Sunfire Vs. SVS

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  1. Stephen Houdek

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    I've been considering a Sunfire Woofer.....Probably the "True" model MkII. There seems to be a lot of SVS fans here and I've read good things about them as well. Has anyone ever A/B'd them?

    I like the size of the Sunfire model, and I"m sure the wife would appreciate it as well. Kind of torn between the two right now.

    Opinions?
     
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    Geeeez,

    Thanks Tony..I didn't realize I was walking into a hornets nest........Honest guys....this was just a post to get some opions. No SVS bashing intended........Please lets not start another thread like the post above!
     
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    Stephen, from a cost/performance standpoint...the smaller the enclosure...the less bass you will get for your money(all things being equal).

    The smaller cubes are great if that's the only option you have to sneak a subwoofer by the better half.

    I'm not sure what the mkII is going for these days..$1000-$1200?

    How large is your room?

    TV
     
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    Has anyone considered the Carver Knight Shadow? It retails around $850 and has very similar specs to the Sunfire. I heard it and it sounded terrific.
     
  8. Stephen Houdek

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    Tom,

    The room is 20 x 12 with a 12 foot Ceiling. A fireplace at one end of the room, open to the kitchen on the other. Not the ideal space but the basement is unfinished for now.
     
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    I got rid of my Sunfire MKII For a 20-39 cs SVS sub.
    I think the SVS blows the sunfire away.
     
  10. Tom Vodhanel

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    >>>Tom,

    The room is 20 x 12 with a 12 foot Ceiling. A fireplace at one end of the room, open to the kitchen on the other. Not the ideal space but the basement is unfinished for now.
     
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    Tom,

    I don't have the speakers or Reciever yet, just getting started and it is a virgin system at this point........Started with a TV (Hitachi 53" RP) and DVD (JVC SA70) I'm trying to figure the rest out in this morass of choices....

    I'm looking at JBL speakers (S series) and also considering the Klipsh reference series. (When I make the decision I will match all 5 from one of those two manufacturers) -If you have experience that one of these two blend better with your subs I'll take the advice. I've ruled the Sunfire out based on reviews I've read and don't see spending the extra money if I don't have to.

    The receiver will be either an Onkyo 797 or Yamaha RXV1200, leaning toward the Onkyo at this point and haven't researched the Yammy fully as of yet. (That product number may even be wrong, as its from memory)

    I don't have room for two SVS's. I'll be lucky to convince the wife to go for one!

    The budget is not yet set.....Depends on several things at this point. Safe to say it is under $1000, perhaps more, but again the wife likes to buy stuff too! -And the kids need clothes.

    I hope this helps.
     
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    I like the dynamics of the Klipsch speakers...but I would try to audition both brands before you make a decision.
    If the WAF is a primary concern...you should consider the SPL1200 at onecall too. $749 for a refurbed unit. Very nice performance for it's size.
    From SVS,max performance from a single enclosure
     
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    Thanks for the input....Much appreciated. Yes, I'm an old Klipsch guy from a long time ago. Had a couple of original Heresey's and am still kicking myself for getting rid of them.....Not sure I want to spend the extra dollars on those just yet. Time will tell and my sub decision will affect that one.

    Thanks for the Velo recommendation, but I've read many reviews here and other places that your subs are better.

    What does the SVS you recommended run out the door?
     
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    Hey, Stephen.
    Answering for TV, the 31CS+/S1000 runs $950 plus shipping, so right around $1,000. HOWEVER, I believe Hometheaterspot ( http://www.hometheaterspot.com/ ) has a group buy going on right now, though, if you're looking to buy soon. 15% off any package, I believe, and all you have to do is join Hometheaterspot ($25). So, if you get in on the group buy, you're looking at $950 - $142.50 + $25. So $832.50 plus shipping. So, for under $900, you've got one of the most potent (>22Hz or so) single enclosure subs out there, bar none.
    I'm really curious, BTW, how the 31CS+ compares to an Ultra from 22-25Hz on up. I'd bet the differences are minimal.
    Steve
     

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