SVS 20-39PCi compared to Outlaw LFM-1

Discussion in 'Speakers & Subwoofers' started by Blaine_M, Oct 8, 2004.

  1. Blaine_M

    Blaine_M Second Unit

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    How do these two stack up against each other? I've heard nothing but good things about both, not sure which would be the best fit for me. I'll be replacing an Energy E:XL-10. The size and space of the unit does not matter to me. I want the best sound, not necesarily the most volume...if that makes sense.
     
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    Someone's got to have an opinion...........I've narrowed it down to these two subs, now which one do I get?
     
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    The LFM-1 is essentially a Hsu STF-3 clone. I reviewed the same, and the hotlink is provided in my signature block. Tom Nousaine at S&V recently tested the LFM-1; read his review for another opinion.

    The two subwoofers will have a similar frequency response and clean output capability down to about 25 Hz. Below 25 Hz, the LFM-1 will quickly trail off in terms of extension and clean output; this is corroborated both by my test data on the STF-3, and Nousaine's test data on the LFM-1.

    The SVS will exhibit better deep extension and higher clean output in the 18-25 Hz region because it has more internal volume and a lower tune point, and is optimized for performance in this bandwidth.
     

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