shiva or titanic?

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  1. JimV

    JimV Auditioning

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    i'm gettin close to pulling the trigger on one of these 12" kits, anyone ever hear both and what was your impression of them? i would go with the 85 liter shiva or the 12" titanic from PE. i'm about 70 music 30 movies, also, is the shiva Enclosure from Acoustic Visions finished? i'm thinking either way it should be a big improvment over my klh 12" that i currently run. thanks




    ps. no heckeling over the klh, it was only $70 and filled a void
     
  2. Kyle Richardson

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    The Shiva isnt currently available so you may want to look at the Titanic a bit closer. [​IMG]
     
  3. Aaron Howell

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    Hey Kyle, is the upcoming 12" shiva even going to be the same as the old shiva?
     
  4. Eric Ha

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    Take a look at the Dayton DVC drivers. They're VERY similar to the Shiva and Tempest, (made by the same company I think?) but require smaller enclosures. Do a search on this site for "DVC" and "Shiva" in titles only.
     
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    Aaron - no, they are going to be slightly different although details have not been released.

    Eric is correct, the Dayton DVC drivers are very similar in price and performance to the Shiva and Tempest.
     
  7. JimPeitersen

    JimPeitersen Second Unit

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    You can also look at the Stryke (AE) 1204 driver (AE, or ApexJr. websites.) The Ascendent Audio Atlas 12 might work for you as well.
    JP
     
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    The question should be Atlas or Avalanche.
     
  9. Dan Wesnor

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    I have both a Shiva and a Titanic Mk III. They are both good, but the Titanic has better Bl curves, and should be more linear over a wider range of displacement - i.e., less distortion. It also costs more.
     
  10. Eric Ha

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    Right, cost vs. performance is an issue ony decided by the individual consumer. All drivers spoken of will deliver very good performance.
     
  11. JimV

    JimV Auditioning

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    so dan, am i hearing you right, go for the titanic? also, does the Atlas or Avalanche have a kit? cuz right now i'm putting in long hours and don't have time to do it
     
  12. Eric Ha

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    If you're willing to spend $536 on the Titanic kit, I'd buy an SVS PB12-ISD for $60 more. You'll get significantly more sub-25hz output, and no assembly is required. DIY subs are only reasonably cost effective if you are willing to build the cabinet. Otherwise, online companies like SVS and HSU are very hard to beat.
     

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