I just ordered my new SVS subwoofer today!

Discussion in 'Speakers & Subwoofers' started by DarL, May 4, 2004.

  1. DarL

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    I have been lurking on this forum for months and I finally took the plunge and ordered a SVS 20-39PC+. I just wanted to thank everyone that posted their review on their experience with SVS subwoofer and their great customer service (that was my main reason for getting this sub without evening listening to the actual sub). Right now the wait is killing me, and it's only been 5 minutes since I've ordered it. hehe.
     
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    Crap sub. Sounds terrible. My sub is far better.







    Check my profile ;-)
     
  3. DarL

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    Whew JohnSmith! You almost gave me a heart attack!! You got me there [​IMG] How is your 20-39pc+ performing?
     
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    Congrats DarL. 20-39PC+ hu. I think your really going to like it. What size room are you looking at putting it in and do you have a idea of what your going to listen to first?
     
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    Brilliantly. :-D far far superior to a $1600 Rel.

    Oh I would let it run for a good 8 hours at a moderately reasonble level to run the driver in (softens up the surround) before doing some serious demoing. ;-)

    Don't forget to read the manual/PDF to set it up correctly (xover disabled with LFE out, xover enabled for full-range audio from speaker outputs)
     
  6. DarL

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    My room size is about 23 x 28, I am probably going to check out the Nemo "tapping" scene, what other good bass testing dvd are there?
     
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    Does moderately reasonable level mean normal listening level, is it critical to do this, to run the driver in?

    I am waiting for my PCU, I was planning on doing a calibration with a low frequency sweep at around 80 dB level at about 15 ft away. Will this level be too high before the surround is "soften up"?

    Thank you in advance.
     
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    Try this out DarL> http://www.svsubwoofers.com/faq.htm

    Nemo will be a good one to start out with. There are many other scenes also in Nemo that you will like. Be sure to let us know when you set it up if this is your first sub? Just want to be sure you get the full impact of what the 20-39PC+ has to offer. The Authority it will have in the low freq will be quit a experience.
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    Oh I would let it run for a good 8 hours at a moderately reasonble level to run the driver in (softens up the surround) before doing some serious demoing. ;-)

    Shiu> That wont be a problem at all as long as your room is not a gymnasium.
     
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    I too purchased an SVS 20-39PC+ after all the positive feedback I've read on this site. I have to say, it is very nice. I may actually need two with my room size, but it's really doing quite nicely as it is. I got it last August (2003).

    I have it integrated with my other stereo components, which I purchased about 4 years ago (right out of college, my choices would be different now).
    Main: Polk RT2000p
    Center: Polk CS400
    Rear: Polk FX500
    Onkyo TX-DS676 receiver
    Toshiba SD4109x DVD player (which I need to upgrade)
    Denon (forget model number) turntable (grado labs cartridge)
    I'm looking to get a SACD/DVD-A player sometime soon...just gotta get some money saved.

    The SVS sub integrates seemlessly with my existing components. I really enjoy it. I'm sure you will too. Just break it in slowly (resist temptation, lol).

    -DD
     
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    Congats DarL!

    Excellent choice (20-39PC+), i do enjoy both of mine. I'm sure you will be pleased.



    I agree the 20-39PC+ really shines on the DEEP frequencies. Bass you can feel is the best! [​IMG]
     
  11. JohnSmith

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    Others will say no..but I always recommend running speakers/subs for a few hours (reckon 6-8 for the initial break-in) IMO it's like a brand new sports car. Would you thrash it as soon as you leave the car compound? No- you will damage the engine; It needs a good 1000 miles on the clock.

    Depends if you play to use it straight away at loud levels. Most people would use it reasonbly when new. :) I would just leave it playing CD's whilst you go around doing boring home stuff ;-) at a background level.

    The surround when new was quite stiff. With a couple of fingers on the surrround it took quite a bit of force to move it slightly (say compared to run-in main speakers) like tough rubber.

    I've probably used it for about 100 hours so far. The surround is still stiff, but softened up compared to new.

    You don't use a frequency sweep to calibrate the sub. Just use the av amp's built-in test tone (wide range pink noise)
     
  12. DarL

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    wow that was quick, svs shipped my 20-39cs+ today and i just ordered it yesteraday. it should be at my place 6 days from now. i guess i am lucky because from what i read from this forum, it usually takes 1-2 weeks before they ship.
     

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