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SVS B4 PLUS - 1st listen & pics

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  1. Bone Daddy

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    (right i tried to post this on sat` morning at 8.30am after 4 hours sleep,with pics,they were to big,lost the whole thing,and the will to live - so here goes again with re-sized pics)
    Just got back from Leeds festival at 3.00am and have installed the Crown K2 - with 2.5kw of power - nice!! and connected to the B4 plus which we had hauled into it`s place earlier on the previous afternoon,fired up the disc that was sitting in the player - The Fifth Element - wow!! the opening scene at the pyramid was so chalk and cheese it wasn`t true,so much more low end and the other frequencys - high/mid were so clean and precise,onto the blue diva singing scene and once again we sat open mouthed amazed at the clarity of the bass.
    Next up was Jurrasic park 3 - now we were completly laughing at the experience,the opening scene were the guys are on the boat doing the parachute on the line thing - when that paracute opens - the low end is stunning - a tidal wave of pressure swept over the room,knocking various things that were sitting on the fire place over with a loud clatter (big industrial pack of blue tac needed!!) then the t-rex fight with the spinosaurus had the low end at levels to wake the dead - let alone half the road at that time of the morning :laugh: then the scene at the end with the spinosaurus attacking the boat after they call the little boy - now his footsteps on the wooden floor are reproduced with the low end and the clarity to literaly think you are there in the room with him,it really was that good,the soundfield is so rich and clear - the complete frequency range is replayed - no gaps in the low end that spoil your enjoyment - just a clean response from top to bottom - it was truely a joy to listen to - everything was played with such clarity and depth we were indeed happy bunnys :smashin:
    Finished with a quich flash of U-571 - yikes - low end ahoy skipper,it was now 4.00am but those depth charges sure sounded realistic to us :rolleyes:
    Will do a full test at the start of next week after he has done the VMA`s and a small club gig in N.Y. and is back raring to play with the beast,will drag the 20-39pc+ over for a comparision - but hey the answer we already know,but should be intresting for a side by side test :laugh:
    here`s a few pic`s for size comparision (there is a dvd somewhere on the top of it :D )
     

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    Ok, that sub is a beast:D Is that the front of the thing?:eek:

    How much does that one cost?
     
  3. Ian J

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    $3,500 plus shipping. Say £2,800 taxes paid to your door.

    According to the SVS website "There really are no subs that compete. Not 15" subs, not 18" subs, not anything designed for the home market. In fact, we know $25,000 subwoofers that should be afraid right now"
     
  4. groundy

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    That's either a very small DVD case or a very big Sub :D.
     
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    SVS B4+, Velo DD18 or Contrabass, which of these similarly priced subs is the king, AVS forums seem to like the Contrabass a lot. My gut feeling is that the SVS and Contra are better subs but the DD18 is a dream to operate in any room so is a tasty bit of gear.

    Why do I get the feeling this could be another 21 page thread :devil:
     
  6. SeaneyC

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    Looks like some kind of rigged carnival game where you have to try and get balls into it.......

    What a monster!
     
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    Could be the top left hand quarter of an old telephone.

    BTW I don't think that is a DVD on top of the sub, it's a description :clown: :blush:
     
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    Here`s a shot from the side,the thing is enormous - the ports are amazing - you can get your whole arm in right up to the shoulder and just about feel the other end !! (if thats your bag of course :laugh: ) the amount of air shifted through these things is jaw dropping - place your hand about 3 inches away,play some low end fav` and watch in awe as your hand is sucked in and out of the thing - small pets beware :devil:
     

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    A neat trick would be to get inside and stick all four limbs out of the ports.

    MuFu.
     
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    or something else, a lá porkies:smoke:

    seriously. that is a behemoth:eek: is that just for your frontroom? have you got any nieghbours..........left:p
     
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    What does this beast weigh in at?!! :eek: I dread to think.

    Alan

    [EDIT] 190 lbs !!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Are the SVS B4, truly awesome output.

    I would love to hear one eventually.
     
  13. Bone Daddy

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    The beast indeed ways in at 190 lb`s,but between two of us we got it into the lounge fairly easy,and yes it is for his front room,as for neighbours they know what he does for a living and the house is detached so it`s not a problem.
    It truely is the best sub I have ever heard,just stunning at what it does,and with such ease,I mean we only had one light flickering on the Crown amp the other four were dormant,Ron had said that they run a Crown all day flat out and the B4 won`t even break a sweat,the only amp to make it quiver slightly was a 5kw version :eek: if only I had the room :rolleyes: still more than satisfied with the 20-39pc+
     
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    Hows does this monster sub b4plus compare to the velodyne DD18 then?

    Reading the SVS website and the post on this forum together with Uncle Erics comments im completely confused.

    I know the prices of these subs and the performance is going to be great but the svs seems to win on the cost front.

    Anyone know?

    :confused:
     
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    That is the $64,000 question that no-one knows the answer to. Bear in mind that Uncle Eric earns his living by selling Velodyne subwoofers and every single model is the best in class according to him and has been hyped to the heavens.

    SVS also have a vested interest in promoting their own name but Tom V always seems to give an unbiased opinion on other company's products so it would be interesting to see what he says.
     
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    I don't think anyone has heard both of them. As far as I know Bone Daddy's mate has the only B4 in Europe and the DD18 has yet to appear in the UK.
     
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    Time to upgrade your telly to a higher model :laugh: You're probably the only person in the country who can say their sub is bigger than their telly.:eek:

    Ian J, I like your straight talkin.
     
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    Things worked slightly differently when E was around.
     
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    Different products same hype...we are human beings...

    Tell me what's ya flava :devil:
     
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    We are all biased.
    Hometheaterforum.com has the most pro SVS bias around.
    (maybe like Eric here?)
    I like Velodyne....but make my $ elsewhere.
    I'm waiting for the DD18.
    Resale is an issue to consider when comparing Velo or Rel to SVS.

    Sounds like we've both heard enough hype.....but the worst one is when posts talk about the excitement waiting for the delivery truck or "UPS man cometh"....Give me a break!
     
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    The DD-18 does have one little toy that the svs doesnt...... in the absence of external equalisation, I suggest that this may well give the velo an edge.

    Ad
     
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    Yeah! JUS you are the man. Someone finally understands me. Can you talk to my shrink so I can be released from this high security prison.....Oh now THEY are coming to get me....

    ROFL great post JUS
     
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    Bass equilization is hardly expensive, Tag give it away and the Berringer Feedback destroyer or what ever it is call is hardly sill money but certainly a worth while development for subs in the digital arena.
     
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