Hey everyone!! This is my first post on this forum and I have a couple of questions concerning the infamous SVS subs!! I really have nothing to add to the following which is a copy of an e-mail I have sent to the guys at SVS!! ...but perhaps any of you guys have some expert-advice you would like to share with me and maybe have some knowledge when it comes to my current sub (Yamaha YST sw-800) and/or Receiver (Yamaha RX-V 740)?! P.s. You'll have to excuse my English but I'm not a "native"- I come from Denmark! This is the mail: --------------------------------- Hey SVS!! I have been offered a used Samson S-700 (perfect- apart from a couple of scratches & it is fully functional) for 175$! Because of the aforementioned offer I don't know if I should choose either the powered 20-39/16-46 or the passive models with according specs?! The powered models are priced at exactly 170$ more than their passive "counterparts"! On my receiver it seems I can only adjust the output level of the LFE but not the crossover (I have the Yamaha RX-V 740) Is this a must when adjusting the sub to your HT or what do you reckon?! I currently have my HT setup in a 4x4 meter room and really don't know what sub I would get the most out of...! On your web-page you write that with the 16-46 (and it's deep extension) you sacrifice the "higher" low-frequency notes (... in the 20-50 Hz department) for the deeper bass! ...but how many dB's are we talking about- 'cause I'm guessing the 16-46 isn't exactly a slouch when it comes to the "higher frequencies"...! Are there a lot of movies that actually take advantage of the sub-20 Hz that the the 16-46 can produce?! I currently own a Yamaha YST sw-800 (and have so for only about 2 months)! My problem is that it suffers from a great deal of port-noise during "hectic bass-scenes"! Especially the "Ice-crystal scene" in Titan A.E. is making it cry uncle, mommy, Bob Saget and what not!!! I bought it for about 640$! When I ad everything up (Sub+Shipping+Custom-fees+"Extra taxes")- a 16-46 CS sets me back 955$ (...+ the 175$ for the used Samson S-700) Can you honestly say, that it outperforms the Yamaha by that much (dollar for dollar!!) Can the CS i.e. "do" the Ice-Crystal scene at LOUD levels without crying Danny Tanner?! Once again will I need the opportunity to adjust the crossover and so on?! Hugs & Kisses Bo Andersen --------------------------------- Shower me with advice concerning some/all of the above-mentioned questions/"riddles"! It will be much needed and appreciated!!