SVS 25/31PCi vs Adire Dharman for HT

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Gary_Sc, Jul 17, 2002.

  1. Gary_Sc

    Gary_Sc Agent

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2002
    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    0
    I am in the process of upgrading my Atlantic 220's with Paradigm Monitor/Studios and I need a new sub. My room is 14x25 and I am currently using the Atlantic Tech 222 powered sub. My use will be 100% HT and the sub will go in my dedicated basement theater. My current sub just doesn't seem to have enough "umph". I want to feel the explosions and machine gun bullets.

    Since I can't audition either of these I am looking for feedback from those that have heard them. Is one going to be much better than the other? With the current SVS sale the 25/31 is $100 cheaper than the Adire. Is the Dharman a $100 better than the SVS?

    Thanks.
    Gary
     
  2. Dustin B

    Dustin B Producer

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2001
    Messages:
    3,126
    Likes Received:
    0
    Retune a 25-31 to 22hz (Dharman is tuned to 22hz) and the difference definately won't be worth $100 (well at least to me it wouldn't).
     
  3. Johnny Mac

    Johnny Mac Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2002
    Messages:
    114
    Likes Received:
    0
    My guess would be the Dharman will have a little bit more umph as you describe it just because it is a front firing, front ported sub. A retuned 25-31 would be close in terms of output but my guess would be it has a bit less in the tactile bass department. 100 dollars worth? Probably not. Especially if you have wood floors.
     
  4. Ryan Schnacke

    Ryan Schnacke Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2001
    Messages:
    876
    Likes Received:
    0
    My normally tuned 25-31PC (original) has plenty of tactile response. And I'd expect the 25-31PCi equal or better the Dharman in output >25Hz since its tuned higher. The Dharman has dual 3" ports vs the PCi's single 4" port. That's 12.5% more port area but it's also 50% more port circumference so frictional losses may negate the advantage in port area.

    So in my opinion the Dharman is likely a great sub but not worth $100 more than the SVS.
     
  5. Michael R Price

    Michael R Price Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2001
    Messages:
    1,591
    Likes Received:
    0
    Judging by the technical specifications only, it looks like the 22-31 and Dharman are very nearly equivalent in performance. I guess it depends on if you're willing to pay $100 more for a box shape and a wood finish.
     

Share This Page