And it lives up to the hype!! I don't mean to sound like another SVS cult member, but the thing is everything people say it is - and more. Since Craig and Edward have done the technical thing in extrordinary detail, let me give you my non-technical impressions. When it first came, the delivery man was struggling to get it off his truck. I helped him get it down and we walked it into my place. The box it comes in is HUGE and my girlfriend, upon seeing this thing, gave me her "Mona Lisa" smile, which is her way of saying, "You owe me big time sweetheart." I circled the box a few times and then noticed that one of the "feet" on the base was gouged out at the side, but it still was supporting the sub. My compliments to SVS on the strength of the box. I finally proceeded to open it up and slowly pulled it off the base of the box. The pebble like finish was tasteful and attractive - much nicer looking than the finish on my PW-2200. Hook-up was easy and had it running in just a few minutes. I set the subwoofer gain on my Denon receiver to 0 and with the help of my Radio Shack meter and Avia test disc adjusted the sound levels of all the speakers and sub. Speakers set to 75 dB and the sub to 77 dB. Then the phase was adjusted. Set to 180. The sub incidently is corner loaded in the right front,10 feet from my seat position. Now the fun begins and I listen to Saving Private Ryan, Blackhawk Down, U-571 and my all time favorite disc for a sub-woofer workout - The Haunting (DTS). I first listen at the 25 Hz setting. Then I plug 1 port and change the setting on the subsonic filter to 20 hz and recalibrate the sub level and listen. More impressive this way. Then I plug 2 ports, change the subsonic filter to 16 hz and recalibrate the sub level again and listen. This is even more impressive!! I have to increase the gain slightly, every time I lower the tuning point, but since my "home theater room" is only 2300 cubic, I still have way more headroom than I will ever use. For now I'm going the leave the settings this way. Since I'm off work today, I'm going to listen to Titan A.E. Again, my thanks to Edward, Craig and SVS. Now I have to get myself a BFD!!