SVS recommendations?

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  1. Ari

    Ari Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm thinking of getting an SVS sub and would like some recommendations on specific models to consider.

    My room is ~3200 cu.ft. and is a closed rectangle. HT is mostly for movies and sub will be matched to Energy e:XL satellites. I listen at or near reference levels. Space is at a premium and I can only have one sub.

    Which one should I get??
     
  2. Kishu

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    Ari,
    If you have to use only ONE sub,and you like to play loud then I'd recommend CS+ (no brainer-and best value for $$)or if you want the baddest-go for the Ultra.
    After you buy 1 CS+, and you want more you can always add more [​IMG]
    Good luck and enjoy the bass!
    Cheers,
    Kishore
     
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    Ari:

    I would recommend the CS+ too. I am sure that either Tom or Ron will be in this thread to give you more specific recommendations according to your specific needs. You can also email either Tom or Ron and I know they will get back with you on this.

    Parker
     
  4. Steve Stogel

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    25-31CS+ with 500 good watts to push it. I think the extra output would probably obviate the need for a second sub (having the room be entirely sealed is great, IMO). If you're getting plenty of output with that, there's always the port plug (or two) to get more extension. My $.02.

    Steve
     
  5. Tom Vodhanel

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    If you can only fit one woof in,the CS_U is the top dog at SVS. The CS+ do offer a very high cost/performance ratio though.

    If you plan on setting all speakers to small,then the subwoofer will need approx 120dB of headroom(clean output capability at all the key listening positions) at reference level. And this assumes you have the subwoofer calibrated properly(not above the main speakers). One subwoofer---even a CS_Ultra or CS+---is going to be pushed right to it's performance limits. Are you sure you couldn't squeeze dual 16" cylinders in? They really don't take up much more floor space than one large subwoofer....maybe 3 sq-ft total?

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  6. Steve Stogel

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    Tom (or anyone who knows), I've got a question. When you go with dual SVS's, do you place them "hip to hip" and right against the wall? I've got a single 31CS, and it's in the corner about 9" from each wall. Could you place them diagonally in a corner, side by side, and each up against one of the walls? How would that affect the sound? Is there a general distance that seems to work best in most corners? Could I ask any more annoying questions...wait, don't answer the last one. Thanks.

    Steve
     
  7. Ari

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    Thank you everyone for your replies. It seems like the choice is between the CS+ and the Ultra, although I'm leaning more towards the CS+ right now.

    One more question, which model CS+ do I get??

    Tom,

    Aside from space issues, I'm also constrained by shipping and duties for the subs as I live overseas.... I've gotten a few estimates for shipping and duties and they are EXPENSIVE!!!
     

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