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    Question Godfather™ 1500 High Performance Subwoofer VERSUS SVS PC13-Ultra SUBWOOFER





    Godfather™ Features:
    1 Godfather’s “corner table” look was designed
    to complement your other home furnishings

    2 Available in both left and right corner versions for
    symmetrical room placement and optimized sound

    3 Elegant, high-lustre real cherrywood veneer enhances
    any décor and is color-matched to Eleganza Component
    Centers and Sound Systems

    4 15" high-power Basso™ driver provides deep powerful, bass

    5 Perforated champagne aluminum grille/trim matches
    Eleganza StreamLine Towers Surrounds and Center
    Channel Sound System trim

    6 1000 Watt internal amplifi er provides all the power
    you need to accurately reproduce explosive movie
    effects and demanding music passages—perfect
    for medium to large rooms

    7 24k gold-contact binding posts for high-level inputs

    8 24k gold-contact RCA connections for line-level
    input/output

    9 “Phase” (“normal” or “reversed”) and amplifi er
    “Mode” (“auto”, “on”, “off ”) controls

    10 “Gain” and “Crossover” controls

    11 Internally-wired with Monster Cable®
    Basso™ Low Frequency Driver:
    a. Ultra-rigid aluminum cone for more accurate
    bass reproduction
    b. High-excursion rubber surround increases range
    of motion for higher sound pressure levels
    c. Aerodynamically designed, cast-aluminum frame
    prevents unwanted resonance and outside noise
    d. Dual-balanced spiders provides highly controlled
    excursion for more accurate reproduction
    e. Finite Element Analysis (FEA) optimized steel magnet
    provides a stronger magnetic fi eld and lighter, more
    effi cient design
    f. Radial neodymium magnets provide a more compact
    magnet structure for higher effi ciency
    g. Edge-wound aluminum voice coil takes up less space
    and delivers higher motor strength
    Specifi cations:
    Model: MD ELG SW1500L / MD ELG SW1500R
    Dimensions: 31" W x 31" D x 23" H
    Weight: 222 pounds





    SVS designed/built Ultra-13 woofer
    Computer Assisted Design (CAD) enclosure
    750 watt BASH amp with room compensation
    Down-firing woofer with integrated baseplate
    Compliant floor mounts
    Exclusive 3.5" high-flow porting
    Variable tuning (20Hz native) with sealed mode
    Magnetically retained, removable grill
    CNC cut, braced, and hand assembled cabinet
    Architectural-grade black fabric exterior
    +/- 3 dB 18 Hz-150 Hz (anechoic) in 20hz mode
    Selectable Sealed, 20Hz, 15Hz or 10Hz modes

    Size: Approx. 16” diameter x 46" tall
    Warranty: 3 year comprehensive coverage
    Support: Free 7 day/week customer service
    Weight: 90 pounds. (105lbs shipping weight)



    Ive demo'd Godfather today!! OMG! its so loud and punchy bass.. Also its so beast.. My wife looked at me amazingly and said oh yea its for you!! However i would like to hear your opinion.
    I am 100% BORN DEAF and No I am not kidding! :D Why am I here? My wife's hearing! :p

    My Home Theater Rig || Television: 58" Panasonic TH-58PZ800U Viera Plasma || Power Conditioner: Power Monster HTS 3600 MKII || Receiver: Onkyo TX-SR805 || Blu-Ray/Gaming: 60 Gigabytes Playstation 3 || Amplifier: Emotiva XPA-5 || Fronts: Polk Audio RT800i || Center: Polk Audio CS245i || Surrounds: TBA|| Subwoofer: TBA

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    The Godfather looks pretty cool. Not sure I would want a sub that looks like a coffie or end table though. Someone might spill their drink on it. LOL.

    Cool compair on the two subs. Thanks!
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    Sorry, the Godfather is super ugly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shizelbs View Post
    Sorry, the Godfather is super ugly.
    Yeah, that shiz wouldn't compliment anything in my almost-completely-original 60's mod living room.

    My Eames Lounge knockoff wouldn't jive with that 80's looking shark-tooth anywhere close to it.

    The second one though; the black bass sausage... I could live with that b!tch tucked behind a corner floor lamp...

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    im not going for looks but i think it looks nice if its placed against/next to cherry finish tv stand.

    Im going for performance quality not looks...

