Which SVS for moderate volume

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  1. Sam_h

    Sam_h Auditioning

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    I am getting an SVS sub for my small 350 sq ft apartment. I can not play it at exreemely loud volumes for worries that I might really annoy my neighbors. I am looking for some thing that is has a very tight and accurate sound to match my Norh 4.0's. Which one should I get the 16-46CS, 20-39CS or the 25-31CS. Price is not much of an issue in this range.
     
  2. Tom Vodhanel

    Tom Vodhanel Cinematographer

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    Are you a big pipe organ fan? If so...the 16-46 is really the way to go. Otherwise...I'd probably recommend the 20-39cs. You're using a DD surround setup,correct?

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  3. Tyson

    Tyson Stunt Coordinator

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    I have the 4.0's, and have also own the SVS 16-46. Tom sent me some custom ports so I could "tune" the 16-46 to 20hz (like the 20-39), and 25 hz (like the 25-31). The 25-31, imo, blended the best with the 4.0, because the 25-31 has the best mid/upper bass "slam" of the 3. This lets it pick up slack in the area where the 4.0's start to drop off in output/performance. If you ever decide to upgrade to the SM 6.9 or marble 7.0, then the 20-39 is the best overall sub of the bunch, getting close to the "slam" of the 25-31, but also having quite a bit of the "I feel like I am underwater" room pressurizing ultra deep bass that the 16-46 is so good at. Hope this helps. . .
     
  4. Mike Voigt

    Mike Voigt Supporting Actor

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    I'd go 16-46CS. You don't need the volume of the smaller ones. However, you get extension like no other sub I know of. While pipe organ music (and quite a few DVDs!) really makes it shine, I found the deep extension to give almost any music a vitality that was not there when I used a 20Hz brickwall filter. So, with that, I decided to get the extension.

    Mike
     
  5. Sam_h

    Sam_h Auditioning

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    Yes, I will be using a DD receiver. Any recommendation whether I should get a 125W amp or a 250W amp for the sub?
     
  6. Thomas_Berg

    Thomas_Berg Screenwriter

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    just get the Samson S700 amp that you can package it with. this way, you'll have power that is perfectly matched for your sub and an expansion slot for later when you add another 16-46CS. [​IMG]
     

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