Mint Velodyne HGS 12x for $800 or New SVS PC-Ultra for $1,200+

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Gary D. Gray, Apr 7, 2004.

  1. Gary D. Gray

    Gary D. Gray Auditioning

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    After a good bit of research, online forum reading, and correspondence with SVS (who provided pre-sale customer service at its finest), I was pretty much set on purchasing a SVS PC-Ultra and I was pretty excited about it. But...

    I was sharing my excitement with a friend of mine (another home theater junkie), when he told me that he would sell me his six-month old Velodyne HGS 12 for $800. After looking around the web (Audiogon in particular) that seems to be a pretty good deal. I am inclined to take him up on it. I have seen and heard the sub. It is in impeccable shape. Plus, it costs less than the PC Ultra, appears to perform similarly, and (this is the best part) I can have it TOMORROW.

    Can someone with a justified opinion chime in on this? I understand that this site is SVS-crazed, but please only make open-minded comments. After all, I was just about to jump on the bandwagon also.

    Thanks,

    GDG
     
  2. Bill Mullin

    Bill Mullin Stunt Coordinator

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    I had both an HGS12II and a 16-46PC+ operating in the same HT for over a year. They both sounded equally sensational to my ear. $800 for a 6-month old HGS12X is an extremely good price. If you buy it and later decide you'd rather have an SVS, I'm certain you could sell the HGS at a profit on eBay!

    - Bill
     
  3. TimMc

    TimMc Stunt Coordinator

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    Do it.

    Doesn't mean you may not have something SVS some day, but you've apparently already done some research and you know that this is nothing personal - "it's strictly business". And it's a very, very decent unit and you'll likely be very happy with it and for a long time (and also with the additional content you can acquire for the difference in price). And, you can have it today. Yes, I've heard one @ a friend's house and it was darned decent - put a grin on this boy's face. And if you later decide to try SVS or even something else you'll probably not lose a penny on the resale.
     
  4. Miles Lucasso

    Miles Lucasso Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm just curious as to what sub your friend will then turn around and buy?

    -miles
     
  5. Gary D. Gray

    Gary D. Gray Auditioning

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    His wife is pregnant, so he is tuning his "listening room" (not a big HT guy) into a nursery. Rather than keep his full setup, he is dialing the stuff back a bit. The guy has more money than he knows what to do with and very generously sold me the sub for a good price. I talked to him to late to get the B&W's he unloaded.
     
  6. Mike Liaury

    Mike Liaury Auditioning

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    "His wife is pregnant, so he is tuning his "listening room" (not a big HT guy) into a nursery."

    Those little guys always ruin our plans. [​IMG] I'm only 10% serious. I love my two year old.
     

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