SVS Question

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by DavidVT, Aug 4, 2003.

  1. DavidVT

    DavidVT Stunt Coordinator

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    Hey all,

    Got my sub hooked up and rockin. Heres the question, my wife is going to buy me another SVS for my B-Day next month and I was wondering if I should go with the same one..25-31CS (22hz) to make the pair. Or, maybe the 20-39CS to make a slight difference in the lower end.

    Needless to say, I am very happy with the SVS I have now, but who can say no to TWO of them.

    Actually I will be running three subs then, to include my Def Tech PF15tl+.

    Am running the current SVS with a QSC RMX850

    Looking forward to the pros and cons of both
     
  2. SVS-Ron

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    David,

    This is actually a pretty common question. Unless you have a really small room it's almost always easier to get good results with subs with common signatures. I'd just get a second 22Hz tuned CS.

    Of course adding your DT makes things a bit tricky but better to have only two variables in terms of response rather than three.

    Ron
     
  3. Steve Stogel

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    Ron, be aware that this is the original driver, not the ISD. Would that make a difference? He bought the sub from me, BTW, and now I've got an absolutely enormous DIY Tempest sub that I bought from a fellow HTFer here in Austin.

    Steve

    P.S. Glad you like the sub enough to want to grab another, David. They really are impressive. Did you try any fan mod on the QSC? If so, how did it go?
     
  4. Jeffrey Forner

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    Steve;

    If you wanted, you could order the ISD from SVS. I had an original 16-46PC model and noticed quite a difference between the two drivers. Furthermore, switching out the old driver and replacing it with the new one is a fairly simple procedure. I had it done and ready to go in about 25 minutes. If you are really concerned about the two subs sounding the same, I highly suggest making the upgrade.
     
  5. DavidVT

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    Thanks Steve, Jeff and SVS-Ron,

    So the best bet would be to get the new ISD for my current SVS and another of the same SVS's with the same tune.

    Steve;

    I have not had time to do the fan mod YET. I am currently putting the piano black lamination on my built-in audio cabinet... long process since the cabinet is already installed in-wall. So how is the tempest working out for you?
     
  6. Ron Stimpson

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    David,

    Indeed for the maximum in accuracy at all SPLs and ease of calibration get the ISD at the same time. Otherwise you would want to calibrate the two SVS's with a little less gain to the older model. Not the end of the world of course but running the subs so you know their respective limits are virtually identical will just make setup easier.

    Having two ISD based CS subs will be pretty much like having 3 of your current subs in day to day use. You might start thinking you can use your DT someplace else in your house actually.

    Ron
     
  7. DavidVT

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    Thanks Ron,

    Wont have a need for it elsewhere, already have a SA-WM40 in the living room. Looks as if I might put it up for trade. Thanks for the response!!!
     

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