SVS 25-31CS vs. SonySAWM40

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  1. Norman L

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    I bought the Sony SAWM40 before I knew about SVS. My decision was based on reviews, that the Sony for the price, was as good as any $500 Sub on the market.

    Has anyone upgrade from the Sony to an SVS or heard an actual comparision?

    Your comments please, since I have 20 days left to return the sony.
     
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    Before this gets out of hand, I will tell you to take back the Sony and get the SVS if at all possible.
     
  3. Norman L

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    Paul,

    "Before this gets out of hand", please explain,I am new this forum.
     
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    I went from the Sony to a 20-39 PCi. I agree, if these are the only two you are considering, get the SVS. Louder, lower, cleaner, better.
     
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    Where can you get the Sony for $139 shipped?
     
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    Sometimes you can find them on B-stock for around $500. Check the svs website.
     
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    if you can get the sony for 139 shipped then it is the best subwoofer at that price point. For 150 + shipping you can pick up a remanufactured jbl psw d112 that will outperform the sony.
     
  10. Norman L

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    Breck,

    Where did you get or can you get the Sony for $139 shipped.

    SVS 25-31 CS is $369 plus shipping with your own old amp or receiver.
     
  11. Paul_Fisher

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    When I got my Sony wm40, I first printed off the price from www.etronics.com. At that time (2 months ago), the price of the sony sub was $129.99 on the website. I then took the printed price to Sears and they matched the price. So plus tax I got the Sony sub for $152.
     
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    That's the 50 watt SA-WM20 for $45, the SA-WM40 is 120watts, I believe.....I guess it's a good price for a subwoofer for your computer though. [​IMG]
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    You're right, I didn't notice the part number difference.
     
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    The new 25-31 PCi is $549 plus shipping.
     
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    Basically, if your budget extends to $ 600, buy the SVS. Otherwise, stick with the SAWM40 and enjoy it!
    Buyer's remorse is nothing to be laughed at, and $ 140 does NOT compare to $ 600.
    If you have some more change (look underneath the sofa and the mattresses, there's always some there) and a 150 wpc receiver laying about, buy the 25-31 or 20-39 CS or hang out on the HTF FS forum.
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    ENJOY your purchase!! Buy the wife a gift with the money you've saved! And an SPL meter! [​IMG]
     
  17. Shawn Shultzaberger

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    Norman,

    If possible, take the sub back and save your money. There is a big difference between the two subs. I believe that it is worth the down time or being without a sub. If you simply cannot wait then the Sony is a great "bang for the buck" sub. But again I suggest you wait and save.

    Very happy owner of two 25-31CS's w/Samson 700watt amp.
     
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    I just moved up from the Sony to the 20-39cs+/samson amp and while i thought enjoyed the sony, the svs is by far the way to go. having had both i would say bypass the sony and save for the svs, you will not be disappointed. Having the svs really open up the soundsatage in my opinion. No more boomy bass clouding up the sound. The svs is as much and more as everyone says it is.
     
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    I just saw another post saying the Sony is worth $500.00... Sorry guys, you may want to believe that, but I have heard the Sony...

    While it's the best of the cheap subs out there, if you compare to an Adire or Hsu (or even an SVS if you have an old receiver around to power it) you will realize that in this context it can barely be called a subwoofer at all.

    No offense to Sony owners, but I have seen a number of these posts, and I find it misleading to compare the Sony to subs costing three times as much. Especially considering the amazing values that are out there now...
     

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