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Need help on SVS decision

Discussion in 'Speakers & Subwoofers' started by Michael Young, Feb 12, 2004.

  1. Michael Young

    Michael Young Stunt Coordinator

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    Okay im pretty sold on the SVS 20-39CS.

    I wonder what power I should bother ordering. the 20-39CS powered w/ the Samsung 700 amp.

    Just the sub?? and look into alternative power?

    or the PCi w/ built in amp.

    Honestly I have never dealt with Home Theater Preamps etc. I have a Sony STR-DB940 Receiver. Right now Im using a Acoustics Research 12" powered sub connected to the LFE on this sony.

    Im trying to get the best sound for the money. I noticed the PCi is much cheaper than the Powered CS, whats the difference??

    I also have seen a few mentions of different amps that may sound better??? for cheaper price overall.
     
  2. Jesse Sharrow

    Jesse Sharrow Supporting Actor

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    Honestly I went through the same dilemma. But I emailed ron and he basically told me its easier and cheaper to do their powered series.
     
  3. Mark Murphy

    Mark Murphy Supporting Actor

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    Unless you plan on adding another CS in the future, go for the PCi. I went back and forth with the same decision and I finally decided on the PCi. Tom V answered about 10 emails from me about this and a few other things that really helped me make my decision.
     
  4. Edward J M

    Edward J M Cinematographer

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    The PCi is cheaper than the CS/S700 combo because you are paying for a spare (unused) amp channel in the Samson.

    The PCi BASH amp is custom tailored to the application, and has all the requiste features and controls needed for a subwoofer amp.

    Get the PCi - it offers plug and play convenience, and will extract the most/best performance from the sub.

    Regards,

    Ed
     

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