    However i think if two subs are put together like this



    it looks good...
    Last edited by CaligulaPolk; 08-07-2009 at 04:47 PM.
    I am 100% BORN DEAF and No I am not kidding! :D Why am I here? My wife's hearing! :p

    My Home Theater Rig || Television: 58" Panasonic TH-58PZ800U Viera Plasma || Power Conditioner: Power Monster HTS 3600 MKII || Receiver: Onkyo TX-SR805 || Blu-Ray/Gaming: 60 Gigabytes Playstation 3 || Amplifier: Emotiva XPA-5 || Fronts: Polk Audio RT800i || Center: Polk Audio CS245i || Surrounds: TBA|| Subwoofer: TBA

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaligulaPolk View Post
    im not going for looks but i think it looks nice if its stacked next to cherry finish tv stand.

    Im going for performance quality not looks...
    If you've auditioned it and it suits you... Get it!
    I'd be stoked to hear either of these beasts... Even though that 80's flock-of-seagulls table wouldn't be allowed in the house, it'd still be nice to hear it.

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    ? Polk RTA 11TL's (FR and FL)
    ? Polk TSi200's (RR and RL)
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    ? Polk PSW-350
    ? Grado SR-60i Headphones
    ? Fii0 E5 headphone amp
    ? iPod touch (8 gig)
    ? iPod Classic (80 gig)
    ? Mac Mini (as media server)
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    222lbs, need an extra hand just to move it around.
    Living Room Rig:D
    Rotel RSP-1069/Rotel RMB-1095/Rotel-1072/Polk lsI15's W/modded xoverW/DBsubs/Polk LsiC/lsI7's/Klipsch sub-12"the weak link"/DLP Mitsubishi 65"
    Xbox360/PS3/WII
    M.Br. setup:)
    Emotiva MMC-1/Rotel RMB-1075/Polk BlackStone TL350's/Velodyne SPL1000/Samsung 51" Plasma
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    Rotel RB1050/Tannoy DC4's/Klipsch RW-10d/ImodIpod/HK AVR230 for now....
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    Quote Originally Posted by TouchOfEvil View Post
    222lbs, need an extra hand just to move it around.
    its kinda a good thing my 20 mos old son wont be pushing it around



    for people who voted, chime your 0.2 cents
    Last edited by CaligulaPolk; 08-07-2009 at 06:35 PM.
    I am 100% BORN DEAF and No I am not kidding! :D Why am I here? My wife's hearing! :p

    My Home Theater Rig || Television: 58" Panasonic TH-58PZ800U Viera Plasma || Power Conditioner: Power Monster HTS 3600 MKII || Receiver: Onkyo TX-SR805 || Blu-Ray/Gaming: 60 Gigabytes Playstation 3 || Amplifier: Emotiva XPA-5 || Fronts: Polk Audio RT800i || Center: Polk Audio CS245i || Surrounds: TBA|| Subwoofer: TBA

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    SVS Ultra-13
    Linn AV5140 fronts
    Linn AV5120 Center
    Linn AV5140 Rears
    M&K MX-70 Sub for Music
    Odyssey Mono-Blocs
    SVS Ultra-13 Gloss Black:D

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    Whats the price of the GF ?
    Speakers: SDA-1C (most all the goodies)
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    Amp: Wright WPA 50-50 EAT KT88s
    Analog: Marantz TT-15S1 MBS Glider SL| Wright WPP100C Amperex BB 6er5 and 7316 & WPM-100 SUT
    Digital: Mac mini 2.3GHz dual-core i5 8g RAM 1.5 TB HDD Music Server Amarra (memory play) - USB - W4S DAC 2
    Cables: Mits S3 IC and Spk cables| PS Audio PCs

    Ofc: Wright WLA12 preamp: Anthem Amp 1: Pio Elite DV-79AVI: Airport Express: CAL Sigma II DAC: PA LS90 sonicaps and mills

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    Quote Originally Posted by thsmith View Post
    Whats the price of the GF ?
    1200 sumthing after tax was 6,000 msrp
    Last edited by CaligulaPolk; 08-07-2009 at 07:47 PM.
    I am 100% BORN DEAF and No I am not kidding! :D Why am I here? My wife's hearing! :p

    My Home Theater Rig || Television: 58" Panasonic TH-58PZ800U Viera Plasma || Power Conditioner: Power Monster HTS 3600 MKII || Receiver: Onkyo TX-SR805 || Blu-Ray/Gaming: 60 Gigabytes Playstation 3 || Amplifier: Emotiva XPA-5 || Fronts: Polk Audio RT800i || Center: Polk Audio CS245i || Surrounds: TBA|| Subwoofer: TBA

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    Well a 15" driver, 1000w amp and weighing 222 lbs is interesting but they left out a critical piece of info, the lower freq range.

    Never heard of them so that would make me shy away.

    SVS is an extremly good sub and is well known.

