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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by AaronT, Dec 28, 2001.
Yep from all the glowing reviews I would say they must have
a great product. But at the same time I have to say that
AR's Performance Series Subs (the PS112 that you had) are
the bargain basement jobs.. They boom and that's about all
they do. The Subs from AR that can compete would be the
ARS300 and the ARS500. For the money they are a very good sub.
One super thing about SVS is that they post here on the
forum. It's nice to be able to talk to the makers of a product
that you want to buy, or have bought and love. That's a great
service to the consumer IMHO.
Glad you are happy with your SVS!
Hey B -
How do you like that center?
I know they are inexpensive, and my buddy needs a ctr. for his Bostons. He is kinda J6P, so matching matters not. $ does.
I agree with Brett. I think you are comparing apples to oranges. A bargain sub with an SVS is hardly a fair comparison. I would have been surprised if you hadnt noticed a night and day differance between them. Takes nothing away from the SVS though.
Thanks for the thumbs up Aaron.
Your thread title got my blood up for a moment though.
About one in a thousand folks just find an SVS "too much" and for a second I though we'd gotten another.
About time based on sales these days.
All the best and great job capturing that realization of what a real subwoofer does to your entire HT. "Bargain" subs are one of the biggest misnomers in the industry. Folks start to think "oh, I know what a sub sounds like, my buddy has one".
These SVS subs cost about $2K though, right?
All I have to say to you is "Shuuuuudduuuuuuuuuuuup!!!"
I have a similar speaker setup to yours - Titan mains, CC-170 center, ADP-170 surrounds, PDR-10 sub.
Sounds pretty good.
And now you have to come along and tell me how much better it would sound with an SVS sub! THANKS! THANKS A LOT!
Do I have to continue to be swept along by this juggernaut they call "Home Theater"? I thought "NO" until you made this post!
Thanks, Aaron. Thanks a lot!
>>>>Do I have to continue to be swept along by this juggernaut they call "Home Theater"?
What folks are saying is that they only SOUND like they ought to cost $2,000. Our accountant would love you though, he's been telling us to charge that for a year! ;^)
Since you have (perfectly valid) newbie questions, make sure you check out our FAQ's page soon. They don't call them Frequently Asked Questions for nothing! ;^0
Holler at us if you have any other questions, there's a "Contact Us" page too.
I currently own Paradigm Titans, cc-170 and energy take 2's for rears. Since I really liked the Paradigm speakers, I did a little research (emphasis on little) and came up with the Paradigm PDR-10 as a good sub in my price range ($350). The PDR-10 made a huge difference, I was very pleased ...then I discovered this site After reading about the many uses of the Radio Shack analog SPL meter, the INCREDIBLE performance of SVS subs, and discovering how to properly tune sound for HT, I realised that I 'needed' more bass extension (even though the pdr-10 sounded just fine)! Since I could not afford a new SVS, and I do not have a spare amp lying around, I looked for a used SVS 20-39pc. $525 and a short trip to a nearby town later, a SVS 20-39pc made it's way into my livingroom. OMG, unbelievable difference! Even now, several months later, I am still astounded by the ability of this sub! It just blends perfectly, sounds incredible and really moves a lot of air It's a truely strange feeling to feel sound, but not hear it.
In response to the comment about the cc-170 ..I am very happy with it. It sounds great, is definately loud enough and I believe it to be a bargain at it's price point. If I could afford it, I would've purchased a cc-370 and a pair of Mini Monitors (due to the better upgrade path) ...but I am very happy with my Titans and cc-170 and have no plans to upgrade them anytime soon. However, I will definately replace the Energy Take2's with Atoms, ASAP. Thanks again to HTF and SVS, home theater made easier ...once you read a bit
Thank you thank you thank you thank you!
I just ordered the same excact sub.... now I feel like a kid on christmas eve! I won't be able to sleep till I get that bad boy!!! hahah.. can't wait.
thanks for the great review Aaron.
You are going from a decent sub, I just upgraded from a Polk box set to NHT super zeroes (on the way also) and my crappy PW250 muddy sub to this SVS.
I think I may never leave the house again!!!!!! Muhahahahahahahaha!
thanks for the great reveiw and getting me fired up even more to get this sub.
One quick question, I live in a town house, am I bound to get run out by my neighbors?? LOL
That's even worse! Someone with a PDR-10 who says to get an SVS!!!!
I do like the PDR-10, but find it difficult to place and not get that slight boominess that you folks are talking about.
I guess an SVS is in the cards down the road!
Hope this hasnt been asked or answered before?
Can an SVS sub be powered with an MA500 amp? Have one sitting around and it may be the perfet excuse to buy a sub to go with it
Yes, Mark. That Marantz monoblock would be great to use with an SVS (or almost any other passive sub). Looks like it delivers roughly 200W into a 4ohm load, that's more than enough.