CSU or PC+?

MitchKel

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I'm going to take the SVS plunge today and thought I'd get everyone's opinion. Which one would you choose and why? 16-46PC+ or the CSU. I'm going to have to drive the CSU if I get it with my Citation amp for the meantime just because of budget. My preamp has all of the settings to control output.
 

Dale Ridgeway

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Get the PC+

I just recieved my 16-46PC+ last week (review pending)
and you can't beat the ability to tweek the thing (variable phase, subsonic filiter, auto on....etc.) I highly doubt you will be disappointed. Yet be prepared for a slight shock when the UPS guy brings it to the door.(along with a few four letter words from the wife
) That thing is BIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIG!
 

MitchKel

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That is the one thing I like about the PC+, everything is included. I'm sure either one is great. I missed the B-stock 16-46 which I've been watching for a couple weeks. It was only a savings of $50 but every bit counts. Maybe you bought it?
 

John F. Palacio

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This is not an apples to apples comparison.

Two differently tuned subs, one powered the other one passive.

To be fair you should first decide as to whether you want a powered or passive sub.

Once that decision is made then the output capabilities and tunning should come into the equation.

Your choices should be:
16-46 CS+ vs 16-46 PC+
or
20-39 CS+ vs 20-39 PC+
or
20-39 CS+ vs Ultra (20-39 enclosure)

Happy subwoofing!
 

Edward J M

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Really it boils down to the drivers. As John stated, the best comparison is the passive 20-39CS+ with the dB12 driver vs. the passive 20-39 CS Ultra with the TV12 driver. They share the same enclosure size and venting configuration - only the driver differs.

The $575 CS+ offers about 85% of the performance of the $900 Ultra. Tom V at SVS considers the Ultra "worth every penny". I've heard both - and both are awesome and yes the Ultra IS better. Is it $325 better? Only you can decide.

With the said, the PC+ is an incredible value - the best in the line-up. You get everything onboard - variable phase, SS filter, inputs galore, 525W of BASH power. It's a home run and if it were my money, I'd buy a PC+ over an Ultra.

BTW, the 16-46 is really only needed if you regularly play music/movies with 14-15 Hz content. The 20-39 is a better choice for most applications and matches the 16-46 in extension down to about 17-18 Hz in most rooms.

Regards,

Ed
 

Dale Ridgeway

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Mitch,
I was me that purchased the B-stock 16-49PC+

I was all set to get the 20-39, but couldnt pass up on the deal, even at only 50 bucks off.
 

MitchKel

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Ok Ed. From your inputs and a quick email exchange with Tom at SVS I bought a 20-39PC+ that popped up on the B-stock list today. Come on UPS!
 

Edward J M

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I bought a 20-39PC+ that popped up on the B-stock list today.
Hoo boy are you gonna do backflips when you hear what this sub can do.

If you need any help at all with set-up or calibration, just post a question here (there are many knowledgeable SVS owners on this forum), or get with me over at Club Polk, or just send me an e-mail.

Regards,

Ed
 

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