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    Default Merry Christmas to Me !!!!

    Just ordered the new SVS SB-12 sub in Rosenut to go with my Magnepan 1.6QR's :) Can't wait to try it out and add a little enhancement to the low end! I'll probably need some advice/guidance from the forum because I haven't ever tried to seriously integrate a sub into a 2 ch system. Ron at SVS is pretty confident it will do a better job than the Martin Logan Grotto and REL Strata I have previously borrowed and tried out.

    I guess now I better finish shopping for the "other" kids in the family :o
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    Congrats Doug.............another thing to hear when we get together.
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    Yep, I will need a little help with the set-up! I just want to get it reasonably integrated into the apartment setup. I'm on the hunt for a new place in the Belvidere area, however it may take a few months to find the right place and also get the sale of the house in Genoa wrapped up. Doug.
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    Good for you Doug! You been good all year, right? :D
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    Belvidere, eh? We were planning on moving there! We wouldve been neighbors!

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    Congrats. I am interested on your thoughts of this thing. I have yet to hear the SVS sealed subs.

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    Joey_V - I think in another thread you said you were from Huntley? I go by there when I go into my office in Schaumburg. Fortunately I can work from home a couple of day per week, so the commute isn't too bad. If I can't find a place I like in the Belvidere area, I am also looking in the Woodstock area.

    I'll post a review when I get the new sub hooked up and have a chance to listen and play with it for a while. Hopefully it will be here next week.
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    SComp - I have been a very good boy this year :D
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    Yippee! My new sub will be here on Wednesday :)
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    SV out-performing a REL or Logan when it comes to stereo playback? I wont say it can't be done - what do I know? But damn, I've never heard an SV sub that could carry a harmonic tune...

    Err, sorry for the stick in the mud post. I'm trying to make it a practice to keep my mouth shut - its a work in progress. Meanwhile, I do hope it works out well for you and can indeed match Rons confidence!

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    Zero - I have some of your same concerns! SVS is usually pretty straight out in their advice, and with this new sealed box sub they feel it will perform as good or better as the ML and REL sub's I was able to borrow and listen to. Ron @ SVS had no problem with me sending it back if I didn't agree, so I am looking forward to giving it a try. Ron seemed pretty confident it would keep up with the Magnepan's, in fact if I read between the lines of his response I would say that they have already tested it with Magnepans. The few reviews/comments I can find on the new SB12 sub are very positive, so I'm hoping for the best! I've got 45 days to decide if it works or not!
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    Congrats DKG. I am holding with my SVS (PB12-PLUS) for HT, but the only sub that will replace my REL for music is another REL.
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    It's here :D :D :D

    I've been playing with it for the last hour. First impressions are that it kills the ML Grotto (at $400 more). The bass is quick and tight, definetely doesn't seem to have a problem keeping up with the Maggies! Lots of adjustments, it was pretty quick to get is sounding pretty good. It will take more work to get it just right. Compared to the REL (at twice the price) my initial impression is that it isn't quite as refined in SQ. With that said, the REL was no way near twice as good, so doubling the price is only going to get you marginal improvement.

    More info. and pics after I have a while to play with it :)
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    Congrats Doug!!
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    don't play with it, you'll go blind

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    Congrats! You will have fun tweaking it.
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