What SVS setup should I get???

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  1. JasonWaddington

    JasonWaddington Stunt Coordinator

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    Ok, my room is roughely 1300-1400 cubic feet. I have been thinking about getting 2 SVS 25-31CS subs and a 600w fidek amp package for 675 shipped. Is that too much sub for such a room?

    Also, is it a better idea to get one 25-31 and one 16-46 rather than two of the same? I figure this way I would get the lower octaves as well as high volumes at high octaves.

    I can also get a single 25-31 and a mrantz ma700 thx 300w amp for 480 shipped and leave it at that, or i could get the 25-31 and a 600 watt amp for about 475 shipped then wait a bit and get a 16-46, although this total setup would end up running about 750 dollars shipped, 75 more than just getting the two 25-31s in one package.

    Keep in mind that the subs will used more for music than HT. Any ideas? If getting a 16-46 and a 25-31 together just wouldnt sound good, i'll just on the 25-31 setup right away.

    To sum it up, here are the choices

    1 SVS 25-31, 1 SVS 16-46 and a fidek 600w amp - $775-800

    2 SVS 25-31 and a fidek 600w amp - $675

    1 SVS 25-31 and a marantz 300w thx amp - $480

    1 SVS 25-31 and a fidek 600w amp - $450-475

    1 SVS 25-31 and a partsexpress 250w amp - $400

    Any input would be great.

    Currently I plan on having 3 RF-3II's up front, 2 RS-3II's for the side rears and a RC-3II for the rear center. my room is only 1300-1400 cubic feet, and it will be used for 70% music and 30% HT. THANKS!
     
  2. JasonWaddington

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    ???
     
  3. TysonL

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    If your room is that small, I believe 2 would be a tad overkill. Why not go with one Pci, or better yet, one Pc+?

    Tyson
     
  4. Chip E

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    One 20-39PC+ would do well.. best of both worlds..
     
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    Ditto on the 20-39PC+
     
  6. Pablo Abularach

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    I think for the money right now, the PCi line a winner, if you don't have a very large room, a 25-31 PCi for $500 is impresive, but if you need a little more take the 20-39 PCi. The PC+ line is going to be available this month, but the price is going to be higher that the PCi.
     
  7. JasonWaddington

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    Yes, but the pci is 530 after shipping. I figure I might as well spend an extra 150 and get two CS's..
     
  8. JasonWaddington

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    The question is, does it make sense to have a 25-31 and a 16-46 at 100-150 more than two 25-31s? Or will the different types of sub not sound right together. I kinda want two subs to eliminate the sense of one side producing the bass, and also to have a nice punch on the high end for music with a low extension for movies. keep in mind, the setup will be for 70 percent music.
     
  9. Chip E

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    This question has been asked before. I've read TV recommending, if going with two SVS's, get two of the same.
     
  10. JasonWaddington

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    who is TV and what is the reasoning for getting two of the same. just curios.
     
  11. Roberto Carlo

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    My room is larger than yours and two SVS subs would almost certainly be too much. Yeah, two for only $150 more seems like a good deal but I'd rather spend it on something else (or save it). I have a 25-31 tuned to 22Hz and it shakes the room with little effort. I couldn't imagine two.
     
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    TV is Tom Vodhandel. He and Ron Stimpson are SV of SVS. Tom is (I believe) the creative genius behind these incredible subs.
     
  13. Bill Polley

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    My current room is 12X15 and 9' high (1620 cubic feet). My single 16-46PCi is set at about 30% volume. It is scary how much this corner-placed sub can put out! For the $599 I paid, this was the best audio investment I have ever made.
     
  14. JasonWaddington

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    so, why shouldnt i use two different svs's concurrently in the same room?
     
  15. TysonL

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    Jason,

    Go ahead and buy two of the same if that is what you wish. I think all everyone is trying to say is that with a room that small, you could easily get away with one and use those funds elsewhere.

    However, it seems as though you really want two, so go for it!

    Tyson
     
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    I think you misunderstood. The question was whether to have two 25-31's or a 25-31 and a 16-46. The second setup is more tempting because the sound will extend WAY down low. But if there is some problems associated with using two different subs like that, I will get two 25-31's.
     
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    Their is a problem going with two different size SVS's. I just can't articulate why. Actually, i'm not sure why. TV should see this and pop in soon..
     
  18. TysonL

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    Jason,

    I understood your question, but I thought you had picked up from the discussion regarding SVS recommending going with the same sizes.

    Get two 16-46's and be done with it. Any SVS purchase you make, I am sure you will be happy.

    Tyson
     
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    My room is 13x29x6.25 opening to another room ~14x14 same ceiling. Carpet over concrete. Acoustic tile drop ceiling. dry wall construction. I am driving a 20-39CS+ with well less than 200 watts. It is really loud and low. This with the port plug to bring tuning to 16Hz.
    2 is really alot of capability. I'd start with one, take you pick. I'd be surprised of you need more.
    Good Luck
     
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    Jason, I agree with the rest that a single SVS (whatever flavour) is probably enough.
    I can't say anything about integrating two SVSs since I only have one, but consider: my living room is 26 x 13, 9-10 ft ceilings. I "lose" (gain?) a fair bit of space as well to two corridors not included in the above measurements. total floor area, including the corridors, is over 400 sq ft. assume the ceiling is only 9ft (not sure, actually think it's closer to 10), that's 3,600 cubic feet (maybe as much as 4,000) of space to fill.
    my single 25-31PCi (tuned to 22) is already MORE than enough. it's not corner loaded even, just placed against a wall. gain is only at 11 o'clock (i.e. less than 50%), while at the receiver (Marantz SR8200) the sub output is actually down a db or two compared to the fronts.
    Phantom Menace literally shakes the floor and walls. my doors rattle in their frames. more than enough bass, thank you very much... [​IMG]
    no doubt Tom V will have more solid advice than the rest of us put together, and rest assured his advice will be what best fits your requirements. you can email him direct, rather than wait for him to spot this thread, and I'm sure he'd be happy to advise you. he certainly helped me out, even before I bought an SVS.
    but if you really really really want two, that's up to you. good luck! [​IMG]
     

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