BK XLS200 or Svs pb10 ???

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  1. Stick-ba

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    Hi guys this is my first post and after reading all the info on this forum which is first rate :smashin: I have come down to these two subs.Do I buy british or go with the american? Both work out about the same price £300 ish.
    Please advise!! :beer:
     
  2. Ian J

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    The BKE sub is £280 and the SVS will probably be about £350 so there is a price difference.

    As has been mentioned one or fifty times the spec for the SVS looks amazing for the price and the one review that is available is full of superlatives saying that this sub has pushed the envelope for "economy" subs by some distance.

    Hopefully deliveries will be commencing within a week or two and you may prefer to wait until some have arrived in the UK and been put through their paces so that you can hear what forum members have to say when they have listened to a real live one rather than just our speculation.
     
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    Ian are you going to give a full review when yours arrives as i and i'm sure the rest of us will be interested in your views.

    John :)
     
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    Also bear in mind that the BK is significantly smaller than the SVS will be if that's likely to be a consideration.

    I can't imagine you being disappointed with either though :)
     
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    And the finishes available vary between them
     
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    It would be VERY interesting to see how the PB10 stacks up against the BK. The BK may be small, but it is a cracking sub, I feel another sub stand off coming on :).
     
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    I've just got a hold of the Velodyne CHT-10R (review in the Velodyne forum) and it's ace - worth considering...

    just thought I'd mention it here as I'm not sure how many people access the velodyne forum just yet...!
     
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    Did you say you are trying to resist upgrading subs? :) :D One listen of the PB10 might persuade you to bite the bullet and do it :) :devil:
     
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    The size or dimensions are not really a consideration (wife really just has to deal with how things are).Not really trying to resist upgrading but I think that my current sub dare I say is a Yamaha :boring: yst 150 just seems to be struggling with movies for some time now.But comparing the Pb10 to the Xls200 will it be drastically better? :beer:
     
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    Yes
     
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    A very definitive, clear cut answer! Can we assume that you have listened to both subs?
     
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    I'm not sure if he's heard both but you might find from my earlier posts that even if the driver and amplifier section had similar characteristics (which they probably do) then the increased cabinet size will give the SVS an edge over the BK. Not necessarily an enormous amount, certainly not in a "normal" room or at standard listening volumes but the potential will be there.
     
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    OK then I will say YES. From hosting the budget sub test I have heard the xls200 and others :D (also soon to be an owner of the pd10:D )and it will be amjor improvement over the yammy.

    I would say that Ian is speaking from being an owner of a SVS sub and (at a guess) his other experiences of other brand subwoofers.
     
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    Dfour,

    Just want to make sure I understand you correctly. You're stating that you have heard the PB10? Yes?

    Steve
     
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    NO as I stated "soon to be an owner of the pb10" I will hope fully have heard it loads in a week or two :smashin:

    I was making my comment on the xls200 and my 309 v's the old yamaha.
     
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    I'll be interested (along with countless others I'm sure) to hear your comparison when you get the PB10. Hope it's everything you expect.
     
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    I understand you have to fiddle with all the knobs on the XLS to get it sounding right... is that the case with the SVS PB10 or is it all automatic?

    (I obviously don't know what I am talking about!!)
    Just don't want any hassle and it set up incorrectly...
     
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    No real hassle with the BK's knobs, just set the crossover to "off" and then adjust the gain as you'd have to on any other sub (including the SVS).

    The phase and hi-level gain will almost certainly be superfluous.
     
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    Only if you amp doesnt handle it. Mine is set at max and the amp sets it at 80 or 60 depending on my mood :D
     

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