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Just ordered my SVS!!!

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by stevegreen, Jul 1, 2004.

  1. stevegreen

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    I have just pressed the buy button on the SVS website and have just had the confirmation e-mail that my 20-39 PCi is ordered :clap: :clap:

    Just 7-10 days to go then :D :devil:
     
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    You'll love it, listening to BT as I type on my Kef / SVS system and it sounds fantastic!
     
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    Well done, remember and let us know how you get on with it :thumbsup:

    Adrenochrome.
     
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    Yet another recruit, welcome and congratulations!
     
  5. stevegreen

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    I will do mate, I'm still trying to think of somewhere interesting in the Midlands to justify a holiday though :laugh:
     
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    :laugh: are you not near Alton Towers??

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    Club SVS.
    :clap:

    Now mines all balanced up, thanks to several helpful posts (cheers guys), it just does its thing and slides into the background without being obvious, then comes out and kicks butt when needed. Thats how Id imagined it would be.
    Of course you can always hoist it up a couple of DBs and smash your house up every once in a while :devil:
     
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    Pity their cubes were not a bit smaller or I would have jumped at the chance.
     
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    Unfortunately small means either compromised or expensive electronic gadgetry included as compensation.
     
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    Thats true of so many things in life :laugh: :offtopic:
     
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    Build one or buy an SVS, build one or buy an SVS, build one or buy an SVS!!! Dagnabbit, why is life full of so many difficult choices??!!??!!

    I won't need one until the loft conversion is completed, which probably won't be until early next yr. Until then, the Kef and Eltax dual setup will do me fine (or a Ruark Log if I can get hold of one). But decisions like this need to be made now so if I decide to build, I can begin to do so :).
     
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    Buy an SVS, just start saving now so you can get a PC Ultra ;) :smashin:
     
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    For what you get they don't seem overly expensive. Put it next to a digital Velodyne where would it come out.

    The Velodyne is more expensive though ?
     
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    Much as I am happy to sing the praises of SVS I don't think that the £500 20-39 Pci is quite as good as the £3,300 Velodyne DD-18

    I would guess that by the time you got to the next level of SVS subs, being the PC Ultra and PB2 Plus at about £1,000 there isn't a great deal in it
     
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    P2B+ shakes the room! and my room is big!
     
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    I'd agree with that. If it were in my living room I'd definately want a DD-18 (they look gorgeous as far as subs go), but looking at the competition the VFM looks pitiful. In fact, when I buy my first house, neighbours, living room and space permitting, I might just be tempted to shell out for a PB-2 Ultra in a nice wood finish. 2 Ultra drivers and a 1000 watt bash amp anyone? Mamma mia! :D

    As much as I'm impressed with my PC-Ultra (it has grown on me and I do believe in hindsight that my preference of the PB-2 Plus has more to do with the differing rooms the subs have been used in more than anything else), I really do hate the look of the cylinders. Anyone who tells you they blend in is either lying or frankly blind:)
     
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    Frankly Blind here :D My rooms full of black cylinders and I spend many a happy hour searching for the one that makes the noise, a perfect blending :smoke:

    Actually, Ive had friends visit and never notice the sub till I point it out to them. Mind you I have so much gear now it probably doesnt register :rolleyes: Its a good job I have an equally enthusiastic wife (w.a.f. just means it has to sound good).

    Has anyone managed to get that small silver SVS subwoofer working, the one in the plastic baggy. I cant even figure out how to plug it in .........
     
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    I have a 20-39PCi lying down on its side behind my couch and it's pretty much out of sight. Blends in quite well.. :thumbsup:

    Added bonus: no shakers needed, when you're almost sitting on the driver.. :devil:
     
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    Imagine buying an SVS cylinder and nobody noticing it! :blush:

    What's the answer? Wrap it in bright flowery cloth? Put a big lava lamp on top? Snow white marble plinth? Flashing lights in a tasteful spiral? Multicoloured Spotlights? Put in on a tall stand? :boring:

    Nope? :confused:

    Just switch it on! :devil:

    That tiny green light has magical properties for attracting attention! :D

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    My 20-39 will take pride of place in the corner of my room, it will be slightly taller than my Polk floorstanders but the entire wall is filled with my AV rack, 40" Toshiba RPTV and Polk floorstanders, so, it will blend in quite nicely.

    I have seen/heard two SVS cylinders in action, the first at IanJ's where it was in a similar position (in a corner) and secondly at Bob007's where the SVS was completely hidden from view, behind his 50" RPTV.

    I personally like the look of the cylinder design, it's different to what other manufacturers do sub wise :smashin:
     
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    You need help ;)
     
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    Smurfin.....we should start our own PC Ultra club and not let these PCi riff raff join :p ;)
     
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    :D I do wonder how they compare sometimes...the cost difference is huge. Never heard a Plus or PCi cylinder...
     
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    I know the feeling, twice the price of a Pci, I bet it isnt twice as good.........still, in my imagination a Pci sounds muffled and the bass is all bloated and doesnt get below 80Hz. So I made the right choice, right ?......................right :rolleyes:

    Still have dreams about buying the PB2+ instead, but how much volume can you really have when you live in a Terrace ?
     
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    Muffled, Bloated bass.........not below 80hz :eek: Maybe I should have got that Gale from Richers in the first place then :rotfl:

    When I have it set up, you are more than welcome to come over and have a feel, sorry, listen :D
     
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    No, you should have bought an Ultra, then you could have your credit card maxed out like mine :suicide: . Still I shall console myself with the thought that you will always be wondering how good it could have been, if only......... ;) :laugh:
     
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    My credit card is already overflowing unfortunately, and, I live in a flat (read: executive apartment) so the neighbours are going to have to be pretty tolerant as it is. An Ultra would have been, well, silly ;)

    Amp next! :D
     
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    Glad you said "in your imagination";)
     
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    I can recommend the older Denon AVC10SE, really nice amp and very gutsy, sounds pretty good with music, considering. Best bit is picking one up for around £400. Downsides......needs an extra power amp if you want to run full 7.1, doesnt have lip synch. But doesnt cost £2K :smashin:
     
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    The Denon is definitely top of my list as far as amps go. IanJ has the same amp you mention (I think) and I have heard that playing several times. I am certainly lacking some 'oomph' in that department. I have no intention of going 7.1 though. Second hand will probably be the way I will go as well, unless any retailers decide to do 12 months 0% credit on a 3805 :)
     

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