SVS 25-31PCi, worth it?

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  1. Gianluca

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    Hi everybody, I have a question for you all:
    I'd like to buy this nice sub, SVS 25-31PCi ($549), but as I am in Italy I will have to pay another $155 for the shipping costs.
    The total is then gonna be $704...

    Do you think that the sub is worth this money?
     
  2. Robb Roy

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    The whole SVS line contains products that are great values for the money, so even after tacking on the extra shipping, I would say yes, it's worth it (if they were sold in retail stores the additional cost would be more than $155). That said, however, I would imagine the shipping for the PC+ to be about the same as the PCi. I would save up for the PC+ to make my extra shipping dollars go a bit farther.

    -Robb
     
  3. Erik Farstad

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    For $704 what can you listen to in Italy? I'd use that as your guide for comparision. [​IMG]

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  4. Gianluca

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    It's very difficult to go shopping for subwoofers where I live!!!!

    For less than that money I could get:

    B&W ASW600: $675
    http://www.bwspeakers.com/index.cfm/...el%20ASW%20600

    REL Quake: $643
    http://www.rel.net/products/Quake.shtml

    CANTON AS22: $ 588
    http://www.canton.de/www/content/ind...ng=en&cntry=de

    CHARIO Piccolo-SW1: $ 541
    http://www.chario.it/piccolo/piccolo.htm

    AUDIO PRO Focus: $588
    http://www.audiopro.com/products/sub_focus.htm

    INDIANA LINE Arbour $500
    http://www.alcorspa.it/English/India...our_sub_en.htm

    Have a look and tell me what you think...

    Thanks!
     
  5. Roberto Carlo

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    I own this subwoofer and I am more than happy with my purchase. It is superb on both music and movies. I doubt that any speaker you can get for that price is its match.

    Questo è la mia 30 lira. La sua distanza in miglia può essere diversa. (I hope that makes sense)

    Roberto
     
  6. Erik Farstad

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    I too have the sub in question, but hate to just blindly say...oh, yea that's the best! What is your room size, dimensions, etc...? I'd also just contact Ron...he's very straight up about what would work best for folks and have even seen him suggest other brands...but do I think you'll like the 25-31PCi...you bet! [​IMG]

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  7. Ernest Yee

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    I dont think you should be frugal on the sub if shipping is going to cost you $155. I would save up for at least the 20-39 PC+ if I were you. That'd just be another $150 more and it would seriously be worth it cost wise.
     
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    Short answer: for me, it was.

    Shipping it to Singapore last year cost me US$106, but I understand from others who've bought recently that it's gone up to around US$150, same as you.

    At that price, a comparable sub price-wise was the REL Q-150. I never heard one of those, but I did hear an REL Q-201, the more powerful version. I'd say my SVS is far more powerful than the Q201, although admittedly the RELs have the advantage of being much smaller.

    It's probably safe to assume that shipping a PC+ will cost the same, since shipping is size/weight based. A 20-39 would cost a little more shipping wise.

    Best thing is to contact Tom V with your requirements (e.g. room size), and he'll point you the right direction as to what would work best for you. And they don't "oversell" you either, if the 25-31PCi is good enough Tom'll say so and won't try to push the better (and more expensive) PC+ on you.
     
  9. Ernest Yee

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    Whoops - my mistake another $275 - I guess you could go b-stock and try for $225.
     
  10. Jason Co

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    The is it worth it? question is always a tough one to answer. For me it was well and I mean well worth it. I upgraded from a Sony WM40? which was a good sub for me at the time. I bought the upgraded driver 22-31 PCI and was shocked at how good it was. I have moved pictures and knocked stuff off the walls with that bad boy. It actually blows my mind that people have 2 of these or the bigger models in their house. I can honestly say, it has been a true joy owning this piece of equipment. It was expensive in my world, but after I hooked it up and experienced it I never thought about the price again. The issue about spending "a little more" to get a higher model is a valid one, but if I did that with everything I bought I would be seriously broke.
    I guess what I am saying is only you can decide if it is worth it. But my $.02 is that it is a great piece of equipment that completed my system....and I have never thought of buying a bigger or newer model.

    Good luck and listen hard!

    Jason
     

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