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SVS Subs

Hi folks


Newbie to the forum here :)

I am looking at getting a PB12plus for my 5m x 5m room with concrete floors and carpet and general furnishings etc.

Would this sub be substantial enough to fill my room without too many 'dead spots' ?

Thanks In Advance :thumbsup:
 

Ian J

Banned
It will easily fill your room. I have a slightly larger room and my sub is the cylindrical version of the PB-12 and I have no problems with volume as my neighbours will testify.
 
Thanks Ian.

Are these subs fairly easy to set up?

Im not bothered about spending time doing a little tweaking but i dont want to spend my evenings constantly knob turning...

Also, what is the best method of connection?

I will be using it for music and movies so i would assume that both types would be recommended, high and low level.

Cheers
 

AngelEyes

Distinguished Member
allinthemind said:
Thanks Ian.

Are these subs fairly easy to set up?

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

I think that all depends how fussy you are and what restrictions you have on positioning etc.

I have had a hard time but I am a complete novice and have had some pretty restrictive factors to content with. Now I am nearly there I would have to say the effort was well worth it. :)

Did I mention how gorgeous the boxes look in oak? :D
 

AngelEyes

Distinguished Member
Hi,

Mine were mostly about positioning. I wanted to have the sub in an alcove that was about 4 inches wider than the sub itself. It caused a lot of peaks and troughs and I ended up buying a BFD (PEQ) to try and iron things out.

Unfortunately the alcove won and I have moved the sub into a corner which seems to work much better. I still have a few problems getting a 'perfect' curve but I think they are due to an open stairwell in the room as well as an open doorway/hall into the rest of the house.

The bottom line is that my room is not ideal and my possible positions were very restricted.

Karkus30 made a very valid point when I first expressed interest in buying an SVS:

One word of warning. An SVS is a big poweful monster, I have found it difficult to set it up in a square room, this is probably true of all 'super subs'.
You will be buying an 'ultimate' sub. The things you hear about SVS are not exaggerated. Its the difference between a family car and an F1, just make sure you have the track to run it on.

So make sure your 'track' is up to scratch, if not you may have to invest in a BFD and/or put up with some peaks and troughs in your room responses.

However despite the imperfect curves I have to say when you turn up the volume the effect is amazing... I can't explain how it feels compared to my old Yamaha SW90!! :D
 

Ian J

Banned
All speakers interact with rooms differently but subwoofers seem to interact more for some people. It isn't just SVS subs that might not sound right in the room but any quality sub.

Most people don't have problems and I set mine up in about half an hour two years ago and have never had to touch it again apart from a couple of times when my son crept round the back and had a twiddle with all of the dials.
 

AngelEyes

Distinguished Member
Ian J said:
All speakers interact with rooms differently but subwoofers seem to interact more for some people. It isn't just SVS subs that might not sound right in the room but any quality sub.

Most people don't have problems and I set mine up in about half an hour two years ago and have never had to touch it again apart from a couple of times when my son crept round the back and had a twiddle with all of the dials.

Ian is right, most people don't have any problems at all, my own paranoia doesn't help either :rolleyes:

:D
 
Thamks for your posts guys. Looks like the svs it is then!!

i have already asked on the powerbuy post, but does anyone know how long it would take for delivery of a pb12plus??
 

AngelEyes

Distinguished Member
It used to take from around 5 days direct from the US so I would expect a somewhat faster delivery time now.

Please let us know :)
 

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