http://www.axiomaudio.com/boards/sho...b=5&o=0&fpart= "...we expected more out of (the SVS), and we got it. BOY, did we ever get it. This was the easiest sub to place to get good sound. We almost could have placed it anywhere. And from the first note, we were blown away. This sub is an instrument. I mean, it is flat out musical. I never thought I would write that this brute is subtle and even delicate in its sound. But it is. And when you get to an industrial strenght, heavy duty song or section, it is absolutely clean and clear and very powerful. Whoa Nelly, is it powerful. This thing wasn't even breathing hard by the time we got it to the wall-flexing level. Now 5.1. We tuned the ports to 16HZ. Well, I'm just astounded. Flat out astounded. It's almost effortlessly powerful. The THX pattern was just a titanic monolith of bass power. Sure, it couldn't reach that 10Hz note, but nothing under $1k that I've heard of can. The pod scene was spectacular, the flyover was breathtaking. The EP350 was excellent at music, and very good at 5.1. At this price range it seems to be a great value as an all-around performer. The HSU lacked some of the EP's musicality, but flexed it's muscle in 5.1. Not all that great to look at, though. If you watch 5.1 movies more than you listen to music, this is another excellent value. Don't be swayed by the music part though. It did fine. We just thought it wasn't quite as good in that area. The PB12 is astounding. Now, if you include shipping, it is almost a whole high-quality Universal disc player more expensive than the other 2. But we were simply awestruck by this sub. It does everything extremely well without seeming to work hard at all."