SVS in Canada

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  1. Steven Phipps

    Steven Phipps Stunt Coordinator

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    I am just wondering if anyone in Canada has an SVS sub, how much it cost for shipping, duty taxes, yada yada yada. Was it bought new or second hand. Thanks.
     
  2. GabrielC

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    A bunch of people own SVS subs in Canada. I myself have a 16-46CS. I think there was a thread about this a little while back, but shipping and taxes came up to around ~$160. That includes

    Brokerage GST 3.15

    Customs GST 49.53

    Ontario PST 56.61

    Entry Prep fee 39.50

    Disbursement fee 5.50

    COD stuff, it adds up...
     
  3. Trent C

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    Steven,

    I haven't received my sub (20-39 CS+ w/Sampson 1000) yet but when I placed the order the shipping charges were $101.54.

    Trent
     
  4. David Barteaux

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    Trent,

    Are these shipping charges from SVS or is this the duty and brokerage fees?

    I do know there is no duty on loudspeakers if made in the US but there is on electronics.

    I would also like to know how much others have paid.
     
  5. Steve Winkler

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    Hey Steven. My 20-39pc was around $1350CAN total. $1157 for the sub, $80 GST, $50-$60 brokerage fee from UPS, $50 shipping. I think that's how it broke down roughly. Damn weak dollar hurts the wallet. I really enjoy the sub, but could have perhaps looked at the Servo 15 from Paradigm a little closer for simlar money and performance. But, my upgrade driver is almost here... bad luck and timing with UPS delivery schedule. Great guys to deal with, SVS that is. Answer all your questions and aim to please.
    Cheers,
    Steve
     
  6. Trent C

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    David,

    The $101 was the shipping charge that the web-based order form calculated. No duty, or GST or brokerage stuff. I don't know if I want to see that charge! :) However from what I have read about these subs from all the fine people on here and after getting such stellar service from the SVS guys EVEN BEFORE I PURCHASED, I think it will definately be worth it.

    Trent
     
  7. AaronMg

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    Is it really worth putting down 1100 dollars Canadian for a 20-39CS. I have almost all my money gathered up and before I take the dive, is there anything that would get the better of the Canadian dollar?
     
  8. GabrielC

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    AaronMg, how does your total for a 20-39CS come out to $1109? At cost it's $449US, use a general rule of thumb and multiply by 2 to get the price delivered to your house and it comes out to around $8-900. Are you talking about a different package?
     
  9. AaronMg

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    $510 (cables included) * 1.63 (rough exchange) = $831.3
    $831.3 * 1.15 (GSP + PST) = $955.996
    $955.996 + $50 (rough estimate of shipping) * 1.15 * 1.65
    =$1050.87
    Basically, it works out to around $1100.
     
  10. Dustin B

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    I don't think you are going to have to pay PST.

    Considering a PW2200 can be had in Canada for less than $900CDN taxes in. I would be seriously considering it over a standard SVS. As I don't know if the performance increase of the SVS PCi or CS/S700 over it would be worth the price difference.

    A Servo 15 should be attainable for less than $1500CDN (some are reporting managing to get them for ~$1250CDN) taxes in. It will out extend a 20-39 but will be slightly behind in output above 25hz.

    And as always, if you can DIY, it's possible to beat out an Ultra for less than $750 CDN.
     
  11. David Barteaux

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    GabrielC,

    If I use you rule of thumb and multiply the price for the 20-39+ with 1000W Sampson amp, I am looking at $999US x 2 = $2000 CDN delivered. I can get a Paradigm Servo-15 for $1700 CDN taxes in. Unless the new 20-39+ is better than the Paradigm, to which I have not seen any reviews, then the Servo-15 is the way to go in Canada.
     
  12. GabrielC

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    AaronMG: Oops, didn't know about the cable, and forgot that my prices were at 1.57 exchange rate a while back!
    David: Yeah, it is pretty steep getting that stuff shipped up here, and the rule of thumb is pretty close to the actual price given our weak dollar right now, unfortunately for us.
    You may be better off getting a Servo-15, I don't know anything about it's performance, but it is most likely going to be the cheaper of the two options, especially if you take the time to deal with the local shops. I really wish I knew somebody working at Paradigm [​IMG]
     
  13. Chris PC

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    Try the Mirage BPS-400. Can be found as low as $950.00 plus tax. Bought mine ay Kennedy Hi-Fi for $950.00. $1092.50 after tax July 2001.
     
  14. matthew_rm

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    Don't buy Mirage. Get paradigm.
     
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    Or a velo CHT-15 for around $1000. Very comparible and for the price an AWESOME deal.

    If you can get a good deal 2 CHT-15's would be awesome!
     
  16. Chris PC

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    Well, if you can find a SERVO 15 for under $1100.00 including tax, give it a try. I'd listen to them both first. You can't go wrong with either one. I've never heard distortion from my subwoofer, but I've heard some crazy loud clean bass [​IMG]
     

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