Velodyne HGS-15SII or SVS PB2+

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  1. Sri

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    Folks,
    Please help me with this decision. I can't decide whether to purchase Velodyne HSG15 (used) or SVS PB2+. I spend most of my time watching movies. I currently have Diva speakers (6.1, center,2.1, and r3), B&K ref50 and either Classe' CAV150 or Sherbourn 7/2100 (see my other thread). Thanks
     
  2. Claude M

    Claude M Stunt Coordinator

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    With any luck Tom V. will give you the performance comparison needed to answer that aspect of the question. But I would go for the SVS just on the warranty alone. I love Velodyne (I use the F1800XR and love it) but if anything goes wrong with the SVS you'll get a fast resolution (unless the used Vel has a warranty of some kind). Just my 2 cents on that aspect of it. My guess, as far as performance goes you'll be happy with either one (2 quality subs) with the SVS being more flexible.
     
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    The Velo HGS (as you are probably aware) has a servo circuit that limits output in order to keep THD extremely low (I think around 2% for the Gen II HGS circuit IIRC).

    Limiting THD to 2% at any/all frequencies is certainly laudable, but also very conservative, and as such the HGS-15 II might not play as loud as you might expect for a 15", 1250 watt subwoofer.

    The SVS has no servo circuit, and instead relies on a much larger enclosure volume, venting, and dual high quality drivers to keep THD low while still providing significantly more output capability than the HGS-15.

    With the PB2+ in the stock 25 Hz tune, the HGS-15 will have deeper extension. But in the 20 Hz tune, the PB2+ will have comparable extension and still retain a large advantage in output at all frequencies above 15-16 Hz.
     
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    And in doing every thing that Ed states so eloquently, it will do it at half the new cost. Imo it would be much wiser to go with a new PB2+ over your other consideration.
     
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    Thanks for the tip Terence. I made a little trip on over there[​IMG]

    You could fill a 1000 page volume up with numbers, tests, user reviews and it will/would not change some minds and thats ok.
     
  7. Sri

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    Folks, Thanks a lot for all the opinions. I've couple more days to decide and will keep you posted. Again, Thanks
     
  8. Chip E

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    Sri,

    I can't tell you anything about the Velo HGS15 but i will say there's a PB2+ teathered to my Ref50. Both pieces are remarkable performers in every respect. I wouldn't change a thing [​IMG]
     

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