DECISIONS.... SVS 25-31Pci or 20-39Pci

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  1. Gary PT

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    Here's the setup... Room size, 8x14... Axiom M22's up front, Axiom Merak center, Yamaha HTR 5460 A/V receiver, Bose 301 rears (to be replaced, obviously.) 60% music, 40% home theater. Currently using 2 KLH 10" subs, O.K., but would like something more "musical"---good for jazz w/acoustic Bass, for instance. Private house, so I can usually crank it up when I feel like it. Should I get the 25-31, or for $50. more, the 20-39 with the above setup? Would one "blend" better with the M22's, or be slightly more suited for my tastes in music? Any input appreciated. Thanks, Gary.
     
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    The 25-31 is generally preferred for music because of it's higher tuning point. Music rarely goes below 30 hz. Blending is subjective I think. The low tune of the SV is going to sound a bit different than what you are used to though. I would guess the peak output of those klh's to be in the 60 hz range so the flat sound of the SV may seem less "forward" and definitely a bit deeper.

    I will attest that Diana Krall sounds incredible with the 25-31. Especially the bass-heavy mix on "Love Scenes."
     
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    I think the 25-31 is probably the way to go. Again, I'm looking for the most "musical", and I know that sub is much more popular than the 20-39, if these boards are any indication. Thanks all for your input so far.
     
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    Actually, after reading the thread posted by Maneesh, I decided to order the 20-39. Done deal. That's a LOT of bass for a small room, but I think I'll like it!
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    why would the higher tuning point of the 25-31 be seen as more musical? granted you could get a couple more dB in most music, but who listens to music at the upper limits of their svs's output? i would guess the 20-39 has a deeper more powerful sound for some movies in some scenes and i think the lost dB would not be missed unless you're at the subs max output. i would especially go for the 20-39 now that the price is so low (only $50 more than the 25-31).
     
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    Keir..
    My thoughts exactly. That's why I did the 20-39. I believe some people may prefer a slightly higher output at lower volume (or I should say the same volume) with the 25-31. That was my original thinking.
     
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    Yeah, sometimes I just have to wonder at how loud some of you guys must like your bass. Maybe it has something to do with room response and placement since my sub is only about 10 feet away from the listening position, but one 20-39PCi is plentyfor my ~3500 cubic foot living room. I can't imagine anybody wanting or needing two of them.
     

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