SVS 20-39PCi Vs. Adire Audio Rava

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  1. ArthurJ

    ArthurJ Second Unit

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    In Canada after ALL is said and done (Shipping, Brok. Fee's for the SVS, and taxes) these are the two prices I have to work with. Now my question is this, Is the SVS worth $334 more then the Rava? (possibly less if the dollar keeps getting better) What kind of added performance would I get with the SVS over the Rava? Thanks!

    Adire Audio Rava $638 CAD

    SVS 20-39PCi $972 CAD
     
  2. Edward J M

    Edward J M Cinematographer

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    A better match up between the two would be the Adire Dharman, which is a vented design.

    The Rava is a sealed unit which will sound excellent and will work very well in a music application, but will have less success with demanding HT and pipe organ, lacking output and extension compared to the PCi.

    What is your intended application?
     
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    50/50
     
  4. Tom Vodhanel

    Tom Vodhanel Cinematographer

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    If you are in canada, give serious consideration to the new PW2200 too. Because of the exchange rate paradigm value ratio is usually very tough to match for an American company.

    Tom V.
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    Of the Adire offerings, I think the Dharman is a better choice than the Rava if you are going 50% music, 50% HT.

    The Dharman will have more output and extension than the Rava to better handle those really bassy DVDs.

    Here's how the SVS 20-39PCi and the Adire Dharman stack up:

    Power: 325 vs. 280
    Vent: 4" flared vs. dual 3" flared
    Driver: 12" SVS ISD vs. 12" Adire Shiva
    Tune Point: 20 Hz vs. 22 Hz
     
  6. ArthurJ

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    Tom,

    Thanks for the tip, the only reason I am considering an SVS is because the dollar is so strong right now I can actually afford one. I will check out the retail price on the 2200.
     

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