No more Servo 15's available - what will I do now???

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  1. Dimmy

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    Richer Sounds say they can't sell me a Servo 15 anymore, what the hell do I do now???

    Just as my plans for A/V domination were coming together something like this happens :(

    So, do other manufacturers make subwoofers??? Is there anything else available with the same *coughs* performance???

    Help!!!
     
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    svs would be the next best thing i would think...... and hopefully stuart will have a good deal for avf members soon!

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    Dare i say it?
    There's always the SVS bandwagon!!:devil:
    I never looked back.:smoke:
     
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    Hey Buns, we posted the same advice seconds apart.
    Spooky eh.:smashin:
     
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    I'm not saying a word :D
     
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    Say a word... go on :)

    I read in a thread earlier that the SVS was outperformed by the Servo??? (But not by much)...

    Although it does look like the only option :(
     
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    Hi Dimmy
    Chris said in his room the servo slightly edged it to his ears.try and get a demo of a svs if you can and make your own mind up.To me my svs is the dogs danglies where it has surprised me is its ability with music it is this that i like most about this sub it rocks with movies and is superb with music.
    Cheers Gonzo.
     
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    Problem is getting a Demo of the SVS, and I'm extremely reluctant to buy products without hearing them...

    Any suggestions for none-SVS Subwoofers Under, say, £1000???
     
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    Hi Dimmy
    Whereabouts are you?
    Gonzo.
     
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    Nottinghamshire, about 20 miles north of Nottingham in a dark dank hole called Mansfield.
     
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    The Mission M5AS is supposed to be a cracking sub. It originally retailed for £500 and is now less than £400 if you shop around. This is the sub that I fancied before I opted for SVS. However, I have'nt had a sufficiant demo on the Mission to pass proper judgement or comparison. I would be interested if anyone else has had any such experience.
     
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    I'm one of those very people Stellavision :)

    M5AS was superbly tuneful & musical, but for sheer scale & depth it's no match for the Servo. Still, Two of these might be a little more compelling :D
     
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    ul :)

    no but seriously im sure so long as you are prepared to travel that there'll be someone who's willing to demo.

    i hear ian j rents out his house to all wannabe svs demoers for very reasonable rates :hiya:
     
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    I'm guessing my young age induces limitations about all your grown up's enthusiasm to accommodate me for Demo's of A/V kit :laugh:
     
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    Hi Dimmy
    I only live 10 miles from you in watnall have you got wheels if so you can pm me and make a time and date for you to have a demo.
    Cheers Gonzo.
     
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    I was in Richer Sounds Belfast today and there was a single Servo-15 lurking in the back of the shop. Might be worth phoning to see what the story is.
     
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    its their demo sub..... i asked them about it too and they said they werent selling it..... that said i bet they would still order you a servo 15..... more likely because they are unaware of the truth than anything else.... i would also mention that that servo has been in the shop well over a yeah at least and has also lived through a shob refurb..... so have a good look at its condition! :eek:

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    IMO and lets get it claer that this is my opion....the only sub that gets close to a servo 15 is the 20-39PC+......in my room anyway....the next step down from that....which once again would be IMO, would be the PW2200 or the CHT15 (although i have not heard or felt the cht15).
    Then i think you are looking at things like the B&W 675 or the Mission M5.......now i dont rate mission stuff much so i would go for the B&W over the mission....again IMO (dont want to start an argument).
    I think that if you are looking for a sub to work as good as a servo 15, then you will either have to go for a SVS or start spending more than £1000....maybe a Mackie HR120 ( i have not heard/felt it, but it seems to get good reports from just about anywhere and everywhere).

    Sorry i cannot be of much help, but i think that once you start going under the SVS 20-39PC+, then you will be stuggeling to get something to live up to the servo 15's capability's, unless you are prepared to go higher in price.

    The Servo 15 has got to be the best bargin( from RS), since A/V was ever thought of.......and once again i would just like to point out that this is IMO.......dont want to get no nasty e-mails, thankyou :)
     
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    Servo but not the 15, then Velodyne...duuuhhhh.
     
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    Hi Dimmy / Gonzo,

    I'm also on both of yours doorsteps, a couple of miles east of Mansfield .... using a CHT 15 at the mo and would love to hear
    the SVS also. Vise versa if you both want to hear a CHT15 for
    comparison. PM me if req.

    John.
     
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    Thanks for that Guys. Gonzo - I'll have a look at the ol' A-Z & see where Watnall is, John - I'll PM you after I've eaten breakfast :D
     
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    I've been having a look at the CHT-15 or Two x M5AS's so far, and, fingers crossed, the SVS.
     
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    For the £1000 he's looking to spend... a second hand well looked after high range dual driver "ST" series REL can be bought.

    Also.. maybe take a look at the Focal active range or KRK passive with a decent amp.
    The earlier range of Genelec actives are also available second hand for not much more than 1k

    "Proper" bass... not just an air shifter
     
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    Forget the RELs, forget the Missions. You've heard the Servo 15 Dimmy, and none of the forementioned subs will come even CLOSE to the Servo-15. you'll be bitterly disappointed imho.

    You're looking at either Velodyne CHT-15 (never heard one, but it won't go anywhere near as low as the Servo: remember AOTC in my living room and JP3? It won't sound the same I'll bet), or the SVS (Mackies untested so far on here?).

    Sounds like SVS is your best bet imho, anyelse either won't be comparable or will be much more expensive (might be able to find a 2nd hand HGS-15 but it will still cost you an arm and a leg).

    My AV room is close to being finished (ok 50% there, see the DIY section;)), if twin Servos won't integrate well then there'll be another coming up for sale on the classifieds soon. I'll keep you posted.

    Cheers
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    Adz (spligsey) has tried the mackie (i think). He reckoned it was very very good, not quite as good as the hgs18 but not a million miles away.

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    Sounds very similar to the SVS then except that it costs £550 more.
     
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    well except that it is a pro servo sub with super low distortion..... I cant think of many studios utilising svs subs.....

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    The majority of the above quote is completely irrelevant with the only relevant point being the super low distortion which the Mackie sub appears to share with the SVS.
     
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    The CHT-15 seems like the logical option as it's available in the UK & doesn't need importing.
    And yes I remember AOTC & JP3 on the servo ;).

    Remember I'm an insane teenager in my bedroom. I'd spend £1500+ on a subwoofer if only it weren't for the factors that I'm still in my bedroom & I'm leaving for University in about 11 months. HGS-15 is a subwoofer I'm not at all familiar with, so feel free to fill me in forum members :)

    Oh and Matt, keep me posted on that second Servo of yours will you :D - you might be getting my money again just yet...
     
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    The official end of my comments on subs..... the svs pc plus competes with any sub on this planet apparently so there is nothing more to say :eek:

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