I just completed my home theatre basement.
I just completed my home theatre basement. Here's a list of my speakers, for more photos click on the following link
Let me know what you think!
SVS 16-46 X 2
Rooster - The Latest SVS Convert
Wow! Another convert! Where was your demo?
Originally posted by RuSsMaN
As far as I'm concerned there is *no* equal. Prepare to have your bowels moved, period. I hope to have ONE 20 or 25 in my HT bridged off a Carver m200t in the next 6 months.
I cannot attest to musical accuracy, I have not demoed them that way, but for HT impact and rumble, there is no equal in my book. No Martin Logan, no REL, no Sunfire, nothing I've heard in a *box* design can go toe to toe with the SVS.
I will not even discuss it, as I was sceptical at first, with someone who has not had a demo. That is step 1, and I'd bet a 50 spot you will become a believer in less than 30 seconds.
As far as placement, as mentioned earlier, 6db gain fellas, 2 subs together, SVS recommends it.
First let me say up front the Improved standard driver in the CS and PCi series is NO SLOUCH! It is amazing - my buddy has the 25-31PCi and it is very VERY capable. With that said.......
Rooster, if you are space limited, look into a CS+ if you can - the TC Sounds dB-12 driver is amazing, and you get the better endcaps and tunable triple ports. One CS+ = two CS below 30 Hz (i.e., it's a 5-6 dB gain in max output capability). Above 30 Hz, it's more like 3-4 dB up on the CS series.
Also consider that another poster over at HTF was inquiring about the merit of using a Carver amp for a CS+ and for $225 more he opted for the PC+ after several members convinced him. The 525W Indigo BASH amp with 4 position SS filter, auto on, infinitely variable phase control, and inputs galore is a perfect amp for the dB-12 driver. SVS spent thousands of hours on R&D with Indigo to ensure it. The SS filter is a huge factor - because the SVS design is well ported, the driver "unloads" below the tuning point and subsonic signals can send it into overexcursion at high levels. I have my SS filter set to 20 Hz, and I haven't bottomed my PC+ yet, and I've hit 114 dB peaks 11 feet from the sub!
In all honesty, what impresses me as much as the sheer SPL is the accuracy, tonality, and fidelity. It passes on the source material very faithfully. Even at low volumes, it continues to impress. Nuance changes in bass tone and texture are immediately evident and clear.
Recently there are many "audiophiles" who are getting into twin Ultras / CS+ / PC+ and integrating them into some very high end systems. Often they are replacing some damn good names in subs that are known for their musicality and fidelity. And invariably, the end result is the same - the SVS is better for both HT AND music than the sub it replaced. And judging by the length and content of their posts and their equipment lists, these guys seem VERY finicky about bass accuracy, musicality, and seamless integration with the mains, often experimenting with placement, and phase, and x-over for days on end to get just the right sound.
IMHO, the best way to describe SVS' philosophy is to offer performance that is WAY out of proportion to the cost of the product - in other words GREAT VALUE. It's world class bass within the reach of the regular Joe's who still think dropping $800 on a sub is a really big deal and hell yes they expect something pretty darn special for that much coin and lo and behold, SVS delivers in spades.