How good is the new CS Ultra(w/ SS driver)?

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  1. Frank Carter

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    I currently own a 20-39cs+ and I am thinking about getting the new CS-Ultra with the SS driver(I'm still within the return policy). The 20-39cs+ gives me plenty of bass but I wanted to know how much better the new CSU is than the 20-39cs+. Besides more SPL is it more accurate? Do you feel the new CSU be worth the extra money?

    With the intro of the CS Plus, I didn't feel the Ultra had enough of a performance edge to justify the difference in price. Now the great guys at SVS are sticking their best woofer in the Ultra w/out any price change. They posted the info. on their site just a few days after I received my 20-39cs+. If I knew this before hand I might have just went ahead and gotten the Ultra to begin with.

    If you guys persuade me to go with the Ultra, does anybody in the DC area want a 20-39CS Plus for the B-Stock price of $540?
     
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    GO FOR IT!! That SS sub is a serious piece of metal. I doubt you would regret going with it!
     
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    Rajeek,

    I think he was referring to the serious amount of metal that makes up the SS driver itself.

    Rich B.
     
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    Thankyou Richard [​IMG]
     
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  7. Frank Carter

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    No bottoming out so far, but my room is only 12'x11'x8'(HxWxD). I don't know if there is a rule of thumb, but how much woof is needed per cubic foot?

    In about 2-3 months my house will be finished being built. My HT system is moving to the basement, where it will be in a room that's 15.5"x22.75"x10'(LxWxH) with no back wall. The back of the room opens another room which is 40'x39'x10' (LxWxH).
     
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    I say if you can afford it go for it. It will probably cure you of "upgraditis" for many years to come. FWIW I read a quote somewhere that said the CS+ is about 80% percent of the performance of the Ultra series. So I imagine with the newer badder driver there will even be more of an improvement. [​IMG]
     
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    You're not going to fill the space in your new house with a single sub--not even the SS driver. My vote would be to add another CS+ and keep the one you've got.

    --Steve
     
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    Hey Barry,

    What does FWIW mean?
     
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