Two Rocket UFW-10s versus SVS 25-31 PC+?

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  1. Ian C

    Ian C Stunt Coordinator

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    Okay, I currently have an SVS 25-31 PC+. I'm considering selling it and going for a pair of Rocket UFW-10s, simply for better placement purposes. I love my SVS, but in my particular room am having trouble getting a "balanced" sound (sounds pretty good in my listening position, louder/softer in others). Simple solution would be to get another SVS, but there would be nowhere I could put it.

    I know the UFW-10s are sealed...So could I put one right up against a wall/corner niche between my entertainment center and the wall? It would be tight, but would just fit. I would then put the other one where my current SVS is.

    This would pretty much be just home theater, though I have been listening to a slight bit more music lately. Would I be giving up anything in regards to home theater? I understand the UFW-10s are good for music...just don't know how they would compare to my SVS for home theater.

    What do y'all think?
     
  2. Torgny Nilsson

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    Check out the Outlaw sub too. They usually have a special price on two of them and have been well reviewed.
     
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    Why not get two of the SV PB-10's?

    Parker
     
  4. Ian C

    Ian C Stunt Coordinator

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    Too big for that one niche I was talking about. I would actually have about 14 inches width to play with there (PB-10 15.5", UFW-10 13").

    Actually, after looking at it last night, I moved my SVS about 3-4 inches to right against the wall. It's now in a semi-corner (more like 120-130 degrees than a straight 90-degree angle) and right next to the fireplace. After setting the level, it sounds more even in all listening positions, but sounds "different" and I'm not sure I like it. It sounds like some frequencies are much more accentuated than others. The fireplace may be the culprit here. I suppose one of those BFDs or something similar may help in this situation. Time to start reading up. [​IMG]
     
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    Have you taken a reading of the sub using the SPL meter yet?
     
  6. Ian C

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    No...I'm thinking I'll break it out this weekend and give it a go. I'm also curious to see how accurate the MCACC on my Pioneer is, though everything (except the sub) seems pretty well balanced.
     
  7. Nhan_H

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    I think the sub's the trickiest to try and calibrate. Plus, unless you have a perfect room and is well-treated, I doubt that you'll be able to get the sub to sound the same in multiple listening locations.
     

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