Need Advice - Swan speakers + SVS sub

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Mark.D, Aug 4, 2005.

  1. Mark.D

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    Hi Y'all... I just bit the bullet and ordered my 7.1 system minus the sub.

    I got:

    Swan 6.1 front speakers: $1299
    Swan C3 Center Speaker: $499
    Swan R3 Dipole Rear Speakers: $599
    Swan R3 Dipole Side Speakers: $599
    Total: $2996

    Swan's "Theater Reference Package" comes with all of the above for a 7.1 setup, plus TWO 250 watt Swan Sub10's... I've heard the Swan speakers are great and come close to the B&W's as far as peformance goes... but their subs are okay, but not that great.

    So I'm looking to order an SVS PC-Ultra 525 Watt cylindrical sub for $1149... its all black, I'm not too concerned about necessarily matching the Swans as it will be in a corner and the Swan's all have black gloss tops and bottoms anyway's to compliment the rosewood...

    I just wanted to check with you guys that I wasnt making a huge mistake mixing SVS with Swans... Seems to me as long as the other speakers match, Bass is Bass? Cool?
     
  2. Ryan Schnacke

    Ryan Schnacke Supporting Actor

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    Yes. Cool.
     
  3. MikeyWeitz

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    With bass, it does not matter.Most companies who have great mains, etc do not have subs (in the same price class), that can compete with SVS, HSU, etc.

    I have the 16-46pc+. It is AWESOME!!!
     
  4. BrianWoerndle

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    You can't go wrong with a Ultra.

    (I have dual 16-46CS+ btw)
     
  5. MikeLi

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    What the above guys said... SVS!
     
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    I don't find that to be true. I own a pair swains and they are decent, but they are not in the same league as the B&W's especially the Nautilus series.

    My experience is you get what you pay for with Swan, but they're not the amazing bang for the buck some say they are. FYI - I believe the rosewood finish is vinyl now and not solid wood.

    I'm okay with the 4.1s I have for what I paid for them. I feel they perform about like any other $500 pair of speakers. I would of been very, very disappointed if I paid for the rosewood finish since it doesn't add anything acoustically and substantially raises the cost.
     

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