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    Question How would this custom compare to a SVS offering...

    People always rave about custom subs, and I saw that on audiogon a 12" with 350W custom sub is available in my area. How would this compare to the SVS PB10 or other subs in this price range?

    Here's the linky: http://cls.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/cls....ubw&1113793692

    Let me know what you think DIYers!

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    If there was a frequency sweep, or THD measurements we could compare.

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    working on getting the necessary additional info

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    Default If you can get by without showroom looks.

    Custom DIY subs are great "more for your money" buys. This sub should be close to a PB10. Sealed 12" compared to a ported 10". Sealed designs yield tighter bass than ported models, but use more power for the same output. This sub looks to be a nice driver/amp match for a solid HT sub.

    I run a Dual Adire Shiva sub setup with a 320 watt plate amp tuned to 17hz and just love the deep bass for movie impact.

    I don't reall need it for music with my SDA 1s, but it can musical also if needed to take the load off.
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    I should probably mention that my usage is 80/20 Music/HT....

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    The sealed sub is generally considered to have tighter bass response than a ported model so my guess is that this sub would do music well.

    If you are close enough to listen before you buy, take some discs you know well.

    Cheers,

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    Anthem MRX 300 Receiver
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    Dual EBS Adire Shiva 320watt tuned to 17hz
    ICs-DIY Twisted Prs
    Speaker-Raymond Cable

    2 Channel
    Ariston RD40 w/ Grado Cart
    SACD/CD Marantz 8260
    Soundstream/Krell DAC1
    Audio Mirror PP1
    Odyssey Stratos
    ADS L-1230
    ICs-DIY Twisted
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    You're lucky I'm in the middle of finals here at Rush Medical School, rnp.... if I wasnt, I might compete with you for the sub! Let's see who gets to Naperville first!

    J/K!

    I would like to hear it though. Perhaps bring your sub to his place and listen to it if you can.

    If you want, I might be able to swing by his place (with you there) in two weeks with my 25-31PC+ for a quick semi-SVS comparison. ;)
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    Martin Logan Vantage (4.75/5)-ML Mosaic (4.25/5)-Onix Ref1 (3.7/5)-Sonus Faber Concerto (3.5/5)-SF Concertino (3/5)-Axiom M22ti (2.75/5)-Polk LSi9 (3.75/5)-LSi7 (3.25/5)-HK AVR330-Rotel RC1070/RB1070/RB1090-SVS 25-31PC+ sub
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    Go ahead and snag that thing...I too have finals next week so I wouldnt really be able to do anything about this sub very quickly either...actually I'm thinking I might go for an M&K sub instead. Those things are rather intriguing with their low freq ability at such little rated power!

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    Hrm the guy seems to love this sub. He's offering to deliver it to me as well, maybe I WILL have to get it....

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    SVS PCi subs move 16 MM each way...

    Dayton 12" Titantic moves 18.7 MM each way...

    SVS PCi uses 350 or so watts... (can)

    Dayton 12" uses 500 or so watts (can)

    SVS dosnt stand a chance if that is built/designed right

    And M&K is a POS company - period. Atleast their subs are... Their 1,000 dollar subwoofer uses 83 dollar drivers and sh*tty amps...
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    rnp,

    Post your thoughts if you do decide to get the sub.

    Evanston, eh? Probably go to Northwestern if I'm not mistaken. :)
    Joey's College Gear:
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    SB3 -> PS Audio DAC III -> Cary Audio SLP-98Phono Tube PreAmp w/ Sylvania NOS 6sn7 tubes -> Plinius SA102 Class A amp -> Martin Logan SUMMIT/Strata Mini -> :D
    Old Gear:
    Martin Logan Vantage (4.75/5)-ML Mosaic (4.25/5)-Onix Ref1 (3.7/5)-Sonus Faber Concerto (3.5/5)-SF Concertino (3/5)-Axiom M22ti (2.75/5)-Polk LSi9 (3.75/5)-LSi7 (3.25/5)-HK AVR330-Rotel RC1070/RB1070/RB1090-SVS 25-31PC+ sub
    RUSH Med School 2008!!:D

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    You are correct, sir!:D ;)

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