Need Help Choosing an SVS

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  1. Chris Hovanic

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    Well Im getting real close to upgrading to a SVS and Purchasing a Denon 2805 as well.

    The Wife actually likes the looks of the Cylinder over the box so that helps my budget quite a bit.

    Now the two choices I have picked are the 25-31PCi and the 25-31CS+

    Now the CS+ is a bit cheeper than the PCi but it does not include an amp.

    Would my old Technics Pro Logic Receiver be enough to power the CS+ ? (Im not sure on the power ratings of the receiver but I will dig out the manual when I get home.) If my receiver is 8Ohm will it drive the 4Ohm SVS? Would I be able to bridge my old Reciever for more power? If so how? Which input would I plug the LFE from the Denon into?

    My Room size is about 12' wide and 12-13' deep and is open to my kitchen in the back (you can see pics by clicking the link in my sig). My speakers are Energy Take 5.
    I will be using the Sub for about 90% Movies and 10% Music.

    All My Gear is in a closet at the rear of the room so Im a little concerned with heat build up running 2 amps/receivers. This may be what pushes me to the PCi.

    Thanks
     
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    Chris.. Get the PCi ... Get the PCi... Get the PCi...

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    No your Technics would not be sufficent since sub drivers are 4Ohm, and I very much doubt you can bridge the Technics. And even if you could you wouldn't want to (bridging limits low current drive ability) If possible try to get the PC+ it's a better sub, and it's active. Since your room opens up to another. For a passive system you'll need a better mono amp and the SVS Bass Interface box.

    If possible remove the door to the closet, or leave it open during use. You could install a couple of large, slow rotating fans at the back to help with airflow. You only need a slight breeze just to remove the hot air from the general area of the unit.
     
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    The 25-31PCi is a better choice, considering what you have available for a sub amp. It will have plenty of volume/power in that size room.

    Regards,

    Ed
     
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    Or DIY.........
     
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    Cam... I have missed you. We have a great job opening at our dealership. We need a talented guy to handle remodeling our showroom... you do great work and don't charge for labor... I figure you are the PERFECT guy ! ...

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  8. Chris Hovanic

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    Thanks Guys

    I may try to go with the PC+ but not sure my Budget will allow.



    It really doesnt get super hot in the closet running just the one amp. But if its a warm day I do tend to leave the door open.

    Thanks for the help!
     
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    Great, I am currently unemployed. Just tell me where your showroom is and what do you sell, unless you are just being a d***.
     
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    Yes, Bravo.....you did a good job of an unprovoked
    attack on a self-proclaimed idiot...shows great
    character.
     
  11. Craig Chase

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    Cam ... It was humor... thus the [​IMG] [​IMG] ... smile and have fun with us... [​IMG]

    Now, About that showroom job... [​IMG]
     
  12. Cam McFarland

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    Yes very amusing.....point out where I EVEr claimed to be good at construction or work for free so that I may laugh with you.

    Or, may I just arbitarily put together some comments that
    I feel to be humurous about you & you would have fun as well.
    It would be different if I knew you or if it was the first time!!



    I never claimed to have one or know of one either!!
     
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    thanks all for bustin up my thread.... I really appreciate it [​IMG]
     
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    My apologies Chris....:b
    When I said DIY, I was only trying to suggest building your own.
    I had no tools & little construction experience & am
    absolutely thrilled with my Tempest & how it sounds.
    If you have the time & desire you can really come out with a great value.
     

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