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What SVS is best for mvies??

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Brian Fineberg, Oct 18, 2001.

  1. Brian Fineberg

    Brian Fineberg Second Unit

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    Guess what search function is down. Anyhow can you tell I am ready to buy an SVS. I just need some info on them. What is the best one for stricly movies. I would like the 25-31 because of it's pricetag but am willing to shell out some more for the 20-39 if that is more apropriate. I just don't want to get one and then wish I had deeper bass(although I doubt that will ahppen) So any suggestions would be great. right now my room is tinY!! 11x11 but i will eventually move it into a much larger room(size TBA)
    Thank you for the great help on this forum. I never feel bad about asking on here cause everyone is SO helpful.
    -B
     
  2. Steven Simon

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    Brian,
    I just went for my third SVS sub, the 25-31 PC....
    It's in a room that's similar to your room size, and it fills the room with some serious bass!!!! This will probably be more than enough for that room....
    I have 2 20-39 CS subs in my main theater, and can't say enough good things about how these subs perform, and really enhance the Home Theater Experience!!!!
    Try a search on SVS subs in the hardware section.....
    Go for it!!!!
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  3. Ryan Schnacke

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    I'll just say that there's no reason to worry that the 25-31 will be inadequate. I've heard both the 20-39 and the 25-31 (playing the Toy Story 2 intro) and really they're more alike than they are different. Yes, there's a tad more extension with the 20. But they're both a tremendous improvement over anything you can find at your local B&M store for the same money. If your budget or room or SAF are pushing you towards the 25, then go for it.
    The only folks I can imagine not being fully satisfied by the 25-31 are those who already have a well-built low-tuned DIY sub or an SVS 16-46.
     
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    Aside from the added extension, I'd recommend the 20-39 as it's less likely to be driven to overexcursion below its tuning point by such DVD's as the new Star Wars release. I think that tuning point is best for movies.
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    Or you can play it safe, and go for the 16-46. With that beast you are not going to miss any bass in any movie that is out or coming out.
    I can't wait for mine to get here..........5 days and counting...
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  6. Mike Ilano

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    This is the reason why I ordered the 16-46,from all these posts about SVS subs.I just picked up the last copy of TPM at Fry's it's just too bad all my stuff is packed since were moving [​IMG] I'll just have to wait.......
    BTW what other movies would be good to demo?
    Mike
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  7. Tom Vodhanel

    Tom Vodhanel Cinematographer

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    Brian,
    the *best* sub for films would be one that can play all the recorded signal on the DVD without altering it(filtering/compressing)at the highest levels you'll use.
    Extension wise--- 25-31cs/S700 combo(or 25-31pc) would be fine for 98% of DVDs.(extension wise). A 20-39 would be good for 99%...and a 16-46 would be good for 99.9%. (not really...but a good indicator [​IMG] )
    Output wise...mush depends on the maximum levels you'll be wanting to push your system too on those action oriented DVDs?
    Since you may be moving to a bigger room in the future...you might consider a 25-31cs/S700 combo now. This would allow a very inexpensive upgrade path for you later(adding a second 25-31 for 369). We can also custom tune a 25-31cs for you. If you like...we could lower the tuning point down to the 22hz range. Obi(Robert George)has a pair of these custom tuned 25-31s and he seems to enjoy them.
    By tuning the 25-31cs a little lower, you'll trade off a bit of maximum output capability in the 27-40hz range(just a tic)...but the increased extension might be worth it to you. In an 11/11 room. A custom tuned 25-31 would probably offer strong extension down to the 17-19hz range. A stock(25hz tuned)25-31 would offer extension down to the 21-22hz range in your room I think. (the smaller the room, the lower a given subwoofer will extend).
    As Jack mentioned, adding a subsonic filter could be worth considering if you want to be able to crank up a DVD like TPM to near reference levels and not worry about the subs being strained. Both of the EQs we sell have built in adjustable subsonic filtering...and Chris Hoppe sells a nice little box that he can customize for your exact needs.(for about $60 I think).
    Let me know if you have any other questions Brian,
    TV
     
  8. Brian Fineberg

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    WOW!! Awesome responses guys thank you SOOO much!! I think I may just get the 25-31 custum tuned as obi has it down to 22. That would be great. Is there a charge for custom tuning?? Anyway. I thhink that is the rout I am going. Now to see if I want a cs or ps. I hope my extra amp lying around will do these subs justice. I actually ahev to go searching for them! hehe. Anyhow thanks again for the info you have been more than courtious and helpful I will let you know the ultimate outcome!!
    -B
     
  9. Ryan Schnacke

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    If I remember correctly, the 25-31PC cannot be custom tuned below 25Hz since the built-in amp would physically interfere with the port.
     
  10. Brian Fineberg

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    Oh I was reffering to custom tune the cs 25-31. Sorry for the confusion. It is the one TomV had suggested.
    -B
     
  11. Tom Vodhanel

    Tom Vodhanel Cinematographer

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    >>>WOW!! Awesome responses guys thank you SOOO much!! I think I may just get the 25-31 custum tuned as obi has it down to 22. That would be great. Is there a charge for custom tuning?
     
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    Brian,
    I live just up the road from you in Woonsocket and I would be happy to demo my dual 25-31's/samson700 combo for you! I think once you hear them you will know SVS is the right decision indeed!
    Regards,
    Dalton
     
  13. Brian Fineberg

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    dalton,
    Wow thanks for the great offer!! My dad works in Woonsocket and I almost took a teaching job at the middle school (to replace the well known malesting PE teahcer). Anyhow email me and maybe we could setup a time. Thanks again
    [email protected]
    -B
     

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