Pulled the trigger on a 20-39 PCI

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  1. Patrick Nevin

    Patrick Nevin Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi Guys

    I finally pulled the trigger on getting a SVS 20-39 PCI. After much research on this forum and an email to Ron at SVS, which he also thought the 20-39 would be good for my room and listening levels. I ordered it yesterday at noon central time yesterday. I can't wait for it to come.
     
  2. Max F

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    Sure rub it in [​IMG]

    Good choice though. That's what i would have got if i could make myself pay the money (can't do it though).
     
  3. steve nn

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    Nice choice Patrick. What sub are you moving from?
     
  4. Tim Hoover

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    Congrats, Patrick. I also own the 20-39PCi and love it to death [​IMG]
     
  5. Garrett Lundy

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    Now, just never hear a PB2-anything and you'll be good for a few years.... [​IMG]
     
  6. Patrick Nevin

    Patrick Nevin Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks for the replys guys

    Steve I currently have a Velodyne CHT-120

    Garrett I don't know anyone else that owns a SVS sub so I guess that is a good thing for me.
     
  7. steve nn

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    Steve I currently have a Velodyne CHT-120
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    Excellent! You have a whole new bass world opening up to you then. I used to run a couple of CHT-15s.

    >>>Garrett I don't know anyone else that owns a SVS sub so I guess that is a good thing for me.
     
  8. elMalloc

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    dawg i have hte 25-31 pci downstairs and it rules, even in a huge 20x20 room. i bought a 16x46, it's sitting in my room right now - waiting for my denon loaner receiver to come (before I get a pre-processor/amp):

    [​IMG]

    -ELmO
     
  9. Patrick Nevin

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    Steve I can't wait for the SVS to come. I hope it shipps soon cause I have a 4 day weekend this week so I hope it come on wednesday or thursday. I haven't gotten the email if it shipped or not so I hope that arrives on monday. I mean that I don't know anyone close to me that has a SVS to compare to.

    ELmO I am glad to hear that the 25-31 is able to fill your large room. That gives me more confidence in the 20-39 in my 12x8x8 room.

    The SVS will be in the back of the room so should I set the phase at 180 like my current sub is.

    Also when I calibrate the sub I use the AVIA and Rat Shack SPL meter. I use the right front speaker and balance the sub with that at 75dB. Should I use other speakers to balance the sub or just use one?
     
  10. elMalloc

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    i guess with rat shack meter people say they pump the DB up on the subwoofer by 3 because the rat shack is insensitive on the sub (I guess?).
    -ELmO
     
  11. JohnSmith

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    No, apparently you set the subwoofer 3dB lower. So 75dB for 5.0 speakers, 72dB for subwoofer.

    Although I set to 75dB...there isn't a "set in stone" level, although it's not a good idea to set subwoofer more than 10dB+ higher.
     
  12. steve nn

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    That gives me more confidence in the 20-39 in my 12x8x8 room.
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    That size room won't be any problem what so ever Patrick. Your going to be sitting real good.

    I would suggest you calibrate your sub to the same level as your speakers 75. After correction is applied, your actually going to be a couple of db's hot. Bump it up a few more for some disks and then down a few for others after you get acclimated to it.
     
  13. Garrett Lundy

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    In a 12x8x8 room you'll damage your hearing before you damage the PCi
     
  14. shaniceMW

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    good gosh that's a huge as$ sub. what svs sub would be good for a room that is 18 x 30 x 8? not sure of the seating right now. needing help on that bit.
     
  15. Patrick Nevin

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    How I set the sub so it reads to 75dB is I have the meter set at 80 dB and when the sub is playing I have the needle on the line between -4 and -2 because I heard the meter reads 2 - 3 dB low. Am I right in doing it that way?

    I was listening T3 and the Matrix for some scenes to compare my current sub to the SVS. I am going to have to do some more listening of movies and music before the SVS gets here.

    Cause the sub will be in the back of the room should I set the phase to 180?
     
  16. elMalloc

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    You set your rat shack meter at 70 and go up to 75 (not 80 and down).

    Also I find it difficulty toc orreclty calibrate a subwoofer because of the insensitivity, I would calibrate to 75 - and turn it up or down on some movies before you settle in and get used to it.

    It should not be noticeable, it should seem endlessly to all audio - giving it a "full" feel, and when the matrix guns come out - you sure as hell will notice it, son!

    -ELmO[​IMG]
     
  17. Lee-c

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    Actually, you're supposed to calibrate to 85dB for DD reference level using Avia
    for the mains and surrounds. Wouldn't the sub be the same, 85dB?
     
  18. Brian Elwood

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    Congrats - you'll love it - mine keeps getting better and better - I wonder if there is a burning in period - it ounds better now then it did LAST month.

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  19. elMalloc

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    Could be a burn in period who knows, mine sounded amazing the first time I heard it. I'll let you know how the 16-46 sounds in a 11x11 room.
     
  20. Patrick Nevin

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    I just calibrated the velodyne to 75dB i am guessing cause the meter fluctuates allot and i justed average it out.

    I haven't gotten a ups tracking number yet and I ordered it Friday afternoon. Should I contact SVS or wait another day?
     

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