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SVS subs and my setup

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Shawn.G, Oct 31, 2002.

  1. Shawn.G

    Shawn.G Second Unit

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    I am now looking at buying a SVS sub. I have 2 setups in mind for my 11 by 12 foot room:
    --JBL s38 series 1(main) and JBL pb12 sub(12 inch, 250W)
    --JBL s38 series 1(main) and SVS sub
    Which setup would you go with? What is a SVS sub similar to the pb12? I don't really need anything more powerful than the pb12. I can get the JBL sub for 230(US) on dirtcheapaudiovideo.com and the regular price is 500. A SVS around 300 is what I am looking for? Do they exist? Also, I read the SVS is really good for movies. I use my setup 98% for music and 2% movies. Would an SVS be ideal for music, or is there a better sub like the Adire or HSU that would work better? Thank you all very much for all your responses.
     
  2. Justin H

    Justin H Stunt Coordinator

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    The SVS subs are a significant step up the ladder from the JBL you mention. The cheapest SVS that comes powered is the 25-31PC which goes for $549. As far as a recommendation everyone that replies to this thread will choose the SVS in your comparison...but you will pay almost twice as much as teh JBL. So, really, your comparison is not a good one because the SVS is, hand down, a better sub than the JBL and will cost significantly more.
     
  3. CollinMorphew

    CollinMorphew Stunt Coordinator

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    If it's any help--I have a similar setup (s38' mains, 4 s36, scenter and PB12). The PB12 is not that great. For something that big, powerful and expensive it seems weak. I am trying right now to get an SVS as well because of all I heard here. Think you would be much happier as well. The JBL setup is very good--it exceeds almost anything at their price point and some above (IMO) based on extensive listening. The sub is always the hardest to audition but I've had mine for a couple of months and know that I'm missing something.
     
  4. BryanZ

    BryanZ Screenwriter

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    I'd go with a used SVS. Another option you may want to consider is going the DIY route.
     
  5. Shawn.G

    Shawn.G Second Unit

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    Bryan,
    What's the best way to do that? I may be interested,I just need some more information on it. Thank you very much.
     
  6. BryanZ

    BryanZ Screenwriter

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    More information can be found in the DIY section here. Do a search on DIY subs in that section and you will find more information than you know what to do with.
     
  7. Jeremy Anderson

    Jeremy Anderson Screenwriter

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    Shawn, if you're willing to make a drive over to Mobile, you're more than welcome to come check out my SVS 20-39CS+/Samson 1000/ART-351/Polk RT25i(main and surround)/CS245i/Onkyo 595 rig and see what you think of the sound. Spreading the word on SVS is the least I can do to repay the excellent service they've given me (and the incredible subwoofer). Shoot me an e-mail at [email protected] if you're interested.
     

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