Yet another WHICH SVS? thread...

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jeremy Anderson, Jan 14, 2002.

  1. Jeremy Anderson

    Jeremy Anderson Screenwriter

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    Sadly, a relative passed recently, and I will be coming into a bit of money. Now, 95% of that money will be used responsibly (and rightfully so). However, what fun would life be if you didn't piss away that 5% on something utterly wasteful, right?

    So which SVS should I be looking at? My room is about 12'x18'x8' (Length, Width, Height), but with two open doorways into halls and a 4' wide opening into a small kitchen area. Currently, I'm using a Polk PSW350 sub, which has been adequate... but craps out completely at 25Hz, and has some odd frequency boosts and port noise. The rest of my system is Onkyo 595, Polk R10 (2 mains, 2 surrounds), Polk CS175i center, and I'm pretty happy with all of that for now. Normal listening level is about -8dB from reference (until no one is around, at least).

    I would say I'm leaning toward something in the PC line (maybe the 20-39?), since having an all-in-one unit is nice given all the crap in my room... unless someone can convince me otherwise. So... any suggestions? Any other necessary info (and pictures of the room, if needed) can be made available.
     
  2. SVS-Ron

    SVS-Ron Screenwriter

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    Jeremy,

    So what are you spending the 5% on? The 95% is on the "responsible" SVS buy right? ;^)

    In that room I believe you would find a 20-39PC a massive upgrade. For all but the highest levels of bass the one should be enough. Still, if you had plans for twin subs some day (a bigger room for instance) you might want to leave the upgrade door a bit wider open with a 20-39CS and a Samson amp. It'd cost a bit more initially but allows very cost effective upgrade to a second sub (that is twin CS's and a Samson is a good bit less than twin 20-39PCs).

    Really, with your relatively small room, a single 20-39PC would be enough for all but the most disturbed bass-heads.

    It's by far our most popular powered sub and will be one of the best upgrades you have ever made I'd bet.
     
  3. Steve Stogel

    Steve Stogel Supporting Actor

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    Well, Jeremy, I am about to disagree with the "S" in SVS. I think you ought to wait until the 20-39PC+ is being made (unless it was scrapped...Ron? Tom?). You seem fairly content with your setup now, so waiting shouldn't be too terribly horrible. That way you get double the performance of a 39PC but for only about a 30% (or so?) increase in price. So, with all due respect to Ron [​IMG], I think you should wait and get the PC+.
    Steve
    P.S. That way you can plug a port or two and get that ultra low extension, too.
     
  4. JohnnyHK

    JohnnyHK Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm evaluating the SVS options myself. I've read the info on the SVS site and it appears that the "quality" of the standard and plus lines' output is basically the same, but the "quantity" of the plus line's output is dramatically superior. Is that a correct interpretation?
     
  5. SVS-Ron

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    Johnny,
    That's about it. The CS-Plus is something of a hybrid. It uses the vent technology developed for our top-performing CS-Ultra, slaved to a driver that frankly has NO business being as good as it is. We drove the cost down on a woofer that would be at home in subs costing several thousand dollars and adapted it to our Cylinder Series price structure.
    The CS remains the our budget choice (and has gotten better in every way you can think, performance included) but for those that can reach a bit more, the Plus line is where it's at now.
    Shipping is planned for late next week. When we clear out all the pre-orders I think you are going to hear some pretty astonished reviews hit the cyber world. If price was not an issue it'd be big news. If you consider what we're moving these for, it's going to be the subwoofer equivalent of the second coming, really. I don't think even the folks that have them on pre-order can fully appreciate how good they really are.
    If folks can manage to pull themselves away from their home theaters you'll be hearing more soon.
    If you haven't seen it yet, our CS-Plus is here.
    Ron
     
  6. Richard Burzynski

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    Ron:

    Is there a pre-order discount?

    Thanks.

    Rich B.
     
  7. Jeremy Anderson

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    Okay, after I described the SVS sub to the enemy last night and how I was going to put it to one side of the entertainment center, she said "Wouldn't it look better to have one on each side?" God bless her...

    So would two 20-39CS's with a Samson 700 be overkill for my 12x18x8 room? I don't want to go TOO crazy.
     
  8. ColinM

    ColinM Cinematographer

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    No, not crazy at all...That placement may not be ideal, but wives live there too. Compromise - you get the pair, she picks where they go.
    Just be sure to tell her NOT to place any plants on them....[​IMG]
     

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