    Oh yeah the GF would be a tough sub to place in a lot rooms with its wierd shape.
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    Any1 Else?
    I am 100% BORN DEAF and No I am not kidding! :D Why am I here? My wife's hearing! :p

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    anyone know where i can get GF reviews? I tried at avs but couldnt find one.

    if anyone would be willing to do some search, thanks!!

    also... anyone else have any 2 cents to share.. DONT BE SHY!!! YOU AUDIO FREAKS HAS TO KNOW SOMETHING!! HEH :D
    I am 100% BORN DEAF and No I am not kidding! :D Why am I here? My wife's hearing! :p

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    If no one here or AVS has opinion and you can not find one doing a search (i could not find anything) I would stay away from it.

    SVS is a known and a great one at that but you seen hell bent on this sub so let us know how you like it and their customer service.
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    Cables: Mits S3 IC and Spk cables| PS Audio PCs

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    Surprised none of the monster bashers have jumped in...or perhaps people don't know who makes this beast.

    Back when I sold electronics our buyer said the thing was a beast, comparable to a high end SVS. I was considering one at ~1500 but ended up getting a great deal on a SVS PB2+ instead.

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    Ive demo'd Godfather today!! OMG! its so loud and punchy bass.. Also its so beast.. My wife looked at me amazingly and said oh yea its for you!! However i would like to hear your opinion.
    I'm confused. I thought you said you were 100% deaf? How do you audition speakers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thsmith View Post
    If no one here or AVS has opinion and you can not find one doing a search (i could not find anything) I would stay away from it.

    SVS is a known and a great one at that but you seen hell bent on this sub so let us know how you like it and their customer service.
    Am not hell bent on this yet, just wanted to know opinion and facts if anyone has one. Or anyone here had demo it before and their review.

    Quote Originally Posted by WilliamM2 View Post
    I'm confused. I thought you said you were 100% deaf? How do you audition speakers?
    i feel not hear.. thats my objective on owning speakers,, punchy bass not sound.
    Last edited by CaligulaPolk; 08-08-2009 at 05:38 PM.
    I am 100% BORN DEAF and No I am not kidding! :D Why am I here? My wife's hearing! :p

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    That Gf looks sweet, very stylish just mo. My niece was born deaf as well, she listens just the same as you do Cailgula. In fact if I would have to say she enjoys music much more than most hearing people. I dunno..

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaligulaPolk View Post
    i feel not hear.. thats my objective on owning speakers,, punchy bass not sound.
    Then why ask for reviews? Most reviews are based around sound quality, which doesn't seem to be what you are looking for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lifelongnewb View Post
    That Gf looks sweet, very stylish just mo. My niece was born deaf as well, she listens just the same as you do Cailgula. In fact if I would have to say she enjoys music much more than most hearing people. I dunno..
    I find that strange...(music part) I dont care for music(feeling) ACTION MOVIES ENTIRE DIFFERENT STORY!! :D How old is she and where from?

    Quote Originally Posted by WilliamM2 View Post
    Then why ask for reviews? Most reviews are based around sound quality, which doesn't seem to be what you are looking for.
    want my money worth because my wife is hearing... she doesnt care about sound but i do when im paying over 1000 dollars... I would like for my hearing visitor to enjoy listening when invited for movie night.

    comparasion or research always good in my book... I am asking reviews or opinion in here because i value polkies opinion/ knowledge becase they have helped me deciding.
    Last edited by CaligulaPolk; 08-08-2009 at 08:06 PM.
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    i would stack the subs in the corner floor to celing

    or if you want super bass for less and a high waf go with http://ibsubwoofers.proboards.com/index.cgi?
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    Quote Originally Posted by goingganzo View Post
    i would stack the subs in the corner floor to celing

    or if you want super bass for less and a high waf go with http://ibsubwoofers.proboards.com/index.cgi?
    I aint carptenter, i cant do diy.. Dont have tools or experience.

    Buy sub is easier for me, DIY subs looks interesting project but not for me.. plus i think buy subs are easier to replace in the future.
    I am 100% BORN DEAF and No I am not kidding! :D Why am I here? My wife's hearing! :p

    My Home Theater Rig || Television: 58" Panasonic TH-58PZ800U Viera Plasma || Power Conditioner: Power Monster HTS 3600 MKII || Receiver: Onkyo TX-SR805 || Blu-Ray/Gaming: 60 Gigabytes Playstation 3 || Amplifier: Emotiva XPA-5 || Fronts: Polk Audio RT800i || Center: Polk Audio CS245i || Surrounds: TBA|| Subwoofer: TBA

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