Decided to go SVS but which?

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by TimZ, Apr 20, 2004.

  1. TimZ

    TimZ Agent

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    Decided to go with an SVS ( after reading all the raving you guys do about them [​IMG] )Room is about 2100 cu ft 9ft ceilings. all sheetrock. 7.1 with medium sized Onkyo speakers ( got a 6.1 set at frys for $180 and got an extra surround back from onkyo direct). Yamaha RX-V750.

    I can spend up around $800 if neceessary
    looking at the
    PB1-ISD
    20-39PCi
    20-39PC-Plus
    even the PB2-ISD if you really think i should go that high.

    I do an equal amount of music and movies ( slight bit more movies though, got some good bass ones i wanna try [​IMG] )
    I just really need input since there is no place for me to demo them.
    And is there any real difference between the Cylinder and box ones?
     
  2. Allen Marshall

    Allen Marshall Supporting Actor

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    mwahaha my first advice on this forum.

    Tim, gotta answer this question everyway to Sunday.

    Cylinders are usually the solution for people who dont have enough room (footprint) or just want to save room or like the cylinders cause there cylinders or last but not least, frequency specific. Are you asking what subwoofer will give you what performance you need or what subwoofer gives the most performance out of your budget?

    the PB2-ISD is alittle bit more powerful then the 20-39PC-Plus (im pretty sure) but the PB2-ISD is....huge. People like to get Dual Cylinders toooo!

    Sooo, between those to, get what you like better!

    Seems to me like it was be easier/funner/space effecient if you got the cylinder, see if it is enough for you, and if not get another one later on.

    Now if i didnt tackle that question right im gonna throw my computer out the window and give up.
     
  3. Joey_V

    Joey_V Second Unit

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    i can reduce your list beyond half...

    20-39+ or the PB2-isd. which would i get in your position? either one... i wouldnt be able to decide either!!

    hey i said i would cut it down to less than half, no one ever said this was an easy decision!! [​IMG]

    either way, they would OWN!! [​IMG]
     
  4. TimZ

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    yea i know this won't be easy. but this is my bedroom we are talking about and i think i might go with the cylinder though because i am kinda pressed for spacee and don't want to sit it in the middle of the room. although that would be interesting LoL. people just walk in "WTF is a pillar sitting in your room for"
     
  5. Matthew Todd

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    Tim, how loud do you like to listen? Do you ever listen to any music with really low stuff (like pipe organ)?

    The PB1-ISD is going to be virtually identical to a 25-31PCi.

    The 20-39PCi is not going to go quite as loud as the above in the higher frequencies, but it will go deeper (it's tuned to 20 Hz instead of 25 Hz).

    The 20-39PC+ is just going to give you more headroom than the 20-39PCi. It might be good if you like to listen loud. It also gives you the ability of lowering its tuning point.

    The PB2-ISD is going to give you even more headroom.

    For myself, I actually don't listen very loud with my current set up, and I hate the thought of possibly missing out on any low end stuff, so I chose a 16-46PCi in a 1700 cu ft closed room.

    What you really ought to do (if you haven't already) is to fire off an email to the guys at SVS and get their recommendation. They will not oversell you.

    Matt
     
  6. TimZ

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    i will do that matt.

    I mainly like Rock but i also listen to classical. i got a bach and a tchaikovsky classics DVD-A ready to test it out..
    I listen fairly loud but not break the windows loud though (although i would like that option for when friends come over to blow them out the door. )
    I want something i can feel.

    One thing i do want to ask is Longevitiy. I want to hear from some people who have had their SVS a while. like does it degrade at all over a couple years or anything? If so how bad becuase this is gonna be a 1 time thing for me since i work at target and won't be doing this again in a long time on my pay.

    TimZ
     
  7. WayneO

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    Degrade?.........not really. Sound will actually improve the first couple of weeks, maybe months of ownership and should level off as you get used to it. For a bedroom the 20-39PCi should be more than plenty to go deep and have plenty of SPL.
     

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