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Mid-High End Subwoofer comparison

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by Kazman, Sep 15, 2004.

  1. Kazman

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    Hi there

    We have now had the budget sub test, I was thinking of hosting a similar contest with higher end subs?

    I have now finally got my SVS PC Ultra, and thought it would be interesting to get a few of the big boys in for a comparison.

    I'm thinking Velo DD18's? M&K 350's? B&W ASW 850/750, KEF PSW4000 and above. And if anybody dares, a REL or MJ accoustics worthy of the opposition? We could even settle the Servo 15 vs SVS debate once and for all :D

    I'm sure many would be interested, or if my place is not suitable, anybody want to expose their dedicated room for such a test?

    If you are interested in either contributing, or hosting this event (if no one volunteers the hosting, I'm more than happy to do so), then reply here. Also, it would be nice to see if other users of the forum would be interested in something like this?

    What do you all say?
     
  2. Ed Selley

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    The Performance Sub will run at CES in January 2005 so I'm in after that :thumbsup:
    EDIT- in case you're wondering, that's it in my Avatar- 2x 10in CPC's with 1000w and large cabinet. Testing has been entertaining.
     
  3. Kazman

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    Anybody else up for this?

    If we do one before January, would you be willing to put the MS909 up against some of these guys Tons?
     
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    But I'll lose :(.
     
  5. Kazman

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    Wouldn't be so sure mate, the MS909 should shine in my living room :) and I honestly believe that we didn't hear the best out of it while we were at Dfours place, I know the 909 can do better, I've heard it at full whack :)

    It would be nice to see how it compares to the baby SVS if anything :)

    I really want a KEF PSW4000 and a B&W ASW750/850 owner to come along as well, and at least one M&K high end sub. Come on peeps, I'm shocked there isn't more interest in this :) or am I just too excited about it and haven't given everyone enough time to respond? :) :D
     
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    I don't think that it would serve any useful purpose to compare a £500 sub with one costing three to six times that amount. Even the PC Ultra costs twice as much as the MS909 and that is a factory direct sub that would cost closer to £1,750 - £2,000 if sold via traditional retail outlets.
     
  7. Kazman

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    I'm seeing it from the perspective of taking one of the best £500 sub's and seeing the difference between it and the more expensive options. If Dfour brings the baby SVS and we get another mid range sub in there, it would be interesting to see how the mid range subs compare to the higher end ones.
     
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    Still no more volunteers? Don't tell me you are all scared of the SVS PC Ultra :D ;) *tries to goad volunteers to the comparison* :D
     
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    As I said, I'll come and play when I've got the toy to do it properly!
     
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    Look forward to it Ton's, I see the perfomance sub pics are on the MS website now, that beast looks awesome!!

    How big is it? If you are allowed to tell us :) Is it going to be using a continuous profile cone like the 909? What do you expect the retail price to be?
     
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    It is about 70cm cubed with 2x10in CPC driver, one on either side and a bass port of similar size on the front. The amp is 1000w and the price is not completely decided yet.
     
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    70cm cubed?? :eek: Dude, we are not gonna need a bigger car to transport that, we are going to need a truck!!! :D

    It sounds like the PB2+ or PB2 Ultra could have a big fight on there hands with the Performance sub :D
     
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    Sorry I overstated the size..

    It is in fact 52 cm across the front, 60 cm deep and 64cm tall so much more dwarflike than I described.
     
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    Very similar to the PB2+ overall then: The PB2+ is approx. 45.7cm x 63.5cm x 71.1cm - I reckon overall capacity of yours (if my schoolboy maths comes back to me properly) is 199,680cubic cm v 206,329 for the PB2+. Dunno why I did that, or if it made me feel better or not. Call me sad if anyone wishes :blush:
     
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    err... you're sad.

    Nothing personal. :D :D :D :D :D

    And you can still remember your schoolboy maths! - i can't remember what i had for breakfast yesterday. What day is it today?...

    Brim.
     
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    Could we have that in pints and litres please? :D

    The 16-46 is only about 125 litres. (Pi x 20^2 x 100cm)/1000.
    Which seems rather small in comparison. :blush:

    Some of the contents of these bigger boxes is internal reinforcement. While the thickness of the box materials themselves has also to be subtracted. The internal volume is always rather smaller with boxes in comparison to the more efficient cylinders. Where wall thickness can be smaller and no internal bracing is necessary.

    Nimby
     
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    Hi Brim,

    got your PM, and I'm happy I'm sad :clap: Tried to send you one back but your PM box is disenabled - if you want to enable it I'll gladly send you a reply. Cheers....
     
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    Just been listening to NERD's She wants to move. :laugh::laugh::zonked:.

    It is hilarious in action. I hadn't planned to annoy Mrs Tons by buying one of these- I may have to change this descision.
     

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