larger (8 inches on top, not sure on width).
     
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    William C.,

    Send the guys at SVS an email ([email protected]) with your room size and listening preferences (movies to music ratio, are you a fan of pipe organs, etc.). They would know best what will work in your space. The width between the two is identical.

    -Robb
     
  4. WilliamC

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    Thanks alot guys. i just sent the SVS guys an e-mail. i appreciate the help.
     
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    as Robb said, consult SVS directly, in particular Tom Vodhanel (you can find his posts in many threads here, and can send him a private email); they're always happy to make recommendations and advice, even if you don't ultimately go with an SVS.
    as Nick said, they're the same width -- including the 16-46. my $0.02s is that you seem to have a small room, so even the 16-46 would work (lose still more SPLs in favour of even lower bass) from a volume point of view, unless you listen at crazy levels [​IMG]
    also, as Robb said, what are your listening tastes? if you love pipe organ music, you'd probably prefer at 16-46, goes down nice and low.
    it then boils down to aesthetics (and therefore WAF, if that's a consideration). do you want a "smaller" sub that's "only" 33" tall, or a bigger one that's about 40", or even 46" or so? believe me, even the "small" 25-31 is a lot bigger than you imagine, my SO was appalled when she first saw it... [​IMG]
     
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    I have the 25-31PCi with 22Hz tuning in a 20x15 room w/ 20ft cathedral ceilings. I was worried it wouldn't be enough sub....not a chance! Although I am new to the HT scene, I can tell you with confidence that the 25-31PCi rocks hard for both movies and music! At $589 delivered, it's a fantastic bang for the buck!
    I have a couple of pics at:
    http://web.tampabay.rr.com/slewis/ht/
    Sean in Nor Cal
     
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    SVS does make an awesome subwoofer. I love mine! If you have a significant other, though, make sure the aesthetics of having a giant black cylinder in your HT is acceptable to him or her!
     

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