? for SVS and B&W owners

Kevin Potts

Second Unit
Joined
Feb 17, 2001
Messages
328
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Hey all,

I was wondering if any of you had a setup consisting of an SVS 16-46 and B&W 602's for the mains. I'm curious how well the 602's blend in with the 16-46. Basically I'd like to know if any of you have had any problems getting the smaller 602's to blend in with the sub vs. using the 603's or 604's. I'm thinking of going with the 604's instead, but if the 602's work just as well, than I'm thinking I would be ahead to save the money.
 

Shane Harg

Second Unit
Joined
Feb 14, 2006
Messages
291
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Shoot, I have the dinky little DM600s and they sound amazing! I don't have any problems getting them to blend wonderfully with my sub, although not SVS, but I don't know why you should have a problem getting yours to blend well with any sub. Most subs are rated to well over 120Hz and the tiniest of bookshelf speaker will go well below 100Hz - plenty of overlap there to work with.
 

Jeff_CusBlues

Supporting Actor
Joined
Jun 19, 2004
Messages
605
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Real Name
Jeff
I use 602 S3s for my fronts, 601 S3s for my surrounds, an LCR600 for my center and an SVS 16-46 Plus for my sub. They sound wonderful to me. It all blends very well. I use a Rotel RSX-1056 to drive them all and it works well. I get lots of compliments. I don't think you can go wrong with the setup you are considering.
 

JohnRice

Executive Producer
Joined
Jun 20, 2000
Messages
12,876
Reaction score
2,299
Points
9,110
Location
A Mile High
Website
www.theteatable.com
Real Name
John
There should be no problem, just set the processor crossover in the 120-150 (try as low as 100) Hz range, and bypass the sub's internal crossover. Still, the truth is, the 20-39 may be a better match. Don't underestimate it's extension, plus it seems to be a bit more of an all purpose sub. Ron Stimpson (SVS) has recommended it many times as the better choice in situations like this, but maybe that has changed.

Just an aside, the 604s are still a better speaker and will still sound better, regardless of the sub. So, not all is equal.
 

Jeff_CusBlues

Supporting Actor
Joined
Jun 19, 2004
Messages
605
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Real Name
Jeff
As John said, the SVS 20-39 is a fine sub and works well witht eh B & W speakers. I owned that one before I got my 16-46 Plus. Personally, I like the 16-46 Plus better.
 

bgilly

Auditioning
Joined
Nov 12, 2006
Messages
12
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Real Name
brad
I just got a 16-46+ and I had a chance to demo it head to head vs the 20-39+

I too prefered the "deep" tone of the sub.

It works wonders in my home, that is for sure, but I'm a bass head and will get a 2nd one down the road for maximum headroom in the subsonic regions as well as the 25hz and up bass...
 

Kevin Potts

Second Unit
Joined
Feb 17, 2001
Messages
328
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Thanks for the help everyone.

My real concern was since the 16-46's overall response is lower than the other two, I might run into some problems with the 602's bottoming out as a result of having them crossed over a bit lower than I would with the 20-39 or 25-31. I don't want to sacrifice any ultra low end that I will gain from the 16-46 and I'm prepared to get the 604's if need be. Actually I think I'll probably end up getting the 604's for the benefit of listening to music straight without the sub.
 

Forum Sponsors

Forum statistics

Threads
343,723
Messages
4,688,102
Members
141,018
Latest member
John_Weber