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Another Subwoofer Duel - Mission vs Mordaunt Short

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by FTP, Nov 12, 2004.

  1. FTP

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    I need a little help here guys. Again, it is the never-ending dilemma of which sub is best for my system and my pocket (keeping in mind that WAF will play a big part in the latter :mad: ). My current setup is as follows (don't have the speakers in hand yet but they should be on their merry way from the UK :zonked: ):

    Fronts: Mission 782
    Rears: Mission 780
    Center: Mission 78c

    Receiver: Yamaha DSPAX 620
    DVD: Pioneer DV-636

    As regards the speaker system (is that a good speaker setup guys?), what I am missing now is a good sub to complement them (I'll upgrade my TV to a plasma or projector next year, but if I mention that now to my better half, Ill wake up in bed one of these nights to find her leering over me with a rusty Gillette in one hand and a demented look in her eye...). I've been reading the sticky about the sub tests as well as the posts in the rest of the Sub forum, and I think that my best contenders for my setup and budget would be either a Mission Volare V6AS or a Mordaunt Short 909W (which was, if I read correctly, one of the top speakers in the sub test).

    The question now is: which one is best? Room space is not a problem, neighbours aren't either so size and oomph are negligible problem factors. If I make up my mind soon, I might be able to land a good Christmas deal at this time of the year and save some cash. That said, I'm even interested in a mint second hand sub if anyone here has any to offer, especially if it can knock the socks of my two choices here. (It would have to be in roughly the £300-£500 or so price range though.)

    OK guys, do let me know what a fellow should do.

    Now if only I could afford a Velodyne.... :oops:
     
  2. Ian J

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    I agree with Nimby :D
     
  3. Kazman

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    Nimby posted? :confused:

    I would say if size and neighbours are not an issue, then the SVS PB10 comes into play :D

    You might even be lucky and get a Servo 15 pop up on the classifieds, why not put a want ad for one of them?
     
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    Not yet :D
     
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    Nice mind reading act Ian; it took me a while to realize that Nimby hadn't actually posted yet. I thought something was wrong with my PC and his post wasn't showing up. Don't do that to a poor techno-imbecile like me. :lease:

    I assume you mean that Nimby would say the MS 909 are best correct?


    So the SVS PB10 and Servo 15 are better subs in the same price bracket Kazman? I'll have to check them out.
     
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    Has to be SVS PB10 ISD :D
     
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    Oh boy! Now I have read Ian's sticky about the SVS subs!. I think the SVS 25-31 PCi falls right within my budget as well, and, judging by the comments, SVS make some excellent products. Shall I favor the SVS 25-31 PCi over all the others?

    Help, I'm drowning here.

    CONTENDERS
    Mission Volare V6AS
    Mordaunt Short 909W
    SVS PB10
    SVS 25-31 PCi
    Servo 15


    What sub to shake the foundations, that is the question...
     
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    Tut Tut didn't you try before you bought :nono:

    If you did then you must have liked them compared to the other competion and that's all that matters ;)

    I have a velodyn CHT-10 sub which does me proud and is good value for money imo. It complemented my original Mission set up and still keeps up with my Ninka's for movies and I still haven't felt the need to upgrade :smashin:

    Another one to add to your list too :devil:
     
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    I have virtually the same speaker setup as you and with all due respect to Mission, there is no pont getting a Mission sub when their is far better available from specialist sub manufacturers.
    I think any of the svs subs would suit your needs admirably, mind you I am biased :devil:
     
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    I agree with Ian. Wot 'e said. :devil:

    Get a Velo FTP. You know you want to. :D

    Nimby

    BTW: Some of us have to go to work to afford the toys. :blush:
    They don't let me have an internet connection while I'm doing brain surgery. :)
    Nah, that was last week. This week I'm a rocket scientist! :cool:
     
  11. Ian J

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    I haven't heard the Mission sub but looking at the specs and price I can't see that it's in the same league as the others. It is a definate non starter for anyone with young children due to the large post box on the front.

    The MS 909 is a rather good sub that I heard at Bristol this year. The sound is very civilized but it won't have the outright depth of the SVS or Servo 15

    The Servo 15 is a first class sub, getting difficult to source second hand now but if you can find a decent one they are well worth the money.

    Either SVS would appear to serve you well too and it may come down to whether or not you would prefer a cylinder or a traditional box shape as both will produce loads of deep, distortion free bass
     
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    How did you know I was going to say all that Ian? :devil:

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    Thunder: Another SVS fanatic eh?

    Hawklord: Not everyone has the luxury of try before you buy. I don't live in the UK so I have to go mostly by reviews on AV stuff. Oh boy, a Velodyne...

    Pollywoggle: Oooh, you guys are really pushing me into SVS eh? No contest.

    Nimby: That's right Nimby, goad me into getting a Velo. You really want me to get castrated don't you?

    Ian J: Masterful response Ian, thank you very much. I really think I have made up my mind now. After several hours of research, I think my best bet would be the SVS 20-39 PC Plus. If nobody mentions the Paradigm Servo 15 or Velodyne within my earshot again, I think the SVS will be the one coming home this Christmas.

    Errr...did I make the best choice...? :zonked:
     
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    When I upgraded I also considered a Servo 15 and a Velodyne but ended up buying a 20-39 PC Plus and have never regretted it.
     
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    OK, that's it then. An SVS 20-39 PC Plus is the next purchase. Thanks for all the help everyone, truly appreciated.
     
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    I would get the Ultra if i were u :devil:

    John :D
     
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    Yes, the Ultra is lovely :devil: me, biased? Never :D
     
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    Nooo...guys, don't do that!!! I've already overshot my budget. And it's not like I'm going to find a second hand Ultra anywhere. Say Kazman, isn't your Ultra a bit too big for your room? Wanna sell it to me? :devil:
     
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    Budget?!!?? Wash your mouth out :):):)

    The only reason I say the Ultra is that the Ultra driver sounds more tuneful to my ears than the Plus driver, the plus driver may go as deep, and in a small room you may not be able to tell the difference with regard to extension and SPL, but my ears could tell a difference with the sound of each driver (must point out that I listened to a PB2+ in a different room to the PC Ultra).

    It isn't all about SPL, sound quality has to come into it as well, saying that, for the money, the Plus driver and the ISD driver are without equals.

    Just my 2p :) :D now, do you still wanna get that Ultra? :devil:
     
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    For a sub £1000 subwoofer (no pun intended :) ) I think SVS is probably the way ahead.
    If you had £2000 plus then Velodyne Digital Drive gets my vote!!! :thumbsup:
     
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    The DD's are lovely, but I think a well set up SVS PC Ultra or PB12 Ultra/2 with a BFD would give the DD's a good run for their money sound wise.

    Looks wise, no contest, the DD's are the best looking subs money can buy right now :D
     
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    Yes, yes, yes!!! Are you selling? :eek:
     
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    Never :devil: I love my PCU too much :D One did go for a bargain £625 in the classifieds the other day, so if you want to go for one, might be an idea to put a want ad there :)
     
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    :nono:


    You're joking!! Where was this SVS? I've never seen it and I have been checking daily. As soon as I save up the necessary amount, I think it would be good to try my luck in the classifieds. Not that I have much hope, but you never know...
     

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