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    Default New sub suggestions...new guy here!

    My current system inludes a Denon 3805 receiver/ Rt2000i (fronts) Rt 55i (rear) Rt 25i (rear) Csi 5 (center) PSW650 (sub). The room is 18x14 with 8ft ceilings. Anyhow that being said.....the PSW 650 just isnt cutting it anymore. I have talked to SVS sales and they recommended a PB 12 plus 2 (1199.99+ shipping) I have a high power car stereo and was wondering if this sub will produce similar thumping bass. Bass during movies is fine with my PSW but when it comes to playing loud music... it just isn't enough. Any suggestions? The SVS is about the top of my price range. Also, my PSW-650 is for sale. It is gloss black and in near perfect condition. Im open to reasonable offers. Shipping is going to be expensive but local pick-up is fine. I live in Wisconsin. Thanks

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    The SVS you are getting is way beyond the capabilities of car audio I would think. They are amazing instruments to play with when using a frequency sweep and of course just listening to.

    Fun times ahead...... :D
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    It depends, but it can be done. Placement, and room shape are critical in home audio.

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    PT is right, it can be done. BUT Car audio subs usually rely on the gain supplied by the small cabin and don't usually do well in the home environment. Given the "handle" you have chosen I really doubt you would be satisified with modified car equipment.

    From what I have read it would seem that SVS is a good way to go. The other option that comes to mind is DIY - perhaps an IB system.

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    Thanks for the replies but what I ment was I wanted similar pounding bass in my home like I achieve in my SUV. I was using my car stereo as reference. I didnt mean I wanted to use a car sub box in my home. I havent ordered the SVS yet. Its hard to part with $1200 w/o hearing what youre getting. I've trialed a Polk 505 and Jamo D7 and they are nowhere near what Im looking for. Hope this makes sence.

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    For reference, the Polk 505 only goes down to about 27Hz, the SVS will give you infrasonic bass and fill the void from the lowest lows that the 505 just can't produce with authority.

    The SVS is capable of giving you CLEAN bass frequencies without any harmonic distortions. Use an RTA in your car with a test tone at the volumes you like and you'll see what I mean.

    Do you have any point of reference you can share with us? For instance, "My car can play a 30Hz tone at 142db."

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    You will get really good bass from the SVS, but you will not get the same effect as you would in your car. You have about 2000cubic feet of air to move around with a home audio sub. In an sub, you might have 200-300cubic feet of air to move. You have to relate the size and numbe of drivers in each place. I may be wrong, but I don't think you can achieve the same effect without using several drivers in your home to have the same ratio of air movement to drivers.

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    Also, I have a pair of the SVS PB10's stacked and corner loaded, they are the "smallest" of the SVS lineup. Depending on where I stand in the room, it does have the authority of a loud car system. Like I said, room design means a lot in home audio.

    I have owned quite a few different car setups with 12 and 15 inch subs.

    Maybe you could tell us more about the room that its going in as well.

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