Need help, Event 20/20 S250 or SVS 25-31PCi ??

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  1. Randy Blohm

    Randy Blohm Auditioning

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    Need help deciding between these two subs. The Event
    20/20 S250 sub goes with the 5 biamplified TR5 Event
    studio monitors that I just bought but I was also thinking
    to go with the SVS 25-31PCi that I have been reading so
    much praise about. Since you are all mostly familiar with
    SVS (svsubwoofers.com) here are the specs for the event:
    http://www.event1.com/Products/Surround/Surround.html
    The Event lists for $799 but I just got one on sale
    for $399 versus $549 + shipping for the SVS 25-31PCi.
    Here are some of the salient differences:

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     Event 20/20 S250 SVS 25-31PCi
     long throw 15" long-throw 12"
     250W 320W
     28Hz - 120Hz,-3dB 25Hz-100Hz,-3dB
     
    The Event 20/20 S250 has 5 additional main input
    channels with pass through's for each that can be
    used to extend the main monitors frequency response..
    not sure if this is something I really need or not?
    Is it worth getting the five extra cables?
    Do you guys think the SVS 25-31PCi is a significant
    step up from the Event that I now have? Or is anything
    glaringly wrong with the specs on the Event might be
    another way to put it[​IMG]
    Here are some more specs on the Event 20/20 S250:
    20/20 S250 System Subwoofer Specifications
    LF driver: High-temperature long-throw 15" coated paper cone with foam surround
    Frequency Response: 28Hz - 120Hz, -3dB
    LFE Crossover: -3dB at 120Hz, 3rd order
    Monitor Blend Crossover: -3dB, variable 45Hz - 80Hz, third order order
    Amplifier Power: Linear; 250W
    Max SPL: 117dB peak @ 1 meter
    Inputs: One LFE channel, five mains monitor channels; all inputs 40k ohm balanced with gold combination XLR-1/4" connectors
    Input Sensitivity: 1.1V input produces full output with Input Level Control at maximum
    Outputs: One LFE channel pass-through, five mains monitor channel pass-throughs, all with gold combination XLR-1/4" connectors
    Controls: LFE Input Sensitivity, Monitor Input Sensitivity and Mute switch, Monitor/Subwoofer Phase Control and Bypass switch, Monitor Blend Crossover Tuning, Power Switch, Combination Power On/Clip Indicator
    Protection: RF interference, output current limiting, over temperature, turn-on/off transient, subsonic filter, resettable mains circuit breaker
    Cabinet: 3/4" vinyl-laminated MDF, internally insulated
    Dimensions: 20.25" W x 17.5" H x 17" D
    Weight: 64lbs
     
  2. RichardH

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    Is the EVent doing what you need? If so, don't mess w/ it. If you find yourself wanting more bass, then think about the SVS.

    BTW, what pre/pro are you running?
     
  3. Randy Blohm

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    I'm quite happy with the event--was just wondering if the
    SVS would be that much better I guess. I am using a HK AVR 525 receiver that I just bought but since I ended up going with biamplified studio monitors I wonder now if I should be looking instead at a separate processor/decoder since I will not be using the amp section in the HK at all.
     
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    I take it you're not running balanced to the speakers then? It would be nice to have a pre/pro w/ XLR outputs to interface w/ all the speakers.

    If you had the space, you could run the Event sub in the rear and get an SVS for the front?
     

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