Thinking of getting a second SVS...

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  1. Shaun

    Shaun Second Unit

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    I've been a proud owner of an SVS 20-39PC subwoofer since purchasing it in Sep. 2001. However, I've been thinking lately of adding a second powered SVS Subwoofer for more bass output. Particularly the 25-31PC+. I'd like to combine the low frequency output of the 20-39PC with the high SPL capabilities of the 25-31PC+. My current setup consists of the Onkyo TX-DS575X Reciever and the Onkyo DV-C501 DVD player, with Infinity Interlude speakers and the 20-39PC sub.

    I don't want to get rid of the 20-39PC because I absolutely love it. Can you mix a 20-39PC with a 25-31PC+ and get positive results. Does anyone else have an SVS setup with one type of SVS mixed with another and what kind of results do you get?
     
  2. EarleD

    EarleD Supporting Actor

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    Shaun,

    I have a pair of 20-39's with a 25-31PCi. They sound great together, though I hae thought about lowering the tuning of the 25-31 to 22hz.

    Earle
     
  3. Willem Vos

    Willem Vos Stunt Coordinator

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    Wouldn't it be better to use two identical subwoofers?

    Or can you use the crossovers to have the 20-39 handle the 20-40Hz range and the 25-31 the 40-80Hz range...
     
  4. John F. Palacio

    John F. Palacio Supporting Actor

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    Getting another 20-39 and placing it next to your existing one will give you about a 6dB increase in max SPL.

    If you are happy with the "sound" of your 20-39 I would go this route (as opposed to using dissimilar subs).

    Mixing dissimilar subs is normally not advised, in most circles, as the output will only be reinforced in the frequencies common to both subs and less so where they differ. This can lead to less than ideal results.

    There are people that have done it, however, and are happy with the results.

    Best regards.

    John
     
  5. Shaun

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    Thank you for your thoughts. Ok, if I were to get a second 20-39, could I opt for the 20-39PC+? How would a regular 20-39PC sound with a 20-39PC+?
     
  6. John F. Palacio

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